First stop - RAFT in Sacramento (Resource Area for Teaching)
|My first visit to RAFT. A little like our beloved SF Scrap. A resource for teachers (and a few artists thrown into the mix too).|
I managed to find a few things. Mailing envelopes are certainly always useful.
|Teachers like stickers.|
|Lots to look at with thoughts of creative reuse.|
|Inside Panama Pottery -- lots to see!|
Next Stop - lunch! Of course when you get about twenty artists together you've got to have lunch.
And amazingly we found a restaurant with a big enough table to all sit together.
After lunch there was an afternoon of talking, snacking, sharing, show & tell and art demos.
My pal Monica is on the left and she is showing an assortment of little books she makes in her workshops.
|All sorts of origami folded booklets and envelopes......everyone wanted to sign up for a workshop from her.|
|Another artist, Linda Clark Johnson, brought a box of her beautiful cards and let everyone take one. Kim brought her wonderful BE KIND stickers.|
Read about her Be Kind Project by clicking here.
|Cyanotypes in the making.....|
At lunchtime we also saw a show of wonderful cyanotype collages by
linda clark johnson
You can see some by clicking he link above. Linda showed us all how to make ATC sized cyanotypes by laying leaves on the coated paper and leaving them out in the sun.
|Here she is washing the them after they are finished being exposed to the light.|
|I love the blue color and now I am excited to get busy making some cyanotypes of my own.|
But I wonder if we actually have enough sun here in SF to do it...better not try it on a foggy day.
|There was also a demo on painting tee shirts....|
|I missed out on that one but the tee shirts sure came out cool....|
|More show-and-tell -- origami this time.|
|The whole afternoon just flew by!|