This weekend Chuck and I took our daughter to the studios of Ex Libris Anonymous, where she started work at her first job, doing some piece work for Jacob in the creation of his awesome journals made from old hardcover books!
He and Tangereen met during this summer's Recycled Arts Festival, when she helped out a bit at his booth.
The studio is awesome, with hardwood floors, exposed brick, high ceilings, and a great view of the Willamette River and downtown Portland. And it's filled with stacks and stacks of books and journals in various stages of completion.
Tangereen's job consisted of slicing off book covers with a box cutter. These are mostly old books that the library gets rid of because they are falling apart, or because people have drawn in them, and for various other reasons. It's an awesome way to recycle, which is why I'm so glad Jacob is a member of Trillium Artisans! The great thing about his product is that there is something for absolutely everyone. Just look at this huge stack of completed journals:
So there's an inside peek at this little cottage industry. I'm so proud that my daughter's first job is such a cool one!