Sunday, April 22, 2018

2018 April - WEATHER exhibit and opening luncheon

Our WEATHER exhibit at the United Methodist Church was very well attended, approximately 150 people.  We always enjoy sharing our vision, inspiration and process with this very engaged crowd.  Thank you all for attending and for making this a special experience, we enjoyed it too.
Proceeds from this luncheon support the United Methodist Women's mission to improve the lives of women, children and youth in the US and programs in more than 58 countries.

Our MIX group is very proud to support this cause every year.

An engaged crowd

A creative Menu adapted to the exhibit's theme
Time for lunch
The MIX table

Thursday, March 8, 2018

2018 - March - Ready for our WEATHER exhibit

In choosing this year’s theme, we made a list of possibilities.  When weather was suggested, it seemed at once innocuous and yet so broad and full of possibilities! 

Today it seems that the weather all over our globe is in the news more than ever.  The wild swings in climate, whatever their cause, give us continual headlines:  Flooding, Drought, Monster Storms, etc.  No part of our world has escaped these extremes and when these occurrences affect the food supply, results are of even more consequence, often in the “catastrophic” category.

In the end, instead of asking ourselves “What on earth will I do with this subject?”, it became, “How should I limit my portrayal to deliver the subject with the most punch?”  Living in the northwest brought many thoughts naturally to rain, some for drama and some for it’s soothing and sometimes playful aspect.  Others illustrated consequences of weather occurrences or pondered the often unknowable weather we all live with; even if we listen to the weather report every evening, we are still sometimes caught without our umbrellas!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

2018 February - Scrap projects

Some members shared their Scrap projects and others shared progress on their Weather work to be exhibited in Portland in April.

Lynn's scrap wallhanging

Hilde's scrap book cover

Kathy's scrap wallhanging

Friday, January 12, 2018

2018 - January - Happy New Year!

We started the year with scraps!  
Everyone donated to the pile and then we played.  Someone else's scraps are so much better than our own ... and so we each started working on something. 
Stay tuned for the final products.

Diane, Lynn, Hilde, Valri and Betty rolling in the scraps

Kathy and Annette doing the same

Annette wins the Fashion price

The beginnings ...