As the title of the blog indicates the only colour used in the whole workshop was the colour blue. Firstly we dyed several of our pages with textile dye in graduations. The subsequent days consisted of ideas and techniques, demonstrated by Massimo, that we could use to fill the pages. Massimo has a beautiful sense of large sweeping calligraphic marks combined with tiny exquisite letters. I really wanted my pages to be individual and went with nearly filling up all the available space. Massimo also suggested that we make the book before we fill the pages with calligraphy. I did this initially and then undid the book, added the calligraphic marks and resewed the book. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire workshop.
To make my pages I used calligraphy, mark making, etchings, prints, marbling, collographs, origami, and collage.
I tried to make each page a mini work of art, and as a consequence it is now three months later and is not yet completed.