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Friday:) Friends and Fun Art Projects 

7 May

Rumi“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.” 

― Rumi


My senior artist friends at Towne Creek have been a constant joy for me for a long time. I just looked up when I first started volunteering there, teaching arts and crafts, but mostly sharing  food and friendship. It was August 31, 2007. Wow! We’ve come a long way. We’ve lost some friends, we’ve gained some friends, but the one thing we’ve always had in common is, we love art and each other.

Today, in honor of Mother’s Day coming up, we painted some white scarves.i also brought sandwiches, chips, vanilla ice cream and coke to make black cows, and a coconut meringue pie. We snacked while our first layer of paint dried on the scarves.

We hung them out to dry on the tree outside.

The next layer needed to dry flat out on the grass. It was sunny and warm and they dried fast.

They were very proud of their projects, as was I. We had fun. You can’t beat that. 

Selfie time. “I have NO selfie-comtrol!”

Friday:) Fun and Frenzy With Friends at the Art Club of McKinney

14 Nov

A picture is a poem without words.



A poem:  words waiting for an artist to paint a picture.

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Yesterday was the November meeting of the Art Club of McKinney. Lynne, Sandy and I had volunteered months ago to be hostesses for November, long before we had volunteered to do a workshop for the meeting. It was crazy busy but crazy fun. I baked four dozen mini peach cupcakes and brought a cream cheese/jam dip and crackers, and Lynne  made a gorgeous fruit platter that looked like a turkey and cute acorn cookies. Sandy made mini-quiches and red velvet cake.

  A funny face in the mix.

 I love to bake!

Then, after the general meeting, minutes, introduction,etc., instead of having a guest speaker, we had four artists give a hands-on demonstration/make and take session. Lynne did felting,  Carol an angel pin,  Gail did zentangle, and I did glass painting. Groups of ten went from one section for half an hour, then rotated to the next until they participated in all four sections. It was fun, loud, creative, hectic and crazy.

I did a quick demo (4times) of painting, holly, Christmas trees, grapes, roses,and bluebonnets, then let the group play with the paint. Everyone did something different and cool.

It’s always exciting to learn something new, but even more rewarding to teach someone else something new. 

Friday Friends: Artwork and a Birthday

17 Aug

It takes a long time to become young.
Pablo Picasso

Today, we celebrated Karen’s birthday, I think maybe 29th again. Ladies don’t tell their age, but we enjoy the cake. The Young At Heart (YAH-YAHs) celebrated with cake, ice cream and off key singing. Even bad singing sounds good with good cake, ice cream and friends.

Miss Della came up with another wonderful art project for us to work on today. She picked some leaves from the trees outside and led us in a variety of colorful and creative techniques. The results were amazing.