Class Field Trip
After our amazing breakfast, served in the barn on checkered table cloths and in MISA mugs, we all got in two cars and followed our fearless leader Michele to the Madeline Island Transfer Station.
Paper, Paper, Paper
Michele is a local weaver who has lived on the Island for 37 years–she came for a weekend vacation from the Twin Cities and never went back. Yesterday afternoon when we were in a paper painting frenzy, Michele told us that the local dump (which really isn’t a dump, it’s a transfer station, because all the trash from Madeline Island gets transferred to the mainland) has endless amounts of old books. We do love old book pages in collage, and we love recycling.
One Man’s Trash…
Our fearless leader jumped right into the book box depository and wasted no time digging in. Michele was handing books out to the rest of the group for their review. Rebecca almost fell into the box with Michele, she was leaning so far over into the box from the 5-gallon drum she was standing on.
I had the camera, ooh-ing and ahhh-ing over the textures, and colors, and imagery all around. I put Sara on picking out books for me. Thank you!
Renée found a plant stand on wheels that she couldn’t live without. Yes, it’s a deviation from the paper caper that brought us there, but Renée is driving–that’s a free ticket to hoarding right there.
My treasure was the opportunity to get up close and focus my lens on some interesting textures and colors. I hope you might enjoy the beauty I saw in the details.
for being a part of
My Art Journey,
Italy 2017 Retreat!