September 2018, Mackinac Island Book Binding and Watercolor Journaling
Sketchbooks Made by the Workshop Participants
We took a little break from painting and arranged some of the sketchbooks on the boardwalk along the water's edge to admire them and take pictures. Aren't they beautiful?! We had a total of twenty-six colorful, beautifully made books. Such creative people!
My workshop partner, Cathy Cohen, teaches the bookbinding and I teach the watercolor journaling. We had such a fun bunch of people attending and they all took to each other like they were old friends. I miss them.
Here we are, arranging the books for their photo op.
Painting in Our New Books
Chunky book at the top - the 3 cent stamp on the left was a gift from one of the students. She brought one to everyone to put in our journals. It seemed appropriate to put it on the facing page of my little light house sketch. From where we sat to sketch the light house, we could also see the Bridge.
We all sketched our keys - real live keys - not a card.
Mackinac Island is Magical
One evening a few of us walked down toward the west a bit to see the sunset. As we turned to go back, this is what Main Street looked like.
Don't let the magical glow of the evening lights fool you. At 10pm they play taps at the fort, and then things really get ramped up out in the street. It's noisy and crazy until about 2am. But it's Mackinac Island crazy, so that's okay. It lulls you to sleep :)