As we all began to settle into our classroom, we chatted and got to know each other.
Day one was a bookbinding class using a coptic stitch and adding a metal repousse inset complete using simple tools and pewter.
We drew the pattern on the pewter an began outlining our pattern.
Then we covered ourbookboard with decorative papers with a contrasting frame for the metal.
And when we were done, we all were in possessesion of a beautiful journal ready to be filled with art and musings. Aren't they gorgeous! Such a talented group of ladies!
Sweet Lucy looks happy.
Eva working on her project.
Loved Christine's apron.
Our second day was spent exploring encaustic wax and all it's possibilities.
Color, foil and gold leaf, transferes,casting, etching, stencils, stamps, collage and many more techniques were explored.
Talking about wax
Maidi and Glenda working on their pieces.
I love the palette when covered with color...and of course there is the added bonus of making monoprints from the leftovers.
In just the blink of an eye, two days of creating art and making new friends was over. Thank you, everyone, for all the laughter and shared art and especially, the vocabulary lessons...I will never say soldering again without thinking of all of you :0)!! Thanks Bevlea for organising us and for allowing me to use some your photos in this post. And now on to Geelong, Apollo Bay, Warnambool and Port Fairy...