Sunday, July 25, 2010

Invitation to Another Creative Adventure

Hello and Happy Hot Sunday!


I can’t believe how hot it is outside. The heat has thrown a coat of sluggishness on most everything this weekend, at least judging by my dog, my flowers and my need for a Sunday afternoon nap, though that small indulgence is welcome in any season.
At our last fun weekend we decided our next get together will be August 14. We had a mini-brainstorm to create something out of spools and/or cigar boxes. Sandy has a collection of spools, and I myself just recently procured 130 wooden spools on ebay, which everyone is welcome to access too. I have made a bid or two on cigar boxes, as well, but haven’t succeeded yet.

I have done a little bit of internet surfing and found some fun ideas. I think with a bit of paint, some felt, some glue, and of course some beads and we can stir up another fine mess of creative delight!


So please set aside August 14, let’s say Noon until whenever. My house is still set up with a couple big tables to serve as our work space, so please come join in. If this doesn’t seem like a project you want to work on, just bring whatever project you want to dedicate some creative time to, and join in the spirit.


209 Plum Creek Lane

Greenville, SC 29607

864-631-6883



Looking forward to another fun adventure!


-Vanessa

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Tomato Crops"

"Tomato Crop"
Debbie's work in progress on a Tomato Crop...
stay tuned for finished slice!
"Mother's Apron Strings"
This is an image of Susan's work in progress. Lovely and nostalgic the ticking drew her in, along with the simple freshness of the vintage flowers, and some remnant lace. Bits and pieces of her mother found it's way into this piece, including buttons, and finishing it off with transfer images of her mother doing laundry. And some real live clothes pins!!

Day 3 of the Cre8tive Challenge

"Summer Nostalgia"
Laura's weekend started slowly with a nice blend of conversation and color. She carefully and deliberately chose her fabrics in a quiet manner of a genius among us. Then seeing them all together on Sunday, we know that Laura's gift is color and bringing fabric into dimension.

Day 3 of the Cre8tive Challenge!

 "I love the way it sounds!" A great compliment to wearable art!

She's calls it "Fireflies" because the lights glimmer off the pendents that are woven through the fibers.

Edie's mark on the weekend has been to blend fibers and jewels into a lovely scarf, or belt, however the mood strikes.

Friday, July 9, 2010

"Excuse me, do you have a jar of white buttons?"

In our companionship we often find those connection points that are small AHA moments of who we are,  and what we have in common.  That happened at nearly the entry point of our Creative Challenge event. One hour in, and we entered into the conversation of our crafty creative stuff, and discovered that (to the number) each one of us has a collection of white buttons.

It was noted that perhaps we should begin qualifying our relationships, budding friendships, and perhaps even casual encounters with the question, "Do you have a jar of white buttons?"

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

This weekend is the CRE8TIVE CHALLENGE!

Did you know that children who play in close proximity to their mothers are actually more creative? The reason is that the stress of other activities around them are dissipated. The harmony that is created in a comfortable space is then used for advancing their scope of play, exploration and therefore, creativity!

Let's presume the same is true for working together in a cooperative spirit with the Cre8tive Cafe women. We encourage each other, provide a comfortable space, and can engage in a higher level of creative endeavors. That's why a Creative Challenge weekend is a good opportunity for us to stretch our growth. Together we can relieve the stress of the rest of life, and simply allow space for us to explore.

The details of the challenge are still the same: 20 pieces (of whatever), 12 x 18 size maximum, and the theme: "Summertime...and the living is easy", which is open to very broad interpretation.

Bring your zBecky Brown bags too if you have made some progress, so Edie can grab some pics for her project.

We will start Friday night at 6:30 until whenever. Start again Saturday at 10 am, until whenever, and then Sunday afternoon a catch-up session from 1 to 4 pm. At 4 pm, let's plan on a Gallery showing of our weekend project.

The locale:
209 Plum Creek Lane
Greenville, SC 29607
864-631-6883.

Directions: from 385 - take Bridges Rd exit, turn towards Mauldin, (right from 385S, and left from 385N).
Follow until you get to a T, turn right which is Miller Rd. and take the first right, which is Plum Creek.

Food Substances: I will have plenty of water and beverages chilled, and if everyone would like to bring a dish, we can graze on it at some point during the weekend.