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.
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Michèle B. Fitzgerald
Our little Creative group has been quite active, as you can see in these pictures, however we are always seeking new retirees who may enjoy some artistic, crafty or handmade hobbies. Please contact us! Michèle has been busy making this red and orange wall hanging sewing exclusively with fabric she designed and hand printed herself, based on her own sketches and snapshots. Also, she continues to upcycle used clothing, leather and bedsheets to make Boomerang Bags and other earth-friendly creations. She is having trouble finding/buying some of these "vintage" Ikea bed sheets striped in blue/lavender/teal (see photo) so if you or your friends own any, PLEASE ,PLEASE sell them to her so she can finish her projects. Finally, she is still teaching her grandson to sew on his new Janome Purple Thunder machine: great memories being made.
In the meantime, Claudia has been knitting away making these lovely variegated socks and a gorgeous grey sweater with an intricate cabled white knit color. Absolutely beautiful but looks rather difficult to produce.
Brenda has also been very busy piecing and quilting these beautiful quilts, using stunning fabrics in various shades of blue and cream. In addition, though it is not quite finished, she has been preparing this complicated Celtic batik quilted treasure. You probably do not realize how many hours are needed to produce just one of these beautiful fabric creations! A labor of love.
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