Since the early 1990s, I’ve been happily working with books and with paper — alone and with others.


I enjoy making tiny books and zines. I also love making paper bowls. I attach threads of text to their inside walls. I think these bowls have a lot in common with books.


And what about content? The central themes in my work are the central questions in my life. How do we shape a day, a week, our communal life? How can we participate in the repairing of the world?


My work can be found in public collections, on kitchen bulletin boards, and in the occasional handbag. I have been recognized with a Minnesota Book Artist Award for my body of work and contributions to the book arts community, and supported by the MN State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation. I feel grateful for it all.

MN Center for Book Arts now has an on-line shop, which among many other neat things, features my tiny books and zines. At MCBA's shop site you can search for my work, using my name, Regula Russelle. If you'd like additional photos and information about these, please send me a note.

The Brick and Mortar Shop at MCBA is open again!
Tuesday - Saturday,10 am to 5 pm.

1101 Washington Avenue



If the pandemic has taught me anything, it's that joy is resiliency. 

     — Kirsten Fedorowicz



Earth-Friendly Pleasures started during the pandemic

Click here to download copies. For folding instructions, click here. If you don't have a printer, send me your address and I will mail you one.

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Solastalgia: Book Arts and the Climate Crisis

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Click here for the virtual art exhibit


Visual Prayer A Virtual Exhibit of the Interfaith Artist Circle

Click here for the virtual art exhibit

(Presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries, Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at Saint John's University, Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies at the University of St. Thomas, and the Interfaith Artist Circle.)


Usually, I invite visitors to touch and hold my work. To provide a sense of this, I've asked partner-in-life, Michael, to make a short video of a part of my project. You can see it here.

Interfaith Artists Circle

founded by the Jewish Women Artist Circle

Our group combines study and art. We select spiritual themes, invite religious leaders and other scholars in the community to teach us, and then create artworks inspired by our studies.

The group includes women from a diversity of faith: Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Quaker, Buddhist, and Muslim.

Current Exhibits

Hope and Healing in Pandemic Times

August 5 - September 27, 2022

Minneapolis Central Library 

Cargill Gallery

300 Nicollet Mall 
Minneapolis , MN 55401


Reception and Artist Meet and Greet

September 18, 2022 from 2-4 p,


Visual Prayer

July 20-October 13, 2022

Adath Jeshurun Congregation  

10500 Hillside Lane West

Minnetonka, MN 55305

For more about the Interfaith Artist Circle, check out our website at