I’m Handing Over the Reins to our Group

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Hey everyone.  I know its probably been awhile since you’ve heard from me on a regular basis and I really am sorry for that.  It just comes down to the fact that after I moved to Delaware in June I have little to know room to do my jewelry anymore as compared to the studio I used to have in my dining room.  So anyway I guess my mind has just been on other things.  That being said I wanted to share with you all a conversation I had with Shannon Walters the other day.  

I’ve been super impressed with all the support Shannon consistently gives the group both on Facebook and on this blog.  I mean really, how many questions of the week has she done?!  Crazy.  So It was the obvious choice for me to officially name someone other than me as the main admin.  I will however continue on as an admin and can be reached by email at any time: jashley1979@gmail.com.  

Shannon will therefore by your person to contact regarding immediate group ideas/concerns/etc.  That you so much Shannon for standing up to take over this position for me.  Our wonderful group deserves a leader who is committed to being in continuous contact on FB and Im just not that person right now… Thank you also to the other admins who have also continued to keep things running smoothly!

Sincerely,

Jen Ashley

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Question of the week # 249

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First I would like to remind everyone to please help keep our questions of the month more interesting by emailing suggestions to me and I’ll get them up here as soon as I can 🙂
It was a very very rough week last week for me and I’m sure it was for some of you too. So I’m making the question of the week short and sweet…
What is your bright spot, your happy, your big smile moment you are looking forward to this week? Or are even enjoying right now?
Please share with us, we’d love to hear it 🙂
OK…Looking forward to hearing your answers!
Please remember to submit your suggestions and questions to: spdychevy@gmail.com with Question in the subject line and we’ll get your question up here soon!
Happy Monday to all!

Question of the week # 248

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What are you working on this week?

Are you sketching, needling, painting, wrapping, baking, photographing, stringing, writing or maybe just recovering from Easter or any one of the myriad of other things I haven’t mentioned here?

So what are you doing? Let us know 😉

OK…Looking forward to hearing your answers!

Please remember to submit your suggestions and questions to: spdychevy@gmail.com with Question in the subject line and we’ll get your question up here soon!

Happy Monday to all 😀

Question of the week # 247

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Show us or tell us about the last thing you added to your art/crafty stash…

And or what you made or will make with it!!

OK…Looking forward to hearing your answers!

Please remember to submit your suggestions and questions to: spdychevy@gmail.com with Question in the subject line and we’ll get your question up here soon!

Happy Monday to all 😀

Question of the week # 246

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We’ve gained a few new members recently, let’s do a bit of a roll call and a “refresher” so to speak:

Please tell us where you are from (what state or area) and what you are currently primarily interested in art/project and craft-wise.

For example, I’m from western Washington state (western Washington is the “green side” LOL) and I love our coastal areas, lately I am interested in spending this upcoming summer collecting more sea glass and shells for making mobiles, suncatchers and yes, jewelry 🙂

And getting back into carrying my camera (and not my phone) everywhere I go.

OK…Looking forward to hearing your answers!

Please remember to submit your suggestions and questions to: spdychevy@gmail.com with Question in the subject line and we’ll get your question up here soon!

Happy Monday to all 😀

Question of the week # 245

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I was stuck on the couch for a good part of last week & this weekend as well so I made the most of it and played with some beading and paper projects while binge-watching The Tudors, Once Upon A Time and Game of Thrones. Mmmmm…love looking at the jewelry and clothes on The Tudors, lol.

Do you sometimes watch TV while crafting or making art?

Which TV shows, networks, or channels (even Youtube channels) entertain you
with creativity?

 

Looking forward to hearing your answers!

Please remember to submit your suggestions and questions to: spdychevy@gmail.com with Question in the subject line and we’ll get your question up here soon!

Happy Monday to all 😀

 

 

Question of the week # 244

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One of the benefits of early Spring here in the Pacific North West is the beautiful varied shades of colors of the outdoors: green, gold and brown of our timberlands and the forests contrast with our beautiful and rugged coast with it’s own blending of myriad shades–black, brown, gold, blue, green, grey and then combined with the sunsets…oh, so many beautiful natural colors everywhere you look.

I live close to the Olympic National Forest, the Olympic National Park and about 30 minutes from the coast (Three of my favorite places. EVER. lol).
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and in the midst of all this Spring growth the colors are amazing…and there are so many different shades of green…they probably don’t have enough names for the myriad of green hues. I think it might be similar to the idea the Eskimos have…it’s true, they have at least 50 words for “snow”…

This week’s question has to do with colors and favorites/preferences. I love dark green, cobalt, copper, brown/gold, dark amethyst purple. Mostly I prefer these natural, earthy and dark jewel tones but I find myself working with much lighter shades or completely different colors more often than not and started wondering, how many of you do that, or if you stick to your favorite colors or ?

So, this week’s question: Do you find yourself using a certain color combination/ palette more than others and if so, what are your favorite color combinations? Are they different from the ones you end up using most?

OK…Looking forward to hearing your answers!

Please remember to submit your suggestions and questions to: spdychevy@gmail.com with Question in the subject line and we’ll get your question up here soon!

Happy Monday to all 😀

Question of the week # 242

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First I would like to remind everyone to please help keep our questions of the month more interesting by emailing suggestions to me and I’ll get them up here as soon as I can 🙂

It was a rough week last week for me and I’m sure it was for some of you too. So I’m making the question of the week short and sweet…

What is your bright spot, your happy, your big smile moment you are looking forward to this week? Or are even enjoying right now?
Please share with us, we’d love to hear it 🙂
OK…Looking forward to hearing your answers!
Please remember to submit your suggestions and questions to: spdychevy@gmail.com with Question in the subject line and we’ll get your question up here soon!
Happy Monday to all!

Question of the week # 241

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This question is for those of you that sell your work.

What Do You Wish You’d Known When You First Started Selling Your Work?

OK…Looking forward to hearing your answers!

Please remember to submit your suggestions and questions to: spdychevy@gmail.com with Question in the subject line and we’ll get your question up here soon!

Happy Monday to all 😀

Question of the week # 240

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Being members in the Physically Challenged Artist Support Group we obviously face physical challenges on a daily basis. There are also mental and spiritual challenges associated with our physical issues and sometimes it all can be overwhelming, exhausting and oh so daunting to keep pushing forward all the time. These physical, mental and even spiritual challenges are something we deal with on a daily basis but we always never give up 🙂 maybe we’ll take a rest or a break here and there but sooner or later we get back into it and we always keep trying. I am grateful to know all of you wonderful people that are in PCASG and I really feel blessed to be a part of this group.

It is Monday and I’m moving stiff and slow but I’m moving!

My biggest challenge today is forcing myself off the couch and head for the studio or the office area to try to make some sense of the chaos. Once I get out into either area I usually am “good to go” but well, mornings are rough sometimes and Monday mornings are usually even harder for me to kick start and today is proving no exception 😀  Later on this week I have some other challenges (physical and mental) but right now I’m taking it cup by cup (coffee is such a good thing) and one little bit at a time,

So the question this week is what is the most difficult physical, mental, spiritual or creative challenge or goal/task you are facing today or this week?

Looking forward to hearing your answers!

Please remember to submit suggestions and questions to: spdychevy@gmail.com with Question in the subject line and we’ll get your question up here soon!

Happy Monday to all 😀