Monday, December 16, 2013

December 2013

Twelve members were present for our annual Christmas party.  Delicious food and wine was shared, as well as a handmade gift exchange with the theme "green".

Everyone agreed that we learned a lot from our monthly challenges this year, and we will continue with this practice in 2014 with a focus on Color.
Our challenges will be  s small format (8" x 10" or 12" x 12").  No one will be measuring!
Our discussions will focus on "why" we made our choices, rather than "how".  These discussions will take the place of a "program" presentation.  For more information, see Cynthia's comments in the right hand column.

It was suggested that in the summer months we have some "playtime" where we can explore new tools, techniques, etc.

Linda J brought a book New Creative Artist, by Nita Leland.  Here is a link to her website :   called Exploring Color and Creativity.

Kathy H knows of a bookstore in Thermopolis, WY, where we can show our stretched canvas challenge pieces.  She will follow up with Cynthia about this.

Pictured are some of the beautiful hand made gifts exchanged this year.  We have a very talented and inspiring group!  Next year's gift exchange theme is Ornament or Ornamentation.

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you all.

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