Strappy Journal workshop at Studio Place Arts

Last Wednesday I taught my Strappy Journal class at Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT. A wonderful group of seven women attended, three of them named Susan. I’m now wondering about the correlation between one being named Susan and one’s interest in the book arts.

Anyone want to do a study?

Bookbinding workshop - Strappy Journal - Studio Place Arts, Barre,  VT

They were great sports – it was super hot. Sweating gravy hot.

It seemed as though everyone enjoyed themselves and was able to leave the class with a completed book. I’m glad that this class finally ran – it was supposed to run two times before with teen-aged participants, but there weren’t enough registrants.

One of my students mentioned that she took classes so that she was guaranteed creative time. I can totally relate to that. I try to take at least one workshop each year and my thought process is the same: If I register for a class, then I’m guaranteed to be able to play/learn/explore without any distractions or interruptions.

This year I’ll be taking a class at HaystackThe Transparent Book: Working with Layering, Transparencies, and Overlays with Sas Colby. I’m looking forward to pushing myself creatively, something I’m not very good at. I tend to stick with what I know.

In the meantime, I’m happy with watching others experience the creative process.

Bookbinding workshop - Strappy Journal - Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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