October 21st Program

October brings to mind watching falling leaves and leafing through books as the cooler weather comes and I am inside more. For our program speaker Randi Pankhurst, a fiber artist who works in paper, she might be designing the leaves of her next art book. I hope you will find inspiration to apply to your own art form in the OWG October 21st program.

Randi Parkhurst is a book artist and arts instructor, living and working from her home/studio in Olympia, Washington.
She creates interactive book art that flips, swings, rolls and snaps together, providing a unique view of this versatile medium. All of Randi’s pieces are made with her hand painted papers. Natural elements, such as leaves and flowers, stones and sticks, and rich, deep colors permeate her work, reflecting the beauty of her Pacific Northwest home. (from Randi’s website http://www.parkhurstpaperarts.com)

National Days in October

Will any of the National Days in October, http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/october/ , invoke your creativity for a fiber art piece or costume to be shared at the June picnic. October has days about people, pets and other potpourri. Here is a sample: National Ghost Hunting Day, Be Bald and Be Free Day ,National Cat Day, National Leif Erikson Day National Handbag Day If the October National days do not inspire you maybe another moth will   See: http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-a-glance/

Rock On in Felt

Calling all felters or those who would like to learn come to Gail Trotter’s home and “Rock On” , making foam felted rocks for the ANWG booth, October 26th at 1 pm. Bring tools for needle felting or wet felting we can do either. If someone could bring a glue gun we can make different size rocks We have donations of fleece and some foam. If you have some special color prepared fleece you like, please bring.  RSVP or for more information contact Gail at getrotter@comcast.net.