Thursday, April 21, 2011

Back from Artiscape

European Papers, at last

I had a wonderful time at Artiscape in Columbus Ohio. Retreat workshops were held at four locations and we stayed at the nearby Hyatt Hotel. The four workshops I taught were at the gorgeous European Papers shop and studio. I've been longing to see this place and was so pleased to actually be there. (You can order supplies online, so check it out!) A friend from Art and Soul at Hampton was there which was a delightful surprise for me. It was great to re-connect after two years.

Retreat Organizer and European Papers owner, Lisa Ohmer,
pictured with her mother, Jan.

The first class I taught was "Journal to the Center." Students were given written and visual prompts for starting their visual journals. Some students chose to focus on creating backgrounds and completed visuals for their pages, while others focused on writing from the prompts.

Here are some pictures from the workshop:

Vibrant accordion journal

Pages for when you've got the Blues

My friend Janet's mixed media page

Richly layered pages in progress

Strong narratives without words

Backgrounds with the look of aged metal

A tale of journeys and displacement

Paint, collage paper, and stamping--yummy

A visual haiku page spread in progress

Using the prompt "silken" for a title page

Exuberant pages and an artist's paint-stained hands

Me with a student at European Papers

Simple. elegant, and inspiring

Homage to the past

Using visual and written prompts

Many thanks to the students who took this class and took the plunge "to the center."


Judy Wise said...

Hey, I LOVE the new red hair. Looks like you had a great time and the painted pages are gorgeous.

jo said...

I bought one of your little paintings at the art fair and love, love it! I mounted it in the corner of a big frame and it looks fab!
Jo Ross

jo said...

Bought one of your small paintings at the artist fair and mounted it in the corner of a big frame. Love, love it!
Jo Ross