In a matter of 5 days I had the pleasure and honor to work with 6 woman in a 2-day workshop then I worked with 4 families getting some adventurous kids out of the Utah mountains where they were trapped by a freak storm. Whew. Today, Thanksgiving, is filled with wonder and gratitude. The mono print workshop was so delightful; I had no idea that my son and his friends were facing quite a challenge in the canyon lands. At the end of the workshop I took this photo of the gorgeous finished books using mono prints to decorate the pages and covers. An hour later I was realizing that the kids had not emerged f rom their backpacking trip and something was wrong. 12 hours later I was on a plane to Moab, a few hours after that the kids were rescued and being cared for by a wonderful medical staff in Monticello. Everyone was OK; we met many angels along the way and have so much to be grateful for. Whew. What a crazy week and there is still Black Friday!!
This cycle of magnificent and surprising colors is fading away to a new time of brown, brown, brown. The wind was wild yesterday, most of the leaves are down (15 leaf bags brought to re-cycle!) and I am taking far fewer pictures on my daily walks. I just love these shots from the last 2 weeks and still marvel at the sights and textures found right out of my doorstep in Denver.
I mailed out my November Adventure Journal Newsletter this morning with info about using bleeding tissue paper to create a first layer on my journal page. I received quite a few replies; some with questions about where to buy the tissue paper that "bleeds" and releases color onto paper or silk. I just posted a pin on my Pinterest board ( Tools & Materials I love) of some paper sold by Dick Blick. If you buy tissue paper look for the kind that does NOT say "colorfast" since you are looking for it to bleed. I purchased mine at an art store in Denver but the Dick Blick site has a better selection of color. (http://www.pinterest.com/jcmamet ). If you give it a try and get some interesting results I'd love to see them! Please share in the comment section or email them to me directly: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Happy experimenting!