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November 11, 2008

November 2008 Meeting Notes

There were ten participants at our November meeting, including two guests. We all had fun as Angela Mabray led us in making cute Christmas ornaments. Everyone seemed to have a slightly different take on the little mouse.

Member Sue M. gave everyone metal clay scrapers she had made. Thank you, Sue!

Business Meeting:

After introcuction of guests and members, Angela asked for reports.

Reports:

April G. announced our updated meeting schedule:

  • November 29: Play Day in our regular meeting room at Hobby Lobby
  • December 13: Christmas Trees with Nance
  • January 10: Filigree with Lee Ann
  • February 14: open
  • March 14: Polymer Clay Bookmarks with Nance

Other reports:

  • Library: Jane announced that the new issue of Polymer Cafe magazine had arrived and was ready to check out.

  • Bottles of Hope: Nance announced that she had more bottles in her car, if anyone wanted to take some to work on.

  • Treasurer’s Report: Angela announced our current balance at $386.42. Our membership currently stands at 14.

New Business:

  • Workshop in Albuquerque: Shirley announced that Kathleen Dustin is scheduled to conduct two workshops in Albuquerque, NM in 2009: The first will be on June 10-11 and the second June, 13-14. Two members of our guild have signed up, and there is still more space. Shirley will email the contact information to anyone who is interested.

Announcements:

  • Craft in America Exhibit: Shirley spoke about the current fine craft exhibit at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center, which continues through January 18, 2009. The show is a traveling exhibit of work featured in the PBS documentary series, Craft in America. She urged members to see the exhibit and will e-mail members the dates of scheduled lectures.

  • Penni Jo and Jane announced that they are having their first show during the craft show at Cleveland County Fairgrounds on Robinson in Norman, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Everyone wishes them well!

For our library drawing, we selected Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Together At Last, by Christie Friesen, to be purchased for our library this month.

We held our bi-monthly raffle. Guest Magi, and members Nance, Penni Jo, and Shirley were winners. They will be responsible for bringing the items for our next raffle, which will be in January. December will be a swap month, and the theme is Angels..

November 5, 2008

November Meeting: Simple Christmas Ornaments

Large Elf OrnamentOur next meeting with be this Saturday November 8th. Angela will be showing us how to make two simple Christmas ornaments, perfect as quick crafty gifts for family and friends. The designs are from the Simply Ornaments CD by Maria Maestri, who has given Angela permission to teach a couple of projects to the guild.

  • When: Saturday November 8, 2008, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: The new Hobby Lobby in Norman, 2417 W. Main, Norman, OK. (The classroom is up front, near the check out stands. Go right after entering & it’s the first door on the right.)
  • What To Bring:
    • Polymer clay in your desired colors. For the sample ornaments, Angela used about 1 package of red; 1/2 package each of green, white and beige/flesh; and a small amount of black.
    • Your favorite clay tools, such as a clay blade and needle tool. While none of the projects requires a pasta machine, feel free to bring one if you want it for conditioning or just to have handy.
    • Optional items (Angela will have these if you don’t): Metal paper clips (1 per ornament); wire cutters; rose-colored chalks or blush with an applicator (brush, finger, etc); white acrylic paint with paintbrush; black Prismacolor marker.

Mouse OrnamentAlso, we will be having our raffle this month. The winners of the last raffle should bring something for this months raffle. The winners were Lee Ann and Sue. So everyone bring something wonderful so we can purchase more books!

Meeting announcement written by April G.

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