Just checking in to say we are still here! We’ve had some busy days with local craft sales and the Mystery Lottery at the Dawson Creek Gallery, and now we look into the near future with Members’ Christmas shows in three galleries. So we are busy making art, but the art isn’t quite making it to the blog…
The Mystery Lottery was great fun. Those who had tickets to draw names had a lot of fun guessing which painting they might get based on the clever poetry printed on each mystery package. Art that was left after all the tickets had been drawn was auctioned in a silent auction, again hidden in brown paper with a clue-poem for each one. It was tastefully done: it can be very awkward for artists and bidders to see work go for far less than it is worth, especially at a fundraiser. But in Dawson Creek there was an art community spirit infused into the evening, as well as some fantastic artwork from local artists.
As for our own work, Judy finished quite a few crochet or fibre arts projects in time for the big craft sale. Unfortunately we didn’t get pictures of most of the hats before she sold them. Carolyn made a few books for the sale, and got a great idea for a new one for 2018. You’ll see it here soon.
We had a great evening at a private group art class painting poured northern lights. The ladies should be proud of what they did! We were very impressed.
Our home art classes start next week. We have exciting projects for kids and adults coming up. It is fun to work with all age groups and see the different perspectives on art. We are always happy to see that kids are interested in creating things, although often it is more remarkable to find adults who are brave enough to show their work in a group setting. We learn something from each person and look forward to seeing everyone.
Happy creating, fellow artists!