Saturday, November 3, 2012

Meeting this Monday! Nov. 5

Some of us will only be at our usual gatherin g in spirit....we'll be across the hall in the workshop with Lian Zhen - Chinese Brushwork.  It might be ok for you to come over and take a peek at what we're up to, it depends on the timing.  It wouldn't be a good idea to burst in when he's doing a demo, etc but hopefully one of us can slip over to say hi! 

Hope all will have a great time creating

Monday, August 6, 2012

A young artist and an Evolving Embroidery

Sue's newest creation...
Sue, a member of MMA,  is designing her newest piece using specified types of stitches that her embroidery group is assigned monthly in a square format. The piece will become a box cover when completed.  Sue has extensive knowledge of color, design and embroidery so her creations are indeed unique and beautiful. If you look closely, you will see the insects that are exploring the flowers in her design.
  Pam broutht a beautiful quilt that she is doing the finishing touches on, a commission.  Mary brought a colored pencil piece that she is working on and shared a resource for obtaining inexpensive yet quality prints.  Ruth brought a few more of the materials from our recent show at the Yellow Springs Arts Council gallery and continued work on a lovely pastel.  Ann, Toni and Rebecca came to kibitz, visit and work a bit.  We were also joined by Yuki who worked on small paintings and shared info about upcoming workshops with WOWs.  Sandy Kinnemon came and did some watercolor work and Libby (me : ) did what I could to work a bit, inbetween conversations and queries. Lastly, we were joined by a sweet Mom, Elizabeth with babe in arms. 

Next meeting will be the SECOND monday in September, due to Labor Day falling on the first Monday.  See you then, if not sooner!

Ruth found out that Yuki has been included in a juried show in Cincinnati! - Congratulations Yuki!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Opening tonight of Exuberance! 6-9p at YSAC

Yellow Springs Arts Council is hosting us for the 'Exuberance' Show - tonight!  Friday, June 15!

Come see our work, meet the artists, hear some music and nosh on goodies... 6-9pm.

Here's a little sketch I made after working on the show this morning with Toni L-S...
sketch of YSAC and 'Susie' or is it 'Sally'?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Come on down to paint/play - bring your kids if you need to : )

Chihili Glass
The time is here again - first monday - so come down with your stuff and paint/draw/talk/create!

Ruth Lapp has got a guest book for us - if we have extra funds, we can reimburse her...

Also - You will find around town a flyer that Brian Housh of the YS Arts Council made up, advertising our upcoming show.  Info that didn't get onto it is that we are honored to have the Yellow Springs Woodwind Quintet perform at our opening at 7pm.  Gabriel Day will play at 6pm or thereabouts... how wonderful!

And - there may be changes in the names of artists participating - we'll put up our signs correctly when the work comes in, I guess.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Workshops Galore!!

Girl by the River -- Libby Rudolf
 Here's a watercolor sketch of a girl playing at the river that was done quickly, just a few lines and color....what I hope to help others achieve in the hour long workshop on June 23. 

I hope that YS comes out to play and that all of the Monday Morning Artist workshops are filled! 

Here is the whole listing of what will be offered during the duration of our show (June 15-July 14).  YSArts Council Gallery

June 16 Workshop- Mary Cargan - The Water Drop

Learn the quick and easy 5 step method for drawing the perfect shiny water drop as designed by artist Janie Gildow. The hour long session includes a handout of the 5 step method and various kinds of paper with which to experiment. Please bring graphite or colored pencils. There will be some colored pencils available. The workshop will be Saturday, June 16 from 2 to 3 P.M. at the YSAC GAllery on Corry Street. The cost is $3/person, limited to 6 people. Call Mary Cargan @ 319-6191 to sign up!

June 23 Workshop – Libby Rudolf - Watercolor Sketches

Come learn how to do a quick sketch and then paint in watercolors, plein-air style. Spend an hour with Libby and learn how to play with your colors! This is a fun way to add your personal touch to your journal, etc. Please bring watercolor paints and brushes if you have them. Libby will provide paper and pencils. Some watercolors and brushes will be available. The workshop will be Saturday, June 23 from 2-3pm. The cost is $10 per person, limited to 6 people. Call Libby Rudolf @ 767-1068 to sign up!

June 30 Workshop- Yuki Hall – Watercolor Greeting Cards

Learn the quick and creative way to make greeting cards with watercolor. No previous experience with watercolors is required. All materials will be provided. Each person will go home with at least 3 original watercolor greeting cards. The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 2-3pm. Limited to 6 people. The cost is $10.00 per person. – Call Yuki Hall @ 426-7229 to sign up!

July 7 Workshop - Ann Gayek - Nature Drawing

Learn to draw leaves and flowers in a loose and expressive manner. No drawing experience necessary. Bring your pencils, colored pencils and paper or sketchbook. Some materials will be available. The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 7 from 2-3pm. The cost is $10 per person, limited to 6 people. Call Ann Gayek @ 767-1584 to register!

July 14 Workshop- Upper Body Massage for the Artist

Rebecca is an Licensed Massage Therapist and will bring her massage chair to the gallery. She is a nursing and wellness educator who will give a demonstration on massage techniques to deal with issues of carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis and thoracic outlet syndrome necessary for the upper body strength of a working artist. It will be a group lesson, so bring a significant other and learn valuable maneuvers for self-care and care of the artist in your life. Rebecca Ingebo RN, MSN, LMT

Donations will be collected at this workshop for the Monday Morning Artist Building Fees.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

YSAC - Come Create n Chat about our show

We meet this coming Monday, May 7 to paint/sew/draw, etc for awhile.  We will then discuss our upcoming show and fill in the required saturdays, etc that YSAC requires of us. 

If you are motivated, you can put together a workshop to offer to the public during your saturday stint too...  or, hmmmm, maybe even during the opening?  You can determine the charge for your materials, whether people need to sign up in advance.  If we get your info soon enough, YSAC will help promote it too!  Please check out the Exuberence page because I posted a few paintings.

HEY - check out our new logo - like it?  I couldn't figure out how to make the letters behave properly but I kind of like the querkiness of upside down and backwards letters...xoxL

Monday, April 23, 2012

May 7 meeting and...YSArts Council Show in June

LogoWe meet with the Yellow Springs Arts Council today to iron out the details of our upcoming show at the YS Arts Council Gallery Space for the month of June - July.  We will host the "Friday Fling" on June 15, 6-9pm.  We're figuring out other times to be open too.....  

Here is the description that is at the YSAC web page - want any changes?    "One of the fun things about meeting as a group of individuals who create is that we watch each other using varous mediums, learning about the creative process that is unique to each individual.  We can critique each other's work, if asked : ), and perhaps come with a more dynamic piece. Join us for a dynamic and diverse show!"

We meet as a group monday, May 7 - see you there.

OH - I still need photos of your work for the show, if you have them, to put up on our blog.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Openings for the Andy Evansen Workshop

WOWS logo

There are still a few openings for the Andy Evansen workshop for April 16-20th. This is a Plein-Air watercolor workshop.  We will be travelling to various sites around Yellow Springs to paint with our home base being the First Presbyterian Church in Y.S, at 314 Xenia Ave.  The cost of the workshop is $260.00.  Please contact Yuki Hall at 426-7229 if you are interested in signing up!
  Here is the address for his site  This workshop is being organized by Yuki on behalf of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society.  Members receive a discount.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Trying new mediums...

One of the fun things about meeting as a group of individuals who create is that...
we can watch eachother doing using various mediums, learn about the creative process that is unique to each individual.  We can critique eachother work (if asked : ) and perhaps come up with a more dynamic composition.

Two of us toured the new YSArts Council space over by Williams Eatery and we think it will do nicely for our show this summer.    Below is a photo from a project we did a few years ago - this time, maybe at the YS Arts Council space - during our show?

Keep creating all!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

SWAN Day - Support Women Artists Now - Day

SWAN day in Dayton- support women artists now... Here is an opportunity for artists in the Dayton region - especially performance arts, it seems.

Deadline is Feb 15 for proposal submission

Performance at the Dayton Metro Library Main Branch on March 31st!

Swan Day Dayton

Friday, January 20, 2012

Exuberance Show - in the works with YSAC

Lovely meeting in January - 3 new faces and lots of creative energy sparking...

theme of our group show
We have agreed to join together to do a show in the Y.S. Arts Council space in mid-June through mid July - wherever YSAC may be since that is in flux presently.  The theme of our show is 'Exuberance' and we hope to each put 2-3 pieces in.....we will be joining the YSArts Council as a group, supporting the arts here in our home town.
ps - thanks Ruth for the spell check!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Yuki Hall, an award winning watercolor artist, a member of the Yellow Springs Monday morning art group will be speaking about "how visual art has transformed her" to the UDLifelong Learning Institute.
January 19th from 12:30 to 2:30.
Questions about the class, please contact: Rebecca Ingebo 426-8823.
Yuki at the Western Ohio Watercolor Society show 2011
with 'Best in show' ribbon