It was held at Bookhou a bright and gorgeous shop on Dundas Street in Toronto filled with textile work by Arounna. It was lovely to be in the company of such creative women and artists. For me it was a definite change of pace from jewellery making. I haven't drawn (except for my constant doodling while on the phone) and I haven't picked up a brush for years except to paint my walls. It definitely pushed me artistically.
My handdrawn image is transfered onto a soft block and I'm beginning to carve out the flower.
Experimenting with different coloured inks.
Finished off with a mini lesson of watercolour painting.
A sample of the amazing stamps from the class.
I came away with a wonderful creative energy and my eyes open to new ideas.
Yesterday we picked up supplies so we can make more stamps today. (I think we've become slightly obsessed). With my sister here it feels like I'm on holiday so no worries about the household things - laundry and vacuuming can wait for another day. Today we're going to pop some tunes on the ipod and sit down with our daughters to make more stamps.