Two important items to note; 1. OMG! The Creative Arts Center in Dalton is a hidden gem - would take another class there in a heart beat. 2. Sandy Webster - my kind of teacher. I was concerned about the size of the class - 12 - and needn't have been. Sandy didn't sit down for two days! She was ALWAYS roaming the class and teaching to EVERY student; she got as excited about a student's project (all of them different) and their process as they did (sometimes more) and stayed with a student until he/she "got it"; she received as well as she gave. I like teaching and hope to publish a book on foam core one day ;) - she was an inspiration.
Most of the students were from the Chattanooga, TN Book Arts Group. I didn't get permission to post pictures of any other student's project (if I do I'll post them later). Their projects were all different and were incredible.
"The Past Is My Present" - I can't help it - while I get excited about new and modern - I'm most comfortable with what I can identify with (even a little bit) and what has a "story".
This is my project: Outer Box (green) 17"h x 11.5"w x 1.75"d - Inner Box (Magenta) 11"h x 8.5w x 2"d (before the walls were put up the back was covered with a newspaper ad from 1956). All made out of book board (thick chip board) covered in Lotka Paper (a nice handmade, mailable paper).
Scroll covered with red leather (from old purse).