Saturday, October 18

Earth Notes

I'm just back from a week-long workshop at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. This was the view from the deck there. It was a beautiful location and wonderful workshop.

I taught two classes on ecodyeing with paper and cloth to an awesome group of printers.

Some people even bound their results into books, but most were too captivated by the process of dyeing to quit!

I took a couple of classes too.

One was printing leaves using a brayer. It was a lot of fun, and I printed a LOT of cool paper.

The other was printing precious metal clay using natural material and making molds. Fun. Fun. Fun.

Making a few books too.

Finished my project for Roxanne Evans Stout's book that will be published in the spring. I can't share more than a little sneak peek right now.

Next week I'll be on the road again. Teaching in Texas with Roxanne at our Red Oaks Book Arts workshop. I'm really looking forward to seeing Roxanne and meeting Laura and our students.

Wednesday, October 1

Red Oak Book Arts II

There are a few spots left in the workshop Roxanne Evans Stout and I are teaching in the hill country outside of San Antonio later this month. 

October 24 - 26, participants will be busy making a 3-inch by 4-inch book...

They'll make eco-dyed paper for some pages ...

Roxanne will guide them through embellishing the rest of them.

And Laura's (HastyPearl) glorious home, nestled in these hills, will serve as the gateway to an idyllic palette of color, inspiration and material. She's feeding us lunch too.

For more information, visit here. But, hurry.