Camp 510 - stART basket making

Greetings, I know that many of you wonder what happens during a week of teaching at a summer camp. My vocabulary and jokes revert to about 9 years old. What did 0 say to 8? (answer: nice belt). I learned a new word "cringe-y" and re-discovered the power of the phrase "wait, what?" I think I'll use that on some choice bookkeeping clients. Other than that, we did make some baskets. Out of the 23 total students, it seemed only 5 were really interested and they made some fabulous baskets. A few more did nice work, but I'm not sure if they liked the basket making. I would say about half hated making baskets and really wanted to do something else. Maybe the projects were too hard, but I

Books + bowls

Greetings, Over the weekend I took a fantastic class at Kala with instructor Elaine Chu. Elaine is a super enthusiastic teacher who really loves her craft(s). We made two books and folded an origami bowl. First, she had us paint a large-ish sheet of watercolor paper with F+W acrylic inks. This was a lot of fun and brought up some creative juice. We then cut our paper into thirds. The first third was our bound book of roughly 32 pages. The second was pamphlet of 14 pages. The third was the bowl. Yesterday in my studio, I added the crow and lettering to my bound book. I also folded about 15 new bowls out of calendars and maps. Warning origami is addictive. I hope to take more classe

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