In Resonant Residence (3)
in Santa Monica Wednesday January 10th. I share the sunlit space, located within the beautiful Mid-century building overlooking Palisades Park, Santa Monica Beach and the blue Pacific with textile artist and fellow Studio Artist-in-Residence Huong Nguyen.
Second Workshop, January 20, 2018:
Making the Tunnel Book
Hey there! Creating together….
Our Tunnel Books were comprised of two accordion sides/spines, a back “drop” (background sheet attached to both spines), and cross pieces or frames attached to each fold of the spines and moving back in space. The ‘scene” is developed by attaching imagery, shapes, designs, patterns and textures to the cross pieces. Sound confusing? Just look at what these talented, creative and best of all, open to adventure participants made!
Terrific trio…bey of beauties. Each created a jewel of a piece.
Above the orange background piece is attached to the pink and red accordion spines, and a patterned blue strip of paper ois being glues to the fold closest to the backdrop in both spines.
This maker brought in a piece of her own embroidery, and used vintage Victorian style cutout to create her scene. i happen to know this piece was gifted to someone after the workshop!
Contemplating an underwater dive (scene). Seriously!
The work of our hands….this maker taught jewelry making for many years at Santa Monica College.
With the “doors” shut, this piece looks like a castle…
This maker imaginatively used dullard cut-outs to create a surf-themed piece for her neice.
This maker has a very distinct sensibility, and often chooses earth tones, punctuated by color, adding a strong design sense to her work.
This maker is one creative soul…she works with textiles and has done theatrical design, and it shows. She also supported and cheered on her fellow makers.
“It’s time”…says it all….is there a trip in store?
It is magical to create by the sand, by the sea, by the blue Pacific, and share this experience with these makers. Picturing your dreams can be the first step to bringing them to life and making them come true.