Friday, February 15, 2013

ATCs for February . . .

Last night was the February "ATC Workshop & Swap", and you could really see the talent flow!  It was the first month of our new dual-theme format, with "Vintage Valentines" and "Mardi Gras Celebration", and everyone created outstanding cards . . . as usual!  Each artist shared their unique styles amid plenty of "ooohs" and "aaahs".

And after the Swap, the fun just kept on going!  Sharon Van Dussen offered last month to share a favorite technique of hers, working with colored pencils and mineral spirits to give your art work the look of using Copic markers.  After a quick rundown and how-to on the technique, she even provided everyone with materials for a hands-on demo!  Thank you Sharon for sharing this great . . . yet simple & inexpensive . . . technique.

Overall, it was another fun evening overflowing with artistic talent.  It's always amazing to see what everyone comes up with!

TOP ROW:  "Mardi Gras Mask", Kristen Johnston; "Vintage Valentine ", Jeanette Lee;
"Mardi Gras", Charlotte Fern; "My Love", Terri Durst
MIDDLE ROW: "Be Mine", Sharon Van Dussen; "Love to My Valentine", Cheryl Wildman; "Mardi Gras Beads", Mimi Lawrence; "Vintage Valentine", Deborah Schinzel;

"Mardi Gras Mini Quilt", Charmaine Conway
BOTTOM ROW: "Let the Good Times Roll!", Lyla Hagerty; "Vintage Valentine", Janis Bush;

"Key to My Glass Heart", Nicole Durst; "Love", Donna Anderson
Come in & check out these & all of the fantastic works of art

in our ever expanding "ATC Gallery"!
For those who missed last night's workshop, make your plans now to join in the fun next month.  Mark your calendars & save the date . . . Thursday, March 14th . . . when the monthly themes will be "Your Favorite Color (mono- chromatic)" or "Black & White" Start “thinking big in a small way" and we'll see you then at this fun NO COST workshop.  From experienced to novice . . . you’ll definitely want to see what it’s all about for yourself!  Just create 12 ATCs using the monthly themes . . . all the same or each one different . . . then come and share with others in a true workshop atmosphere. Or just come and see what's going on with other artists, ask questions, share information, have fun, and become inspired!

Remember to save the date . . .
the second Thursday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm . . .
we look forward to seeing you there!

And as an added bonus, March is our first "Challenge"!  Challenges are voluntary, and the Challenge for this month will be Artist Trading Blocks (ATBs), also known as "Chunkies".  Create 1 ATB or Chunkie for "Show & Tell" and show off your talents in an exciting 3-D format!  ATBs are sized 2-1/2"x3-1/2"x1-1/2" (a "mini" 2x4 piece of scrap lumber) or 2-1/2"x3-1/2"x3/4".  Chunkies are 4"x4".  Both formats are embellished over-the-top, so be creative and have fun!  Stop in the store if you'd like to see examples of either size or call for more information.  We hope you'll join us!

Upcoming Months -
   April 11th ~ "Bird's Song" or "Steampunk Ladies" *
   May 9th ~ "Vintage Mother's Day" or "Cook's Choice!"
    June 13th ~ "Send in the Clowns" or "Games People Play"
* (Challenge ~ "De-Stash Shoebox"!  More details to follow!)

We look forward to seeing everyone at this fun & exciting NO COST workshop! Call (480) 821-3758 for more details or information and let your imaginations & creative juices flow!
(If you can't make the workshop, but still want to take part in the Swaps, call and let us know.  We'll be your "Swapper"!  We'd still love to have you participate!)

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