I was very fortunate to receive a grant from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and the Queensand Government to help me with my expenses to go to the annual Ballarat Fibre Arts Conference.
Dorothy Caldwell's class - "MARK MAKING -A BOOK". What a fantastic experience - experimenting, developing ideas, sharing methods and philosophies, looking at other cultures and allowing myself to free up without restraints. Six days of hands on workshops and then artists' slides, demonstrations, talks, and exhibitions in the evenings. The last day was dedicated to a huge exhibition of finished work from the 300 participants and an artists bazaar selling all sorts of wonderful hand made creations.
In the classroom.
A simple mark making exercise.
Blind folded stitching.
Bold mark making exercise.
Wax resist, batik, discharge dying exercises.
MARK MAKING ON PAPER... my results...
...back of paper towelling.
Left handed 'jabbing' with fine liner,
...same with a 'brush pen'.
...and poking holes with a nail,
Pages torn to size and assembled into a book,