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Friday:) Fun Friends and Artists at Towne Creek

25 Jun

“Friends make the days brighter, but art friends make the days funner. And we get to make up our own words and play with fun art stuff.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Wow! Another fun day with out lovely senior art friends over at Towne Creek today. We had a little bit of a setback at first, because when I opened the store room closet door where we keep most of our art supplies, the floor was flooded. Fortunately, nothing was damaged, but poor Kelly, the manager, was mopping and using the shop vac to try and get the water up. I guess the HVAC unit was leaking water somewhere. I think it was a good thing we had art today, because I’m the only one who goes in there once a month. Can you imagine???

The mess didn’t hold us back. I had brought in a big bin of art supplies and projects for the day. So we worked with the super loud shop vac whizzing along. Kelly got it pretty dry, but it was still leaking a little bit. It all worked out. She called for emergency AC help, but they still hadn’t arrived when we left.

We have such a good time. My favorite part is our little feast. We eat lots of food, tell funny stories, and laugh. Always laugh. (Oh, I did bring my karaoke microphone and belted out a few songs. Miss Dorothy sang a few too.)
Helene and I bring tons of food, drinks and goodies to share.
We work on different projects. Today we worked on hologram scratch boards, painted ponies, and 3-D paper crafts.
Helene’s cards turned out so cute, and Miss Kathy’s 3-D painted pony was awesome. She used foam tape behind the head and tail to make the pony really pop off the page.
Miss Bonnie and Miss Sandy did a great job too.
Miss Dorothy is an over achiever and worked on a 3-D paper flower project too. So cute!
Mr. David enjoyed the projects. I love it when everyone does something different and adorable.
I had just a couple of demo projects to share. Helene and I were busy helping and running around. She did all the outdoor spraying with fixative on the scratch boards. And everything dried in 3.5 seconds. Needless to say, it was hot outside. When we left around 6:30, my car said 111°. Yikes.

Another great day with great friends and fun projects. Happy Friday, my friends.


Friday:) Fun With My Fine Artist Friends

2 Jun

“If I can contribute to people having fun, I would feel very fulfilled as an artist.”



Another steamy hotter than H-E- double hockey sticks here in North Texas. I got up early, well early for me, 7:30. That’s early because I go to bed around 2 am. I walked the dog for about 20 minutes, only in the shady sections of the park. Then, I put on my sunglasses and stoic SuperGirl disposition and went for a long hour walk. I walked on the other side of the subdivision where the trees are taller and offered some much needed shade.

This afternoon, I spent some time gathering art supplies for my senior art group at Towne Creek. We meet the first Friday of the month. It isn’t always easy coming up with new art projects and fun food to take for our feast. I dipped my chocolate brownie bites, put together food for our feast. I was taking hot dogs, Cokes and 7 Up, Doritos, black-eyed pea salsa, nacho cheese dip, and little fruit pies, cookies, and dipped brownie bites. The only thing I didn’t have at home was ice cream. We had to have ice cream. It’s hot out. So, I stopped at Walmart on the way to Towne Creek and got salted caramel ice cream to put on the warmed up pies. Yum!

We had our feast first. Usually we paint first, but everyone was hungry. I hadn’t eaten all day. Our friend, Dorothy, was able to join us today because it was the last day of school and the kids got out early.

After the feast, we got down to business. We worked on another mixed media painting/collage project.

A blank canvas can be intimidating, but not for these intrepid troupers. We painted blue skies and cut out beautiful backgrounds from some calendars, layering for a 3-D effect.

I even played some salsa music and Dorothy and I danced a little. But, back to work. Oh, the funny part… when the paint was still pretty wet, I said, “Let’s put these out to dry outside in the heat. They’ll be dry in two minutes.” It would have been funny if it wasn’t true, they did dry in two minutes, it was nearly 100 degrees out there today.

Finished projects. They turned out great. I love my YAH YAH art group… the YOUNG AT HEART artists at Towne Creek.