Saturday, February 27, 2016

3 DAY "IN STUDIO" WORKSHOP

WEAVING 101 and JOURNAL MAKING




Just finished up a 3 day workshop in my studio with 2 great gals from Iowa I met when they took my workshop in Kansas City last year with Art and Soul! Mary and Cathy.
These two are best friends and in fact, this trip was Mary's gift to Cathy for her birthday which will remain unknown :)
Two entirely different women who love to do artsy "stuff" together but daylight and dark in their knowledge and approach.
I liked that!!
Mary is very proficient in all things paper, stencil, stamp, paint, glue, retreats, workshops, you name it! She was way ahead of me most of the time! I did manage to teach her a couple of things! This girl goes 90 to nothing!
Cathy is more methodical in her approach and learns mostly from Mary when they get together in Mary's studio.
And the difference really showed up in their work!
I really had a great time teaching these two.
So here are some photos of our time together and their work.
Click on the images to enlarge.
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DAY ONE: Weaving 101
I did get to teach Mary here on this day because this was pretty new to both of them. 
I think they really enjoyed learning this ancient craft because they kept coming back everyday with new weavings they had done the evening before!

And here are the days end results.
You will see some of these again in their journals.
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Which brings us to DAY TWO: Preparing to make a journal
All 3 days the weather was cool but beautiful! 
Great weather for hanging our papers outside to dry.
We spent the day creating painted papers (all kinds) and fabrics 
 for the journals and preparing the covers and backs.







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DAY THREE: Putting the journals together.

Finishing up!
Spent this day taking all those wonderful papers (and they did create some awesome papers) and putting them together to create their very own handmade journals and two more different journals you could not see anywhere!!
Mary's was full of wonderful color and Cathy did an awesome black and white journal.





And here are the proud creators with their wonderful creations!
What a great time we had!
Thanks for coming ladies!

and thank you all for stopping by,
Suzi








5 comments:

  1. We had as wonderful weekend with a wonderful instructor! Loved the new receipt paper technique amongst others and all of the inspiration. Definitely more journals to come! Sincerely, Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy and I eagerly await photos of all your new creations!!

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  2. We had as wonderful weekend with a wonderful instructor! Loved the new receipt paper technique amongst others and all of the inspiration. Definitely more journals to come! Sincerely, Cathy

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  3. AWESOME! It looked like you all had a joyful time together!

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