Hello and welcome to my visual sketchbook: to log all the art ventures I immerse myself in. Snippets of my work can be found on here along with classes I teach, exhibitions I am inspired by and anything that generally makes me smile.

Please beware I am not the best and 'once in a blue moons' are plentiful here. Have fun looking and feel free to drop me a line with your comments. You can if you so wish follow me on Facebook Angela Lai Yen - Printmaker and Textile Artist.

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17 February, 2011

Crafty year ahead............

Well time certainly goes by quickily when you are having fun and creating lots. This year I am determined to take part in even more crafty adventures, if thats possible, along with getting back into the print studio.
In January, I learnt how to make a patchwork quilt at Millie Moon with our own Caroline Francis-Payne. It felt lovely to be on the other side and get taught, and even though my quilt is not completely finished I had an absolutely lovely day. With all the tea, bright fabric and lovely chatter I found I could not stop smiling!!
This month I am being taught how to book bind by Kate Bernstein and I am having a ball:) Kate is a book artist who uses traditional methods to push the boundaries of the 'book.' I'm soaking in all the basics and I even find myself wigglying any paper I come into contact with just so I can say 'the grain is running this way.' Am I mad, lol. Today I finally managed to conquer corners. Okay, some of them are still fat but at least I can do them now.
Watch this space.......