Wednesday, January 15, 2014

ATCs Galore!

WHEW!  It's hard to believe that another year has passed, but here we are into 2014!  Even though it's a new year, though, the "ATC Workshop & Swap" is still going strong with a fantastic group of artists who are always anxious to share their talents.  And last Thursday evening was another great example of what extremely talented artists will create when thinking big in a small way!  With the new format of having 4 categories/themes to choose from, it was obvious just how talented this group of artists really is, and as usual, we definitely weren't disappointed with the results.  With themes of "Ladies Shoes", "Recipes on ATCs", "Yin & Yang", or "Femme Fatale" to pick from, each card was truly a work of art . . . just take a look for yourself!  Better yet, if you haven't already paid a visit to our expanding ATC Gallery, stop in and check it out because this is an absolute must-do as photos just cannot do justice to these fantastic mini works of art!

TOP ROW:  "Victorian Slippers", Nicole Gibson-Rice;
"Yin & Yang", Deborah Schinzel; "Femme Fatale"; Charlotte Fern
MIDDLE ROW:  "Femme Fatale Avec Des Chaussures" (Lady in Shoes), Lylia Hagerty;
"Ruby Red", Nicole Durst; "Ladies Shoes", Kristen Johnston
BOTTOM ROW: "Shoe Sale!", Terri Durst; "Ima Badwunn", Charmaine Conway
Stop by & check out these & all of the fantastic works of art
in our ever expanding "ATC Gallery"!

For those who missed this month's Workshop, make your plans now to join in the fun next month.  Mark your calendars & save the date . . . Thursday, February 13th . . . when the monthly themes will be . . . "Victorian Ladies", "Marie Antoinette", "Key to My Heart", or "Flappers & Gangsters".  Pick just 1, or mix-and-match from 2, 3, or all 4 categories, but 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 (keeping 1 for yourself & bringing 11 to the Swap) . . . all the same or each one different . . . then come and share with others in a true workshop atmosphere. Or just stop in 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!
The group is growing, but there's always room for more!

Don't forget to watch next month for the results of our next "Challenge" for the New Year ~ creating an "Altered Postcard"!   Each Challenge is voluntary and the "rules" are easy ~  for everyone who takes part, create 1 Challenge Item for "Show & Tell" using everyday mixed media materials . . . embellishments, paints, papers, stencils . . . whatever strikes your fancy!  The outcome is sure to be amazing so stay tuned!  And be sure to watch for the results of this month's Challenge,"Fascinator Hats", in an upcoming post soon to follow!

Upcoming Month's Themes -
   February 13th ~ "Victorian Ladies", "Marie Antoinette",
        "Key to My Heart", or "Flappers & Gangsters"
   March 13th ~ "Celtic/Ireland", "Paris in the Springtime",
       "Collage or Mixed Media", or "Cook's Choice - ATC Pockets"*
   April 10th ~ "Art Deco", "Favorite Animals", "Complimentary
       Colors", or "Busy Bees"
*ATC is a pocket or has a pocket with insert for ticket, tag, picture, etc.

If you'd like to join us 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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