Tuesday, October 19, 2010

join us for our 2nd handmade marketplace!

Running with Scissors is proud to present out 2nd Handmade Marketplace. This year we've reached out to artists beyond our group to make it even more exciting!

There will be a wide variety of handmade items on display ranging from art quilts, knitted & crocheted items, handmade cards, plushies, jewelry and much much more.

So why not give handmade for the holidays? Or pick up something special for yourself?

Here are all the details - I do hope you will join us!

What: RWS 2nd Annual Handmade Marketplace

When: Saturday November 27, 2010

Where: St. Matthews Methodist Church
30900 6-Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152-3491

Time: 10am-5pm

Admission: FREE! :)

See you there!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

american sewing expo!

it's finally expo weekend!
this morning lynn, myself, emily, sidney and anne met up and hung our running with scissors
display at the expo~ it went great! we got there super early to claim our spot and got to work right away.
what a great bunch of artists we have in our group....from traditional quilters to art quilters and beyond. everyone has their own unique hand to their art and its fun to see someone's work and know immediatly who's work it is!
alot of the work was from this past year and previous years challenges we do as a group.
i hope everyone can make it out to the expo to see all our hard work we have been doing.
and this will only get better....we are already thinking of next year's challenges!
see you all at the expo!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Great Lakes Small Works Exhibition - Riverside Gallery

The Great Lakes Small Works Exhibition will be showing at the Riverside Gallery in Ypsilanti, Michigan from September 2-25, 2010. Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday from 1:30-4pm.

The show is a juried exhibition of small 2D and 3D works from artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The maximum dimensions for work in the show is 12" in any direction, proving that small work can indeed pack a big punch.

Two members of Running with Scissors will have work in the show.

Anne Hiemstra had three works accepted, including Heron Hunting 5 (shown below):

Lynn Krawczyk had one piece accepted, Dream Time Graffiti 2 (shown below):

The exhibit's Opening Reception is on Saturday September 11 from 5pm-7pm. Please stop by if you can!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

sunday workshop day!

what a great day we all had at scrappy chic , this past sunday!
we decided to have a workshop day for some fun challenges~ one of an accordion book and another of a stretched canvas collage.
as always, everyone did something fun!

this is my accordion book, its of my husband and i. it is not easy at all to pick a theme when you like so many things!
patrice, hard at work on something pretty

cynthia taking a mini break from her fun accordion book~she did some awesome printing on tissue with her printer!

emily talking to lynn about something cool~probably the neat things she keeps finding at yard sales and junk stores! and the things she was doing with corrugated plastic was really neat.

kate, having fun with her cool printed fabric with all sorts of metal images on them

leann is doing something fun with skulls...and hand carved stamps!
it was a fun filled day, there were 17 of us who showed up to have some creative time.
thanks to barb for the yummy cookies!
i for one am looking forward to more time with everyone for more creativity!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Modern Quilting lecture at the Northville Art House - You're Invited!

The Green Quilt by Rossie

Have you ever heard of the phrase "modern quilting"? What's it all about? What makes this classification different from other forms of quilting?

Come and find out! Rossie Hutchinson will be giving a lecture on this topic at the Northville Art House.

Rossie will be giving a one hour lecture about modern quilting as well as displaying her beautiful quilts. Its sure to be an exciting lecture so please join us!

Here are the details:

Lecture: Modern Quilting by Rossie Hutchinson

Where: Northville Art House

When: Sunday August 15, 2010 beginning at 2pm

Cost: $15 per person (advance payment required)

RSVP: please reserve your spot because space is limited! RSVP to Lynn at FibraArtysta@earthlink.net

**Note: Your space is not reserved until the lecture fee has been paid. Fees are non-refundable. Thanks for understanding!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

surface design weekend

Earlier this month, several members of Running with Scissors gathered at a local hotel for a weekend of printing fabric.

I did demos on gelatin plate printing, thermofax screen printing and soy wax batik. The image above are the example I brought of fabric that I printed along with some of the supplies I brought to do the demos.

You can see more photos in the group's flickr pool as well as on my blog here - please have a look!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bird of Paradise, and Red Hibiscus are two of my art quilts that are included in the show at Charlevoix Circle of Arts, One of a Kind: Fiber and Furniture show. The exhibit opens July 17, and runs until Sept. 19, 2010.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Golden Artist Colors lecture at the Northville Art House

On Sunday May 23, the members of Running with Scissors attended a lecture about Golden Artist Color at the Northville Art House.

Working artist Valerie Allen gave a two and a half hour lecture about all the products that Golden has to offer and how we, as fiber and mixed media artists, can make the most of the gels and mediums.

It was a fantastic time and more lectures will be organized at the Art House. Stay tuned for future announcements!


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