Class information & passwords are sent to your PAYPAL email within 24 hours of registering, usually sooner. If you need me to send the info to a different email you must add a note to your PAYPAL invoice at the time of purchase. Look there first if you don't receive registration information within 24 hours. 99.9% of the time the registration information can be found in the inbox of your PAYPAL EMAIL ADDRESS. If you check your paypal email address, junk or spam box and still can't find it, please send me your paypal receipt along with the email address & name you used to pay for the class. This keeps the search and rescue team from barking up the wrong tree.
- registration is in full swing! Class starts anytime you decide after 12/15/09
- 27 high quality videos available from the day you register
- 32 pages of full-color PDF also available for immediate download
- at least 5 pages of digital collage elements for download (labels, tabs, numbers, words, journaling spots)
- full access to REMAINS OF THE DAY class blog and all of its videos & content until December 1, 2010
- an active & enthusiastic Yahoo group where you can yack with your classmates to your heart's content, get advice, share successes, and cheer each other on
- a Flickr group where you can show off what you make and get positive feedback
- sewing machine is required
- SUPPLY LIST = scraps of paper, security envelopes, fabric, sewing machine, quilting thread, 1 yard of waxed linen, regular or bookbinding needle, scotch tape, packing tape, your choice of dry adhesive (I'm using a glue stick), any kind of camera
- A fast computer & high-speed internet service to process & watch the videos will be vital. If
you are regularly able to watch videos of up to 10 minutes in length w/o interruption you should be just fine. Do make sure though, since tuition is non-refundable once your password to the class blog has been sent.
Ready for another dose of arty excavating and experimenting? Ready to go on a wild and delicious archeological dig in your very own art studio? Then climb on board and join me in another round of Pure Experimentation!
REMAINS OF THE DAY - A Shabby Journal of Scraps is the antidote for all of those paper scraps that keep multiplying in your favorite scrap box and clogging up your artistic super highway.
In this process AND project oriented class we'll be constructing a shabby but sturdy journal using all that paper you've been hoarding. I'll show you how I built the kind of travel journals that my sister and I carried with us on our trip to Portugal this summer. Both of those were filled to capacity in 10 days and you'll do the same with yours without ever leaving home! Instead of postcards, we'll use photos from our daily lives. The book I make with you will be a completely different book than the ones pictured here, but with a similar structure and content.
Using simple art supplies like tape, staples, glue sticks, scissors, paper & fabric scraps, and your favorite inky pen we'll set out on a recycled voyage of discovery. ORDINARY life never looked better than seen through the pages of this stitched up journal of scraps. Between these pages you'll be recording the little days that are all too easily forgotten. The small activities between the bigger events of your life that get left behind.
The journal you see below is a class sample. The one we build in class will be BIGGER, juicier, and more fabulous! (Wanna see? Go HERE and have a look at what everyone has stitchd together so far!) Better still it will be super sturdy. Swat away pick pockets or toss across the room. NOT A PROBLEM.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a sewing course, but a sewing machine is required. I am not a seamstress. I cheerfully employ guerrilla sewing tactics.
THIS is the machine I use. It's inexpensive, VERY sturdy, and sews through anything.
Once your shabby journal is constructed I'll show you how to start filling it up. The book we make will be different in construction, but similar in content to THIS one. I completed it in 2 weeks. Think of it as a perfect place to deposit your deep thoughts, shallow thoughts, and everything in between.
IF THE IDEA OF SEWING UP A SHABBY BOOK OF SCRAPS SEEMS CHALLENGING...DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED!!! I teach 2nd grade craft monkeys (whose primary language is not English) on a regular basis. I will take you by the hand and guide you through each step. Like I tell my students: everything seems difficult if you don't know how to do it. I'll answer your questions and provide counsel to your most elementary questions.
Got a little (or big) craft monkey at home? If they can walk & talk, they can fill up their own little book while you work in yours. If they're too little to use the sewing machine they can use a ready made composition book or notebook that you jazz up for them.
REMAINS OF THE DAY will be using dry ingredients only. No paint, misters, sprays, spraypaint, gesso, or vodka. This will be qualitatively different than my regular visual journal process. This is the type of journal I return to when I want to work fast and use up abandoned scraps. Think of it as a visual DIARY on steroids. A photo logbook of your ORDINARY days.
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NO Tuition refunds will be given once the password to the class blog is sent via email.