Monthly Archives: June 2009

Pop-Ups in Durango, Colorado

Durango, ColoradoDurango Pop-up Class


This past weekend was highlighted by a wild west pop-up workshop in Durango, Colorado. The beautiful mountainous setting inspired lots of landscape images, along with many purely sculptural pop-up scenes. Eleven students spent two days in an intensive study of paper engineering structures, and I’m sure many more creations will be designed following the class.

While in Durango, I stayed friends Mary Ellen  and Wendell Long. Mary Ellen is a nationally known paper and book artist who creates wonderful environmental book s that change with the weather and the seasons.

Carol Barton and Mary Ellen LongMary Ellen Long, Writing the Pages

We had a wonderful time looking at her work, seeing a show of fabulous crochet fashions aby Birgitta Bjerke at Fort Lewis College, and enjoying Wendell’s culinary creations.

Birgitta Bjerke in one of her crochet outfits

Exhibit of Brigitta Bjerke's crochet fashions