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