Studio Musings

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Want to Join a UFO Support Group?

Are unfinished projects cluttering your work surface and filling your drawers?  Would you like to 'clear the decks' of some of the UFOs that seem to accumulate?  Then I invite you to join my new UFO Support Group. 

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
Who can Join?  
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!


19 comments:

  1. I'm In ( but you knew that already) and a bit scared, but this is going to be good for a whole bunch of us!
    I will email you the info you asked for.

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    1. Got it Christine! And I love your blog post:

      http://onekisscreations.blogspot.com/2017/01/unfinished-objects-ufo-support-group.html

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    1. Liz, I added you to my list, but I think that your email may have bounced back - it says that there is no domain name 'k*******t.net". I checked, and that is the email I have for you in my system. Can you email me directly if you happen to see this? Sorry, and Thanks!

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  3. Definitely IN! I will email you! Great idea for a hop/challenge!

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    1. Welcome aboard Amy! I think this is going to be great fun, as well as a good challenge.

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    1. LiLLy - I'd love to add you to the list, but I'll need your email address. Feel free to email me directly at at gmail dot com

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  5. Hi Karen
    I'm in, this will be the kick in the rear I need to get those projects done.
    Therese

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    1. Welcome aboard Therese! My thoughts exactly in organizing this. :)

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  6. I need something to make me look at that UFO box I've been purposefully ignoring, so I'm in! My blog is beadcontagion.blogspot.com and email is beadcontagion@gmail.com
    Great idea. Thanks for doing this.

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    1. Liz - I just sent you the welcome email. So glad you joined in!

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  7. Given that I posted a resolution to complete at least two UFOs this year, I think this could help keep me on track.

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    1. Hah! Good timing on my part then. Welcome aboard.

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    1. Sue - welcome aboard! I just sent you a welcome email.

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  9. I have so many UFOs ... I think I'm going to have to join this!

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  10. I'm a week late but could I possibly still join? I love the idea of finishing ufos and supporting one another!
    Srsweber@gmail.com

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