6.28.2013

Just for the fun of it






Since the beginning of the year, I've been having these art parties...a time for friends to get together and create...just for the fun of it!  Last Friday was one such party...though there were only three of us (the end of school, work schedules and summer visitors keep others away) it did not diminish the amount of creativity, inspiration or enthusiasm...


It started with many large containers of assorted metal pieces...



lots of wire...









and other odds and ends...
the rough idea was to make some sort of mobile/windchime/garden art with found metal pieces...










The construction process began...it was the first day of summer, so we worked outside...under the canopy on the patio (this is the Pacific NW...it might rain...)  As you can see, Calvin the golden retriever wanted to create too...






































After a couple of hours of snipping, bending, eating, gabbing and drilling, beautiful creations emerged...




















































I needed a little more time to finish mine up...too much gabbing with friends...
but hung my completed mobile in the front yard the next day...






































If the truth be told...to create without a purpose in mind...but to go where inspiration leads...






































that's what feeds my artistic soul...and to be able to share that experience with friends...
makes for the best afternoon ever...






































Linking up to Kim Klassen's Friday Finds...to  find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life's lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....whatever special thing made your week...

17 comments:

  1. It must be wonderful to get together with like-minded friends and make art! Your mobile is so pretty.

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    1. thanks Barb - always fun with friends - and making art just makes it better...

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  2. So much creativity is in these pieces. Lovely work. I get so much inspiration from the artsy friends I work with and feel lucky to have them.

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  3. What fun. I think an art party is a great idea. Nothing more inspiring than a bunch of creative types together, sharing and creating.

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  4. What marvelous projects you came up with in your play time.....LOVE....xox

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  5. What fun!! If I ever make it out your way...can I come to one of these? Please!!!

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  6. Cool! I love the wind chimes! and the gabbing sounds like fun too ;)

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  7. Oh dear, I'd love to have a night out like this. There's something about being with other creative kindred spirits. Your creation is just so much fun and I love the medallion piece in the middle along with the keys and coin blanks.

    Good Day,
    Karla
    http://artwhispercafe.com

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    1. thanks Karla...there is indeed good energy when creatives get together!

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  8. What a fun idea. I would be gabbing too much to get mine done too. Love how they all turned out.

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  9. it looks like you had a wonderful afternoon spending time creating with like minded souls! Love your beautiful creations and photos!

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  10. What a great way to spend a day...it does look like so much fun!

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  11. How pretty and creative! :)
    {seen in Friday Finds}

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  12. How fun to get together to create, love all the peices.

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