Day 14 of #MarchMeetTheMaker: How I learned

I’m a couple of days behind on these posts, so I’m going to try to catch up this weekend, so expect a few more posts from me than usual.

Back on day 2 for “how you started”, I talked about making ceramics and drawing as a little kid and through high school. After that, I studied drawing and painting at @oglethorpeuniv (1985-1987) and @universityofga (1987-1989). I did a tiny bit of ceramic sculpture, a medium bit of painting and a whole lot of drawing! For six months between my junior and senior year, I participated in the @ugacortona studies abroad program in Cortona, Italy (1988). In addition to drawing and painting while in Italy, I also learned some paper making and book binding. My favorites to make were accordion fold books, filled with my drawings. My love of that format continues, as you’ve seen if you’ve been following along!

I’m showing a couple of examples here of accordion fold books that I made in college – 31 years ago, when I was 20! The first one is about an an inch by an inch and a half with a hand drawn snake alphabet inside. The second is 3.5 x 5 inches; the cover is handmade paper and the drawing inside is a montage I drew from photos I took of the main street in Cortona, Via Nationale.
I could probably write 100 pages about my art education, but I’ll leave it at this for now and add more in other posts.



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