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grammyquilter2
01-07-2012, 02:15 PM
Is anybody hosting a Valentine-a-thon?
I have been in the valley of oblivion for too long, seems like just what is needed,
a little art with a little love with lots of friends, maybe even a little art muse
will come visit.
Am I just too early/anxious, but I did not see anything on the calendar schedule
posted.

CynthiaSillitoe
01-07-2012, 02:37 PM
Sounds terrific to me if anyone wants to host one. (I might be able to co-host, depending on what it is.)

sniisk
01-09-2012, 03:15 PM
Sounds interesting. Can you describe more what you have planned? One day a-thon on February 14th? A weekend before it?

grammyquilter2
01-10-2012, 02:31 AM
lol, no plans! Didn't even realize what day February 14 was, till you mentioned. I do
think weekends are best for a-thons, so the weekend of Feb. 11/12 being right before
the 14th seems best idea to me. Something with atc's or chunky 4x4,
and using lots of layers (like painting, stamping, embossing, fibers, collaging, embellish,
or even tea bag folding, etc.) Old fashioned Valentines, love poems, something romantic. But actually
whatever somebody schedules is fine with me, from zentangles to watercolors
to found poetry, to ?

monarch
01-10-2012, 09:12 AM
Sounds like fun fun!!!!!

Cathy1
01-11-2012, 12:55 AM
I might be able to play.

HHC
01-11-2012, 02:21 AM
What about a Valentines weekend ATART? Then you can create whatever makes you happy?

sniisk
01-11-2012, 02:48 AM
I should be able to play on that weekend. I should be at home then.

marilou
01-11-2012, 03:03 AM
Maybe...possible, I HOPE to be able to join!

HHC
01-11-2012, 03:19 AM
grammy, I'm happy to co-host a Mid-Feb/Valentines All Types of Art a-thon. What about Friday Feb 10-through Tuesday Feb 14? We might catch a few folks who work weekends that way. :)

anne
01-11-2012, 03:46 AM
I should be able to play that weekend

sniisk
01-11-2012, 06:22 AM
Helen, you are genious!

grammyquilter2
01-11-2012, 01:22 PM
Thanks HHC, then with your genius idea, it looks like a looong weekend full of love and friends, pure happiness
indeed. Fair warning to all: Get your ideas, Get started with your backgrounds now,
and Get ready to go on February 10th!

HHC
01-11-2012, 02:34 PM
woohoo! :D

Ibus
01-11-2012, 02:46 PM
I'd love to play. I missed the last two because I felt absolutely rotten and uncreative.

grammyquilter2
01-11-2012, 02:58 PM
And you have not been the only one feeling that way! Here's hoping for a ray of
sunshine just for you and all those feeling this oblivion. Perhaps some cheery
background preparations will get you in a creative mood.

CynthiaSillitoe
01-11-2012, 03:00 PM
I'm looking forward to it. :)

okwiccan
01-11-2012, 03:35 PM
count me in. a weekend of love, hearts, reds. yaa-hoo

HHC
01-11-2012, 08:52 PM
So it's on the calendar and on the a-thon schedule. Woohoo! We're going have a fun time! :)

alanabannana
01-11-2012, 09:27 PM
I am going to bookmark this!!!

theweavershand
01-11-2012, 10:09 PM
ill be there if i can.

Rogue Gal
01-11-2012, 10:18 PM
Sounds like fun!

minnkel
01-12-2012, 01:50 PM
oh yeh!!! I was just about to have A-THON withdrawals!!! I'll be playing as much as I can!

grammyquilter2
01-12-2012, 04:50 PM
So happy to see the interest! Should have a fun time, and I am wondering if
anyone has suggestions for themes since we will have so many days?
Like maybe Glitzy'd Zentangles Lettering? I am thinking about maybe doing
a 4x4 chunky with each page a letter for L - O - V - E.
Remember, my muse ran away from home a while back so I need some ideas!

D-dazzled71
01-12-2012, 09:30 PM
I had lots of fun at my first ATART I will gladly join the fun for this one. :)

KESagers
01-14-2012, 04:35 PM
I am looking forward to it!

Blanche
01-14-2012, 05:47 PM
I just stumbled on this ....
Would LOVE to play! A-Thons are my favorite way to trade here @ AFA!:yes:
Marking my calendar now!

edit... as to themes, since Preference of Valentines colors can be in different camps, how about one day specifically for Red and one day for PINK?

KittyNL
01-14-2012, 06:29 PM
Lovely... a love a-thon :D. I'll be there!

jensaz
01-14-2012, 07:51 PM
I wanna play too.

HHC
01-14-2012, 10:05 PM
Looks like it's going to be a fun weekend!

big toe studio
01-15-2012, 01:59 AM
so is it officially feb. 10--14? "cause I want to be sure I have it right on the calendar
wouldnt want to miss an A-thon
woohoo

Wil Opio Oguta
01-15-2012, 04:01 AM
Count me in as well

Suze
01-15-2012, 11:21 AM
Oh Yeah!......gosh it seems sooooooo far away, Feb 10th!
Look at all the a thoners's chomping at the bit, them girls is ready, I tell ya!!!!!!
is it just me or is anyone wishing that there would be an a thon every two weeks hee hee..... :goofy::yes::laugh:

sueatbwp
01-15-2012, 05:57 PM
count me in as well.......

Rogue Gal
01-15-2012, 06:43 PM
Oh Yeah!......gosh it seems sooooooo far away, Feb 10th!
Look at all the a thoners's chomping at the bit, them girls is ready, I tell ya!!!!!!
is it just me or is anyone wishing that there would be an a thon every two weeks hee hee..... :goofy::yes::laugh:


Yeah, I'm one of those who wishes for an a-thon every two weeks! I'd say every week, but then I'd never get anything else done :laugh:

grammyquilter2
01-16-2012, 02:32 AM
lol, glad you all like the idea. Actually I thought it was a bit early to think about
Valentine's except .... Yes,
It IS from Feb. 10th through Feb. 14th!!! so I figure this gives plenty of time to
prepare for a loooonnnnggg "a-thon"!
hmmm, I don't think we would like them so much if we had them too often.

Fair warning, I like the idea of color themes for a Red day and a Pink day.
what about a heart shape card, or using a transparency ?

big toe studio
01-16-2012, 02:43 AM
I like the idea of themes, too. it gives us a direction to start, at least

I had a lot of backgrounds prepared ahead for the last one, and that seemed to help me get started.

I have had trouble with transparencies and vellum, how do you get them to stick?

I dont think I could stand one every 2 weeks, after the last one I was positively "wore out"

grammyquilter2
01-16-2012, 02:00 PM
perhaps HHC could answer better than me, but the art shop I go to has some
transparencies from The Paper Cut (I believe) which claim to be better than what
I got elsewhere some years ago. The two main things I was told were to always
use the rough side for printing on ink jet printer and the smooth side for printing
on laser printer; and, some printers don't "see" the paper since it is clear transparency
so you have to fasten a "lining" piece of paper for the printer to detect something
opaque. Or else you buy the transparency from the art shop which has a white
strip along the feeding edge (as company above) and it makes the printer detect the paper to print.
As for adhesives, the scrapbook dept has special adhesive that says for vellum and it is
supposed to not show through the vellum. What I use is Scotch brand 2 sided tape to
stick transparency down making sure to put it in a printed place it won't show through
or in the border area and then cover with a matting also using the 2 sided tape. There
is a red-line 2 sided tape used for bookmaking that is supposed to be very good.

Wil Opio Oguta
01-16-2012, 02:04 PM
II have had trouble with transparencies and vellum, how do you get them to stick?


You have to experiment a bit which glue works for you. Glue sticks don't, but most spray glue work like a charm.

big toe studio
01-16-2012, 03:47 PM
thank you both, i will look into it. I think I might even have the red-line tape

Suze
01-17-2012, 11:13 AM
Hi...hey, Big Toe, I use transparencies from an online atc supply store (i don't have none printer :cry:
and after I cut them out I use a thin layer of Elmers glue :shocked: yup, good ole Elmer, and glue just around edges and I've always had good results...the glue dries clear and the transparency is firmly attached.

miloccpep
01-17-2012, 11:55 AM
Looks good to me. Time to do some prep work!

Jean
01-17-2012, 03:14 PM
Oh, boy - an ATART! Thanks, dear HHC, for hosting! I was so sorry to miss the chunkyathon; maybe I'll get some chunkies done though I'm a real novice at that. Yippee! I'm subscribing to this thread so I don't forget!

beeps
01-17-2012, 04:01 PM
i'm gonna try to make it - have to see how that time works for me. teaching 5 classes this term, looking for a real job and... trying to make more time for me!

Blanche
01-17-2012, 10:33 PM
So is this going to be all types of art, or just Valentine's theme?
Are ATCs, chunkies, inches and all in between acceptable?

Phoenix
01-18-2012, 12:24 AM
Hoping to be a part of this!

Jean
01-18-2012, 02:15 AM
HHC said she'd host a Valentine's ATART, so that means no restriction as to theme, medium, or type of art. Valentine themes/colors will probably be options for the days, but ATARTS are wide open, in my experience.

HHC
01-18-2012, 02:33 AM
So is this going to be all types of art, or just Valentine's theme?
Are ATCs, chunkies, inches and all in between acceptable?

It's any theme and any THING you wish to create. It just happens to be Valentines weekend. :D

Also want to note that grammyquilter2 had the idea for the a-thon, and I'm co-hosting with her. :)

grammyquilter2
01-19-2012, 02:25 AM
lol, happy so much interest here! Actually my first co-hosting, so I am peeking
from behind HHC mostly.
Whatever "art" is to you is fine with me! I am looking forward to new ideas, old
ideas, and inspiration from everyone.
I am just thinking of themes if anyone wants to do them. There is no declared
one subject matter only.
If anyone is into collecting some particular subject theme, colors, or media/techniques,
or sizes (atc, chunky, twinchie, inchie, bookmark, etc, etc, etc) Please let us know!
I would love to see water colour painting, collage, zentangles especially with hearts,
all manner of media drawing/art, some fabric sewn, and what about origami, photos
(somebody used to make kaleidoscope designs),
stamping, not just altered playing cards, etc. Oh, I am sure you guys have better
ideas than I do!!!

adifferentstory
01-19-2012, 05:03 AM
I have had trouble with transparencies and vellum, how do you get them to stick?



You can use a silicon based glue but only if you can glue behine an image so it doesn't show. The best way to attach them is using brads or eyelets.

Blanche
01-19-2012, 07:06 PM
Thanks for the response - As part of my early prep, I was filling in a template for my backs and wasn't sure what to call this. According to the responses I think I will put Valentine's ATART, sound good?

miloccpep
01-19-2012, 09:47 PM
I called mine Vatart. sweet and short. I am prepping too.

Just Ducky
01-19-2012, 10:21 PM
prepping ??? ya all prepping and I JUST found out about the party.. no one tells the Duck
so guess I will go back to page one and see what I almost missed...

grammyquilter2
01-20-2012, 12:04 AM
lol, looks like we have several names being used, guess because we are going to be
lots of days. How about VAL-A-TART ? (since we are not just valentines for
valentine-a-thon, and we are all kinds of art as in art-a-thon).
And tarts sound yummy for Valentine party I think.

big toe studio
01-20-2012, 02:39 AM
thanks for all the advise on transparencies and vellum. I got spray adhesive and will try the elmers on the edges. I really like the idea of brads and eyelets.

this should be great fun=glad you didnt miss it, Ducky

Moosecastle
01-20-2012, 07:32 AM
I'm in as well :). I'll try to not have a gazillion swaps I need to craft for, so I can get something done for my available galleries:D

marilou
01-20-2012, 08:42 AM
It is Friday in 3 weeks, we can start the countdown:D
Ducky...on your feet!

kentuckydakota
01-21-2012, 12:43 AM
Would love to hear of it when it starts. Maybe I'll get a bit done this time.

HHC
01-21-2012, 11:13 AM
I'll send out a notice to folks when the official thread is up... I have a list compiled from various a-thons. :)

sharlene54
01-21-2012, 12:12 PM
I'm looking forward to the VAL-A-THON. I love to marathons. LOL:laugh:

Moosecastle
01-21-2012, 12:17 PM
Thank you very much marilou for the paint chips - Im already inspired:D

ArtDuJunque
01-22-2012, 10:19 PM
This Val-At- Tart sounds great, especially the tart part. Who's baking?
Put me on the list HHC!

purplybunny
01-23-2012, 03:59 PM
i might be able to play will see nearer the time

Blanche
01-24-2012, 09:15 PM
Love me some paint chips so much that when we re-did my kitchen, I incorporated every color on a strip into my kitchen!
I never thought of ATCs with them, but must go by the hardware store b4 this A-Thon to pick up some. What fun!

CynthiaSillitoe
01-24-2012, 11:40 PM
Paint chips are fun. :) I found some valentine stuff, too, that I hope I won't lose before then.

marilou
01-25-2012, 03:52 AM
Glad the paint chips arrived Moosecastle. I will look for the red and pink ones
to use in this VAL-A-TART. I am in for some baking, but no cupcakes please
tooooo colourful:D Just hope the grand kids does ot come to stay that
weekend. For once please NO:arghh:

Moosecastle
01-25-2012, 05:46 AM
here is the link to my paint chip ATC's:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/moosecastle/

sharlene54
01-25-2012, 10:04 AM
moosecastle, thanks for the your paint chip link. I enjoyed looking at it.

KESagers
01-25-2012, 03:09 PM
They are really pretty Moosecastle! I'll try to remember to include some paint chips in my val-a-thon trades. I have a box of them from a store that went out of business.

Moosecastle
01-25-2012, 03:24 PM
Thank you very much:)

purplybunny
01-25-2012, 03:29 PM
ah we call paint chips colour cards over here :) a great idea

grammyquilter2
01-25-2012, 04:54 PM
I had a huge box full of those paint chips, some with 5 shades, 3 shades or all one
shade, but didn't use them....now where did I put them? There were some pretty
colors collected and even some faux finishes, must find those.
I have lots of recipes in magazines, but nothing for a calorie-free Tart or sweet
desert to bake, so guess we will each have to "bake" up some sweets to send
for trades.
So far I am cutting 4x4, atc, and a few inchie/twinchie blanks from recycle
cereal/cracker boxes. If nothing else, I will have packets of blanks and fibers
to trade!
Does anyone know if there is an accepted standard size for "bookmarks"?

with!

mrubyjean
01-25-2012, 06:00 PM
I like bookmarks of any shape and size!
I think the bookmarks swaps usually suggest 2"x 6" or 2"x 7".

KathyD
01-26-2012, 01:09 PM
I'll try to play.

ArtDuJunque
01-26-2012, 02:07 PM
I made a handmade book out of bookmarks that were being thrown out. I saw it as ironic in a whimsical way.

Rogue Gal
01-27-2012, 03:26 AM
Lol, ArtDuJunque - that is ironic! Love the idea!

Can someone clarify for me - is this A-thon to be Valentines themed art only, or does anything go?

jaw
01-27-2012, 01:32 PM
ANYTHING GOES ... otherwise, it can stifle creativity ... and it's all about creativity!!
(just my thought anyway!)

HHC
01-27-2012, 09:17 PM
While it's during the weekend before Valentines, it's open themed. Make whatever floats your boat.
Some folks will be in Valentines mode, but I prolly won't. And I sometimes follow the daily theme, but usually don't. Just to warn ya all. :D

big toe studio
01-28-2012, 08:13 PM
I love bookmarks in all sizes and shapes,too

I stopped in a local art store to pick up an class schedule, and the guy was throwing away a 11x14 piece of mat board that had water damage on 1 little corner--he gave it to me--it is fuzzy (flocked?). I tried to scan it.don t know if you can see the texture-its really pretty.I might even use the water damaged part. IM cutting blanks for this athon

dsign49
01-28-2012, 09:20 PM
I sure hope to play as I miss the last one completly.

ScrapPea
01-29-2012, 04:09 AM
Silly people throw out the most useful things!

My husband has to travel ON BUSINESS on the 14th. *sigh* He's traveling the following day, his birthday. *sigh sigh* Doing something like this on the 14th sounds delightful!

grammyquilter2
01-29-2012, 06:38 PM
Rogue Gal, I will see if we can change the name on this thread, but it will be changed
on official thread to be VAL-A-TART since it is Valentine's weekend-Valentine's Day
and a-thon of all types of art. I think a-thon is just a marathon of one thing (like
Valentines), so seems Tart is more appropriate than Thon.
lol, it had better be a "tart" because I still can't settle down to one idea yet.

ArtDuJunque, I want to know more about your bookmark book! Any pics you could
show us? Any explanation what you did, how you did it? I am totally intrigued
with the idea.

Rogue Gal
01-29-2012, 06:51 PM
Thanks for the clarification, everyone :) I thought it was open themed but just wanted to check.

ArtDuJunque
01-30-2012, 12:50 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=280652

Grammy, here are the piccies as requested! :yes:

ScrapPea
01-30-2012, 11:44 AM
@ArtDuJunque - verrrrrrrry cool book!

marilou
01-30-2012, 01:00 PM
Looks like a thunder cloud.It is beautiful!

marilou
01-30-2012, 01:06 PM
sorry I was referring to big toe studio's remark on the mat she got.

Jewels
01-30-2012, 11:18 PM
Sounds like fun. I could play that weekend.

minnkel
01-31-2012, 02:03 PM
OK...while I'm waiting for the interminable TEN days to go by....I've been rifling through my bits and pieces to get some stuff together. Came across this postcard and thought it might be worth sharing. ***ok...why do YOU watch bull riding????***

sharlene54
01-31-2012, 04:20 PM
Who is hosting the Val-a-Tart? If you need help hosting, let me know.

grammyquilter2
02-01-2012, 12:20 AM
The very gracious and talented HHC and myself will be co-hosting the VAL-A-TART.
I am very blessed to have Helen as mentoring me in my first experience of co-hosting.
(everyone stand up and give a cheer to HHC!)

SuzanneSky, it will work basically the same as previous "a-thons", except we will
be the longest one ever (I think) since we are going all the way 10-14th. You might
check through some threads of previous "a-thons" to see what rules they used.
The reason to post early is to give fair warning for procrastinators like myself to get
some backgrounds painted, or card sizes cut, or collage pics ready. The main idea
is to do most of your artwork during the "a-thon" and let us know what's going on.
Usually you post your art here to share with everyone, but do PM people individually
to make your trades.
This will be an all kinds of art a-thon, not just Valentine atc's. No limit to subject,
media, size, or quantity of how much artwork you get in during the a-thon.

jaw
02-01-2012, 02:41 AM
:jiggy: HHC ... HHC ... She's our Host
:jiggy: if She's in the house
:jiggy: The fun's the most!!!

marilou
02-01-2012, 08:53 AM
Ladies, I will miss all the fun, my daughter -in-law is in hospital for a couple of weeks
and I will not be able to join. My little girls do need me....sorry, next time promise!

grammyquilter2
02-01-2012, 11:30 AM
mariloupatch, sorry to hear your d-i-l, but nice to know you will be there
for your family while they need you. There will be more "a-thons" to come!

Blanche
02-01-2012, 07:34 PM
minnkel, you are too funny! :D

alanabannana
02-02-2012, 07:16 AM
I was so looking forward to this event, but my husband was layed off this week, the hope is it is temporary, but after the paperwork completed at unemployment and realizing we are looking at a 50% decrease in income, I am going to have to skip - can't justify the postage to mail. Hopefully by the next athon, things will be back on track and will be able to participate

Moosecastle
02-02-2012, 07:59 AM
You can still play - last a-thon I made things for upcoming swaps, so I didnt trade anything. It will be a great opportunity for you to fill up your galleries;):D

:wubclub:

grammyquilter2
02-03-2012, 02:11 AM
alanabannana, Moosecastle is right, there are plenty of opportunities here. Your
talent is wonderful and I love so much of your works, I just would be real disappointed
to have you missing.
I really do understand your predicament and I am sure you are in turmoil. I know
it sounds trite, but when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Perhaps this is the
time to use up some of your stash, or work on other items you have promised, or
just to release some of the stress and tension. To share with us does not mean you
only make something to trade.

big toe studio
02-04-2012, 02:15 AM
YES, alana, for sure yo will feel better, and you can post for us to feast our eyes upon
and like moose said, you will have a bunch made ahead

so sorry for your troubles. know I am thinking of you and sent off a prayer

sueatbwp
02-04-2012, 05:56 AM
Alanabannana, if you make stuff next weekend and post it, I for one am willing to trade with you, send you whatever card(s) you choose AND a return SASE so you can send your card to me! I love the things you do. don't stop!

sniisk
02-04-2012, 07:55 AM
My first free day after January 1st, yey! I'm starting to prepare some backgrounds for the next weekend :).

alanabannana
02-04-2012, 11:09 AM
everyone has been so generous in offers to assist me in trades! You are truly a wonderful generous group. It is so amazing to have so many caring individuals you have connections to that you have never met. Found out last night, that my husband is going to pick up a basement remodel in a week that will take him a couple of weeks. It's been talked about for a couple months, but now that he has the time, our friends son is ready to have him start. It will take him a few weeks and be enough to help cover for a few months. I may just get the urge to make a few and trade a couple now that I feel a bit more secure in how things are going. Just dropped off the tax info to the accountant so should be good there. Alternate years for my son as a deduction with his dad and 2011 is my year!! So should end up with decent refund. Have in the past on our years. Thanks you again everyone and hugs!!!

Suze
02-04-2012, 11:40 AM
IS IT TIME YET ?????????:skeptical::laugh:
(i KNOW ITS not, but wish it was!) :jiggy::jiggy:
just something about a thon's, the a thoner's , show and tell, friendly talk, sometimes real sharing about our lives, and OF COURSE the ART.......I love 'em....I think I'm in danger of becoming an athonaholic....I don't post anymore unless its during a athon. :shocked::goofy:
I have become a glitter flinger athonaholic.

big toe studio
02-04-2012, 10:51 PM
Alana: so glad things eased so quickly for you guys
I,too, would be glad to give additional postage for a trade. looking forward to your work

KESagers
02-04-2012, 11:12 PM
That's great news Alana!

I hope you enjoyed your free day Sniisk!

Just Ducky
02-04-2012, 11:50 PM
this Duck is getting preened and ready to snip and glue..

Alana... you and your hubby hang in their gal... tightning of the belt happens to all of us ..

KESagers... are your furry kitties all better now ??...

Paint Colors... WE WILL do some together trading this time... or I gonna have you enrolled in the 12 step program for Athonaholics ..... and ya don't wanna go there...

Cathy1
02-05-2012, 12:33 AM
this Duck is getting preened and ready to snip and glue..

Alana... you and your hubby hang in their gal... tightning of the belt happens to all of us ..

KESagers... are your furry kitties all better now ??...

Paint Colors... WE WILL do some together trading this time... or I gonna have you enrolled in the 12 step program for Athonaholics ..... and ya don't wanna go there...
the duck is getting ready to snip.................does you know you have arranged this for him:laugh:

ScrapPea
02-05-2012, 02:56 AM
@alana - Everyone kinda beat me to it, but I was thinking that if things had remained the same, then an athon would be the perfect stress-relief for you. I'm glad that everything is working out in the immediate, so hope to see you next week.

NEXT WEEK?!?

grammyquilter2
02-05-2012, 04:01 PM
ScrapPea, that is a nice article, glad you pointed us in the direction to follow.
Yes, LESS than a week! Friday is but a mere 5 days away. Hope others are
getting prepared better than I am. So far have cut blanks for 4x4, atc, and a
very few twinchie (never did one before) and inchie (ditto). Just need to work
on some blanks for bookmarks (come to think of it, haven't made any of those
before either).
Hope you all remember Variety is the Spice of Life.
Oooh, and the HUGE bag of fluffy fringy glitery yarn-fibers is just screaming to come out of the closet!

KESagers
02-05-2012, 04:29 PM
Craft room turns into a closet during the holidays and I have yet to dig it out so that is my project today - to at least make a start.

The girls are finally eating normal meals so I think we are all done with being sick. It's been a nice quiet weekend. Made a big crock full of chili-mac yesterday so we will feast on leftovers during the game tonight.

CynthiaSillitoe
02-05-2012, 04:41 PM
Can't wait! Between swaps and making cards for Portland, athons seem to be the only chance to add things to my available gallery.

Jean
02-05-2012, 05:04 PM
I am soooo ready to make art art art! Thanks to HHC and grammyquilter2 for making such a luscious playparty for us!!

lunamoth
02-06-2012, 12:56 PM
I am so looking forward to making and trading some art for this a-thon. I have been going through a challenging time and an a-thon with some ATC buddies will be just the thing for me. (:

HHC
02-06-2012, 01:27 PM
It's good to be creating art with a bunch of fellow artists, even if we're doing it virtually. :)

dsign49
02-06-2012, 11:41 PM
I will be prepare backgrounds on my day off this week. Can't wait to make art.

ScrapPea
02-07-2012, 01:50 AM
ooh ooh ooh. Almost time! I've only been in one so far--jaw's paydate where Herman showed up--but it is so fun to connect with other artists.

jaw
02-07-2012, 02:32 AM
ooh ooh ooh. Almost time! I've only been in one so far--jaw's paydate where Herman showed up--but it is so fun to connect with other artists.

:laugh: I've been thinking of having another playdate! And ... Herman has come out of hybernation ... :)

I actually have a couple of the days off during this athon .. so am hoping to get some art time!!!!

HHC
02-07-2012, 02:39 AM
Yay for art time!

grammyquilter2
02-07-2012, 04:02 PM
o.o, I have been in oblivion too long... Who is Herman? surely not the very
good looking, charming, thoughtful husband jaw is rarely mentions?

And anyway, how can some people be so organized they are planning for art events
all the way to year 2102? HHC please tell us what your secret is.
Or is it just a test to see if anyone reads your signature line?

miloccpep
02-07-2012, 07:39 PM
LOL! Sharp grammquilter2!:yes: I did not notice that 2102 until you mention it! Well, I don't think my life span will stretch to 2102 anyway.:skeptical::shocked::cry: So HHC, I am afraid I won't join you then, whatever it is you are planning.:sad::cry::arghh: LOL!

CynthiaSillitoe
02-07-2012, 08:49 PM
:laugh: I've been thinking of having another playdate! And ... Herman has come out of hybernation ... :)

I actually have a couple of the days off during this athon .. so am hoping to get some art time!!!!

Yeah, Herman come out for a play date!

HHC
02-08-2012, 01:43 AM
o.o, I have been in oblivion too long... Who is Herman? surely not the very
good looking, charming, thoughtful husband jaw is rarely mentions?

And anyway, how can some people be so organized they are planning for art events
all the way to year 2102? HHC please tell us what your secret is.
Or is it just a test to see if anyone reads your signature line?

LOL! I didn't realized I'd typo-ed the date in my signature.

Herman is a mouse character with friends... one of jaw's creations. :)

Just Ducky
02-08-2012, 01:54 AM
Herman is coming to the PARTY ???? and he's bringing Lucillia... boy JAW you better do some finger stretching... cause you's know everyone wants Herman... (Me first :yes:)

Evalila
02-08-2012, 01:56 AM
... and me two ;)

Canīt wait for the weekend...

sueatbwp
02-08-2012, 08:57 AM
OH NOOOOOOO! Having internet connection problems which probably won't be fixed by the weekend. (I'm at work right now)......So I may need to play, scan and bring a thumb drive to work to upload all my creations! Maybe, maybe maybe it will magically fix itself while I am away from home today. WHY NOW, just before an athon?

jaw
02-08-2012, 02:17 PM
Here's a sample Herman ... just so you know ... :cute:

jaw
02-08-2012, 02:19 PM
I've been obsessed with "Birdie, birdie couplets" since joining TLSexton0913's swap!

KESagers
02-08-2012, 03:01 PM
Your Herman cards are so great! Really can't wait for the marathon to start!

minnkel
02-08-2012, 04:37 PM
Hi! Just checking back in to be sure I have it all straight.

Val-a-Tart dates: Feb 10-14? So we can begin Feb 10 at 12:01am in our time zone?

jaw
02-08-2012, 07:59 PM
Hi! Just checking back in to be sure I have it all straight.

Val-a-Tart dates: Feb 10-14? So we can begin Feb 10 at 12:01am in our time zone?

Throw caution to the wind! DO IT! :jiggy:

HHC
02-08-2012, 08:42 PM
I believe that is correct. If you make it to midnight on Thursday, you can start immediately.

I prolly won't make it to midnight, though. We're up at 0-dark thirty to catch a 6AM tour bus to the Northwest Flower and Garden (http://www.gardenshow.com/)show in Seattle.

miloccpep
02-08-2012, 09:03 PM
Sigh...:arghh: I'llbe without electricity on 13th and 11th, I have an appointment that would take almost a full day. But I'll still be here doing come creating!:yes:

big toe studio
02-08-2012, 09:04 PM
OK, my workspace is clear, I have some backgrounds made and even a few envies with the beginnings of projects. organization is not my usual MO, but really looking forward to this A-thon
WOOHOO

Jaw:; Herman is too cute

Cathy1
02-08-2012, 11:30 PM
Ahh HHC - I love garden tours and looking at their website I found this lovely piece of prose for one of the gardens. It would be wonderful in a valentines day card. I would love to be on the tour with you.


If I Write You a Song in the Garden Tonight

In the spring mist, under the bower, an anxious poet writes. Here, to this humbly elegant garden, he returns for solace and inspiration; this living orchestra ignites his soul to scribe into music and verse the longing for his love. Truly, he has nothing to offer but his heart, wholly … “We could dance on the clearing, I’d serve you some wine” he sings, as he imagines a table for two on the terrace. Amidst the dim lights and scented buds, he pursues … “If I say ‘I love you,’ out under the tree, could I bear to hear what you whisper to me?”

Created by:
Nancy Claire Guth
Artistic Garden Concepts
253.261.5813

HHC
02-08-2012, 11:53 PM
Cathy1, that is one of the gardens I really want to see! I plan to take pictures, and will share. :)

HHC
02-08-2012, 11:54 PM
Oh... by the way. Grammy should have the "official" thread up soon. :)

CynthiaSillitoe
02-09-2012, 12:50 AM
My weekend's gotten kind of complicated, but I still hope to get some time.

ScrapPea
02-09-2012, 01:37 AM
Yay for art time!

...and yay for Herman!

grammyquilter2
02-09-2012, 01:57 AM
Looks like the party has moved to new location:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22411

see you there!