Workshop by the Sea
Sometimes things don’t go quite the way you thought they would, but by
giving it a twist and turning it around you can make them into something
even better then you planned in the first place…
A disappointing number of three (yes, 3!) people registered for the
‘workshop by the sea’.
As the date approached – and no new registrations were added – I had to
make a decision: cancel the workshop weekend or – despite the small group -
go for it and transform the weekend into something even more creative…
I choose the latter.
I informed the women about it and one lady withdrew, but the other two
got all enthusiastic when they heard it would be a more intimate weekend.
After all, with such a small ‘group’ they would have the opportunity to learn
more complicated techniques.
We made a small book with a ‘secret folded spine’ (similar to the one I show
in the video in this post), we carved stamps, the poet Johanna Kruit taught
a haiku workshop, we did some more bookbinding, we transferred magazine
images, we worked on different art journal pages and ofcourse we went for
a long walk on the dunes and beach.
This photo impression tells it all
(photos taken by me, Johanna, Elvy and Margot)
Here’s a book I made to show Elvy and Margot how to bind the pages.
(Seize: 13 x 17 cm - 5.12 x 6.7 inch)
The pages in this book are alternately made out of blank paper and
scrapbook paper. Margot had brought some acrylic paint in marvelous
colours with her, and I tried all the colours in different combinations
on the blank pages.
It turned out to be one happy, colourful book!
It will be so much fun working in it!
I didn’t manage to work on my ‘chronicles page’ in the weekend…
so I made this spread today! (that’s why I’m blogging late)
The Chronicles of Marit – Week 45
(23 x 31 cm - 9.1 x 12.2 inch)
After a long, creative weekend the daily routine still has to settle in…
but I’m sure tomorrow everything will be ‘back to normal’.
I wish you all a lovely week!
(Turn disappointments into opportunities!)