View Full Version : Poll: When to hold the next ALL-TYPES-OF-ART a-thon?

06-28-2009, 01:19 PM
Our first All-Types-of-Art a-thon (ATART)was so much fun, there have been an overwhelming number of requests to do another. I'd like to get the dates on the calendar so we all know for potential scheduling of other events.


The idea behind the ATART was for those of us unable to attend the AFA gathering in Indy to have the same sense of connection and joy of sharing art that the AFA-ers were having. So in my humble opinion, our summer ATART should be scheduled when the AFA gathering is rescheduled.

My suggestion for our next one is Sept 18 - 20. Thinking quarterly, the date is three months from our first ATART... and I don't think I have anything else that weekend… at least that I know of right now.

So following the three month rule from our first one, it would Sept, Dec, March, June.

Another suggestion was Aug, Nov, Feb and May, due to the holiday mail mess.

I've put a couple of options up... so folks can give us their opinion. I’ve picked a few dates open for me (yes, I’m selfish, I want to play too) and also for future dates.

Note I'm scheduling around the Zentangle-a-thons, collage-a-thon and melt-a-thon that have already been scheduled on the a-thon calendar http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4712

Aug 28 – 30, 2009
Sept 11 – 13, 2009
Sept 18 – 21, 2009

Future date options:
Dec 4 - 6, 2009
March 12 – 14, 2010
June – weekend of AFA gathering

Nov 20 – 22, 2009
Feb 26-28, 2010
Weekend of AFA gathering

If you have other suggestions, please list them here.

06-28-2009, 01:25 PM
Okay, come give us your opinions.

06-28-2009, 01:30 PM
Whoo hoo! I got to vote first! Do I get a special something? A happy little smiley, maybe? LOL

06-28-2009, 02:37 PM
LOL Tam you should've used :jiggy:

06-28-2009, 10:09 PM
So anyone else have an opinion? :D This smiley is for you, Tam! :D

06-28-2009, 10:35 PM
I've voted!!!!

06-29-2009, 08:10 AM
Yeah! Smileys for me! Whoo hoo! It must be a good day!

06-29-2009, 10:55 AM
I voted too :) I would do my best to play whatever the dates were chosen - as I know anything in Dec is likely to be a NO NO for me - but doesn't mean other folks can't play. Everyone has "awkward months" I'm sure.:)

06-29-2009, 01:04 PM
So many votes! Good! Everything else will fit fine but we'll have independence day parties Dec 6th and my mother of low will have her birthday parties Mar 14th, means that Dec 4 - 6, Mar 12 – 14, are not the best days. But they are OK too. I can play then too but can make less art.

06-29-2009, 03:31 PM
I voted but I'm not sure it really matters to me. I'll try to join in when ever you decide to have it.:D

06-29-2009, 09:46 PM
How nice to see we all want to come back and play again!

Just Ducky
06-30-2009, 01:14 AM
I just voted the Sept. one for now.... but I also think Dec. might be not be good idea..
but will go with the poll results...
remember... " if you build it ... they will come. "

06-30-2009, 11:34 AM
Anyone else want to vote on their choice of weekends?

07-04-2009, 06:24 PM
Just checking on whether anyone else wants to vote... the weekends are all so close!

07-04-2009, 07:09 PM
Can we vote twice? ;)

07-06-2009, 12:12 AM
Well... it's looking like August 28-30 will be our next All-types-of-art a-thon. I'll give it one more day and post to the calendar tomorrow evening.

Patti M
07-06-2009, 02:56 PM
I voted- but really I'm good with any weekend after Labor Day.

Just Ducky
07-09-2009, 01:15 AM
I agree with Patti... thinking after the Labor Day weekend is better...

07-09-2009, 01:21 AM
Okay, we have a tie between Aug 28 – 30, 2009 and Sept 18 – 21, 2009... now what peoples?

Just Ducky
07-09-2009, 01:27 AM
just put the 2 dates in a hat and let the duck pick....????

have a run off... good till... midnight Friday... your time... ?????

or... hay... it's your baby... just tell us.. and we will be there....:jiggy:

07-09-2009, 01:30 AM
Haha! Maybe I will pull it out of a hat... :D

07-09-2009, 03:20 AM
My vote on these dates would be August - I think it ties in quite nicely with a next one being Nov, March, June AFA weekend???
or you could still put the dates in a hat like Ducky says - and let duck pick :D
Will do my best to play whichever date :)

07-09-2009, 11:52 PM
Okay, we have a tie between Aug 28 30, 2009 and Sept 18 21, 2009... now what peoples?
Do both! ;) :biglaugh:

Just Ducky
07-10-2009, 12:43 AM
so, can you tell which one hit the number 14 first ???? pick that one...

or hay, like Ibus... do both.... oh man... scares me just saying that....where's my panic button....

07-10-2009, 10:28 AM
There are a few of us able to do both, and obviously some who can only do one or the other, so if it doesn't clash with anything else run both. :) If you can't do both Helen, I can keep an eye on proceedings on one if you like.

07-10-2009, 10:36 AM
Good grief! I can see we shouldn't let you two play together. You just get us in trouble. LOL!

07-10-2009, 10:46 AM
I voted - picked end of aug just because it's closer but I have to work but only part of one day so I should still have time to play :yes:

07-10-2009, 10:56 AM
Great! We have a tie breaker. Aug 28-30 it is. That date actually was ahead and I was slow getting the date posted on the calendar.

If there is an impromptu a-thon Sept 18-20, well...