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May 2010 Meeting Notes

Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild Meeting May 08, 2010
Our meeting began as usual with members visiting with each other while setting up for the meeting.
1. Introduce / welcome guests –
We had no guests this meeting.
2. Show and Tell
As usual there was much ooohing and aaaaahing as members showed their most recent creations. Jane had a mica shift pendant necklace. Lee Ann brought her Ruphia bead and finished vessel. Nance passed around the air dry flowers that she will be teaching. Penni Jo showed her focal beads.
3. Program: Faux Embroidery by Penni Jo ( was pointy flowers) Because of the enthusiastic response she completed the technique, submitted a syllabus to the Fandango and was accepted as one of three teachers for 2010.
4. Old Business:
Ruth reported on the Art Festival. People asked questions but there were no info sheets about the clay and our guild. Next year we need a handout and need to find out if we can demo. Also, the table needs to be rearranged for better display and viewing. In order to be part of the Art Festival next year, we need to have classes at least one center. Having classes with children and adults was discussed. If classes are taught for children then the center can supply the clay. Ruth – maybe develope kids programs in the centers. Jane, PJ & others to develop programs to teach teachers. There were a lot of positive comments about our display.
5. New Business:
a. State Fair: I reported for Angela. Enrollment for fair is July 1 through Aug 16. We also talked about demonstrating on the first Sunday again this year.
b. Play Day. It was suggested we might use our play days to prepare our state fair entries. Email Jane if you want to participate in Play Days.
6. V.P. Report (upcoming lessons):
June – Color collage (AKA design board) – exercise from the color book. Everyone bring 5 magazines, we will tear out colors, and pallets that we like and learn to make a color collage that can help us choose clay colors for caning, sculpting and designing. Also, if you like bring your favorite colors of clay, paint chips, silk flowers, etc. This promises to be an exciting, revealing and helpful project.
July- Carving by Angela
Aug – Air dry clay Nance
Sept – Pillow beads – Jane
Oct – Faux Enamel & Faux Cloisonne – Angela
7. Treasurer’s Report ~~ Angela
Balance – $640.27 Members – 10
8. BOH Report ~~ Nance
Nance is needing medium sized bottles and has contacted Norman Regional again.
9. Librarian Report ~~ Jane:
Jane reviewed the new book Perfectly Paired.
10. Drawing for a new book ~~ Jane:
We drew for the new book, Color Index by Jim Krause.
11. Raffle
Winners of last raffle brought items to the meeting. Winner to bring something to next raffle: Nance, Jane, Lee Ann
12. June Swap ~~ Pairs — bring any pair of anything to swap. Even a pair of pears.
Next meeting June 12 at 1:00 pm at the new Hobby Lobby in Moore.