Thursday, May 12, 2016

Getting Caught Up!

It seems we're a bit behind in posting the results from our monthly "ATC Workshop & Swap" Group for the past few months.  Our apologies go out to all the great artists for this unintentional slight, so without further ado, please take a look!

April ~ Themes "Rainin' Cats & Dogs!", "Momochromatic", "Here Comes the Bride", and "Cook's Choice ~ Use of Watercolors"
TOP ROW: "Lavender Blooms", Charmaine Conway; "Here Comes
the Bride", Lylia Hagerty"Copper 29", Lisa Kristof
BOTTOM ROW: "Wedding Coins", Janis Bush"Watercolor Eyes",
Deb Schinzel; "All in Red", Jean Hamrick

March ~ Themes "Funky Fairy Tales", "Talking Roosters", "I'm Feeling Blue", and "Cook's Choice ~ Anything Goes!"
TOP ROW: "Brilliant Blues", Lylia Hagerty; "Signs of Spring",
Jean Hamrick; "Caged Flight", Jessica Tucker; "Hey Cutie...", Deb Schinzel
BOTTOM ROW: "Talking Rooster", Sheila Rose"Feeling Blue Without
You", Charmaine Conway; "Eat More Beef!", Janis Bush;
"Blue Octopus", Lara Kristof

February ~ Themes "Bubblegum Monsters", "Chubby Unicorns", "Non-Traditional Colored Valentines", and "Cook's Choice ~ Favorite Technique(s)"
TOP ROW: "Wild Hearts", Lara Kristof; "My Prince", Sheila Rose;
"A Valentine of a Different Color", Lylia Hagerty; "Our Hearts Are
Woven Together", Jean Hamrick
BOTTOM ROW: "I'm Crazy for You!", Deb Schinzel"You've Captured
My Heart", Charmaine Conway; "Believe in Yourself", Sylvia Rivera

January ~ Themes "Movie stars From the 40x & 50s", "Bob Dylan Song Lyrics", "50 Shades of Grey", and "Cook's Choice ~ Stenciled Motif(s)"
TOP ROW: "Prettiest Gal at the Ball", Jessica Tucker; "Sniffing
Flowers", Jean Hamrick"Butterfly in Flight", Sheila Rose; "Don't
Criticize What You Can't Understand", Deb Schinzel
BOTTOM ROW: "A Simple 'I Love You'", Sylvia Rivera"Mad About You",
Lylia Hagerty; "Stencil Me This", Charmaine Conway,
"Forever Young", Lara Kristof
Stop by for a visit to check out these & all of the fantastic
mini works of art in our "ATC Gallery"!

If you'd like to join in the fun, join us next month on Thursday, June 9th, when the themes will be "At the Beach", "Around the World", "Mellow Yellow!", 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 artistic 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'll look forward to seeing you there!
And be sure to watch for our recent "Challenge" results coming soon!  We know you'll agree that the outcome is always amazing!

Upcoming Month's Themes -
   July 14th ~ "Red, White, & Blue!", "Where Were You?", "At the Carnival",
      or "Cook's Choice - Use of Texture"
   August 11th ~ "Ransom Notes", "Four Layer Collage w/Rubber Stamping",
     "Colors of the Rainbow", or "Cook's Choice - Use of Acrylic Paint(s)"
   September 8th ~ "Breaking the Rules!", "Words of Wisdom", "Starts with
      the Letter 'S'...", or "Cook's Choice - Anything Goes!"
   October 13th ~ "Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)", "I LOVE Choco-
     late!", "Fall Harvest", or "Cook's Choice - Use of Recycled Item(s)"
   November 10th ~ "Snapshots in Time", "Color(s) in Nature", "Crazy Uncle
     (Name)!", or "Cook's Choice - Use of Your Initial"
   December 8th ~ "My Favorite Things", "White As Snow", "Seasonal
     Celebrations", 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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