Sally Blakemore is an award-winning paper engineer and pop-up book packager based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is best known for NASCAR Pop-up: A Guide to the Sport, which includes two dozen pop-ups and a 12-second sound chip. Blakemore also heads Arty Projects Studio, a pop-up and novelty book packaging company. 

Over the years, Sally has hosted many successful community events for people at all ages, focused on paper arts and also on music-making. 

Sally Blakemore

Sally Blakemore began her passion for paper engineering in Washington, DC, when in 1979 she discovered The Haunted House by Jan Pienkowski, author with paper-engineer Tor Lokvig. Sally formed her own award winning book packaging company, Arty Projects Studio, Santa Fe, Ltd. designing and producing interactive books for Simon & Schuster, Dutton Children’s, Viking, Harry Abrams, Harper Collins, White Heat, Ltd., Gibbs Smith, Reader’s Digest, Disney Press, Western National Parks, Monterey Bay Press, and the Getty Museum Press.

Her new interest is in creating handmade, paper-engineered books as art books and creating workshops for the interested. Sally is the Artist in Residence for BAG, the Book Arts Group in Santa Fe 2020-2021. Her books are included in many national and international collections. She published her memoir, Human Beings: Ordinary Meetings with Extraordinary People, Balboa Press, and was a finalist in the Indie excellence Book awards. Sally has lived in Santa Fe with her husband Rusty for 31 years and loves life in New Mexico.

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