Apparently, now I hibernate and so does my blog.
I last posted in late November while my solo show at Cabrillo Gallery was still up - then, evidently, some much needed downtime was in order - and down I went...
But, I'm awake now and so is my studio - busy with students making and creating. Here is a Wishi Washi Studio recap of the last couple of months.
In February I visited the Codex Book Fair in Richmond, California and stocked up on Cave Paper and Hark!Handmade Paper for my workshops...gorgeous, right?
First workshop up in March was Crossed-Structure which is one of my favorite bindings to teach and make. We used some of the beautifully rich Cave Papers made out of flax:
Next up was Buttonhole Stitch Binding. I enjoyed photographing all the working hands in the studio that day:
And, these are a couple of finished Buttonhole Bindings:
We started out April with the Origami Travel Notebook: a fun structure that has 18 pockets inside, lots of pages to write and draw on and more of that luscious Cave Paper and Hark!Handmade Paper for covers:
And, just this last Saturday we made Exploding Picture Boxes - a Victorian paper craft structure that has 28 planes/pages for images and pictures. My students came up with a myriad of ideas and innovations for this structure:
More great workshops coming up later this Spring and Summer. Check out the schedules here.
And, if you aren't in the Wishi Washi Studio area come take a class with me in North Carolina this June - information here.
Also...don't forget about Creativebug...workshops 24/7...anywhere...anytime...