Saturday, August 14, 2010
Visual Journaling in a Braille Bible
About three years ago I saw an article in Sommerset Studio about doing visual journaling in a Braille Bible. Holy Smokes! A Braille Bible? The pages were beautiful and I remember going onto e-bay and buying a Bible to use sometime in the future. Fast forward a couple of years. I got invited to join the Portland Art Collective. Guess who is a member of PAC? Yep, Donna Bauermiller, the Braille Bible artist! Fast forward again. Donna mentioned at a PAC meeting a couple of months ago that she would be teaching a class on visual journaling techniques using Braille books. I immediately signed up (and got into the sold out class). Last Sunday was the class. It was held at an art store that I have been wanting to visit, Art on a Lark in Hillsboro, so I not only got to visit the store, but I also got to take a class from Donna. The four-hour class flew by way too quickly. Donna is a very talented artist and an excellent teacher. She took care of every detail, from a creative and informative class packet, to extra supplies, to detailed demos. I wasn't sure how much I would learn as I've taken so many classes on visual journaling and I teach classes myself, but I was blown away by four very specific techniques that I wasn't familiar with and am excited to incorporate into my repertoire of techniques. Wow, what a lot of chatter. Let's see some photos.
Donna had great handouts.
My pages in process:
Donna doing demos:
I'm anxious and excited to keep going in my Braille Bible!