Above is a snapshot of the September 26, 2010 sunrise in Billings, Montana. My early morning walk readied me for an inspiring second workshop day with 22 students at the ACEC. Below are more luminous pages from the work they completed that day. Please click on the images for a larger view. To see more of this group's work, please review my previous posts.
Kate Stanko's studies on the left included rocks, which was appropriate because the ACEC site is a former gravel quarry. The site is well represented by her nice collection of varied pages.
One student (write to me if you did this work, please!) was especially inspired by the flora collected from the grounds (on the right).
On the left, Diana McDonough's pages and case demonstrate how much a person can complete in two days' time. She and her 21 classmates fully engaged with the exercises.
Jean Fleming-Mazur's sketches on the right show expressive (and impressive) pen and ink skill while her use of color livened up her 3-square page.
Deb Parsons-Menke's final collection of pages on the left show numerous layouts featuring beautiful sketches of the local flora, a quick sketch and a full-page landscape watercolor. Her reflective writing done on the small prairie was a favorite activity of the weekend.
Judy Swoboda's softly painted case, on the right, was puncuated by the deep color of a sumac leaf rendered on the band.
To my students: I was able to photograph quite a few, but not all of your journal pages. If your work is not represented, it is only because my efforts were not fully systematic, not because your artwork wasn't deserving of being represented. Also, please let me know if I have miscredited any artwork. Thank you.