Earlier this month, I took a wonderful class at the San Francisco Center for the Book called "Board Book with Layering Techniques" with Marsha Shaw. Marsha was spectacular as an instructor...so encouraging, incredibly talented, and inspiring. You could tell she not only loved teaching, she loved being creative. If you get a chance, check out her website. You'll be dazzled. This is the second class I've taken at the Center and if I lived closer to San Fran I'd take every single class they offered. No kidding. Their facilities are nice, the range of classes they offer keeps students challenged whether you're a professional artist or hobbiest, and students and teachers alike seem to thrive off one another (no sense of competitive one-upping that I've experienced).
Below are some hastily shot photos I took of the board book I made. (Click on the first photo to take you to a slideshow with larger images.)