a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

November 2019

Taken At Whispering Woodlands

Taken At Whispering Woodlands


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My sincere appology. The email update sent on Aug 26 still had the old date of October for Pamela Paulsrud's Lifelines listed. My mistake, her program had been rescheduled for Sat./Sun. November 2nd & 3rd. I hope this has not caused any problems for you. 











Lifelines  Pamela Paulsrud


In this class, we will investigate and incorporate

the underpinnings of the hidden laws of nature,

sacred geometry - exploring these forms and

synthesizing the linear with the artistic

aspect of pattern and beauty. 


Step by step we'll design a template

from which to springboard to create

a portfolio of our own unique expression.


A compass, straight edge and a variety

of tools for writing and calculating forms

will be paired with graphite, ink and watercolor.


Music, meditation, sound and silence

will accompany us as we wead our way

through a series of exercises exploring

the tempo and voice of our unique line

- story, script, gesture and mark -

developing flow - letting go of the familiar

long enough to greet the unexpected.   

                                                       Pamela Paulsrud

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Lifelines  Pamela Paulsrud

Due to an un-anticipated surgery, Pam needs to reschedule this workshop.

The new dates are Saturday & Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd, 2019. 

Please join me in wishing Pam a speedy recovery. 

Sat. & Sun., November 2 & 3,  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  $325/$20 materials

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Paired Needle Binding
Handmade Paper Embedded Collage Cover

Paired Needle Bindings

Paired Needle


Paired Needle Book Structure
It just sounds difficult, not really so hard, but it gives you bragging rights! You will be sure to impress your friends or family with your bookmaking skills when you show them this creation. An exposed stitching design on the spine of the book resembles a herringbone pattern.  This book is designed to lie flat when open which allows for ease in drawing or writing. Makes a great gift! Previous book making is recommended, but not required. Minimal supplies are necessary to continue making beautiful books at home. 
Sat. Nov 9,  1 - 4:30 p.m.   $70/$10 materials  

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Suminagashi Samples





SUMINAGASHI FLOATING INKS  Off Site program, held at Olbrich Gardens

Suminagashi or "floating ink" is the process of marbling plain, thin Japanese paper with water and ink. Learn how to make this decorative paper technique that can be used in bookmaking, scrapbooking, journals, card making, and more. Minimal supplies are necessary, so it is easy for you make marbled paper at home. Some supplies provided; a supply list will be provided. 

Youth Ages Accepted: Ages 15 & up

Instructor: Jackie Hefty, Whispering Woodlands 

Sunday, November 17, 1-4 p.m. 

Registration deadline: November 8

Cost: $87/$70 member | Course Number: 21-39








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