The assignment for this workshop was to come prepared with black and white and some color prints of the medieval period including castles, turrets, ancient calligraphy, illumination, architecture, gothic windows & doors, medieval gardens....you get it. We also brought our favorite acrylic paint, gesso and a variety of brushes as well as any favorite things we would want to incorporate into this project. With these, we created a collage that we then turned into a medieval manuscript book. This is the mostly finished collage, since taking these pictures I did more work on it to embed the pictures into the background better and add glimmer mist and gold highlights:
Below is a couple of views of the interior pages:
It was a truly inspiring day and I encourage all who have an opportunity to take a workshop with Lynne to not pass up the opportunity, you will not be disappointed! This workshop was filled with so many amazing and talented women. I was so intent on working on my project that I missed the opportunity to take pictures of the workshop itself. Susan Sager Brown has a wonderful blog entry about Lynne's workshop and I encourage you to visit her blog to read further about it. I have linked her blog entry - just click on her name! Susan has pictures of the work she did on her amazing piece and while you are there, check out her artwork!