Hmm...days seem to stretch out around here. "Tomorrow" seems to mean "some day in the near future that's not today". Ah well, I'm back and ready to post my third and final Journalfest installment. My goal in attending Journalfest was to learn some bookbinding skills. Anything I learned on top of that was frosting on the cake. My second class was with LK Ludwig and it was filled with frosting. I haven't had that much fun in longer than should be permitted in an persons life.
We prepared pages and bound a journal using covers from a recycled book. This class suited my style! I always love LK's work. She is an amazingly inventive, original voice. On top of that, she's a generous and fun teacher. When I grow up I want to be just like her. I'm thrilled with the way this book turned out and I can't wait to begin playing in it.
My third class was with Daniel Essig again. I wasn't as interested in the girdle structutre he was teaching as I was in learning more from Dan. I wasn't sure I'd have an opportunity to learn from him again. It turns out I really enjoyed this class a lot. Unlike my first class with him, this class was very small with only 8 students. It was a good thing as there was a lot going on in it.
I really love the tintype I used. I'm Tlingit from Alaska and this gentleman looks like he could have been from my tribe.
I almost forgot! One of the most exciting things that I did on this trip was work in one of the 1000 Journals. I had an opportunity to work in one at Artfest a couple of years ago. It was exciting to see another one in person.
I didn't want to keep it for too long so I just did a very quick page in it. It felt like what I imagine doing a bit of graffiti to say "I was here" would be like.
Well, that wraps up my Journalfest adventure. It was just what I needed. Now it's time to finish up some art for friends and start getting ready for Christmas. I can't even believe Thanksgiving is next week! That means we'll be getting our Christmas tree in the next 10 days or so. Yeesh! What happend to Fall?