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Alicia Bailey
Barbara Milman
Beverly Ann Wilson
Camille Silverman
Casey Lowry
Cassandra Stampados
Charlotte Hedlund
Cheryl Bailey
Emily Townsend
Hanne Niederhausen
Judith Cassel-Mamet
Julie Wagner
Karis West
Kay S. Furman
Linda Gardiner
Lise Melhorn-Boe
Louise Levergneux
Mary Ellen Long
Mary-Ellen Campbell
Merike van Zanten
Nancy Eastman
Richelle Cripe
Stephen Sidelinger
Suzanne Vilmain
Tamara Bastone


Suzanne Vilmain

Santa Fe, New Mexico


WAITING - 45 days/45 book ideas

purchased plain paper journal covered w/ fabric and 2 ties, paper collage, and various inks

8 1/2 x 11 x 1 1/2 closed; 17 x 11 open

© 2005

I had been waiting for my father to die from alzheimer’s for many years and shortly after he died, I applied for a fellowship at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA to print a series of books on ”counting coup.” While waiting to hear about acceptance, I began this journal to design a book a day for 45 days. I didn’t get the fellowship but a year later I found a letterpress and I’ve been making books ever since as counting coup press.


This was the first in a continuing series of books on counting coup. The book consists of handwriting with ink and collage samplings with collage, photocopy, found and ‘real art.’

Suzanne Vilmain was born 1949 Waterloo, Iowa and received a BA in English at the University of Northern Iowa. She taught high school and later college, and now workshops.Suzanne worked as a freelance computer graphic designer from 1984-2000 and is currently a book artist and letterpress printer living on an edge of the Rio Grande, New Mexico.