Two members of this number are also fellow members of the Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild *regular readers of this blog will immediately see the connection*. They invited me to come and share a bookmaking project with them; in doing so, the Official Teaching Schedule for 2014 began. Only a couple of the 7 ladies who were there on our wonderful Wednesday together had ever made a book from scratch before.
|Preparations under way|
...let the 'making' begin!
We spent the morning getting our paper ready to take form: cutting, measuring, trimming, folding, and learning the lingo of bookmaking. After taking a break for a phenomenal lunch *accompanied by lavender lemonade! (thank-you-very-much)* and a little time for visiting, we returned to our task and rounded out the afternoon with a passel of pretty new books!
|A Bountiful Spread|
...and it tasted even better than it looked!
Our attention then turned toward the myriad uses for our new creations, and various ways to embellish them. A little "tech-talk" covered several types of glues and the best ways to choose the right one for the job at hand. With a little time to spare, we added a quick *bonus* activity; everyone folded their own origami heart/bookmark! ...and as they used to say, in the small-town paper of my youth, "A good time was had by all!"
|The Art & Lunch Crew|
...my lovely hosts for the 1st workshop of the year
My sincere thanks to the Art & Lunch bunch! I had a most lovely time sharing my passion for paper and its many wonderments with you all. Our day together was the perfect beginning to my teaching rounds for the year, and I will carry my warm memories of our time throughout the rest of my engagements. I wish you all more happy days of learning and lunching together!
Onward & Upward,
Words of wisdom for today:
"When one teaches,
- Robert Heinlein
Photo Notes:All Photos - taken with my trusty Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS1
*All photos can be seen in a larger size by clicking on them*