Announcement Hello! Thank you for visiting! Please use #BlissBooksInAction to share how and where you're using your items or tag me @blissbooksandpaper. You can now purchase all these items and some exclusive ones directly from my website. Hope to see you there.
Hello! Thank you for visiting! Please use #BlissBooksInAction to share how and where you're using your items or tag me @blissbooksandpaper. You can now purchase all these items and some exclusive ones directly from my website. Hope to see you there.
Mya Barr on Aug 29, 2016
Good quality. Almost wish it included the "we go together like..." part. Great customer service from this shop, though!!
Kent Fleming on Aug 14, 2016
I am very impressed with the quality of this book. I highly recommend it!
FOLLOW YOUR BLISS
After graduating from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and working in the high stress world of advertising, I left it all behind in 2001 to follow MY bliss. An artist since birth, I needed to get back to what makes me happiest and share it with others. I work on a handcrafted table dating to the mid 1800's. This is perfect since I draw so much inspiration from the past and the artisans that made items to last.
YOU GET TO BE A DESIGNER TOO!
You don't need to be one - I am here to help you - but when you come to me with an idea, you play a big part in decisions throughout the design process. It's important to me that your voice is heard and that the final piece is better than you even imagined. Some of my favorite items have been inspired by past clients! Their special requests, alterations to current pieces and fresh ideas have brought unique items to everyone that comes to my shop. What will YOU inspire?
I'M A PERFECTIONIST!
I have been called one by my family, friends and art teachers since I was a tiny tot. A quirk of mine is a huge benefit to you. Everything is made by me, by hand, one at a time with great care and love. That means every hole is hand punched, every paper is hand cut and every book is hand sewn. Nothing leaves my hands until it is perfect. If I feel that a stitch is out of place or an image is not printed correctly, I will redo it and redo it and redo if that's what it takes to make it perfect. I believe so strongly in my work, that I guarantee all the stitching on my books. I will resew any that become loose or undone for free!
IT FEELS SO GOOD, YOU CAN'T KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF!
A large part of my designing process is thinking about the item's materials. Just like the crayons I loved as a child (and now too), the smell and feel of my materials makes a difference in what it becomes. A book is just a collection of paper until soft, supple leather or bright, sweet smelling hand waxed canvas is added. I hand select ALL my materials from the Italian papers to the hand-dyed ribbons. I feel (and smell) each one to be sure they are luxurious, durable and inspirational so they can bring the item to life. You know when you send one of my items as a gift to someone else or receive one as a gift to yourself, it will be created with paper and leather and fabrics that someone else loved making too.
AND WHAT'S WITH THE BIRD?
It's blue, not red, but it is still a cardinal! When I was a four-year old my grandfather passed away. From what I knew of him and what I have been told, he was the best Papa ever. I remember his warm smile and laugh the most. When he passed away, I was told that every time I saw a cardinal it was Papa. When I am happy or sad, excited or nervous, alone or with loved ones, he appears. When I have questions that I share with no one else, that cardinal arrives with an answer. I always feel comfort and great happiness knowing that he is always with me. The bird has deep meaning for me and is the image of love, happiness and joy...all the things we should celebrate every day. All the things that Bliss helps to celebrate with you. It's only natural that this bird be around to remind us of what is important.
Owner, Creator, Designer, I Do It ALL...and Love Every Minute.
An artist from birth, I love all things paper and color and texture. My work is my passion! I wake up thinking about what I can create and go to bed dreaming about new things for tomorrow.
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Returns & exchanges
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