Friday, February 1, 2008

journal making workshop

One of the things I've been wanting to do as a part of Covenant Artists is to hold art workshops, for artists of all levels, including those who don't really consider themselves artists but might like to try out something creative.

We had our first journal making workshop at the church a couple weeks ago but I forgot to take photos or make mention of it. Last night, though, we had a make up session in my home studio, so remembering my camera wasn't an issue and with my studio in amazing order, I was prompted to record the event on film. If you look carefully, you can see that there's nothing under my worktable in these photos - for those who have seen it under normal circumstance, you know under my work table is a whole lot of storage bins - which were set in other parts of the studio for the night.

So here's the three book makers, Dave and Pam Kiesewetter and Karen Fields, putting the finishing touches on their journals. You can see my finished samples on the table in the foreground.

Pam is concen- trating on getting beads strung onto the threads that she sewed the binding of her journal with. We all had a great time making the project and just hanging out together. I actually enjoyed having it in my studio, and I might host small workshops there again...

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