altered art · bookmaking · cardboard journal · Ink Pad NYC · journal · Liquitex Paints Michelle Ward · mixed media · painting · stencils

Blast from the past part 2

Last year I took another awesome class with Michelle Ward at the Ink Pad in NYC.  If you ever get a chance to take a class with her, do it! She is funny, very regular, and just lives/loves the creative process. This class was the “cardboard” journal and just so cool to work on! Mine… Continue reading Blast from the past part 2

Andrew Borloz · book cloth · bookmaking · books · handmade · painting · stencils

Blast from the past

Back when the CREATE classes were still happening, I had the chance to take an amazing class with Andrew Borloz, who is just so great! Using Andrew’s stencil designs, we created our own hand painted book cloth for two sketchbooks. I love the way mine turned out,  and bought almost all of Andrew’s stencils to… Continue reading Blast from the past

bookmaking · books · classes · teaching

Oldies but Goodies When I am teaching classes, I try to allow some time at the end to have a little “gallery” showing.  Everyone will usually set up their completed work and then tour around the room, giving themselves the opportunity to see their colleagues artwork. I also use this time to ask them to reflect about… Continue reading Oldies but Goodies