Thursday, May 7, 2009

LAAASING! Say what?

Late Afternoon Altered Art Social Intimate Network Gathering

Its alot...... I know.
The name came from my good friend Jennifer at Mystic Paper.
A few weeks ago...
I ran into my wood cutting sassy artist friend Kim Hesson at Mystic Paper.
The thing that I find magical ( yes magical), scary, and yet very
comforting is that when I get together with Kim Hesson.
My artistic brain goes into full babble, shop talk mode. Non stop.
We can start talking and before I know it -four hours have passed.
I leave with my head filled with ideas, new methods, and inspiration.
Nothin better. I'm a strong believer in art circles, writing groups, workshops.
Everytime people get together its an exchange or collision.
A exchange of ideas, confidence, and energy.

Sometime this can be negative.
The blood sucker types.
They will suck the life out of you!
Be weary of them.
You can usually see them coming.

They walk slow and wear bad clothes.

Bad joke.

My favorite example-
Teachers. They get drained all the time.
When I taught public school and youth programs .
Nothing like it- kids, parents, teachers- asking, pulling, needing.
Every exchange- you give a piece of yourself mentally an physically.
The end of the day you are drained.
An average teacher will usually have contact
with an easy two hundred people a day.
Thats alot of human contact and exchange.
Compared to an office job isolated most of the day.
How many people do you see in a day? Think about it?

Most teachers turn towards food at the end of the day to replenish- I did.
A crazy summer camp or semester - I would gain an easy twenty pounds.

Anywho- you get my point.
So.... Kim ad I started talking about crop nights and the like.
Before we knew it -we started talking
about different methods for mixed media.
Then we thought the idea of starting a once
a month altered art/ mixed media night would be really cool.

The idea- "Hey I do art, you do art, my dads got a barn- lets have a gallery".

Kinda thing......Not really.... might have lost you on that last one.

Anywho... we decided to craft and make cool stuff together.
Then we decided to meet at Mystic Paper.
Nothing better than crafting in a funky, spunky, artistic classroom,
with a ghost or two.
Woops did I say that?... I think I was banned from talking about that.
Note to self -no more ghost talk at Mystic.
So anywho... Tomorrow night is our first get together...

I'm bringing some pendants, trays, and resin to play with.
So if you ever wanted to explore that technique...
I' be mixing the two part resin like Kool Aid- "Oh Yeah"!
If you know the reference.
A few shadow boxes.
Finishing a few rusty tins. Maybe bring a few goodies to trade.
Plus my classroom suitcase of old and random images to pull from.

An afternoon and late night of pizza, creating, shop talk,
and perhaps a ghost or two.
See ya if ya can make it!

Mystic Paper
Mesa, Az.
4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Friday, May 8th.
Do you have altered projects that you don't feel are complete~ or may need that little bit of something extra that you just can't put your finger on? This will be a great gathering for all levels. This is your opportunity to come in and work on your different altered projects and be able to have some of our teachers input and help. Or just hang out and chat for the evening! Call to reserve your spot, space is very limited.


tanya watts said...

i would love to say: count me in!" but............... just a ta too far for me, darn! so have fun!!!!!
xox t

Robin said...

It sounds like a lot of fun....wish I lived in AZ!

Jack and Cat Curio said...

We would be so happy to have you both. One of these days we should work something online. Live chat class... I want to start challenges again in the next month or two. You two up for it?

kim hesson said...

okay did you really say sassy? i guess your probably right! :)

Jack and Cat Curio said...

Sassy & Spicy! How's that! Like a hot pepper! Or like a cup of spicy cocoa. I better stop....

sas·sy 1 (ss)
adj. sas·si·er, sas·si·est
1. Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
2. Lively and spirited; jaunty.
3. Stylish; chic: a sassy little hat.

I like number #2 n regards to you.
Or you could be.. like a a sassy little hat?...

lifeheARTist said...

Umm...hell yeah! Count me in for sure!!! Yay! I'll call Mystic to make sure there's still a seat open. : D

Jack and Cat Curio said...

Hey Donna! Sounds Good.
Perfect company!

Paris Cowgirl said...

Ha! I just noticed the little figure in the store picture. Tonight will be fun for sure. Can't wait for a lively Friday evening on Main St.

Tina said...

oooooooooooohhhhh man~ I'd love to be in on this bit o'fun...Thanks for the tease...

JWood said...

i'd love to attend... next time! keep me posted, maybe an e-blast a few days ahead of time...


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