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A little accordion book in exhibition in the USA

“Dans ma petite serre” (In my little greenhouse) illustrated accordion book – Denise Crolle-Terzaghi

Exhibition “The illustrated accordion book
from April 9 to June 18
Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm
at KALAMAZOO BOOK ARTS CENTER, 326 W Kalamazoo Ave, Suite 103a, KALAMAZOO, MI 49007 – USA

The illustrated accordion : Exhibition started today in Kalamazoo BookArts Center in Michigan USA and it will last until June 18. If you have the chance to be in the area, go and visit it. There are so many different accordion books to discover. And if you do not have this opportunity, visit the exhibition on line.

An accordion book for an international exhibition in the USA

This series of pictures shows the process I used to make this little accordion book. It left for the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center in Michigan. It will be part of an international exhibition taking place there from April 9 to June 18, 2021.

Each year, the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) sponsors a non-juried exhibition The Illustrated Accordion, presented at the KBAC Gallery in late spring. Open to all emerging and established artists, this exhibition focuses on books created in accordion form.

2 of my books translated in Chinese and Italian

A nice surprise at the beginning of this new year. I have just received the foreign versions of two of my books:

“À toi la Russie” (éditions Milan 2012) was published in Chinese under the title 去旅行 (Voyager) by Dang Dang / Sunshine Media in 2017 with 5 other titles by other authors (À toi la Norvège, À toi l’Inde, À toi le Maroc, À toi le Portugal, À toi le Sénégal) in a collective work of more than 200 pages. “À toi la Russie” appears at the opening of the book.

L’almanach des merveilles 2020″ (Éditions Rustica) was published in Italian in 2020 under the title “L’almanacco delle meraviglie” (The almanac of wonders 2020) by Armenia Publishing.

The art of collage – Course at the studio

The art of collage or the discovery of the many possibilities offered by paper.

Creating a range of colours, collecting all kinds of paper, cutting, tearing shapes, composing an image and telling a story in an abstract or illustrative way are some of the different step by step in this workshop.


Watercolour backgrounds from a range of colours

(creative elements challenge #Laurahorn)

Painting with tea and coffee

Painting and drawing with tea and coffee, without brushes, using a feather, a toothpick, a twig of wood and a dry tree leaf as tools (creative elements challenge #lauraHorn)

Observation drawings in series

Quick drawings without preparation, just observation, made with marker and gel pen on acrylic and watercolour backgrounds, the idea being to make a series on a theme (creative elements challenge #LauraHorn)

Model for a textile competition

2 illustrations for a scarf project (for the Soroptimist International Club 2021 Centenary contest)

Little stories in pictures

Collages from vintage pictures

Vintage Russia

An enchanted garden

At school