What a great Saturday. First of all the sun was shining after rain was forecast. Miracle! Due to a last minute change of plans I found myself able to attend the demo of Jackie Crist at Art Media. This terrific artist discovered a most beautiful way to pattern paper and I had to see what all the rumpus was about so I pulled myself together (Hermie is helping me in the photo above) and departed. As an aside, our little brother is somewhat blind these days so I carry him from room to room and joke that I am going to buy a papoose carrier. He loves to be held and so I hold.
I very carefully shoot photos as I drive. Past Oregon City. Click. Click.
Past the fishermen parked by the Oregon City bridge, hoping to catch a fat salmon.
Here is the paper-meister, Ms. Jackie Crist in all her beautimous glory. She worked with dyes and misters and rollers and stamps for over 2 hours and did not spoil her pretty clothes. She is so nice and told us everything. She gave me so many ideas for ways to capture the paper for further use through lazer copies. She is generous!! Don't you like her already? I do!
Her technique is clever-clever and all her own (sorry - not mine to share) but you can take a class from her next Saturday at Innerstandings and be fed a gourmet lunch beside. Here is Diane's big black shoe coming in for a landing on one of those heated blue spongey thingies that makes an instant rubber stamp.
And *SQUISH* - the sole of her shoe makes a cool imprint in the foam. I always looked at those blue sponge things in the art store and wondered why anyone would want one but now that I've seen Jackie's work I get it. I bought a half dozen of them.
Here is the impression from the bottom of Diane's shoe on the foam stamp material. Look at Jackie's papers in the background. They are sooooo beautiful. If you live nearby or can drive down next Saturday, Jackie will be teaching her great class at Innerstandings and Diane will be team teaching. Each student will leave the class with patterned paper that they have created and a journal type book with a cover of the paper and signatures of beautiful sturdy white paper inside to do with as you like. (Did I mention the gourmet meals Diane serves and the desserts?) I did? Well, a day in Diane's studio is a day filled with pleasure. Glad to spread the word about this retreat. Diane really puts her heart into every one of them.