Nov 24, 2014
Michele and Sue hosted a wonderful gathering at Michele's home on Friday past - thank you Michele and Sue...everything was delightful and we missed everyone that could not participate!
As promised, those in attendance at Michele's - Donna, Melissa [Donna's daughter and newest member to our little group], Maura, Miriam, Sue, Michele and me - discussed the upcoming new year and where did we want this group to go….I had input from Lori, Mary, Janice and Peggy that I shared.
One recommendation we had was to have a "purpose" for our group, along with the social part, to maybe participate Art Abandonment 2015 or the 1000 Cranes for Hope and Healing project. Another idea was for each gathering someone would host (providing some snacks) and someone different would teache/lead a project (and provide the supplies). There would be a fee for the "class" based on the project. It would be a way to keep us meeting on a regular basis and keep the art new and fresh, as we would always be learning something different. The projects can be as simple or complex as the teacher/leader wants. Another idea was to hold a gathering and everyone bring their own project to do - similar to a crop. This way there is no pressure on anyone come up with a project. All these are great ideas and we can do all of them - and so much more!
What we [everyone at Michele's that is] all thought was, foremost, we wanted to keep the group moving forward. Yes, it is social; yes it is a learning experience at times; at other times it can be a time to get together and share friendship while doing your own thing; yes there will be food or snacks either provided or bring your own - or not; yes you can hold a gathering at Michael's or in your home, or wherever you like. With all that being said, we also decided that we do not need a moderator. Every time there is a gathering someone from the group will pick a time and place to host the next gathering - or one in the future. If you would like to do a holiday or summer, just say that's the one I want. If you only want to host, that's fine, someone else can choose to show a project to do, or repeat an old one….or, again, we can just have a gathering and bring your own project to do. We felt that if we keep it simple and not have to many guidelines it may just work out. However, everyone should step up to the plate and host a gathering or project….there are many of us in the group who would be willing to help if someone is unsure of a project, theme, or whatever. There is a wealth of talent among us and all are willing to share.
Miriam and I will be hosting the next gathering in honor of Valentine's Day….date, time and place will be announced soon. If there is a fee, we will also let you know. At this gathering will we again discuss our group's new plan for the upcoming year - any input will be greatly appreciated by all. We even discussed hosting our own, small, intimate, crop and may even have a place to hold it….we were all excited for the coming year and hope you will be, too!
As Maura's previous post said, we will not be using Facebook, Yahoo or the Blog any longer. We ask you to send either Maura or I an email so we can compile a list of active members with their email address. We will then share this information with the group. When we need to contact each other, it will be strictly through emails….as soon as we can get the list up and running. So please, if you want to be an active member, send one of us your email address.
Any questions contact anyone of us who was at Michele's - wishing everyone a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving . . .
Thanks and have a wonderful holiday season!
Nov 18, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
We hope you all enjoy your Halloween and hope to see you at the next one!
Oct 13, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
Have Fun Creating...
Hope you can join us.
Michele Johnson and Sue Black
Sep 5, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
Now that I have you thinking about the season that is upon us ...
There will be food (to be decided)
drinks, and Autumn themed projects.
Please RSVP as soon as possible
and mail the Gathering Fee of $20.00
Thank you Doris
Jul 20, 2014
I'm calling it SEASONS ....
Create four (4) little pieces of art 4x4's one for each season summer, fall, winter, spring. This will give you more space to create. (Create 4 get 4).
Requirements use papers, inks, ribbons and your imagination have fun with it.
This swap will be due to me Friday August 29.
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 9, 2014
- Glue stick, 3-n-1 glue, tape runner or double sided tape
- Tim Holtz Scissors [if you do not have them, we will have ours on hand] and a regular pair of scissors [for cutting paper]
- Distress ink to "dirty-up" edges of paper
- If your changing the theme on your picket fences, please bring whatever it is you want to use to alter the fence
- One of the projects is Tim "Holtzy" - if you have favorite Tim stamps, you can also bring them.
- Black Ink Pad
- IF I HAVE FORGOTTEN ANYTHING I WILL SEND AN EMAIL!!!!!
Jun 4, 2014
Jun 3, 2014
I have heard from Doris, Janice, Maura,
Lori, Sue, Peggy, Donna & her daughter.
Miriam has created -
We will be altering a white picket fence with fairies, flowers,
banners and bling [this fence is not quite finished], etc. Please read
previous post for additional ideas for your fence!
Please remember to bring your altered
light bulb & angel wings
for "show & tell" . . .
I will update with a
supply list next week!
May 22, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
Start with a small box, a block of wood, a tin, cardboard or what ever you have that can be used as a body.
Next add a head, arms, legs, clothes, these can be made from clay, paper, wood, twigs, flowers whatever you have available.
What you are creating is a funny, cute, whimsical doll something that will make you smile maybe even chuckle when you see it finished.
This will be due to me Friday, May 30th. I will make arrangements with you for (local) pick up and delivery so she doesn't have to me mailed. Just let me know when she's ready.
Apr 14, 2014
Day: Friday May 9th.
Time: 5:00 - 8:30 pm
This month we will be working with 3 different Faber Castell Products
Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush
Paper Crafters Crayons
Don't forget to do your homework:
1. Coat a page in your Dylusions Journal with Gel Medium.
2. Place designed tissue paper on page and ad-here with Gel Medium let dry.
3. Paint a light coat of Gesso over tissue paper and let dry.
If you already own any of the products we are using and want to bring them to use.
Any favorite stamps you have along with black ink you might like to use on your project.
Scissors, Water Spray Bottle, Roll of Paper Towels, Heat Gun, Gesso, Modeling/Embossing
Please let me know if you will be joining me for class by April 27th.
Class fee is $15.00 please prepay by April 30th.
Mar 30, 2014
We know that spring has arrived in certain parts of the world, our friends send us photos of their flowers and sunshine, but here in upstate NY, spring has yet to arrive. So, we crafty and creative folk make our own spring, as you can see in the delightful views of spring expressed in our Spring Fling swap.
Thank you for participating in our swap, and I hope these little works of art will bring a bit of that spring feeling into your lives, as we all anticipate it's arrival!
Mar 16, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Time to get some swaps going, and with all of us thinking spring, why not put our thoughts to creating something that represents spring to us. I will leave it up to you as to how you want to express yourselves...tag, ATC, 4x4, flowers, umbrellas, colors, whatever takes your fancy! Make 3, get 3, due to Maura by March 22 so we can celebrate spring!
Contact Maura at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Feb 15, 2014
You can see samples of Dyans work on the Ranger website or go to Pinterest and search Dyan Reaveley
double sided adhesive
3 in one glue,
water spay bottle
Archival Ink (Black)
assorted stamp blocks (I have some you can use)
1 roll of paper towels
craft mat to work on
Note: Please do not go out and buy any of these supply items special for this project, I will have mine available to share with you.
Feb 9, 2014
Get your wings from Miriam, and decorate them in any way you like to bring to Fran and Miriam's Gathering. We will be holding a wing "showing" so you will be taking your wings home with you.
So, be sure to see Miriam to "earn your wings"!
|Delicious Linzer cookies by Janice|
We enjoyed a delightful evening hosted by Mary and Janice - thank you ladies!!! On a cold winter evening, the gathering was a warm and bright place to be. We started with a light repast of mini bbq pork sandwiches, hot drinks, and moved into several delicious desserts...along with the ones pictured, Mary made a traditional flan, which we enjoyed.
We had fun chatting and crafting as you can see. Mary came up with a fun altered matchbox project and Janice put together a pop-up card, all Valentine themed.
Happy, smiling faces....
Fran is sharing her projects...
Janice sharing hers....
Inside of Maura's box...
Thank you again Janice and Mary for a great gathering!
Sharing the delightful winter wonders that were swapped.
Maura's (all variations on this)
Enjoying the wonders of winter, while looking for that invincible summer! Thanks for playing ladies!