Making art is such a solitary endeavor - I envision this support group as a way for us to feel a little less alone as we tackle our 'problem' and 'neglected' children. The group will be a place where members can ask for constructive feedback when they're stumped on how (or even whether) they should move forward on a project. And where we can share the celebration when projects come to completion.
Towards that end, I plan to set up some sort of group forum where we can share 'insider' information during the month. Once we have a core membership, I'll send out a survey to figure out what venue would fit us best (Google Groups, Facebook, etc).
And to give us regular deadlines to work towards (and times for celebration) I plan to host regular FO (Finished Object) Blog Hops. But no worries - you don't need to have a blog to join in!
|this tea cozy from my crazy quilting days is crying for attention|
Any artist or crafter working in any medium who would like to join a positive support group working to bring some unfinished projects to fruition. As I've shared in private emails, some of my UFOs include a steampunk outfit that I cut out back in the Fall of 2015, and a crazy quilted tea cozy that dates back to around 2001. And of course, I have plenty of beading projects that I hope to finish.
You simply need to commit to completing at least one UFO by the first reveal - where we will share our newly Finished Objects and pat our backs in congratulations.
My hope is that this will be an ongoing support group, but members might not participate in all reveals. Right now, my plan is to continue this through at least mid-summer, then see how it's going.
When and Where?
Signups are open through January 31st, 2017.
First Finished Object Blog Hop will be Saturday, March 11th. That gives us enough time to work, but not so much time that we can lose focus. Together, we'll decide whether to host additional Blog Hops on a monthly or every-other-month basis.
How to Join
Comment on this blog, or send me a email (skunkhillstudio at gmail dot com) with your name, email address and blog address if you have one. Feel free to also include information on your UFOs, but this isn't absolutely required up front.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you!