29 June 2009

Been busy

Yes, I have been busy. And I've had a few difficult couple of weeks before finally starting summer vacation last Wednesday. Work wasn't always easy but I won't dwell on that. I've been especially busy getting ready to host my very first Art Camp in my tiny apartment. And today was the first day for my week-long camp. Let me tell you that 3 girls + 1 adult + 1 shy cat in a 3-1/2 apt is not always easy or comfortable but we all made it out alive and with smiles on our faces. Well, maybe Diesel isn't smiling (she's still hiding) but all 3 girls and myself definitely were.

So for this 1st day, the girls had to personalize their journal by collaging + painting + stamping their covers, front and back. Then they decorated an envelop for the inner back cover and used stamps and/or journaling notes to write their name on the inner front cover. The photos show you 2 journals, outer covers only. I didn't think to photograph the 3rd girl's journal as she left earlier. Tomorrow though.

After working on the covers and watching me bind their journals with my trusty Bind-it-all, the girls were shown how to make their own stamps with self-adhesive craft foam and foam board. They, of course, had to test their new creations in their journal. With that page done, I'm sure it will be less intimidating to continue working in their journal.

The day actually went by faster than I thought. And it went really well. Day 1= success!
I'll be back tomorrow to recap on day 2.


creationsceecee said...

Oh, Sophie, je suis tellement contente de voir des messages sur ton camp de jour!!!
Tu as vraiment l'être de t'y plaire et les enfants aussi (comme si j'avais des doutes!) et j'en suis ravie.

Bonne continuité dans ta semaine et j'ai bien hâte d'entendre tes impressions de vive voix.


katilady said...

that's so cool sophie! i want to come to your art camp!