SlowArtStudio

Rogue Bookbinder

La Conner, Washington

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Slow Art Studio started in a school-bus-house on Lopez Island in 1999. I draw, paint, carve, sculpt, and work in fiber arts, as well as making books. I am also a total gardening and native plant nerd.

I've been on Etsy since 2009! Everything in my shop is designed, drawn, hand-printed or made by me, currently - STILL - riding out the Pandemic in a cozy 1940's artist's garret, perched atop a rock in La Conner, Washington.

This is a grass-roots book arts project focused on making sure there are books, and people who know how to make them. I make art and teach classes, and this IS my day job.

I’m happy to work out payments on an individual basis, so don't hesitate to ask about Layaway.

I'm not able to do any custom work at this time, so hopefully you can find something you love in my shop.

Thanks for shopping small!
Stay healthy.

Peace, Brenna Jael

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 9, 2021

Record your stories about this historical time in a one-of a kind album or journal.

Slow Art Studio started in a school-bus-house on Lopez Island in 1999. I draw, paint, carve, sculpt, and work in fiber arts, as well as making books. I am also a total gardening and native plant nerd.

I've been on Etsy since 2009! Everything in my shop is designed, drawn, hand-printed or made by me, currently - STILL - riding out the Pandemic in a cozy 1940's artist's garret, perched atop a rock in La Conner, Washington.

This is a grass-roots book arts project focused on making sure there are books, and people who know how to make them. I make art and teach classes, and this IS my day job.

I’m happy to work out payments on an individual basis, so don't hesitate to ask about Layaway.

I'm not able to do any custom work at this time, so hopefully you can find something you love in my shop.

Thanks for shopping small!
Stay healthy.

Peace, Brenna Jael

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About SlowArtStudio

Sales 2,121
On Etsy since 2009

Sketchbooks & Journals for artists, writers, and low-tech creativity...anyplace, anytime, no recharging necessary

When I started my Etsy shop in 2009, Etsy wasn't quite as well known as it is now.
I didn't even make journals yet, I just had some crocheted hats and stuff.
I didn't start making significant sales until about 2012 (So stick with it, if you are just starting out!). I lived on a small, isolated island and being able to share my art worldwide and make a little extra money was an amazing gift.
Wow, I have learned a lot and even started a brick-and-mortar shop and book-arts center since then! I moved off the Island to a nearby art-centric town, La Conner, WA.
I'm about 7 years into making journals and I'm still obsessed. I love to use the random books and maps that libraries are throwing out. I love the feedback and ideas I get from my customers.
Overall, I'm full of gratitude, and excited to see what happens next!

Shop members

  • Brenna Jael

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I live in a tiny art town in NW Washington State. My Bookbinding studio is a small artist's garret, where I also live. I make my living on Etsy and teaching bookbinding classes. I'm filled with deep gratitude and I also work really, really hard!

Production partners

  • U Printing

    Van Nuys, CA

    I submit my original art designs and U-Printing prints the cards.

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

You can absolutely mail a book to me to convert into a Journal or Sketchbook! Contact me for details.

Wholesale availability

Yes, I do bulk or wholesale orders for shops. I also do consignment sometimes. Contact me for details.

How long does it take to make a journal?

Anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 weeks!

Why “rogue” ?

Im sorry to say there is a lot of snobbery in the bookbinding and art universe, and I’m not interested. I’ve had - and will have - some great teachers, but I’m doing my own thing.