Friday, June 5, 2015

Be Still My Heart . . .

Sit back and relax as we bring you another installment in the series of "The Forgotten Posts" from our monthly "ATC Workshop & Swap" Group Challenges . . .
February is usually known as that time of year for candy and hearts. Yummy chocolates morsels that are stored in cute little heart tins, making the perfect Valentine gift for anyone.  Usually once all the goodness inside these little tins are gone, though, the tin is usually put into the garbage or forgotten.  But what if, as you hold your empty tin in your hands, someone told you to "think creatively"?  What kind of ideas could you come up with for recycling this little gem?  What would you create?  How and where would you start?  That was exactly the Challenge our "ATC Workshop & Swap" Group was given as our Challenge last January.  If you take a look at these tins and take just a minute to "think outside the box", these small containers actually begin to look like a blank canvas, begging for some artistic attention.  We invite you to take a look at some of the amazing and creative results from our extremely talented group of artists . . .

"Arizona Deserts"
Lylia Hagerty
(this month's Challenger)
"Vintage Innocence"
Charlotte Fern
"Pretty in Pink"
Deb Schinzel
"Captured Hearts"
Charmaine Conway
"Remembering Mom"
Jessica Tucker
"Framed Hearts"
Jean Hamrick
"Beaded Beauty"
Terri Durst

A Challenge is simply an idea that any member of the Group offers to the others for creating something unique from an ordinary object that might not otherwise be considered "art". The only "rule" to a Challenge is that anyone who participates creates one item for "Show & Tell" using everyday mixed media materials . . . embellishments, paints, papers, stencils . . . whatever strikes their fancy!  Without any themes or other guidelines to follow, the ultimate goal is to showcase each artist's personality through the type(s) of embellishments, decorations, or techniques used.

Please join us in congratulating and thanking all of these great artists who took part in this Challenge!  We'd love to hear what you think, so please leave us a comment . . . or two! . . . and share your thoughts.  And if you'd like to take part in our monthly "ATC Workshop & Swap" or Challenges, join us the second Thursday evening of each month from 6:00pm-8:00pm and you too can begin to think big in a small way!  No membership required and it's FREE!  Hope to see you there!

Watch for our next Challenge Results ~ Altered French Fry Containers ~
coming soon!

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