4.22.2013

Art party redeux









Start with a studio crammed with supplies...
and an obsession with tin cans...




























Add in four creative artists...with plenty of glue, rivets, wire and gumption...











































Fueled by tasty treats and a bit of red wine...






































And you have an art party!

After hosting February's inaugural art party, I decided to make it a (semi) regular event...this time the loose theme was May Baskets made from tin cans...but given any one's inclination, it could be whatever one wanted to make...given the peculiarities of schedules, not everyone from the original group could participate...but that did not diminish the enthusiasm of our Saturday afternoon soiree...

After a couple of hours of creating/chatting/nibbling/pounding/drilling/gluing/kvetching/incubating/laughing, here are the end results...



























Jane Ann used a smaller can to make a petite basket, holding a bouquet of paper petals...






































Shelley made two creations...using the rusted metal items she had previously created in her studio...here's one up close...her other creation is the can with the metal arrow and heart pictured in the group photo...







































Jody decided to take a different route...and set upon creating an organizer for her studio...here it is in process...

























and then she sent me a photo the next day...project completed and already put to use!























Here's my creation...love the handle from an old iron kettle...with Shelley's help, it fit just fine...

 
For each of us, it was a relaxing break from a host of other creative projects...let me give you the rundown...
 
Shelley Holm - From the Alley to the Gallery - is in the throes of prepping for one of her biggest shows of the year - Sorticulture.  Its a combination  art and garden show...here in Everett, June 7, 8 & 9.  Shelley also shows her art at a gallery here in Everett, We Do Art...
 
Jane Ann Engel is an accomplished viola player and is in rehearsal for a local production of the musical "South Pacific"...get all the details here...
 
Jody Carlson Cain - Latitude Studios -  will be a artist vendor at the upcoming Farm Chicks Show...and she is an exhibiting artist and instructor at the Schack Art Center here in Everett...she presently has two creations in the current curated show, The Creative World of Book Arts...
 

Meanwhile...its Monday morning...and I need to clean up my mess from the weekend...I couldn't just stop with one can...see what I mean about an obsession...

9 comments:

  1. YEEHAW! I had so much fun! Thanks again Amy for opening up your house to us who love to make a mess, eat, chat and just hang out! You are the best! Shell

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  2. Okay, Amy, I'm feeling very jealous of all you and your friend's fun/creative time together!
    Me thinks, it's time to plan something for next weekend here. Happy week to you. xo C

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  3. Looks like a marvelous time and wonderful creations emerged. xox

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  4. Very fun!!! And how much red wine???

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  5. Oh they all look wonderful! Sorry I missed the fun

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  6. Super cool project. Love your banner. Met over at Kim's Beyond Beyond.

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  7. Outstanding party idea!
    I use old wallpaper sample books to cover my tin cans.

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  8. Hi Amy....these cans are DARLING!!! The gals did a great job! Can't wait to see you at "Farm Chicks" in June. Hope Liz can still make it with you. Wanted to let you know I'm now set up in my friend's shop. If you have time take a look at my last two blog posts. What do you think? :)
    http://knittingmania.blogspot.com

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