Glorious Geninne

I had the good fortune recently of attending a wonderful workshop with the very talented and inspiring Geninne D. Zlatkis. The focus of the workshop was making hand-carved stamps.

IMG_5870 Geninne's workshop
(photo by Margie Oomen)

IMG_5863 Geninne's workshop

considering what to stamp on his egg
(photo by Margie Oomen)

We also picked up some valuable watercolour tips from the master.

Geninne's workshop 6
(photo by Margie Oomen)

The highlight of the workshop was of course, the people.
Geninne's workshop 2

Geninne was an encouraging and inspiring teacher with a warm, open spirit. It was such a pleasure learning from her, and working alongside a roomful of beautiful, creative women. And I also got to see Margie and Arounna again, and meet the incredibly sweet Sonia all the way from France. What a treat!

The centre tag with the ginko leaf design is one of my favourites. The beautiful crocheted-covered stones are by Margie. Wouldn't a crocheted stone workshop with Margie be AMAZING? (hint hint)
Geninne's workshop

The workshop itself was held at Bookhou, a beautiful store on Queen street in Toronto.

before the creative crowd
(photo by Margie Oomen)
As you can see, the workspace was all decked out with beautiful flowers, and inspiring art from the Winged Migration show. We were also treated to a gourmet lunch (had the BEST butter tarts EVER). Hard not to be inspired in such a place! If you get a chance, I highly recommend a Bookhou workshop, or just pop by the shop for a gander. It's well worth the trip!