Thursday, February 25, 2010

April Art Meetup

Hello Ladies:

Tuesday, April 13th at 10am we will be gathering to work on altering a book. This should be fun because you can use all kinds of media when you alter a book.

If you don't feel this is the project for you, come away and make something from my stash!

What to bring:

A BOOK, this can be a kids book or a novel. I have shown examples of what I am using below. In my case, I wanted to make a book about my family so I picked the book ROOTS so I could use the printing as part of my book.

Your book can be about SOMETHING personal or just a book to alter and play with different techniques. You can paint, collage, sew, journal and mored!

Please note: slicker pages are not recommended for altering. You can get a hard bound book at 99 cent store, Big Lots $2 or thrift store OR Elena has offered a Readers Digest book for those that can't figure out how or where to get a book. If you want her to bring one for you, email me.

EXACTO KNIFE or BOX CUTTER - If you wish to cut a niche in your book, this is something you will need to bring.

Here's some examples of my book just as an idea of what we will be doing.

It will be fun, if you have any questions, email me. Can't wait :}

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January Art Meetup

Okay, so I really said we wouldn't start art meetups til February but thought I would invite friends over for some advice to finish up decorating and furniture placement of new studio.

Unfortunately things happen but, hey that is life and we can't be everywhere all the time.

Feel no guilt, Art Meetup is NOT a JOB it is a way to get together and share with friends WHEN IT WORKS FOR YOU.

Kat and June came over and even my friend Bonnie M. came by to check out the room.

Hey it only takes one or two and we are creating!

June, a little new to altering wanted to make a birthday card for her friend Helen so she grabbed some stuff and went to it. Kat and I "offered" suggestions and she was off and running. "What? you want me to rip the paper?" What? You want to put ink on the edges?" I guess it used to seem silly but now it's like a way of life. ha ha

Here's her card (plaque) for her friend Helen. I think she has potential to be a BIG paper ripper and see more good creations from Junie in the future. What do you think? (double click on picture to see closeup)

Kat made a artsy card in remembrance of Marilyn Monroe being inspired from some Marilyn playing cards I had. It turned out fabulous, darling don't you think so?

February Art Meetup will be a another chance for us to all get together and CREATE! Yay! Since Maryam is pregnant and having some issues with smells, I thought we might want to work with our hands to create but leave the gel, paint and fumes behind.

We're going to create these fun button flowers. I know each one of you will add your own twist to them and come up with wonderful bouquets. Just think how cute these would be on ATC cards, scrapbook pages, altered art.

February Art Meetup is Tuesday, February 9th 10am. I'll be sending out a reminder when the time nears.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year, New Art?

Happy New Year My Dear Friends,
It’s time to put away the Holiday decorations and grab a paint brush or gel medium, etc. and help Jackie finish up her art studio.

The studio still needs a few finishing touches but probably always will. One thing I noticed is it’s lack of art by my friends.

So, I am asking you to come over on Tuesday, January 12 around 10ish and pick your pallet and leave me a piece of you in your art. I have walls; I have inside cabinet doors, bottoms of folding chairs, secret hiding places begging for your art.

Don’t bring a thing, use all my STUFF. Come and play and check out what our February Art Meet up project will be.

Let me know you'll be there! Email me

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Art Meetup for September

Well there is just so much going on around San Diego that this will be our last meetup until February 2010 whew...seems like a long way off but if how the last few months have whizzed by is any indication.....we'll be back and creating soon.

Here are a few pics of what my creative friends did.

Merry Christmas :}

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What We Did at the August Meetup

We came together and wow'ed ourselves with our shrine creations. Everyone is so creative and comes up with something so fun.

My friend, June wasn't sure she would be able to make a box but came up with the idea of a "Money Box" kinda like a wish box to bring wealth and happiness into your life. She did a great job.

No one should be afraid to explore altering because each of us have a view of what we consider art and we can all be creative..............none of us should be afraid to create.

Bet brought her "Demented Cat". She was inspired by another piece of art she found on the net and darn if she didn't make her own little Demented toy.....darling.....I think Michael DeMeng would be proud :}

She proceeded to make her little Christmas shrine and put a music box turn key player in it.....soooo great.

Wish I could take better pics but you get the idea.........go forth and CREATE.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Let the Christmas Book Begin

We were all a buzz here on Tuesday, July 14th. Kat brought the paper bags, everyone brought something to share and we all dug in and sorted out paper and pieces to start our Christmas Paper Bag book.

I think we all got a good jump on the book and will come back in September to complete. I know I have heard from a few that they are busy working on their books at home enjoying the vintage christmas look.

2 new artists came to play. Welcome June and Chris.

Here's some pics to give you the flavor.

I mentioned people brought different things to share: Kat the bags, Bet lovely vintage magazines and more, Sally scads of paper and a CD of vintage empherma, Elena paper and acetates, Maryam planned ahead and left us a box of lovelies, If I missed you sorry, if you didn't bring anything don't'll get your turn :} Jane made a little kit for each of us to make a Christmas ornament maybe to place in or on the book. Very cute....thanks Jane.