I have been leading 2 groups of women for a few years now. Well, one group has been going for about 7 years or something like that and we just have a ball!
I think I always forget to talk about it because I have been doing them for so long and they are just a part of my life. But being a part of my life, I want to make sure that I get it on my blog more often!
The first group is called Outside the Book Club. Its held 6:30-8:30 pm the first Thursday of the month at Gee Gee's Stamps n Stuff in Carlsbad, California. This club started at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks after I came back from Taiwan the 2nd time. I think that was 2005 or something like that. I seriously am the worst with dates! When Pink Pineapple closed we were gypsies for a little while looking for a place to settle and then we landed nicely at Gee Gees and its been wonderful! Gayle is an awesome artist and proprietor and she welcomed us warmly.
The second club is Cool Scrapbook Club and is held 6:30-8:30 pm on the third Weds of the month at Cool Scrapbook Stuff in Poway, California. Don't let the name fool you. This is also a mixed media group. I had originally planned on this being geared more towards Scrapbooking but I guess with me being more of a mixed media artist, the group kind of ended up evolving that way. And it has worked out amazing.
We have a make and take each time. I try to come up with interesting techniques and sometimes the members offer to do a make and take which I love!
|teaching the girls how to make tshirt yarn.|
|the leftovers from making tshirt yarn. helllloooo 80s!|
We have at least one guest each cycle. Either the author of the book, or another industry leader. Here are some of the awesome guests we have had recently:
|Christen Olivarez and Jana Holstein|
|The amazing Jenny Doh.|
|Jen Cushman and Liz Hicks|
|Lisa Fulmer and Andrea Currie|
We do have room for new members. The first club is pretty full but 1 or 2 more would be ok. and the second club has room to grow. You can see the fun we have on the blog that Kat updates for us after each meeting.
If you want to make new friends, do art, expand your creativity and be inspired, join us!