Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Art Comes in All Sizes . . .

Once again, our monthly "ATC Workshop & Swap" held last Thursday evening was another great example of what extremely talented artists will create when thinking big in a small way!  With themes of "Celtic/Ireland", "Paris in the Springtime", "Collage or Mixed Media", or "Cook's Choice - ATC Pockets"* to pick from, it was obvious just how talented . . . not to mention clever! . . . these artists really are, and as usual, we definitely weren't disappointed with the results.  With four fun themes to choose from, each card was unique and full of creative spirit . . . just 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.  Along the lines of the Museum of Art at the Smithsonian, it's an absolute must-do because photos just cannot do justice to these amazing mini works of art!
*ATC is a pocket or has a pocket with insert for ticket, tag, picture, etc.
TOP ROW:  "Springtime in Paris", Kristen Johnston; "My New Dress", Lylia Hagerty; "Leftovers"; Deb Schinzel; "Paris in the Springtime", Nicole Gibson-Rice
MIDDLE ROW:  "Tickets to Marilyn", Charlotte Fern; "Wearing of the Green", Mimi Lawrence; "Paris in Spring (watercolor)", Jeanette Lee
BOTTOM ROW: "Words . . .", Charmaine Conway; "Bike Ride in the Park", Nicole Durst;
"Never Trust a Leprechaun!", Terri Durst
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 plans now to join in the fun next month . . . Thursday, April 10th . . . when the monthly themes will be "Art Deco", "Favorite Animals", "Complimentary Colors", or "Busy Bees".  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 ~ "Paper Doll Easter Bunnies!".  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 Objects", in an upcoming post!

Upcoming Month's Themes -
   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!"

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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