What a wonderful day! It's sunny, and the sound of water splashing under car tires is a reminder that we are closer to spring than winter! Yeah!
This past weekend I indulged myself by spending some time in the magical place that is known as Willow Haven. It's a flower shop in Canmore that I like to tell everyone about. I bring a boquet home from there whenever I visit Canmore. Such incredible beauty, and this past weekend, being Valentine's, the amount of flowers everywhere was absolutely breathtaking! This is Willow!
I was in Canmore this weekend for a very special reason. I registered to take a two-day workshop with Dea Fischer,( Dea's Link) a book artist and conservationist for the Canmore Library.
This month two of her journals are featured in Cloth, Paper Scissors Magazine, published through Somerset.
I was thrilled to be able to take a class with Dea. She has so much knowledge and experience in this field, as well as an obvious love of the Book as Art! Needless to say, what a GREAT way to spend a weekend, especially if some of your favourite people are in the class with you! (Larissa and Russ, Alice and Bill, Evonne) I also enjoyed meeting lots of new people as well!
We learned to create 4 journal structures, and I think my favourite might be the accordian pocket book, (mine is in the picture with the image of a girl on the front) with a reinforced pocket and a hard cover. I have also learned how to create a different one with Laurie Doctor in a Series workshop 2 years ago.
I LOVE journals!
Today I hope to start working on the inside of my soft-leather long-stitched journal. Because it has pages made of 90 lb. Maidstone paper, it will take mixed media quite nicely! Oh! What to put in it! I'm already fretting!
I am attaching some photos from the class and some links as well!
Hope you are having a marvellous day!