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I am so thrilled today to introduce the first contributor to Made by Good – Nikkita Cohoon! From now on, every Wednesday, Nikki will be posting here about different literary presses doing cool stuff. Nikki just finished her M.F.A. in Creative Writing – Poetry at Bowling Green State University and is, I think, one of the best poets/artists around! Nikki and I attended undergrad together and have been talking for, literally, years about doing something collaborative. So, in exchange for her contributions I will be returning the favor on her blog each Wednesday too!

As part of this introduction I asked Nikki to send me some pictures of her workspace and I’m so glad I did. It’s so lovely and full of inspiring bits!

So, be sure to check back tomorrow for Nikki’s first post and be sure to check out her blog too! I really can’t say how excited I am to start this new part of Made by Good! Yay!

You can find Nikki’s website here and blog here!

So, tonight I’m working on finishing up the Panther Piss packaging and will definitely have a post up with the finished product tomorrow.  I thought before that I would go ahead and post these pictures of this amazing book entitled “Some must watch while some must sleep” made by my friend Nikkita Cohoon.  Nikki and I went to college together and she is one of my most favorite book artists and poets.  Her books are great examples of artists books and how unique and expressive the book format can be!  Books are precious items that show the mark of our presence physically in the curling of a cover or the thumbing of pages.  While artists books rarely get handled that much they still reflect the intimacy, preciousness, and innate history of a book. Nikki’s work, especially to me, exemplifies these qualities.

One of the hardest things about being out of school is losing that community of art making people that were readily available for advice, critiques, and inspiration for four years.  I don’t think I anticipated when I graduated how hard it would be.  I think it’s taken until now, almost two years, for me to develop enough independent discipline to really be productive.  For me, part of keeping that discipline going is looking at what other people are doing and have done.  Seeing what other people are up to always helps me to have a clearer idea of what I want to do and make.

So, check out some more of Nikkita’s great stuff!  Go to her website here and her blog here and you will be inspired and motivated.  I promise!