Friday, November 30, 2007
Altered Book Class 101
Our last official art class of the year began yesterday. My sister, Melanie, my friend Briggs and I are taking a Altered Book Class in Boulder taught by Bobbie Benson.
The next 3 Thursday afternoons will be happily spent learning how to alter old books to give them a new life and meaning to each of us.
It is similar to the mixed media journaling class I took in Feb. of this year, but we get to use elements of the page in front of us to add to our art instead of creating from a blank journal.
The class has 5 students and we found ourselves, laughing, painting, weaving paper into our books and drinking tea together like old friends in just a few moments of meeting each other.
Bobbie also remebered thinking how great it was to sell out half of her inventory in the show in just 2 minutes. :)
I am always amazed at the wonderful surprises life shows us. We make connections to people everyday that we might not even realize. It is wonderful that I found Bobbie's class and that she is teaching us the wonderful art of altering books, and that we already had a connection to her art.