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Monday, October 5, 2009

The countdown to the Starving Artist Playground BEGINS!

It may seem like a small thing, just gather up a few supplies....head over to a friends house....and PLAY! To some extent that is true....but for an instructor...there is soooo much prep work that needs to be done to ensure a successful class.
Here's Jana Ewy's story as she prepares for the retreat:

Getting ready for my Fracture & Fusion playshops was quite a job. Just look at this pile of Friendly plastic cut into perfect 1/4" strips. I wanted to make sure everyone would have enough time to really get the hang of the F&F, so I thought I would pre cut all the plastic into strips for them. It may take a week for my hands to recover. What was I thinking. I need to get a special die made, to make this process a little easier.

You can never have too many colored sheets to choose from, so I decided to lay out a few color coordinated strips in order to created a few F&F sheets to go along with the sheets my playmates will be creating.

Of course... once the all the strips were layed out I had to fuse them together. Can you tell I haven't taught in a really long time? Here I am practically making the projects for them. I have a hard time knowing when to stop. The truth is... I am really excited to teach again and I want everyone to be successful. So maybe I am doing a little too much. All the kits are make up and have been shipped off to Jen's house. I can't wait to see what the results will be and to share them you. I am sure there will be a lot of blogging going on, so be sure to check back here... and on the Friendly Plastic blog.



Joanne said...

The kits look wonderful....... I would so like to be there with you but am sure you will keep us up to date as you go along.


Jana Ewy said...

Joanne, I hope this is the first of many Friendly Plastic retreats to come. And I think we need to spread them around the world.


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