Marbling’s beginning centuries ago was rooted in secrecy. Initially, its practice was limited to royalty and religious figureheads in Japan. As it became a trade in the Middle East and Europe, master marblers were reluctant to share techniques and formulas in order to protect their source of income.
Fast forward to today, when the cloak of secrecy surrounding the art form could not be more transparent. Today’s marblers are incredibly generous with their knowledge. And I mean incredibly generous. I am very lucky to humbly stand in a circle of artists who have peeled back the layers of marbling, who have taken the hits and the challenges and worked through them, whose curiosity and willingness to explore have raised the art form’s bar…and then shared with me all that they know. This is especially true of three very important teachers on my marbling path ~ Tom Leech, Pat K. Thomas, and Elin Noble ~ as well as the extraordinary talent found in the Yahoo Marbling Group. Had it not been for all of them, I may have given up on marbling altogether when my first paint didn’t float. But I didn’t. And marbling changed my life.
In honor of these wonderful folks, I am giving away 5 spots in my Clouds on Water intro-to-marbling eCourse which starts on June 8.
To enter, simply leave a comment below letting me know who you are and why you would love to learn how to marble. Feel free to also nominate someone who has had a significant impact on your life, who has been as generous with their wisdom and sage advice as my community has ~ a teacher, mentor, friend, advisor, family member, neighbor ~ and they will be eligible to win too!
I will announce the winners on June 4.