Saturday was Tape and Doodle Stew. I brought along about 50 pounds of tapes; masking tape, tissue tape, duct tape, washi tape.....lots and lots of tape. Which is what we used to bind the pages together, as well as decorate many of the pages. The covers were made from a flattened cereal box, and the pages themselves, an assortment of papers, bits of previous projects, and items my friends and I kept swapping back and forth. Oh, and of course, a bit of doodling too.
I used some favorite papers, and leftover pieces from a Lynne Perrella workshop, Julie Fei-Fan Balzar's stamp carving class, and some art done by friends. I think that's what makes this book so appealing to me. Of course the question (for me) always is......will I actually use this as a journal? I'll let you know how that works out.
Sunday was Jingle Journal, advertised as a holiday journal, but I really don't celebrate anything so I opted for a winter theme instead. For this book, we deconstructed a hard cover book and used the covers (painted and otherwise decorated), substituting our own papers, done with a very simple sewn binding, and only one signature.
A weekend of art, wonderful. A weekend of art with friends, priceless.
Many thanks to Michele for organizing these classes, and to Dawn for a great two days. Oh, and thanks Michele for the classroom photos, which I swiped from your Meetup board. :)) Speaking of which, why not go and join Michele's Meetup group so you'll find out about future classes. She always has something going on, in the works, or on the calendar.