Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hands, Head and Heart

If you use your hands, you're a craftsman.
If you use your head, you're an inventor.
If you use your hands, head and heart,
You're an Artist!

I had fun at my workshop at the Bonsack Gallery in Oakdale, CA.

A Barn Studio/Classroom/Gallery!

A view to remember from inside the barn.

Our day started out with a nice breakfast and coffee in the kitchen.
We then headed off to the barn/studio to work from 9 am - 5 pm.

"Everyday you have to discover something!"
a quote from our teacher,
Debbie Bonsack

Here are the materials I gathered to use in my practice of the techniques we were shown.

This was the beginning...I was playing..doesn't it look like play?
"My Acorn in the Forest"
"Love what you do, and don't expect anything from it!"
Debbie Bonsack
There were 7 students, one person didn't finish to have a critique.
The second day, my friend and I did a little historical site seeing.
This is the Knights Ferry Covered Bridge on the Stanislaus River.
The Knights Ferry covered bridge that now stands across Stanislaus River was not the first bridge or crossing constructed there.
Originally, the crossing had been a ferry built from an old whaling vessel by Dr. William Knight, and his partner James Vantine in 1848.
The ferry was said to have built to increase the business at their trading post, yet toll charges could run as high as $200 for a signal crossing.

Beautiful Day....
Fantastic Class....
Wonderful History....
Discover Something New!


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