In the class demo I added tissue paper and reinker color, mixed with acrylic glaze medium.
Like the previous class, these students were eager to get to work, I mean play. I was a little nervous to find that I had a fellow instructor in my class, but Lesley Riley was warm and friendly and happy to have a chance to return to student mode.
Sylvia starts a series of pieces
The only commentary I'll add for a while here is that we were amazed how well all the pieces went together. The word that keeps coming to my mind as I review these pictures is, "Wow."
This was truly a magical and wondrous day for me! I hope any students reading this post will send me pictures of the work I didn't get in close up. Thanks to all of you--your enthusiasm and achievements make me so happy!
As a postscript to the Wabi-Sabi Wonder report, I ran into Lyn and Pati in the hotel lobby a few days after the class. Lyn showed me the changes she'd made to one of her class pieces. Before she had not been satisfied with it, calling it her "problem child." You'll see below, there's no problem any more!
Pati told us she was so changed by the Wabi-Sabi class that she found all of her subsequent work reflected her newfound love of the style and philosopy. Below is a background she made in another class. She likes the so-called background so much she's decided to leave it as it is.
Katie Kendrick how to use beeswax as the perfect finish. (Click on Katie's link to see photos from her classes.)
I don't know Pati's name for this piece. I call it "The Door Will Open."