Sunday, December 13, 2020

2020 HOLIDAY CARD EXCHANGE

 The 2020 annual NORBAG holiday exchange was a bit different this year. For those of us who have attended the event in the past, we missed the warm hospitality of being together at Sandy Vrem’s lovely home. On the other hand, we were able to be together on Zoom with our out-of-town members. Jill and Margaret joined from England, several from Pennsylvania, as well as members from Michigan, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and throughout California. There were no snacks to share, but it was fun to see all 30 of the exchange cards and hear about each of them from the artists. We are thankful to have the ability to use Zoom to bring us all together. Photographs of all of the beautiful and creative exchange cards are on our Flickr site (the link is on the top left of this page).

Here is an example of one of the wonderful holiday cards.
This was made by Donna LaVallee. For more views of this
card and all the others, check out the Flickr site.

 WORKSHOP TIME CHANGE

Now that we are using Zoom, we have more flexibility than we had with our face-to-face workshops. We sent 72 email queries to members who regularly attend our Zoom meetings asking if a change to 10 AM PST would be acceptable. Of the approximately 31% of respondents, the vast majority of members liked the idea. Starting in January 2021 our meetings will start at 10 AM PST (1 PM EST and 6 PM in England). Occasionally we may have a workshop at a different time because of the needs of the artist, but we will give you ample notice of the time changes.

One more holiday card to share Edith Fuller's wishes for 2021!


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