So by now you probably thought I have either fallen off the face of the earth or been abducted by Craft Aliens and taken to planets void of Art so that our little group could spread the joy of Color and Crafts!!! NOPE... just been a very hectic weekend filled with projects and 'loose end tying' ....
So...let me talk about Friday 'Craft Day at the Creagers'!!! WHAT A FUN DAY IT WAS!!! Days like this always make me realize how fortunate I am in my life that I am surrounded by Good friends who are fun and talented and amazing to be around... recharged my batteries 10 times over! Everyone got here about 9:00am ...we always gab a bit and drink some coffee to catch up and share what products everyone brought to play with....and there were A LOT!!! We were 5 that day (one could not make it as she owns a Health Food Store and it has been busy) Each are brillant Artist in their field...Collage Artist and Painter (who is being featured soon on the Arizona Highway Magazine TV Show), Award Winning Beader, A Fine Art Cloth Artist, a Seamstress and Cloth Artist...and me. Each approaches things differently with their own unique touch...I love that. I don't think any of us really knew what we were going to create (purse skins were the plan) and I think we stuck with that pretty much. Speaking for myself I am so regimented in my doll making... staying with realism ...even if it is fantasy....that I wanted to do something avant guard / abstract ... finding a fun place to play! I LOVE Abstract...but try as I may...I just cannot get to the zone I would like to be in...again, to regimented even in that...I have always been fascinated with free art and I admire greatly those that can so easily achieve that look. ..my dream...to create a full wall mural that makes no sense at all to the viewer...but thrills me to pieces!! So we jumped in and started gettin crazy with our gessoed canvas ...the idea was to make small purses either as a clutch or over the shoulder. Alice is very prolific and she made (painted) 8 to everyone Else's 2...but then that's our Alice....she is a girl on a misson and LOVES her art...she also loves fine glitter...which now my Patio, decking, driveway , pool and various parts of the house glimmer and glint when the light hits it just right... looks like there was a 'Fairy' Orgy here....!!lol.... We tease her and she gives us a hug...leaving behind slight traces of 'sparkle' ...love our Alice! Kate is a brilliant artist who is capable of anything and her mind works in mysterious ways...she is capable of making something absolutely stunning out of absolutely nothing! She is an avid recycler and Free Bird who has this uncanny knack for bringing something that once was...back to life again! Sheila is an incredible Beader who makes jewelry so beautiful and detailed that it takes your breath away...she is a Scorpio like Richard so her ability to focus in great detail comes easy...she has the patience of jobe and creates till it's right. Jill (my sister) is sooo talented and remarkable with whatever she wishes to create...but for so long she has been focused on work...so now newly retired ...she is learning to jump in again and reacquaint herself with art...I could not be more pleased!
We played for a few hours...and BOY were we lucky...it has been 107 by day here...but the last few days we have been having weather in the low 90's with mornings at low 70's ...totally unheard of for our area at this time of year...so I figure the Craft Gods were with us in our outdoor painting frenzy ...hmmmmm, maybe it was all that glitter...
We had a delicious lunch...painted some more.... and called it a day...relaxed, reinvigorated , rejuvenated and artistically replenished.
But it did not stop there.... we all decided to meet back here around 7:00PM for BBQ Chicken, salad and drinks... and allow our Mates to come...hee hee! We had a super time and all talked non stop until after 1:00 AM....it was a looooong day but I was not one ounce tired...we all agreed when leaving...we need to do this more often.
The rest of the weekend was filled with house projects...painting, moving furniture, getting ride of furniture, cleaning Oleander Trimming and other yard stuff.
Now it is Monday Morning and I am raring to get going with stuff... miniatures to make, dolls to pack and send and an article to write for a magazine.
Great being back in Bloglandia...
Have a Great Week Everyone