I had a great weekend!

This past weekend I led a two-day lino-cut workshop.  It was my return to 'teaching' after a hiatus of a few years and I was quite nervous in the two weeks leading up to the workshop, (which was held at the beautiful, new Schack Art Center in Everett, Washington).  I spent hours prepping and preparing and gathering supplies and writing lists and notes, and still when the day arrived I felt as if I was jumping off a cliff.  But I am so glad I took the leap as it was a truly enjoyable experience; for me and I think for the participants as well. Day one I may have (well, no, I did) overwhelmed them with information, but they were gracious and patient with me and not so discouraged that they didn't come back for the second day.  On day two they hit their stride and the studio was buzzing with creative fervor. By Sunday afternoon everyone had a beautiful multi-block lino-cut print to show for all of their effort. It was a way-fun weekend and I can't wait to do it again. Thank you Schack Art Center!  Thank you wonderful students!


  1. Looks like alot of smiling students. If I lived closer I surely would be there.

  2. Good for you! It is a lot of prep, isn't it- organizing all of your thoughts into two days of delivery!? It does look like you've got a very happy class with great work to show for themselves.

  3. Thanks Frannie and Megan! Yes, it was a lot of prep and in the process of my delivery I learned what do to differently next time. My students were as gracious as they were talented!