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dina54
02-16-2013, 01:55 PM
I am offering my house as a meeting place for some Summertime ART making!
I can sleep 7 people easily (more if you bring your own inflatable mattress or don't mind sleeping on a couch!)

Participants:
Dina54
sometomato
Mlydon
CraftADDgirl
Sharlene54
PattiM

Tentative schedule:
Arrive Friday afternoon/evening
? out for dinner Friday evening at T.G.I. Fridays (?)
Late Night ATC making

Saturday-
Collage workshop with Dina
Watercolor session with mlydon

Sunday-
Zentangle class (2 1/2 hours, $35.00/person, all materials included)

You can stay Sunday night if you want, I don't have to work Monday.
Please note: I have 4 OUTDOOR cats. They don't come inside but I can't promise a cat hair free house!
Also, bring a bathing suit if you want to use the Jacuzzi which is located on a very private screened in porch.

Beach info for those who are interested: "South County" beaches are about 1/2 hour from my house
http://www.visitrhodeisland.com/what-to-do/beaches/

So who is in?

sometomato
02-16-2013, 02:09 PM
I am in! (P.S. How MANY cats????)

dina54
02-16-2013, 02:11 PM
Welcome! Um, that depends (cats that is) I used to do trap & release so I have 3 ferals and one fat stray that I feed. Not to worry, they do NOT have the run of the house. Hubby is planning on putting a cat door into the garden shed and putting feeder in there.

Sharazoid
02-16-2013, 02:18 PM
I think that I can make it. Still hashing out my summer show schedule. I would love to meet more local folks from AfA/iATCs. Thanks for doing this, Dina. Put me down as a strong maybe.

dina54
02-16-2013, 02:20 PM
I think that I can make it. Still hashing out my summer show schedule. I would love to meet more local folks from AfA/iATCs. Thanks for doing this, Dina. Put me down as a strong maybe.
Yay! You could always drive down for one day if you can't make the whole weekend.

Sharazoid
02-16-2013, 02:24 PM
It's either, I have the weekend free or I've got a 2-day gig in CT. I'm leaning towards RI.

native killette
02-16-2013, 02:27 PM
I really wanna come! I just don't know how I would work it if I couldn't stay the night. Leave really early Saturday morning and stay all day Saturday? Blah lemme figure this out! Plus the gas situation...

mlydon
02-16-2013, 02:54 PM
I'm definitely in. And about that watercolor session, ummmm, I don't know if I'd be any good trying to relate the information. Sometimes, I don't even know how I do it.

dina54
02-16-2013, 02:58 PM
Michelle your watercolors are awesome! Native killette, maybe car pool? Lets see in any of the other folks from Maine are coming. Could you come down friday night and stay Saturday at least?

sharlene54
03-01-2013, 08:05 PM
I think I could join. It sounds like fun. Is your invitation still open? How many cats do you have?

dina54
03-01-2013, 10:06 PM
OK, I will need to have at least 5 or 6 DEFINITE attendees for this to happen. I only work weekends and taking a weekend off in the Summer counts as one of my week vacations. By doing this I do NOT get another Summer vacation. I am more than willing to do it, but if no one shows I will be really upset!!
As for cats, I used to do "Trap & Release" of feral cats. Right now I have 3 or 4 that I feed. They do not come in the house. I do herd them into the basement in really cold weather but that should not be a issue in July.
If there is enough interest, I have an acquaintance who is a certified Zentangle teacher and another who teaches this cool gel printing technique.

Sharazoid
03-01-2013, 10:37 PM
Thanks, Dina. I just did a zentangle primer with my local atc friends last week. I also know some gel printing. Both are very fun.
I am pretty sure that I will be there, but still cannot give final yes.

C'mon who else?!

mlydon
03-02-2013, 10:09 PM
I just reached out to my sister to see if she's in. One thing I'd like to do while I'm out there is visit the Hobby Lobby! We were in New Haven last weekend and the website said they had a store, but it's not open, yet. So I still have never been in one. I'll do that watercolor workshop, or session, or whatever, too.

lilbad
03-03-2013, 01:44 AM
I'm drooling here!

sometomato
03-04-2013, 08:35 PM
Hey, take that question mark off my name, Dina! I am committing. I assume there is a place to put a sleeping bag on Friday night?

dina54
03-04-2013, 10:54 PM
Hey, take that question mark off my name, Dina! I am committing. I assume there is a place to put a sleeping bag on Friday night?

YAY! My house has two bedrooms, one with queen sized bed, one (for now) with queen sized air mattress (may get a REAL bed), a pull out couch (double?), and a single sized "giant" lounge chair in the den. Also two regular L-shaped couches, and plenty of floor space for at least another queen sized air mattress.
My husband is planning a motorcycle trip with his brother that weekend so he will be gone. He is going to rig up some sort of "tabletop" for our pool table so that we can use the big sun room for crafting space!
There are plenty of restaurants, a cool grocery store with lots of prepared food, and a Hobby Lobby AND a Michael's all within 10-15 minutes from the house. LOTS of parking space, too.
I will try and get in touch with that Zentangle instructor. NOT sure if one session is something she will do.

native killette
03-07-2013, 01:11 PM
Need to PM some if these Maine people!

dina54
03-07-2013, 01:21 PM
Would anyone be interested in taking an actual Zentangle Class? I have a friend who charges $35.00/person for a 2 1/2 hour class that includes all materials. She is a certified Zentangle (AKA Meditative Drawing) Instructor. I know some of you are tight for money, but with no hotel costs, this and a bit chipped in per person for food, would be the only expense for the weekend. (OK plus gas to get here). We could schedule it for Sunday afternoon as a way of "winding down".

native killette
03-07-2013, 01:33 PM
If I come I would definitely be interested!

Sharazoid
03-07-2013, 01:38 PM
that sounds good, Dina.

sharlene54
03-07-2013, 07:37 PM
Yes, that sounds good. I have been doing zentagles for about 6 months and I would love to take a class from a certified teacher.

mlydon
03-09-2013, 12:17 PM
Hmmm...sounds interesting. My sister has taken a few classes - could be from the same woman.

Sharazoid
03-13-2013, 06:56 AM
Gah! Just confirmed dates for Gathering of the Vibes. Same weekend as this Wicked Cool gathering. I'm not gonna be able to come. Vibes is a big 4-day music festival that I (& a crew of artists) have a body arts booth. Can't miss it. Wahh!!!

dina54
03-13-2013, 02:40 PM
So sorry Shara. I am wondering if I can switch to the NEXT weekend? It might not be too late.

mlydon
03-13-2013, 09:51 PM
If you haven't locked in your vacation, yet, why not? I was thinking about a show on that Saturday if plans change..

sharlene54
03-13-2013, 10:13 PM
It would be ok with me.

Sharazoid
03-14-2013, 07:26 AM
Next weekend would be 4th of July weekend. I may be booked, but I may have it free. I wouldn't want you to switch it, then not be able to come. I don't have anything the weekend before.

sharlene54
03-14-2013, 07:53 AM
The dates are July 26, 27, 28. The weekend after would be Aug 2, 3, 4. Of course, it is up to Dina, if it is doable for her.

Sharazoid
03-14-2013, 10:30 AM
Oh, duh! I was having a bad brain day, I guess. I do have an event August 2-4. It is called Daughters of the Earth. A goddess gathering (for me, not my business). So, I would still prefer July 19-21, but, do what works for the most people to come. I may just have to take a trip to RI another time, Dina.

dina54
03-14-2013, 10:47 AM
Oh for cripes sake. I just emailed my boss requesting a switch to the 2,3&4 of august off. Can't take it back now. I will let you know what happens.

sharlene54
03-14-2013, 01:20 PM
That Aug. weekend is good for me. It's on my calendar.

Thanks Dina.

dina54
03-14-2013, 04:53 PM
That Aug. weekend is good for me. It's on my calendar.

Thanks Dina.

JUST because I requested the change doesn't mean it is definite! The deadline for Summer vacation requests was the first of March. I will only get to switch if no one else has that week off. I will let you know as soon as I do.

sharlene54
03-14-2013, 10:01 PM
Ok, I understand. I know you'll let us know when you know.

Thanks!!

sometomato
03-15-2013, 09:52 PM
Just let me know when you decide. So far my plans are open, but there will undoubtedly be SOMETHING going on....

Sharazoid
03-17-2013, 08:24 PM
I hope that I did not make trouble here. I would love to meet all of you. I have busy summer schedule. WIll wait and see what happens here.

dina54
03-26-2013, 01:26 AM
ATTENTION: Date for this (IF it happens ) is August 2, 3, and 4. That is it. I can't change the dates any more. I will ask an admin to change dates in header. I need written in stone commitments from at least 5 people before I set this up. This is my one summertime vacation week so if this isn't happening, I will take a motor cycle trip with Hubby.

sometomato
03-26-2013, 10:29 AM
Barring a catastrophe or something equally dire, I am committing to attend. Cheaper than going to Milwaukee if that is about the same time......

sharlene54
03-26-2013, 11:59 AM
Same for me. I will love to be there. It sounds like lots of fun and I can't wait to meet other's in our group.

Patti M
03-31-2013, 10:53 PM
I would love to visit the new house Dina- and play with some art materials with you all!! Sounds like a great weekend. August is a good time for me, and if we have the Zentangle class- count me in!!

dina54
04-01-2013, 12:51 AM
I would love to visit the new house Dina- and play with some art materials with you all!! Sounds like a great weekend. August is a good time for me, and if we have the Zentangle class- count me in!!

Cool!!!

mlydon
04-01-2013, 09:27 PM
I'm still in and I believe my sister is, as well! She'll be touching base with you soon..

dina54
05-16-2013, 12:54 AM
Just going to bump up this thread in case we have any more interest.
I am still planning on this happening!

Patti M
05-29-2013, 10:49 PM
Great! I am pm-ing you for the new address. I like studying routes for my trips so if I decide on a side trip I have it planned! No travel OCD here!! hahahaha

mlydon
06-02-2013, 08:49 AM
Patti M, there are a few fantastic beaches not too far from there..my favorite is Horseneck Beach in Westport, MA. No seaweed and lots of waves to play in. I try to get to that beach at least once a year.

wildholly
06-02-2013, 11:20 AM
I KNOW THAT BEACH! Is beautiful!

I spent a lot of Fridays---"bunking" school to go there too. HAHA!:):cool:

dina54
06-03-2013, 10:34 AM
ATTENTION:
It is getting close enough where I need to finalize plans.
Would everyone be able to send a $50.00 payment to my Paypal account to cover the $35.00 Zentangle class on Sunday(2 hours, includes all materials) and give me a bit of cash to stock up on some food staples? I thought we could go shopping for fresh stuff and beer/wine once everyone arrives.
Also is the list of participants absolutely, positively final?

paypal is: dina54 AT fastmail dot fm

If for some reason this doesn't happen, I will simply return your money back to your account.

PS, I have added a link to local beaches to the first thread.

Patti M
06-05-2013, 04:50 PM
PayPal-ed the money just a minute ago- let me know if it goes through please. Gonna have me some fun at Dina's house!! Whoo Hoo!!:goofy::twitcy::jiggy:

sharlene54
06-05-2013, 04:58 PM
I mailed you a check yesterday.

sometomato
06-05-2013, 07:58 PM
I am definitely in, Dina! I know I haven't been too active on the thread this year but I am really looking forward to this event! :) (Especially since it looks like I won't be able to afford the AFA in Milwaukee...)

I would love to mail you a check and will do so if you pm me or email me your addy. I will also PM you my address because I am sure you will want to send out directions..

mlydon
06-06-2013, 11:52 AM
I am still in, but just made my car payment so I'm tapped until next week unless I sell something or have a tattoo appointment appear..hopefully that's okay.

dina54
06-06-2013, 03:56 PM
Payment received from PattiM and Sharlene.
Michelle, no worries. It is still a ways off. Is Cindy still planning on coming? Hope so!

sharlene54
06-06-2013, 03:59 PM
Thanks for letting me know.

mlydon
06-10-2013, 06:10 PM
I believe so! I'll give her a nudge to check in..

dina54
06-28-2013, 06:55 AM
Still waiting to hear from a few of you...

dina54
07-01-2013, 10:18 AM
This is going to be a weird "New England" meet-up if only the two girls from New Jersey show up! mlydon and sometomato, are you still in?

sharlene54
07-01-2013, 10:30 AM
That's too bad that some haven't let you know. Let's hope for the best. If I can do anything, let me know.

mlydon
07-01-2013, 08:59 PM
Sorry, Dina - I've been down for the count for about two weeks now..I PM'd you..

dina54
07-02-2013, 10:21 AM
ATTENTION: It looks like there are only 2 people interested in doing this so I am going to have to cancel. Patti, I will return your payPal money. Sharlene, I will mail the check back to you. I am still open to meeting up with folks (I recently stopped at Catpratts while motorcycling in Vermont). I am sorry that this didn't work out. Maybe someone else will have better luck.