We were all so excited as we received our new book for this cycle especially since it was just released at CHA. The name of this 2011 book is Explore, Create, Resinate - Mixed Media Techniques using ICE Resin. It was written by Jen Cushman an artist, author and expert in ICE Resin. Many of the articles include artwork by Susan Lenart Kazmer, the creator of ICE Resin.
We spent a lot of time talking about the recent CHA show(Craft and Hobby Association) and some of the awesome new tools, papers and embellishments the industry is coming out with this year. We talked and laughed about the LIVE show and some of Elena and Sheila's funny experiences.
Lola brought Gizmo, her sweet little Papillion. There he was sitting in her tool basket. It was a wee bit cold at the Barn so Gizmo had on two sweaters. I think we all wish we had two sweaters, but we did manage with jackets, blankets, gloves, whatever we could find.
Nancy and Davi looking at some of the items that were brought in for show and tell. Notice little Gizmo is right under Davi's arm. So cute! As you can see the Urban Barn is incredibly eclectic and everything we sit on or near is typically ancient. It's truly a fun inspiring place to have a gathering.
(Welcome to Davi, or newest member. We look forward to getting to know you.)
Nancy made this beautiful purse. Every single bit of it...inside and out. The big flower was created with 6 feet of fabric and hand sewn onto the purse. We wondered if she cut the bamboo and hand bent it for the handle, but she didn't claim that part of this exquisite purse.
Gentle Reminder of items you may want to bring next month:
- Projects you've been working on
- Everyone try to bring something in from the ICE Resin Book Club kit
- Tool kit, including scissors, glue, a pen or pencil and your new book
- A snack to share
- 2nd month of 4 month cycle and next meeting is March 3rd.
- New Swap - ATC's - Make 12 - Due in May - Clever template here