Our group of retired Amateurs would really like to include more creative people, not just painters!
Perhaps you do some woodwork in your garage, create Visual Journals, make prints and etchings or hang your beautiful, modern quilts on your walls. Remember the 60's? Well many crafts can now be considered art and we would like to see what you have been creating now that YOU are in your 60's.
Don't be so shy and remember some of the best art is created in Kindergarten. Several retired amateur artists met last year and we confirm that individual interests do vary greatly. We would like to know what each of you wants from our group, what activities or exhibitions might interest you.
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michèle B. Fitzgerald
Well, it certainly has been a hot, humid summer and both Brenda and Claudia took a vacation from their creative activities. Michèle, however, was outside for some fabric printing using those heavy manhole covers on the street (see pictures of yellow and blue fabric). And made some pink star blocks for a group charity project. Also worked hard at upcycling old pure wool coats and blankets to make these two cushion covers depicting Dali and Frida Kahlo for her teacher/daughter's art class. All details of lips, hair, eyebrows and flowers made from wool clothing scraps and some hand embroidery. Now, she is chopping up old jeans and leather jackets for more surprising upcycles. So, new members, if you do ANY type of crafting, creating or even just upcycling, please send us a note or a phone picture c/o Michèle at email@example.com