Yesterday I had the pleasure of teaching the Copper Hand Map project from my book, Personal Geographies.
The class was at Two Hands Paperie in Boulder, Colorado. I love that place and everyone who works there. There is a table in the back of the shop, surrounded by paper/book/printing goodness that seats about 8, so they limit the class size to 6. Nice, to be hanging with six lovelies on a Sunday.
Three of them, Amy, Ann and Kim, I knew and was happy to see. Rick and Cindy were married, and were not artists or crafters by their own descriptions, they just wanted to try this after seeing the sample in the store. The last, Annie, has been coming to classes there of late and wanted to try this too.
Each of them traced their hands or brought a tracing of a loved one’s hand. We made lists: of important places, activities, people and relationships. We talked about who has “held” our hand and what that meant to us. Then we set about carving copper, adding patina and paint.
Here are the results.
At the end of the day I am happier than anyone in the class, so proud and impressed with the people who show up. This is why I do what I do. Thanks for watching.
This class will be offered again Sunday, Mar 9, 2014, 12:30-4:30pm at Two Hands Paperie.