Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Auditioning Painted Papers For Jude's Book ~

Continuing the theme of posts from the past few days... scenes from Beads, Books & Paint, a 4-day workshop I taught at Valley Ridge Art Studio in southwest Wisconsin.

Today we'll take a look at Jude's splendid work. Here we are "auditioning" her painted papers, helping her make decisions about which sheet to use for the cover of her book and where to place her beadwork.

Jude had never done bead embroidery before, but bravely started right out on the piece for her book, practicing and learning the stitches as she went along. I admire that! And, it turned out very well, don't you think?

Her painted papers are really lovely too, utilizing complimentary colors in a pleasing way. Below you can see Jude's book cover and five signatures, ready to be bound together, the last step in the process.

Here she looks pretty pleased with her finished book. No wonder... it's a beauty!


  1. Welcome to blogging! Beautiful books by your students! Thanks for sharing their work with all the curious people out here.

  2. Hi Robin! Thank you for sharing your blog, so glad you have one! Can't wait to see the new book. Wonderful to see what you're up to. All my best to you,

  3. How fun to vicariously experience your workshops - With all the great pictures and your enthusiastic commentary, it's almost like being there!
    Thanks, Robin!!


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