i flew into smoky and moist seattle
to join john arbuckle and brian kasstle
(both are talented artists listed on my sidebar)
for a three day journaling workshop
on whidbey island. smoky because of the canadian
fires, and moist because, compared to the drought
in los angeles, there appears to be lots of water, though
i am told they, too, are in a drought situation.
the predicted weather couldn't have been more perfect.
notice the word predicted. it turned out to be warmer
and more humid than expected but this did not dampen
spirits or creativity.
the project was ambitious. we were to make a stack journal. this is
made up of 6 pieces of cereal box cardboard transformed
into pieces of collage and painted art. that's not all. we
painted watercolor paper on both sides for a cover to hold these pages
made african style bizi sticks to hold it closed.
in 3 days!
does it sound like a lot? it was!!
9-4 every day. a number of us crazies
returned after dinner for more work on our own.
here are a few of my pages. wish i had more
process pictures but as you can see from the
above schedule, there weren't' enough time!!
when i finally did get back to my room, i had to finish
the art forger. i finished it on the plane ride
home. it's based loosely on the biggest art
heist in history. 500 million dollars of art was stolen
from the isabella steward gardner museum in boston. here's
a short description of the robbery.
in 1990. In the early hours of March 18, 1990, guards at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Bostonadmitted two men posing as police officers responding to a disturbance call. Once inside, the men tied up the guards and, over the next hour, stole thirteen works of art valued at $500 million – the largest-value theft of private property in history.
and a current update.
thank you for visiting!
please excuse the inconsistent fonts in this post.
i blame it on the creativity of blogger this week.
i hope you had a lovely week. today's post is
linked to paint party friday hosted by eva and kristen weekly.