The Arlington Center for the Arts collage class started last night making cards.
|Barbara: blues and yellows this term|
They each got a card, a page from an old children's mystery, and 30 minutes.
We talked briefly about the steps involved: how to get past the page to the words that moved you; how to step from there to a ground that supported your text.
|My class sample|
What felt odd quickly morphed into delight in their talented hands.
|Nancy: complex found imagery|
An assignment that felt odd quickly transformed to intriguing in their capable hands.
|Caroline: wolves, dense surface, imbedded questions|
Each card reflected the personality its maker.
|Judy: ocean colors, vistas|
The goal: relax, work fast, leap past the tired monkey brain to joy.
|Beth: rich colors, warm heart|
I think it worked.
|Deborah: direct and yet unexpected|
"Is this what the Valentine's workshop will like?"
Yes, but with lots of pink and red, hearts and flowers.
|Kathy: tiny window, rich view|
These folks are a joy. They support each other. They work hard.
|Appreciating the results|
Wonderful, creative women.
So much talent, such different voices.
One more week together. The term has flown by.