Tuesday, December 27, 2011

January Meeting for 2012 - Jan 9

OK  -  The vote is in - we need a little time to rekindle our creative fires so...                    Monday Morning Artist gathering is
rescheduled to the second monday - Jan. 9

Also - if you'd like to participate in the 'Heart' show, get going on it....deadline is Jan. 14 - check w/Theresa for more info.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Chihuli Greetings to All!

3 MMAs visiting the Chihuli exhibit a 'few' years ago...
Merry Christmas to each and every one .....happiness, hope and a Creative New Year!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Painting, Planning our show, swapping cards, sharing videos

Libby and Ann view the chart of Golden Gel and Interference colors at a demo
at FAA
Come on over and set a spell, paint, create, chat, plan - share a card with each if you have them ready... ; ]  Anyway - just come and live your ARTY self to the hilt!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A few of our pieces at the Dare 2 B Square show

Theresa Mayer

Libby Rudolf

Angie Day

Ruth Lapp

Here is a small virtual exhibit of works that you can view at the Village Artisan shop through November 6!  Come see...before you miss it!   There are about 40 pieces hanging.  I wonder if any of these have sold?  Thanks Theresa for taking the photos.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

October Fun ---10/3

Paint/Create together anew this coming monday, 10/3, at our usual space at 9:30.  I'm bringing a scarecrow project to work on - y'all are welcome to help out or work on your own things...

Also - fyi - we would LOVE to have your help cutting apples on Thursday, 10/6, at the church for the annual Apple Fest at Street Fair.  We will cut 3-5 bushels of apples from 9:30 til lunch which is provided too!!! (salad and pizza)  If you would prefer to play with flour and sugar, we also need people to mix up the crisp makings and put them together.

Thanks for any help you can give.  It is part of what keeps the lights burning at the church : )

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Send a photo of your current work to put on our blog!

Paintings to showcase anyone?  Would you like to put them on our blog?
Here is a lovely photo of Pam's recent work that she has laid out for us to view.

and here's me....painting watercolors next to Pam

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

September 12 - meeting day for Sept...because of Labor Day

We will meet on Monday, Sept. 12 instead of the 5th because of Labor Day.  Bring your supplies, ideas, projects and paintings too, if you'd like, to show them to the group.

Here is a photo of the Andy Goldsworthy 'Serpentine Wall' that stands in the Storm King Scupture Park in NYC...an awesome place to visit if you have the opportunity.

Friday, August 5, 2011

A Visitor from Japan to MMA

A fine time in August...all working on their own unique pieces and discussing getting a group show together for a spring showing at the YS Arts Council space
   Thank you Mary for getting our space negotiated and Pam for working on publicity organization.
  We were graced with a lovely young guest this month, a friend from Japan that Toni brought.  Aya is quite talented and belongs to an art club at home. She and Toni worked from a photo that Aya took on her camera.  Aya also took some amazing food photos...

Here is a photo of the two with their finished pieces along with the reference photo that Aya took.
Also - Please note that our next meeting will be Monday, Sept. 12 due to the Labor Day holiday!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

an interview on channel 22/45 and a visit to the Ohio Watercolor Societ show

Go here to see the interview that aired on Channel 22 on tuesday of Monday Morning Artists!http://abc.daytonsnewssource.com/shared/newsroom/features/where_you_live/videos/vid_552.shtml
Here's a pic of the bench I mention in the video, one of three that I painted for the school to honor a retiring teacher.  Sorry it's upside down but I've run out of time to correct it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Check us out on Ch22 tonight at 6p!

Here is a link to the place on the channel 22 website that will host a short video of my interview with Andrew Michael about Monday Morning Artists.  He went around the room viewing peoples' work too.  He is interviewing folks from Yellow Springs this week and found us through this l'il blog!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Art and then a lunch on 5/2 - celebrate Sue and Sally

Sally Palmer has been a wonderful part of our group but she is moving on, come mid-May, to PA.  We will miss her lovely personality, beautiful and soulful work, her contributions to our conversations about art and life.  She also generously contributed lots of art materials to those who could be there in April.  The kids in the Sunday School at the church (and teachers) are grateful too for papers, brushes, etc.
In addition, we'll celebrate Sue Rudolfs' birthday.  Those that can....

Come to HaHa Pizza after our gathering on May 2!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mark MeHaffey workshop at the church

Several artists who regularly come paint first mondays took part in the WOWs Mark Mehaffey Watercolor workshop Mar. 7-10, held in the big room of the 1st Presbyterian.  We all were pushed outside our usual boundaries...doing design, color, value and shape work with our compositions.  We experimented with realistic as well as abstract modes, working to think about making the artwork powerful, meaningful and ....ok- beautiful too.  Here are a few photos...

Monday, February 7, 2011

a Butterfly for a blank wall & meet Feb 28 next!

Today, the group worked on a painting to enhance the wood wall that is in the sanctuary of the church during construction...  We each worked on our own projects as well and shared insights, criticisms, etc. 
   We will meet the last Monday of February instead of the first monday of March since many of us will be attending a workshop with Mark Mahaffey, put on by Western Ohio Watercolor group the first week of March.
The quilt in the top is by Pam Geisel and hung in the 'Flower Power' show January at the Emporium.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Flower Power Show at the Emporium and...a logo for MMA!

Come on down to the Emporium in Y.S. to see a lovely collection of creations centered around flowers - many of the MMA participants have entries...Reception on 1/8 at the Emporium from 5-7pm.  Bring a canned good to contribute to the local food panty....thanks to Corrine and the Jafagirls, Susan and the MMArtists for helping put the show together.  btw/bring a sharing plate to the reception, artists....