Sunday, May 13, 2007

Where Have I Been?

Where have I been? Art & Soul in Hampton, VA. It was an exhausting and rewarding five days. I learned so much and made some new art friends as well.

Here's the pretty little book I made in my very first class there. It's a mere 4 ¼" X 5¾". The class, Carved, Bound & Wired, was taught by the very generous Doris Arndt. She provided almost all the supplies for the class even though we hadn't paid a materials fee. Her patience and spirit really won me over.

The process for making the book is just what the name of the class implies... First we Carved designs into the covers of the book and covered them with hand painted paper. Then we Bound the book. I love this binding. I'm sure I'll use it again, but not until I get myself a Dremel. I can't imagine not getting one. Doris suggested we wait until near Father's Day when she's sure they'll be on sale. I hope I can wait. Lastly we attached a Wire closure to finish it off. Every time I pulled it out for people to see at the event, others would walk up to see this great little book.

Stay tuned for more entries on my Art & Soul experience.... Have a great Mother's Day.

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