Friday, May 29, 2015

Pick A Card, Any Card . . .

May's monthly "ATC Workshop & Swap" was another fine example of how different artists view the same topics when they put their creative and artistic juices to work!  With themes of "House of Blues", "Simply Folded"*, "Sexy Robots", or "Cook's Choice ~ Use of Stencil(s)" to choose from, each person's artistic talents and skills went into overdrive and the final results shone!  Just take a look for yourself!
* start with 3.5"x5" & fold to ATC size
TOP ROW: "House of Blue", Nicole Gibson-Rice; "Pick A Number", Charmaine Conway;
"G is for Giraffe!", Terri Durst; "House of Blues", Lylia Hagerty; "By the Sea", Nicole Durst
MIDDLE ROW: "E is for Elephant!", Terri Durst"Dragonfly Sparkle", Jean Hamrick;
"Nights in White Satin", Charlotte Fern; "Weeds", Shiela Rose
BOTTOM ROW: "Blues Brothers", Deb Schinzel"Fern Leaves", Jeanette Lee;
"Queen Bee", Jessica Tucker
Stop by for a visit to check out these & all of the fantastic
mini works of art in our ever expanding "ATC Gallery"!

If you missed the fun this month, join us next month on Thursday, June 11th, when the themes will be "The Summer of (Year)", "Watercolor Landscapes", "Dogs in Shakespearean Costumes", and "Cook's Choice ~ Anything Goes!".  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 couldn't be any more 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!
Watch for the results in an upcoming post for this month's "Challenge" where everyone created "Altered Bottles"!  We're sure you'll agree that the outcome is absolutely amazing!  Each Challenge is voluntary and the "rules" are really very easy ~  anyone in the group can suggest a Challenge and everyone who participates creates 1 Challenge Item for "Show & Tell" using everyday mixed media materials . . . embellishments, paints, papers, stencils, whatever strikes your fancy! . . . then shares their finished art piece with the group.  What could be easier . . . or more fun?

Upcoming Month's Themes -
   June 11th ~ "The Summer of (Year)", "Watercolor Landscapes","Dogs in
       Shakespearean Costumes", or "Cook's Choice - Anything Goes!"
   July 9th ~ "Queen of Art", "My Sewing Room", "Gothic Crows" or
       "Cook's Choice - Use of Wood"
   August 13th ~ "Pups in Cups", "Optical Illusions", "Fairy Tales &
      Folklore" or "Cook's Choice - Use of Recycled Material(s)"
   September 10th ~ "Geometric Shapes", "Fun & Funky Cats", "Children's
     Literature Characters", or "Cook's Choice - Anything Goes!"

Call (480) 821-3758 for more details or information if you'd like to join us for this fun & exciting NO COST Workshop . . . let your imaginations & creative juices flow!

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