Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Messing About with Paint


So we're home from foreign parts, and getting back in the swing of things. On Saturday and Sunday I had  terrific fun both teaching and taking a book-making workshop. (I was teaching the writing part.)


I prepared some writing prompts, got out my trusty water colors and got ready to have fun.


Ah, the joy of art supplies, and collage and painting pages!


And mixing and gluing!


So, we made eight pages and put them into a book. You can see the  cardboard spine by the water bottle (top left).


Anyway, out of much creative chaos, overseen by Roxanne and Seth and me, there emerged......


ten stunningly individual books. Jo P's is rather elegant and minimal.


Another Jo's book was about family and her mother's recipes. What meal could possibly need green beans and orange juice at the same time? Hm..... 


A very messy page from my work in progress. My first attempt at collage and rather horticultural. Anyway, a good time was had by all. (I think!)



21 comments:

Spangle said...

This looks like so much fun!

Frances said...

Elizabeth, I'm sure that everyone had a grand time, learned a thing or two about techniques, and also had great opportunities to find ways to express themselves.

xo

Em Parkinson said...

Bizarrely, I think I've seen a recipe for green beans in orange juice, but bypassed it in favour of something more appealing! Lovely Books; I wish I'd been there.

JoeinVegas said...

Pretty books - an those little plastic water color thing I haven't seen since grade school.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Wish I could have been there Elizabeth - I really love these and would like to have had a go.

rochambeau said...

Wonderful, happy and EXCITING Elizabeth! So great to see your colorful class !!

xox
Constance

angryparsnip said...

Lovely.
For me no better way to spend a weekend.
My water color box looks just like that, maybe messier !

cheers, parsnip

elizabeth bunsen said...

what fun!
love your stitched leaves
and do I spy
pounded pansies???

happy almost spring
perhaps in May...

xox

Leslie said...

It was a great weekend! So nice to see you and take the workshop!

xo

rivergardenstudio said...

Elizabeth! How wonderful to get to know you in person. You are very inspiring and lovely! Beautiful photographs as well!
roxanne

Stephanie said...

So!! fun to see how this unfolded...love the pics! Congrats on this neat workshop. Leslie was there too...who else?

x...x

Leenie said...

What amazing creativity blossomed from all those prompts and paraphernalia!

Seth said...

Thanks for everything Elizabeth. I could listen to your poetic words and lovely accent all day!

Sarah Laurence said...

Welcome back, Elizabeth! I love your horticultural book. Bookmaking combines so many of your talents and passions.

Anne said...

That looks great fun!

Frances D said...

Hi, I'm Frances and I discovered you through "the rain girl" blog. Wish I could have been along for that class. Love your photologs of the seaside and the Moroccan women. I shall return. Sign me a fellow NYCer.

Tracy said...

VERY, very fun... I wish I'd been there! I love writing and art, as you know--love playing with mixed media. Your collage is lovely. :o) Just now surfacing after 2 weeks+ I've been down with flu & migraines--slowly mending. Fist chance I've had to post and visit friends. So great to catch up with you, Elizabeth. :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Beautiful post Elizabeth. I had a wonderful experience and since arriving home, I can't stop writing poems. You re-birthed a passion to write within. For that I am grateful. Until next time...love and hugs, joanna

Emma Kaufmann said...

What amazing fun!! I wish I could have been there. Do you list all your workshops in Manhattan? Would love to take part in them sometime. What gorgeous book jackets.
look forward to receiving your limerick
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donnaj said...

looks like it was a great class!

Paz said...

Lovely books, all!