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Fabriano, Italy  2017
Paper, Print, Book Workshop 

Barbara Tullo Booth

     In 2014, I lost my only daughter/child to melanoma. In her short 33 years, she impacted friends, family, coworkers and fellow volunteers with her passion for making the world a better place. Moreover, during her 20-month battle with cancer, she inspired them and me to live life to the fullest. One of many ways I honor her life is to listen to and act on the creative spirit that dwells in me. When I finally committed myself full-time to art I was motivated to unite my former life in accounting with the artist in me. The result was handmade paper and paper-pulp bowls re-purposed from shredded financial statements (paper) with inclusions from my garden and leftover lavender from my daughter’s wedding.

Nature, the environment and recycling continue to influence my art as I scour my surroundings for materials – flowers, vegetables, tree bark, kelp, etc. Papermaking, block printing and other artistic endeavors I pursue since her death help me to work through my grief - as I recall happy memories and shed tears of loss. 

I strive to live an “artful” life in her memory.

10% of all sales are donated to a non-profit in memory of bpw. #TEAMbpw4ever


Barbara T. Booth

Pedaling Paper ~ 2017

Member: Santa Barbara Fiber Arts Guild, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

Member: North American Papermakers 2022

Member: Linda Fairley Carpinteria Arts Center, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

Member: The International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists 2024

Treasurer: Santa Barbara Fiber Arts Guild 2021-2023

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