Behind the scenes, we’re busy! I’ve talked with writers, artists, and designers about new workshops to offer in Oaxaca in 2012. I’m happy to say we are in the final planning stages for the following programs:
- Making handmade books and journals with Lisa Gilbert. We’ll go to the paper studio in San Agustin Etla to see the process and buy our journal paper, then learn a variety of bookbinding stitches to put together a travel journal. Coming Summer 2012.
- Silver jewelry making with Brigitte Huet and Ivan Campant of Kand-Art. You will learn how to carve beeswax and use the sling to make a sterling silver jewelry pendant using the ancient pre-Columbian lost wax technique. We’ll have one, two and three-day workshops starting in February 2012.
- Travel writing workshop will be held in March 2012 for about one week. We’ll be based in both Oaxaca city and Teotitlan del Valle. You’ll learn what it takes to write a compelling travel article and get it published. With Carolyn Patten of Portland, Oregon and San Miguel de Allende.