Monday, January 12, 2009

catching up on Saturday's doings

I had no Internet connection yesterday so have just gone through multitudinous e-mails, uploaded many pictures, and am trying to remember where I left off. Ah, Saturday's workshop. We set up the soy wax workshop in the main room and in the other room, we had a gelatin printing station so people could go over and play when they wanted a break. First, I demo'd -- uh, what NOT to do. Do I need to tell you I hadn't planned this? Anyway, the group loved the gelatin and at the end of the two days the plates were still good, so 6 lucky people got to take them home to play with. All the soy wax pieces were amazing, but I have to show you this. Marcia, who claims to be a novice at surface design, printed the soy wax fabric first. Looks good, right? But NOW look at it. This self-proclaimed novice printed on top of the soy wax fabric with a gelatin plate and it is simply fabulous: layered, complex, and interesting. Her idea! This is what comes from asking yourself "what if?" and then trying it. There were a lot of beauties. Barbara's piece is one I wish I had done.
Here is Pat with her piece.
Too many to post, but here is Mei-Ling's piece.
Crash time. Tomorrow is a day for R&R. If I'm up early enough, I'll post more in the a.m.


Eva said...

Good results from novices means they had a good teacher, doesn't it?

tiedyejudy said...

YOWEE! Those are great pieces! Worth waiting for, and I can't wait to see the rest! Good job...

Judy said...

Looks like you all had a great time...and fabulous pieces, probably because the teacher took the time to show what not to do! LOL