Friday, 22 January 2016

Making your Mark...

... was a blast.  A fundraiser project for the local library, it was organized for a couple of reasons - I had a need to reduce my Gelli print stash (with all the demos I do in playshops I had a ton of them) and I really like to incorporate creative play with volunteer work.  We had two sessions, morning and afternoon, and some talented and enthusiastic participants.  I'm pretty sure we made a gazillion of them.  Well, it felt like it anyway, with all that energy vibrating in the Puffin studio.


 The morning group of Val, Eileen and Carrie were on a tearaway right from the time they walked in.


 Carrie was into black and white, and made sure to include a gent's bookmark in her pieces.


 Val was intent on including all the colours of the rainbow, and I think she succeeded beautifully.  You can see her post here about her bookmarking.


 Eileen did some fabulous bookmarks in spite of saying she had no idea what she was doing!


 The afternoon group included Laura Leeder who was on such a roll she finished 10 bookmarks!  Check out Laura's art apron - there will be a future post about that as well.


 Gay was just full of fun and ready to rock and roll at all times.


Eileen's first comment was the need to include some 'male-oriented' bookmarks, and she managed that beautifully, as well as inspiring me to do some too.


 Eileen did these, incorporating all sorts of the mixed media supplies.


 I think Gay, like Val, was also after every colour in the rainbow - aren't they lovely?


 Laura's are just as rich and colourful, and I'm still agog at her doing 10 in a couple of hours????!!


These groups really knows how to put the fun in fun-draiser!  In fact, we made about seventy bookmarks in total, and I'm sure we could do the same again.  Anyone want to join us?

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the visit Win. These look like a great project. Bet you all had a great time making them too. Happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. So much fun, Angela - I can see so many possibilities in an event of this type!

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  2. Well done the volunteers! Such a lot of colore and fun - thanks for the opportunity Win

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    1. Great job on all counts, Val! Thanks for playing!

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  3. Good fun all around, like card making, pulling together components!
    Enjoyed the photos of the book marks plus the added extras that made me smile - like the strawberry purse. Wondering what it held? Look at your red camera on the table poised to photograph (all by itself) the red cup while the mammoth clock stares from the wall in the background. I recognize several napkin images!

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    1. You might well recognize those napkin images - I remember a frenzied session in your studio melding them all to card stock like a pair of loons, one after the other, after the other! xo

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  4. Would love to join you, but it's such a long way to come!

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    1. You'll want to put that on your calendar for next time, Tracy - or I'll be coming to visit you in Australia for a play date!

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    1. Agreed, Susi -a wonderful group of women in their creative frenzy.

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  6. Fantastic bookmarks and such a great cause for the library! Your ladies look so happy! :)

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    1. Aren't they, Zsuzsa? I love the tremendous variety, and you're right about them looking happy. Isn't that just the way with any kind of creativity?!

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  7. If we weren't so danged far apart! I'd be there in a flash!!
    What a great post and how much fun and gorgeous book marks!! Well done Everyone!!!
    Win, thank you so much for always stopping and leaving such lovely comments- it really means the world to me! xx

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    1. I agree, Jackie - we need to do a road trip, at the very least. Come and visit so we can get into some trouble together. :D I'm with you on our mutual admiration society too....xo

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  8. What a great play date and for such a worthwhile cause, Win! Each bookmark is unique--what a vast array of talent!

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    1. I definitely agree, Kay - an enterprising and talented group!

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  9. Oh oh oh - how I loved seeing this post Win. PLEASE tell them all what a great pleasure it gave me here in Texas to see all their INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL creations. And hugs to you for giving them the challenge. j.

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    1. It was so much fun, Joi, and I know the participants loved the fact that they could create so many delightful bookmarks in such a short time. They had a blast, the library benefits and I got to see some of my papers put to great use!

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    1. Thanks, Shirley - the ladies were artistic troopers all 'round.

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  11. It was great fun and a treat for me to get out of my own studio and support a worthwhile cause. Many thanks Win!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it - it was great to be playing with other artists for such a worthwhile cause!

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