Thursday, March 3, 2011

Georgia Bloggers Winter Meet-Up

This is just part of the marvelous supply box that I recieved from Marcy. I love everything in it.

All the girls and 2 of my 4, 4 legged girls.

Salt shaker dollies.

My salt shaker dollies.

We made 10 salt shaker dolls in all. Aren't they to die for?

Last week I had the privilege of hosting the Winter meeting of the Georgia Bloggers, this is a great group of ladies that have creative blogs here in Georgia. (I will be listing their blogs on my site once I figure out how to get them on there.) This group of ladies are all very different. Some of us are full time artist and some of them are full time career women that just like to create in their spare time.

I had planned a working session for our small group. We were to be making several different types of fabric flowers and beaded salt shaker doll. Well as things usually go when a group of women get together, plans change. Everyone got so excited about my Beaded Salt Shaker Dolls that the flower projects just wilted into the distance. I can't say that I was too upset because everyone had a marvelous time.

The four of us created from 11 to 5 only stopping to enjoy a quick bite and enjoy Sharon's wonderful homemade Blueberry Cobbler. The blueberries came from her own backyard last summer. We southerns have to brag a little when we grow our own stuff and can cook it too.
It was so good, I ate it for breakfast on Sunday morning.

One of the best parts of the day was when we swapped supply boxes. We each had made up a box of supplies from our own stash to swap with each other. I was lucky enough to get "The Queen's Box" aka Marcy's box and it was filled to the top with amazing goodies. I'll have to create "The Queen" something special from the wonderful supplies she passed on to me.
I bet she has so many in her studio, she won't miss a thing she gave me. That was one of the rules from the swap. You couldn't go out and purchase anything to put in the swap box, it all had to come from your own stash. If you have an art group, you might want to try this type of swap, it's a great way to clean out your studio and make others happy at the same time.

The day ended with Bella being given the assignment of planning the next meeting. I guess that's part of joining the group, you have to plan an event to be excepted. Good luck Bella, I hope you can get people to RSVP better than I did.

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