I spent a glorious daySunday in Seth Apter's 52 Pickup workshop at Little Bird Creations in New York City. There were so many wonderful things about this workshop. Perhaps only a New Yorker will appreciate this, but I drove into the city in 25 minutes flat and IMMEDIATELY FOUND A PARKING SPACE directly across from Little Bird! This was so awesome that I had to photograph it!
The other wonderful things were watching my cards (a playing deck covered in black gesso), go from boring...
and then collaging with papers I made from Carolyn Dube's gelli plate party!
I made new friends, including Barb (yellow sweater), an amazing mixed media/fiber artist. She quilts with fabric and aluminum cans! (that is NOT a typo). Check out her blog!
It was great to spend the day learning from Seth. What a smart, nice man. He is so encouraging and is able to gracefully balance the presentation of new techniques to a group, with guiding students individually. I also fell in love with Little Bird Creations ; it is hard to believe that such a lovely, intimate studio like this exists in the heart of Manhattan. And Michelle Luxenberg, who runs it, is a sweetheart! I know I'll be back there soon!
Finally, I discovered that Seth and I have a cyber friend in common - Lynn Cohen. Lynn has just published a book called One Fish Taco and Half an Order of Guacamole, her chronicle in words and pictures of a year of illustration and conversation at a local restaurant! This seems the perfect gift for your favorite foodie, artists or both, and I can't wait to get mine!
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