Thursday, December 3, 2009

Finally A Workshop I Can Attend!

I work every weekend and it really gets in the way of being able to take advantage of all the fun activities that take place on Saturdays and Sundays. When I saw that a Paper Marbling class was being advertised to take place on a Wednesday afternoon at the Wilmington Library, I immediately wrote it into my day off and made plans to go with my friend Elizabeth.

The closest I ever got to paper marbling before was when I bought a little address book in Florence, Italy. I was really excited that this workshop was being offered and did I mention it was free?

After splattering paint on top of the water and using different techniques to create a variety of effects you become anxious to see the outcome. There's such mystery to the craft of paper marbling because as a beginner you have no idea what the final product is going to look like. I'm sure those Venetians and Florentines have it down to a science. Everyone got really excited to see each other's papers since they're all so unique. You can see all the hands getting ready to peak at Elizabeth's paper.

I am so thankful that there was finally something I could take advantage of on my non-traditional days off. I came away with three different papers that I have since turned into bookmarks and holiday cards.

A big thank you to Jan and the Wilmington Library for holding the workshop!