Last night I taught my first ever "Making Little Books" class. What a lovely group of people came together in the library at Newark - we're going to have a fun term.
When we were doing the introductions I asked people to say what had attracted them to the course. There were lots of lovely reasons, my favourite being "I really like making things, and I love books. Oh, and I really like little things." The class should be a hit with her - let's hope it is!
When I teach calligraphy I generally have a good idea how long to allow for each activity - much harder with the book making, although I've learnt that I have a very dextrous class and they're going to need plenty to keep them busy for 2 hours each Monday. This week we did accordion books - it was so great to hear how pleased people were with their beautiful precise little concertinas.
Yet again, as with calligraphy, I find myself being paid for spending time with like minded people - I'm a lucky girl!
These were my examples I took with me, plus the one I made as a demo. Next week I'll try and remember to take a photo of everyone's work, as they looked excellent together.
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.