Here is Joanne (from upstate New York) leading Day One of the two day workshop on "Whimsical Watercolor and Fonts" at The Villages. FAST PACED would be an understatement!! Some samples of her folded books are on the table. I think we are headed that way for Thursday!
This is just a small portion of the day...wow, it went so fast. Beginning to focus on some of the variations of your own handwriting that one can practice.
If you look back at the first photo of Joanne you see her holding a fold out booklet (4 parts) that are just plain silly fun. The theme is a warm-up helping to relax and get into the mood of a "second grader". A time in our lives when we were up for most anything and still thought of ourselves as artists. The theme was just wild and crazy dresses for the 2nd grader in us. And a chance to play not only with wet watercolor washes but Tombow pens in wet washes.
Hard to show here but this is a simple inexpensive composition notebook (like $2-3) from office supply that each of us creating to hold "work samples". The pages are thickened by using Washi Tape to "bind together" three- four pages thus making it relatively stable.
So on to day two...wish me luck.