Monday, March 12, 2012

How I Spent My Weekend

This weekend found me out of my studio for once, and into Sara Swink's studio instead. A couple of friends and I took Sara's two day creative process workshop. That was two days that just flew by. The first day concentrated more on collaging and doodling while in day 2 we got to get into the clay. Check out this feature on Sara, her art, and her workshops in American Craft Magazine.

One of Sara's newer pieces, almost finished

Sara's West Linn, Oregon studio is surrounded by large trees and it was delightful to be inside and warm while the rain pounded on the roof.

Sara, doing some 'splainin' and a few examples of the output from day 1 on the walls...

At the end of day 2, checking out the fruits of our collective labors

I came away refreshed and revitalized DISPITE the fact that we had all lost an hour of sleep due to daylight savings time!
Ready to get back to work in my own medium, and a little bit sorry I have to put the clay aside. However, I will be back to Sara's on one of her Saturday open studio days for more clay time. 

Bottom line, I highly recommend this workshop, Sara's a great teacher. Thanks Sara!!

Sara and friend.


  1. Another perspective is always good for our own art...looks like fun!

  2. love that you keep expanding :) glad you had a good time betsy!

  3. I definitely agree with you both, it's good to mix things up every now and then!