5.13.2013

I'm packing my suitcase...





Do you remember playing that game as a child..."I'm packing my suitcase and I'm taking..." and then each person listed an item in the suitcase, starting with the letter A and continuing on through the alphabet...

Well, I'm packing my suitcase...and I'm taking an aluminum A...and a bounty of buttons...and a collection of cut-outs...and you get the idea...












This morning I'm traveling to Whidbey Island (a ferry ride across Puget Sound from here) and taking a two day workshop from Seth Apter...called Mixed Media Memoire.  Seth is a renown multi-media artist from NYC who has been a tremendous supporter of my work...so when I heard that he would be leading a workshop at the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville, I just had to be there (many thanks to the Southern Man for underwriting a portion of this adventure!)





The workshop will combine bookbinding techniques with collage applications...I've been busy collecting the items on the supply list...as well as those special ephemera treasures that will make my book truly unique.  Here's a small sampling of what I have packed...and yes, I am packing all my supplies in one of my vintage suitcases...it only seemed right!






































The above quote is a page from an old Anthropologie catalog...I've always loved it...
its been hanging on the bulletin board in my studio for 10 years...time to use it...




















pages from dictionaries and reference books always provide inspiration...













I'll be staying overnight with my artist friend Wendy Lee Lynds...so of course I needed to pack a hostess gift...wine and chocolates...wrapped in an old burlap sack...tied up with a length of cloth surveyor's tape and embellished with a metal "W"...






































It will be good to be the student this time...though I'm sure that we will all learn from each other...
its bound to be an adventure...

16 comments:

  1. OMG! I don't know who is in for the bigger treat...you or Seth!! I do wish I could have joined you all for this! Perhaps next time!!! Have a wonderful time and tell Seth hello for me!!

    Great post...fantastic images...as always!!!

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  2. Sounds like a great adventure Amy! Beautiful photos as always! Have fun!

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  3. Have a blast, I know you will! I love that you are packing....it all in a vintage suitcase...perfect!

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    1. Karen - that suitcase was the perfect idea - contained everything I needed to take and was easy to work out of on-site - and every one else was just amazed that I brought my stuff in a suitcase!

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  4. Beautiful photos, Amy...I can't wait to hear all about your wonderful workshop!

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  5. What fun! I can't wait to see what you create!

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  6. Oh, Amy, a Seth Apter workshop! Like Dave, please say hello to Seth for me, too. This is one I'm really keen to hear about - I'm trying not to be envious, but as I'm on the wrong side of the world I just need to settle down and know I can enjoy it vicariously through you. Have a wonderful time!

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  7. Love the photos! Have a wonderful time at the workshop. Can't wait to see what you create!

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    1. thanks Christie - hope to have a post up by the end of the week...

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  8. Enjoy, Enjoy!!! Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

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  9. Oh cool! have fun and come back with lots of pictures and tales to tell!

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    1. Kim - hope to have post up by end of week...sadly - not enough pictures...too busy creating to remember to take photos!

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  10. Amy, your post made me wonder...how many of us are gathering our supplies and venturing out for another much anticipated class. Three years ago, I took my FIRST ever class and it was with Laurie Mika. I've begged the owners of Stamp Antonio in San Antonio to bring her back and my dream , like yours, is coming true this weekend. So, I've been conditioning clay..., my hands are tired, and collecting bits and am so excited about three days of saturated creative play! So, to all of us, packing and prepping...let's don't take it for granted how really fortunate we are...and yes, it's your turn to follow! And learn! And make a new friend!
    Can't wait to share stories

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    1. Laura - sounds like a fabulous workshop - will look forward to hearing about your adventure as well...

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  11. Thanks a million for being a part of my workshop on Whidbey Island Amy. It really was a magical two days and the creative energy in the group was sensational. It was wonderful for me to see you creativity in person. Wow!

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