Monday, May 31, 2010

Handmade Watercolor Sketchbooks

I made these awhile ago, before I took a class at Hollander's in Ann Arbor, MI. I love making these books but I am a little surprised that I am driven to fill them even more. This, I think may be the one thing to help me improve my art and my mood. It you are an Artist and are not keeping a journal. Do! If you want to improve your art. Do! If you want your attitude changed. Do!

Friday, May 28, 2010

A little like Christmas Morning

Our first Bookbinding/Journal Painting Workshop was completed on May 25. My friend Catherine and I co-taught the workshop. This photo is the girls opening their books after having weight on them overnight. I was a lot like the excitement we felt on Christmas morning when we were kids.

We taught two, two day workshops back to back. We had five students in each workshop. It was hard work completing the books in one day and the girls were good sports to work so hard. It paid off on day two when they could relax and paint in their new journals.