Nestled in the mountains amid trees and pastureland, Long Ridge Farm was an idyllic location for Sandra's teachings. Our classroom was as much the outside as it was inside a very open barn.
Day 2 = paper.
Beginning with Thich Nhat Hahn's If you are a poet you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper...
we made a list of paper's qualities (above left) and the techniques applicable to it (above right).
As I passed through the doorway to go outside and noticed again the texture of the mat, emboss popped into my mind. Would it be possible?
1 piece of handmade paper + water + the sun's warmth to dry it = embossed paper. And that was only the beginning.
We lunched al fresco each day in Nancy's backyard -
all the while marvelling at the perfectness of the weather,
the easy camaraderie of those gathered,
and enjoying the thoughtful gifts shared - a burdock ball for Sandra from Velma
and wrapped hearts for us all from Sandra.