The Library of Memories project is part painting, part book making, part assemblage, part collage and all mixed media.
I had a wonderful group of very creative people join me for this one. They were all eager, motivated, focused and talented.
The work created by all the participants was stunning and extremely varied - as can be seen in the following work-in-progress details shots.
The project involved creating a painted and embellished hinged box that held an assemblage and a handmade book.
Gwen Lafleur created this beauty...
...and you can read her thoughts on the class and see many more pictures of her project, including her book pages, here.
Here is a stunner from Lisa Abate...
Incredible art was everywhere...
One of the most exciting things about Art is You was the exhibition that followed the 3-day class, where student work was on display.
At every Art is You retreat there is an art trunk, where teachers and other vendors sell their art and supplies. I had a table there where I sold my stamps, stencils, books, DVDs, and artwork.
And of course I bought as well, with this photo showing just a small grouping of the many vintage objects I found.
West Coasters -- if this workshop seems compelling to you, I will be repeating the 3-day experience (minus the road trip to NYC) in April 2016 at Art is You Santa Rosa. Registration for the retreat is now open.