Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Perfect Pear and/or Pair

Katherine Engen and me
Some images from the class - Paste Painted Paper, Batik, some arty pics that I took

You all know how much I love Valley Ridge, geez, I talk about it enough, huh? Well, I finagled another trip up there, tee, hee. This time the class was Paste Painted Paper (which I taught) and Batik Paper (which Katherine taught). It was a blast. The students loved the Paste Paper and enjoyed my unusual techniques........that is, until the genius Katherine pulled out dyes for Batik Paper......and we smelled wax.....and we played in wax......and........well, let's just say I am in love with a new technique. I have been bitten hard by this one. Wowza!!! It was too good for words, and sadly, my paste painted papers look very mundane in comparison.
You will see more Batik papers from me as Katherine wants me to take this class from her and "run with it." Such generosity and oh how I can.not.wait. Have already ordered supplies as I am anxious to make this my own, with a strong influence from my dear friend Katherine. Of course.
And see that pic of horses......we were thrilled beyond belief when Katherine's neighbor Verne offered us a ride with his majestic Percherons.
And what, pray tell is that other item? Turkey feet. Yeah, who knew they were so beautiful. My eyes were opened to all sorts of beauty this past weekend and I am so grateful to Katherine for the my students for their support and friendship.....and to life....I have to pinch myself I feel so blissed.


  1. katherine11:18 AM

    Can I be the new "dancing queen"?

  2. What a great time you must have had... sounds amazing! Art, friends, good times... what else can you ask for?

  3. It was such a blast and I learned SO much! I'm ready to do it again and again and again...

  4. Jennife10:10 PM

    Looks like it was a fabulous weekend MB...I'm sorry I missed all the fun. I'm getting ready to make travel plans for St. Louis so I'll email you a few dates and see if you're open...xo

  5. These techniques sound amazing!
    I have tried a couple of time to attend Valley Ridge but the classes got canceled! Sniff! I will try again


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