Monday, June 20, 2011

Workshop - Day One

The first day of our workshop has finally arrived!  I'm writing this post in advance before I leave for Portugal, so all I know about today is what is set out on our itinerary:

• 9:30 am to 12.30 pm - Workshop at the Studio - Pátio dos Artistas (I am so looking forward to working in this studio, it looks so bright and colourful!)
Photo courtesy of our hostess, Margarida

•12:30 to 3:30 pm - Picnic Lunch in the garden of a Portuguese ceramist that lives next door to Margarida's studio and then we go to Cascais (pronouned "keshkesh") to do a little sightseeing and take some pictures

• 4:00 to 7:00 pm - Workshop

• 8:30 pm - Dinner by the beach in Estoril and walk along the shore - promenade.

A few weeks ago, Teesha sent us an email outlining the supplies we were to bring for the workshop and asked us to make a journal beforehand from one 22 x 30 inch piece of Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. watercolour paper.  She tells exactly how to make this journal on this YouTube video:

It could not have been simpler to make this journal.  You simply cut the paper into 3 strips of paper measuring 10 x 22 inches and then fold them. The video shows you step by step how to do this.

Now we will spend the next 7 days filling up the blank journal!

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