Pam won a workshop for three in the silent auction at the Y-18 AIGA Conference she attended earlier this year. Amy Levine from Visual Asylum ran the workshop. Once she introduced the process and modeled it for us we were free to go. Amy was so helpful and generous with her time, advice, input and inks.
Kadee created notebooks with tiny drawings and beautiful words. Pam layered her work, a drawing of a Duran Duran inspired woman and big red heart. I knew from the moment I heard the line in the Mumford & Sons song I Will Wait that that line would be my inspiration.
The day was golden from the moment Pam and Kadee picked me up. We stopped for lunch, it was delicious and we chatted away. I needed some caffeine, the wait was long, no one minded. We arrived early, found easy parking and the sisters got tea. Amy greeted us with a smile at the entrance of the building and the workshop began. We collaborated, learned and gushed over one another’s creations. Eventually it was time to go, we honestly could’ve stayed all night if we had more items to print onto and Amy wouldn’t mind us camping out in her studio. We packed up and walked to Extraordinary Desserts for dessert of course….perfect.
The quote from Into the Wild’s Christopher McCandless came to me last night as I fell asleep thinking about the day, Happiness only real when shared. Yes, it truly is.