Friday, February 15, 2019


North Redwoods Book Arts Guild has its own traditions. In December we do not have a workshop. Instead, it's a social event with a holiday card exchange similar to a cookie exchange where members sign up in advance and then make an edition of cards one for each participant. At our September workshop we have a theme called "Second Chance" that encourages us to use a theme that we may have missed. In February, the tradition is to celebrate the holiday with a Valentine's Day card exchange and the workshop is devoted to making Valentine cards for Seniors receiving home delivered meals and for the residents of board and care homes.

This year Lorraine Miller-Wolf was back to lead our Valentine card making workshop. Lorraine brought some materials for us to use and invited us to bring any other materials we would like. It's always an interesting workshop because we get to see many working styles. Some members are spontaneous with their creations. Other members come with materials that are built around a particular theme; the creativity having started at home. Both methods result in a multitude of great cards for our Seniors. 

This is Lorraine. She has been leading this workshop for several years. 
It is a lovely gift to the Seniors in the community.

The card on the left shows a paper technique that we learned
 in a previous workshop.
 On the right, you can see the current newsletter project.

Toward the bottom of the photo, you can see a page of LOVE stamped paper
 for inserting into Becky's cards.
Not only are Seniors happy with the cards, so is Kristi.

We had five tables of people making cards 
with lots of laughter and talking around those tables.

Not only do we have differences in style and aesthetic of these cards, we even have different physical styles for working. Michele stands a lot during her playtime.

Look at all of the lovely tools that Debbi has!

Edge takes a minute to see what others are doing.

This is just a tiny part of the cards we made!

Show and Tell Table

We have a table where we display items that we are working on, techniques we've learned and books we've made that aren't entered into the exchange.

Lynne G's fish bone book

Lara Cox's folding tree.

I can hardly wait for the next "Show and Tell" next month. You will see more of the pictures in the future.

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