colorset3 by susan hable & rinne allen

One of the highlights of last week’s book tour trip was getting to spend time in Athens, Georgia. Before our event, we had the pleasure of joining Rinne Allen for a quick tour around town, followed by a delicious dinner at The National with some amazing women. I’m constantly in awe of fantastic artists coming from this area, but I was even more impressed by their kindness and warmth. While we were visiting Rinne’s studio, we got a sneak peek at her latest collaboration with Susan Hable called colorset3. colorset3 is a series of handmade books that contain beautiful photographs and watercolors inspired by each artist’s work.

Each book is printed and bound (using glue and cheesecloth) locally in Athens and contains 8 tear-away posters (16 images total) with artwork on each side. This new series is full of beautiful botanical imagery that is just begging to be torn out and hung above a desk or dresser. They capture nature perfectly and can be switched from side to side when you need a little change. I came home and immediately tore out the begonia leaves so I could keep a little bit of summer inside when all my plants have retired for the winter. You can pick up the latest edition right here for $35 at Hable Construction and read more about Rinne and Susan’s gorgeous new project here and here. xo, grace

*Thank you again to everyone in Athens for welcoming us so warmly. I can’t wait to go back again soon.

Rene Shoemaker

Grace, we loved having you in Athens! Please come back soon and we will show you even MORE southern hospitality! (And creativity, too!)


Thank you for sharing your find with us. As an artist, it is invigorating to see other people’s creativity. Hope you are having a great trip.

Ashley • Fine Day Press

Very cool project!! I went to art school at UGA in Athens and the town holds a very special place in my heart. It’s a place full of great creative energy! So glad to see some of it represented here :)

Punctuation Mark

how beautiful are these books… every time you talk about your book tour it pains me to think that i could’ve seen you in LA but had to catch my flight that same night… i really wish you would make it to Miami!!!