What fun! A day exploring human marks which translates into a day of pure exploration. We started the day with large sheets of paper and black ink and the instructions to fill both sides of the paper with finger prints from one of our digits. Seems straightforward until you see how many marks can be made with one finger depending on how you touch the paper, how much pressure you use, what part of the finger touches the paper and so on.
After each exercise Dorothy has everyone share their work and it is so much fun to see all the different variations.
The class is made up of 18 women and 1 man and I bet the age ranges from the early 30s to the late 60s. We are from all over from Maine to Alaska and the tie that binds is is fiber.
I stayed after class to do some additional marks and cut outs for the book we will be assembling next week. I am using some paper I made about fifteen years ago out of old blue jeans and my kids' homework papers. I have finally found a use for these lovely papers.
Next week upstairs to a totally different vibe. This week the upstairs class working with Nancy is conquering a really difficult design problem and I am kind of glad that I am ensconced downstairs in human mark land. I do feel guilty that I am not getting up at the break of dawn or closing up the barn at night. But for now I will just try and enjoy my freedom.