Sunday, May 11, 2008

Finding Creative License at Art & Soul

It was a perfect day for flying into Hampton.
Room 504 is where I fell out each night!
A shot with Susan Lenart Kazmer before our class on Saturday. What a great teacher. Her book Making Connections is both beautiful and a great "go-to" for me. Her class gave me two new eyes for designing my jewelry. Her book will be used as a reminder of what she taught us that day! I took Jane Wynn's class on Friday. She too, a great teacher. Her newly written book Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Projects, is a good addition to my library. It will help with the assemblages I will have in the Sami Show in Katy in July.

My very first class on Thursday was with the great Albie Smith. (Look she is holding my soul sister, Susan's book). I do not have enough words of praise for Albie (and her daughter Christine). The class was Opulent Patterns and Cross Structure Book . I wanted to experience color and washes, and make my very own journal. I was so pleased with what she taught, and she IS an excellent teacher. We all LOVED it. I only wish the pictures below would justify the beauty this book beholds. Lush colors...too beautiful of pages to even write on. I may just display it and thumb thru its pages occasionally and remember the fun I had making it~

And, one more photo.
This was such a fun class with Stephanie Lee. No pressure, just pure pleasure. We used Rigid Wrap to design pages (or banners) or whatever. The class Plaster Pages. This is how we dried them. Stephanie had strung wire between the table legs. How clever! I also made several plaster pieces~which was fun. They will also be used in my assemblages.
This is just a very small peek at some of the things I did at Art & Soul.
I took 8 classes in 5 days. It was GREAT.
The hotel was perfect, the classes were amazing; but my new friends are priceless.
Amy, Susan and Marcia~you are the best!


Anita said...

WOW! Amazing photos... and the book shots are amazing... it's beautiful! I'm jealous! ;P
Can't wait to hear more!

kansasrose said...

OK Girlfriend...when is the next art and soul cause I'm saving up to go hon! These projects are mind blowing beautiful! Can we see the inside pages of your book? :) It looks like an ancient treasure for Italy or something. Wanna plan on going with me? What a blessing that would be...great fun, partners in ART and SOUL crime! Just maybe we could get that Chris to come along... LOL. hope I have a good crop. sigh. Glad your back home safely to Texas and blogging...I missed ya sorely. Loveya and God bless always, Jen

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

It's great to have you back! I've missed your blogging. It's also great to "see" you!
I'm so jealous of all the wonderful classes and things you learned. That's so awesome!
I love the book you made. I really like handmade books, but I don't think I could do it!
I'm looking forward to seeing a the new and wonderful things you'll make with this great new knowledge!

A bird in the hand said...

Your book looks enticingly wonderful, even from the outside.
What a wonderful time you had. I wish.... you know what I wish.


Chris said...

Oooo you got the pic with Susan!! And the cool book...I wish I could have been a mouse in your pocket.

Please please please post more about your experience when you have some time...LOL!

Anonymous said...

oh gosh this is a fabulous looking book. No wonder this was called Art and Soul!