2009 Focus on Book Arts conference
I am so very happy!
I just received notification that I was awarded a scholarship to attend this year’s Focus on Book Arts conference at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. In return for the scholarship, I will be donating work to their scholarship auction and be presenting on an as-yet-undecided topic at their Hospitality Night.
The conference, which is in its ninth year, is held on a biennial basis. I attended the conference in 2007 and had so much fun. The workshops I attended had a direct impact on my work – one in particular led to the development of a line of journals which have sold well for me (many thanks to Dolores Guffey).
Before I found out about the scholarship, I registered for Jill Timm‘s 2-day workshop The Amazing Dremel – I wanted to make sure there was still space in the workshop. They quickly filled one Dremel workshop and then added a repeat class so that others could sign up.
I have wanted to start playing with a Dremel forever – I desperately want to work on more one-of-a-kind pieces and I think that this workshop will really help me to expand my creative vocabulary. Now I get to go shopping for a Dremel of my very own…droooollll…..
Now that I know that I can definitely afford to go to the conference, I’ll be signing up for 2 more workshops, each 1-day long:
- The Doweled Flap Book & the Dowel Spine Portfolio with Peter Thomas. Peter and his wife, Donna, are known for their miniature books.
- Suminagashi on Paper & Silk with Diane Maurer. Diane is an all-around Paper Queen, specializing in paper surface design.
I’m hoping that the dorm at Pacific University has wireless internet…if so, I plan to blog about the conference after each day’s events – similar to last year’s blogfest involving my 5-day Julie Chen class at the Garage Annex School.
I’ll keep you posted.