Posts tagged art
Recently I had the joy of attending an interactive storytelling hour at my library. The main reason for me going (since I have no children with whom to tag along ) was that I’m the treasurer of my Friends group at my library. Brief background, we’re a fund raising arm for the library. They never have enough money to cover all the fun programs or all the great upgrades necessary, so we raise money to provide what we believe will further the interest in and use of the library by the community.
Anywho, the Friends sponsored the library’s summer reading program so I was there to recruit more families. Serendipity happened when I realized that I knew the woman who was performing – Victoria O’Neill! And when I say “I knew”, I mean “I chatted with online via Handmade Philly and email but never actually met in person”.
Recently I organized an art swap, just because it’s always nice to have someone else’s art grace your walls. I love seeing everyone else’s point of view and am all about jumping on the swap bandwagon. Now if only I could get enough courage to join a quilt bee…
I’ll start by showing off the item I received. My inspiration word to Jen was infinity (as in the math symbol, not Buzz Lightyear ) and she came up with this fantastic piece of art! And just my luck, it’s in my fave colors of blue and silver!! She must’ve known.
Last weekend I hosted a crafty get-together in my back yard. The weather was horrible (or great to you summer lovers) but we managed to keep our cool with some beverages, good convo and the nice breeze. It was great to sit around and make stuff while chatting up a storm. I should have paid closer attention to what I was doing as a few of my bowls turned out lopsided. But that’s the joy of handmade, right?
In honor of the upcoming holiday on May 17th, let’s have an art swap! May 17th is National Pack Rat Day (seriously, I don’t kid about these things). To celebrate, let’s all raid our stashes and create some lovely wall art to swap with others. I’ve never done this before so please bear with me and let me know if I’m missing anything!!
Sign up by Thursday, May 6th
Mail or Meet-up Exchange by Monday, May 24th
Sign up by emailing me your name, email address, mailing address, and a one word key word for inspiration. The number of swappers is unlimited and everyone is welcome to join, no matter your specialty. I’m going to either match everyone up by proximity (then you can meet to exchange instead of mail) or just randomly, I haven’t decided yet. Either way on Friday the 7th, you’ll receive an email from me listing your recipient’s contact info along with your inspiration word. Everyone has artistic license to interpret the word however they want. Please keep the final work within the size range of 3”x5” and 5”x7” that way it’s easier/cheaper for mailing and the recipient has more options for framing the work if desired. You’re only required to decorate one side of the piece, but if your creativity is overflowing, no one’s going to stop you from continuing on to the back! 3D pieces are welcome too, but I wouldn’t make things stick out too far for fear of damage when mailing.
Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! As I mentioned, this is my first time doing something like this so hopefully we can work it out together.
Need more inspiration?