Friday, June 29, 2012

Little Brown Bag Challenge

Barb Adams work of Gail's stuff
Debbie Bento challenged us all to fill small brown bags with  "stuff".  Those bags were drawn randomly by other members who were tasked to create something.  There were really no rules.  It was to be spontaneous and fun....inspired by our talk at Extravaganza by Jane Davila.

Today was reveal day.  Eight were in attendance.  The completed pieces were returned in anonymous brown paper bags so that no one knew whose work was whose.  Spread out on a table, it was a real challenge to identify the maker of each piece.  Heck, some of us had a hard time identifying what we had contributed initially!  No names mentioned.

We were, indeed, challenged AND, more importantly, we all had fun in the meanwhile.

Thank you, Debbie!  Great idea.

Carol Ludington's work made from Yvette's stuff

Deb Bento's remaking of Barb's stuff

Diane's working of Ruth Anne's stuff

Janine's work from Diane's stuff

Yvette Howard's efforts with Carol's stuff

Ruth Anne Olson's work from Janine's stuff

Gail Kotowski's work from Debbie's stuff

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Another Fun Fabric Event

Our group was able to  secure a spot on Cultured Expressions' calendar.  Lisa Shepard, Ms. Cultured Expressions, was presenting another workshop in the state and was kind enough to agree to continue her stay another day.  The batiks from Ghana were truly gorgeous, and, of course, many found homes here in CT.  The other items she acquainted us with were facinating:  Adinkra symbols in brass, several sorts of mud cloth, cowrie shells, her own patterns, the several books that she's authored, and much, much more.  It was an informative and entertaining time for us all!

Lisa Shepard
She also talked about her trips to Ghana over the years....those that she has developed into tours and her buying tours.  Her next tour is scheduled for 2013 and bodes to be a wonderful adventure.

Aurelle Locke helping Judy Ross at Show and Tell

Judy Ross with Katie Pasquini workshop result

Kate Themel with her Viewpoint9 Challenge, with Betty Warner looking on

Betty Warner's response to the killing of Trayvon Martin

Carol Ludington with some of her ice parfait dyed cotton, Barb Adams' new work, with Roz Spann looking on.