|The very cute decorations in our classroom|
It's about time I start sharing my photos from Handmade U last month! If you aren't familiar with Handmade U, it's hosted by Rachel of Rach-ology. There have been three Handmade U semesters hosted in the Omaha, Nebraska area.
The fun started on a Thursday evening with dinner, Make and Takes, and swaps.
|My name tag and "Pixie Dust"|
|My very messy workspace!|
I learned some great new techniques with this journal project. I also loved the journal prompts Hope gave us. I had trouble at first getting into it, but once I got the ideas flowing, it really opened up some new self-discoveries.
|One of my inside pages|
|Almost finished! My lady's skirt opens to reveal another page element.|
Saturday's class was taught by another fun teacher Liesel Lund. The class was called Enchanted Hours: Celebrating the Magic of Children's Books. We were to bring two vintage children's books which we then- gasp -deconstructed! I love books and have a little trouble pulling them apart, but it does give new life to books that are maybe beginning to fall apart. It also made for an amazingly fun project!
|A very grainy Instagram pic of Liesel Lund|
Using exacto knives, we cut the front and back covers off then pulled the pages apart. We then rebuilt the books using pages from each book and adding vintage music sheets, newspaper, colored scrapbook papers, and even envelopes. I still have lots of work to do on mine, but here are few photos of what I did during the workshop.
|Inside front cover|
|The back page showing a page from a second deconstructed book|
|Completed Cover...or maybe it needs more glitter...|
Handmade U was such a fun workshop! Rachel and Michelle went above and beyond in having extra supplies to borrow or use. The teachers were fabulous, and it was so good to reconnect with ladies I had previously met and to meet new art friends.
Going through the pictures again for this post has me a little sad and wishing for another workshop. So maybe it's a good thing I still have work to do in my journals. I can keep the fun extended!
|Our amazing teachers!! Shellie, Michelle, Hope, Rachel, and Liesel|