I realized that I have some amazing artsy pals all across this planet and I want to feel the energy of community in person from time to time. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my online family, but sometimes a girl just needs a hug in real life -- right? Right. And so Books & Brushes was born.
What is Books & Brushes?
So as we travel the U.S., Canada, and abroad, I will be sharing my love of creativity, bookbinding, and printmaking with anyone who will join me. The Books & Brushes series is part wanderlust, part creative exploration & experimentation, and part community building. As Damon and I travel we are also in search of our next place to call home. That means we are auditioning places -- checking out the local food, art, and natural living scenes. What better way to do that than to visit a place and connect to the artistic folks who live there or nearby?
Books & Brushes is my way of connecting to community (old and new) while I travel. Each workshop will be unique in that it is based on the artist I'll be collaborating with and the best of what the local area has to offer. Every workshop will have an element of bookbinding and printmaking (my two areas of artistic expression) and whatever skillset the other artist brings to the table. The length of the workshops will vary as will the registration rates.
First Stop on the Books & Brushes Tour
It feels PERFECT that the first stop is with her. We will be in her neighborhood of Neptune Beach (a little beachy community on the Jacksonville coast). Using the beach and local park as inspiration, we will bind two handmade journals and fill them as we reconnect to nature and all the things the Atlantic Ocean has to offer us. CLICK HERE to secure your spot.
If you want to know more about Kelly or you're new to me and need to see my teaching style and energy, join us for a free Artsy Meetup on June 28th where I'll be teaching you to make a little journal and Kelly will show you how to fill it up with beach-inspired art.
Other Stops on the Tour
Don't like to travel? Bring me to your town. CLICK HERE to contact me and start the process of bringing a Books & Brushes workshop to your community (your seat will be free :-).
Okay. That's my good news for this week. I hope you're doing something creative that brings you more joy than you can stand!!! See you in all the many places that we share.