Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sketchbook Challenge at Make-It-University!

If you were in Houston, you might have seen some of us today in the Make-It-University area doing the  Sketchbook Challenge Round Robin workshop!  We taught from 1:15 to 2:15 this afternoon in Make-It-University in the exhibitor's area of the International Quilt Festival.  If you signed up to participate in the workshop, you were one busy person!  We gave each participant a goodie bag filled with wonderful mixed-media items.
After this workshop, Jamie and I worked in Open Studios.  I love having people stop by and visit.  I demonstrated more gelatin plate monoprinting and had a lot of fun talking to all that stopped by.
Woo Hoo!
Here are two shots of the fast-paced MIU event:

I wish I had been able to take more photos during this wild event!  I know others did (hello Sue Bleiweiss) and when I am able, I will add more shots.  Four instructors demoed a different technique.  Students had about 12 minutes at each station.  Crazy fun!  We did gelatin plate monoprinting on 2 types of paper and 2 types of cloth.  The students got some amazing prints using a variety of unconventional tools.  You know me:  what did you expect?  Something "normal"?!


  1. I'm glad you had fun. I think we all had a blast!

  2. it was fun! I never even was able to turn and look at what you or your students were doing! geez. it flew by. xoxo

  3. Same here, Jane. It blew by so quickly I couldn't even look up at what everyone else was creating. Super fun, wasn't it?!

  4. I was one of the lucky ones to make the lottery and get in class. I had a fabulous time. I had just taken a class in mono-printing and, in spite of the time challenge, did much better this second attempt. It was really, really fun. Thanks so much.

  5. Aaaack! I signed up but wasn't lucky enough to get in. There were SO MANY people signed up for this particular Make-It-U event. Looks like you all had a fabulous time. Maybe next year!

  6. It was pretty wild. Glad you had fun, Sandra, and sorry you weren't in there getting crazy with the rest of us, Linda.


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