This past week I’ve been taking an E-course called PaperLove. It’s a 5 week course taught by Rachel Hazell of Edinburgh, Scotland. All the participants are in a Facebook group where we can share our creations, ask questions, and inspire each other.
The participants are from all over the world. There are 54 of us in the Facebook group, so there’s lots of interaction. We started by introducing ourselves and sharing photos of our studios.
Rachel shared lots of information about the history of paper and introduced other paper artists. We had exercises 6 days of the week. This course has me exploring things I never would have contemplated before. And it also requires me to leave my perfectionism behind (really hard).
The hardest thing about my pamphlet stitch book was to do it without measuring, just eyeballing it. That’s not how I usually work, but I must admit, the book came out fine.
There’s a lot more to the class than I’m showing here. And I’m still working on my “book within you”. I’ll share it with you when it’s further along.
If you are interested in Rachel’s work, check out her website: Rachel Hazell.