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What is TealStripes?

TealStripes is my username for the online world of crafts, specifically for my Etsy shop . Clicking on that link will take you to my shop, where I sell handmade books and handcarved hollow books. These are one-of-a-kind items.

So, who is TealStripes?

I am an artist and art teacher.

I have a BFA in Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design, and will eventually be adding a teaching credential in art to my list of degrees.

I also create acrylic paintings and love to write poetry. My paintings tend to have lots of colors; I work in both representational and abstract formats.

About the books

The books that are eventually hollowed out are acquired for *free*; that means you’ll receive a book that I personally chose. My ultimate goal is for you to be able to buy a product that you’ll enjoy using.

Honestly, the first time I cut into a book was very difficult for me, because I love to read and was raised to revere the written word. However, the form of the book is not changed, only the inside is taken out.

The handbound books are neatly measured, cut, pasted, and sewn together by hand. I try to keep the designs simple.

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