Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard Workshop!

Yesterday it was confirmed that I’ll be teaching a workshop at one of my favorite places, Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard on July 28th. It’s exciting – and after thinking about it, I decided that a garden journal project would be the perfect thing. Here’s the description I wrote along with some bio info, and there are photos at the bottom of the journal I made this morning while figuring out the workshop details.
So sign up! It’s only $45, even cheaper than my own workshops here at the studio, and there’s a free lunch!


Handcrafted Journals in the Garden
Make your own beautiful journal for garden notes, poems, thoughts and sketches. You’ll put together a twenty page book based on the traditional “chapbook” model with a three-hole hand-sewn spine. You’ll create an original cover collage with textures and images that is an expression of your own unique creativity. Inside the covers, you may attach pockets for additional notes, and you will enhance your book with ribbons and beads. Once you learn this simple technique, you’ll want to make more of these lovely little journals for special gifts. Absolutely no art or drawing skills required, just a creative spirit and a love of one-of-a-kind handcrafted treasures!
Lyn Belisle is a San Antonio artist and designer whose popular workshops include collage, mixed media and earthenware. Her mixed-media artwork is shown in galleries in San Antonio and Colorado. She was a national finalist for Artisan of the Year 2011 in Cloth, Paper, Scissorsmagazine. She taught art for 35 years in public school and now teaches graphic design at Trinity University. Lyn loves helping people discover their own amazing creativity. 

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