Monday, 8 May 2017


I love my job, the sun shining 
and the yard:ARTspace full of excited people who have come to learn mixed media sketch book techniques this weekend.
I had lots of sketch book examples to inspire.
Spirits were not dampened even by the door handle breaking off locking us all in the yard, its not a technique I use often, locking everyone in at the start of a workshop is not a necessary ploy!!
The lovely Mr Brown came to our rescue at lunch time and fixed a new handle to the door.
Confident in the knowledge that we could escape when ever we liked, it was heads down working on pieces with ink, bleach, wax and of course the star of the weekend
 was gum arabic transfer.
Soon the results of everyone's labours were drying in the sunshine,
fluttering in the breeze.
After 2 days of experimentation and
half an hour of complicated gluing, 
all these lovely books were produced.
I am so lucky, there was so much creative energy this weekend, everyone was willing to try new things and revisit techniques. The next workshop will be in November as part of Create for Christmas, there will be a festive twist, gold and silver glitter will be used in context.

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