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.
Michèle B. Fitzgerald
Welcome to any new retirees who have creative hobbies and will finally have more time to enjoy them! Please feel free to ask Michèle for more info or suggestions.
Well, this crazy year has certainly provided some of us with lots of free time:
Claudia is busy with communication between retiree groups but she still has knitted some beautiful lacy items, is trying a brioche style knit scarf as well as continuing to knit more and more...socks (her self-proclaimed addiction)! She has even created this pretty Ladybug Cake for her grand-daughter's birthday.
Brenda and her sewing machine have produced gorgeous traditional and "scrappy" quilts and throws in lovely colours and patterns.
2And Michèle, our break-all-the-rules fabric printer and modern quilter, has all these textile projects going at once: Leaves for a Tree of Life bee quilt reconstructed from various strip blocks, a second-hand Ikea bedsheet finally turned into a squares and stripes Blue/Green/Purple bed quilt (after a failed international hunt to find more vintage sheets to match), a cozy wool throw made from thrift store wool coats and blankets, a new flowery wreath design for printing on fabric and the final stages of the Dragonfly hand-printed challenge wall quilt. Also, a few other ideas are still percolating. Happy Spring of 2021 to all!