Sunday, January 3, 2010

Journal Workshop with Katherine

Yesterday I had the opportunity to take a long-awaited one-day journal making workshop with my favorite local artist, Katherine England. It was a perfect day for a plenare class with beautiful California sunshine and a soft breeze. And trust me, the workshop was just as extraordinary as the day.

The project was to build a handmade journal from scratch with a special "Katherine" flair. The students who attended included a wide range of ages and experience levels and all seemed to find joy in the day. Katherine gave written and verbal instructions and then set students free to rotate from area to area to complete different parts of our journals. When everyone was just about done with the parts, Katherine would call us back together and give us further instructions.

It was such a great day! Here's a picture of my journal. I plan on hanging beads from the linen thread on the front as well as trimming the watercolor paper to fit. Lots of fun!

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