Friday, March 28

at long last. . .my class with Pam


i am so excited to be finally posting about my class with pam garrison at the art nest. it has been too long and it is wonderful to be able to have a quiet evening to be able to write about her class and post some photos. one of my favorite things at the art nest was i got to sit down and look through pam's journals. her books feel so alive in your hands and her pages are an amazing feast of color and design.

our class packet from pam was gorgeous, a cellophane flower envelope filled with a little book she illlustrated with all the steps to creating our own visual journals. i sewed a bit of an embroidered wool baby blanket on one of my pages for a wee pocket to hold pam's booklet. also in our envelope was a scrumptious selection of pam's vintage wallpapers tied up with ribbons and flowers and several of her wonderful postcards made from the pages of her journals.





here is the pam working in her book, melting wax crayons to coat the page. her table all set up for class, just look at all the fabulous art materials just waiting to be used. . .



i love old ledgers and seriously thought about using one until i found this book. it is called 'dash and dart, two fawns' and in light of the fun woodland theme at artfest this year i decided to use this old discarded book instead for my journal.
here you can see the binding and the cover with the cool waxed linen thread that we used to sew the page signatures in the book.


all the books everyone created in pam's class all lined up by the fireplace. so many cool books and all so different!


my book has taken on a life of its own. i have been writing and sketching ideas, collaging pages, and gluing in all sorts of inspiriation. here are a couple of pages so far, i am having so much fun!



17 comments:

sepia art studio said...

julie, i think your work is so beautiful ! the colours, everything.

delila

Lisa said...

Beautiful!! Just love it!

dede warren said...

Julie, I never saw your spine once it was sewn, but love the little stitching effect at the top and bottom. I think I might try that some time. I also love the floral umbrella you created, so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappy Jessi said...

your book is amazing!
what a fabulous weekend!
i hope you do this again next year. i so want to go!
oxoxox,
jessi

liz elayne said...

pam is a wonderful teacher. love all these photos from class.

and the pages in your journal are gorgeous. that last one is simply fantastic!

Beth said...

gosh how I would love to take a class with Pam...

thanks for sharing...

your journal is fabulous !

Candice Elton said...

Julie,
so glad you finally posted about this class. your pages are gorgeous and just what i am thinking right now. Spring spring spring.......We're flying out on Wednesday.....hooray

Candice Elton said...

Julie,
so glad you finally posted about this class. your pages are gorgeous and just what i am thinking right now. Spring spring spring.......We're flying out on Wednesday.....hooray

Beth said...

wow !! just love your lovely book that you created - it is gorgeous !!
xo,
beth
www.bethquinndesigns.com

Sugar Bear said...

Just lovely and your pages are so colorful and fun. I esp. like the umbrella.
Karla

ArtsyMama said...

Your book is absolutely gorgeous. Wow! This was so fun to read. I'm taking the same class in Ashland in August. Can't wait!!!

Joy for the Journey said...

You are sooooo lucky to meet her in person. Yours are absolutely lovely - what an inspiring time!!
Sarah :)

tapegirl said...

it really was a wonderful class, it changed my life.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

What a gorgeous book you made! I'm a huge fan of Pam's work too... I bet it was an amazing class!
:) Heather

Dale said...

This looks so great! I really like the journal pages you have created, especially the textural elements on the tree trunk! Such a serene palette! Great job there :)

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

wow!! you did such a great job!! :-)

paige said...

oh i loved the peek into pam's glass.
LOVE what you created!

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