I have been to York before so I concentrated on visiting Fairfax House which I hadn't been to before but had seen on the television.
Unfortunately there was a ban on photography in the house but I did manage to sneak this one of the window on the main staircase.
I went for a boat trip on the river.
And saw about 50 or more geese going for a walk.
Then it was off to the hotel in Harrogate, dinner and the start of the workshop on Friday evening. The workshop was called 'Expanding the Page' and was described as being 'Not for the faint hearted!'
At the start we were given one of Dyan's square journals and we were off - tearing pages out as a starter! And then cutting a wavy line on several pages which produces this effect:
Over the weekend Dyan introduced us to old favourites and new techniques, showing us how she works when she starts a new journal.
We had a great time chatting, discussing, laughing, eating and oh yes - painting and spraying pages. We also cut things out, pasted them in, and generally just played. We weren't allowed to think about what each page might be. The whole point was to have as many pages as possible having a background with random things stuck on so that whenever I want to journal I can just open up the book and journal.
On Monday and Tuesday I carried on with the pages - painting those I hadn't managed at the weekend, doodling and generally playing.
I took these two pages out because I wasn't very enamoured with them
And I stuck one or two pages in the journal together because I didn't like them at all. I expect I could have gessoed over them but I didn't.
Here's a flip through my journal.
I bought another square journal and I hope to make another one using all the same techniques and principles but using other colours.
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