Art Inspiration

Feb 19, 2014

Spring Fling Swap

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 with any questions.


Feb 15, 2014

Art Night - March 7th - Reminder

Next Art Night is set for :

                          Date:    Friday. March 7th

                          Time:    6:00 - 8:30

                          Place:    Watervliet Public Library

                                        1501 Broadway

                                        Watervliet, NY 
                           Fee:    $15.00  (to be prepaid by March 3 to Doris)

Please let me know if you are attending by February 26th.

Project:  More Fun with Dyan Reaveley's

 Dylusions Sprays, Stamps and Stencels  

            If you already have a journal you want to use that's ok, but it should be able to take a lot of water, paint and different type of medium. I use Dyan Reaveley's Art Journal by Dylussions. I like this journal best because it takes all kinds of abuse. It can be purchased online through Amazon, Ranger or most online scrapbooking stores that sell Ranger products.

note:  we will be using this (a) journal for many of the projects in the future also for our Art Nights.

You can see samples of Dyans work on the Ranger website or go to Pinterest and search Dyan Reaveley 

Supply List

                 double sided adhesive
                 3 in one glue,
                 water spay bottle
                 Archival Ink (Black)
                 Tim Holtz  BLACK SOOT Stein and Paint   
                 assorted stamp blocks  (I have some you can use)
                  1 roll of paper towels 
                  heat gun
                  craft mat to work on
                  baby wipes
                  water bursh


  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

Earn Your Wings!


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"!

A Heart-full Gathering

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.

Yummy cupcakes!

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!

Winter Wonder Swap

Sharing the delightful winter wonders that were swapped.






Great saying!











Maura's (all variations on this)


Enjoying the wonders of winter, while looking for that invincible summer! Thanks for playing ladies!

Feb 1, 2014

Valentine's Tag Swap Reminder

Miriam asked me to post this reminder:

Valentine's Day Swap
2 for 2 #8 tags with a Valentine theme 
due her by Feb. 7th.  
If you are planning to attend Janice & Mary's gathering, you can bring them with you and give them to her then. If you are not attending the gathering and still want to participate you can mail them to her.  
Please remember to bring/include a postage paid, addressed, stamped bubble mailer to return your tags.  
The original post of this swap was on January 3rd on this blog.  
Please let her know if you are planning to play……
Miriam thanks you ;-}