Koch, Maryjo. Vintage Collage Journals: Journaling with Antique Ephemera. c.128p. index. ISBN 978-1-59253-576-7. pap. $24.99. Quarry: Quayside. 2009. illus. CRAFTSThis book is for the creative journal writer on making one's own journals using scrapbooking materials and techniques. Koch ("Vintage Collage-Works: Artful Ideas with Antique Ephemera") combines paper ephemera with drawing and calligraphy to create handmade journals. Projects are similar to those in scrapbooking guides, but the emphasis on journaling may attract a new audience to the craft. -- Library Journal, February 15, 2010
About the Author
Maryjo Koch is a popular and highly regarded naturalist painter and collage artist who has authored and illustrated over a dozen books including the best-selling Bird Egg Feather Nest. She began teaching nature painting at both the California Academy of Sciences and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and now conducts painting and collage workshops at her studio near Santa Cruz, California. Her work has been exhibited in natural history museums nationwide, and her paintings and prints are sold in galleries and specialty shops throughout the United States and Japan. Maryjo's artwork has been featured on fine housewares products and on gifts and stationary by retailers such as Chronicle Books, Marcel Schurman Fine Papers, Smith & Hawken, and The Republic of Tea, and The Nature Company. Work by Maryjo Koch can be seen on their website: www.kochstudios.com.