I spent 6 days last week taking workshops from some of my favorite teachers. It was so much fun. This first class project was an LK Ludwig workshop. I learned a new binding technique that I love.
We had to paint the pages using a credit card. It was incredibly messy but I do like the finished result. She taught us how to work photographs into our journal. I'm excited to play with the photographs more.Tracy took. I think they are beautiful and wanted to give them a place of honor.
The binding is like coptic binding but much easier. Fun class.Karen Michel class that I took with one of my bestest friends, Sarah Greener. It was super fun, not messy!, and rewarding. Karen is one of those light filled beings that shines very brightly.
Tory Brokenshire where I learned to work with wire, form an armature and I learned how to solder. This isn't finished and I need to back the wings with a translucent paper. I LOVED soldering. Will be playing around with it more! Tory had the class in stitches the whole time. She is a great teacher who doesn't take herself too seriously. my kind of girl!
crystal neubauer workshop where I learned a different type of soldering, more wire working and encaustic papers. These will eventually be necklaces. I might use this encaustic paper technique for the wings above. You should go to her website to see her work. It's way cooler than what I did here.
judy Wise. She uses way more paint than I do, but now I'm hooked. I realized I can flip back and forth by just using a few sheets of wax paper between the pages.
having fun with monoprinting.
This last workshop was also taught by Judy Wise. She is fabulous and I love her dearly. We had to work with sculpey (which I loathe). I didn't read the class description very well. Was thinking it was paper clay. But I tried my best in class and although wonky, it was fun.
All in all, I was completely energized at the end of the 6 days and wanted more...but alas I have work to do. I definitely plan on working more art time into my schedule however. I need to play more. It was so much fun to not be in charge of ANYTHING for a change at an art retreat. But it also really made me want to teach again too.