Sunday, February 16, 2014

Little Cards Bring Big Results . . .

This month's "ATC Workshop & Swap" was another great example of what extremely talented artists will create when thinking big in a small way!  With themes of "Victorian Ladies", "Marie Antoinette", "Key to My Heart", or "Flappers & Gangsters" to pick from, it was obvious just how talented this group of artists really is, and as usual, we definitely weren't disappointed with the results.  We were also very lucky to have two new visitors join us and look forward to seeing what they share with us next month.  From fabric to rust, each card was absolutely fantastic and full of creative spirit . . . take a look for yourself!  Of course, everything looks better in person, so if you haven't already paid a visit to our expanding ATC Gallery, stop in and check it out.  It's an absolute must-do because photos just cannot do justice to these amazing mini works of art!

TOP ROW:  "Let Them Eat Cake!", Charlotte Fern; "The Key to My Heart is Through the Eye of a Needle", Terri Durst; "The Famous Queen of France"; Nicole Durst
MIDDLE ROW:  "Here's the Key to My Heart", Lylia Hagerty; "Victorian Lady", Jeanette Lee; "Uncage My Heart", Charmaine Conway
BOTTOM ROW: "Marie Antoinette", Nicole Gibson-Rice; "Too Much is Never
Enough!", Deborah Schinzel
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, March 13th . . . when the monthly themes will be . . . "Celtic/Ireland", "Paris in the Springtime", "Collage or Mixed Media", or "Cooks's Choice - ATC Pockets".  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!   It's simple . . . 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!

Be sure to watch next month for the results of our newest "Challenge" where we'll all be creating something from an ordinary object found around the house ~ "Altered Objects".  The outcome is sure to be exciting so stay tuned!  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!  Stay tuned for the results of this month's Challenge,"Altered Postcards", in an upcoming post soon to follow!

Upcoming Month's Themes -
   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"
   May 8th ~ "Oriental Splendor", "Sewing Bee", "Queen for a Day",
       or "Cook's Choice - Use a Stencil or Mask"
   June 12th ~ "Favorite Old Time Movie(s)", "Favorite Old Time TV
      Show(s)", "Zombies or Robots!", or "Ticket, Please!"
*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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