Yesterday I had the pleasure of finally getting to meet Jane Davies in person. I first met Jane a couple of years ago online when she emailed me and asked if I would be interested in making a couple of pieces for her new book Adventures in Mixed Media:Collage Stitch,Fuse and Journal Your Way to a More Creative Life due out in April. I found out that Jane was teaching a dream house collage workshop at Ink About It (a terrific place to take a class by the way) and so I signed up. I have never been good at collage but I thought the workshop would be a fun break from the studio and I was right.
My project is not finished yet but here’s an in progress photo of it.
It was also my first time working with foam core which I now see why people like so much. It’s very easy to cut and work with as well as very inexpensive so I think I just might do a little more experimenting with it. And here’s a photo of me and Jane holding our sketchbooks:
The page you see in my book is one of my highly prized sketches. Most mornings I get into the studio before the sun comes up and I get to see it rise through the studio windows so one morning I did a watercolor sketch of it.