Brown paper sandwich bag, cd, and pieces of fabric, yarns, threads, lace, and a section of a panty hose leg where the beginnings of our challenge. That was the 'Call' portion. Everyone was encouraged to be inspired and create. No other perameters were given.
More will be coming in but these were the 'Responses' shared on Saturday.
I know some members weren't up for this, but that's ok. It was meant to get some creative energy happening.
Bev L. brought in her Dancing Diva, Freida Friday. She would receive the 'Best Last Minute Effort', because Bev told us it got done the night before! Way to 'rock on'!
Next is Susan I., owner of Fabulon Studio. She takes the 'Early Bird' award. Her's was finished back by our June meeting! Obviously, she was inspired early on.
Here is Angela's Flower Garden. She used everything but the bag and cd. The panty hose?, yep they are her stems. This one gets 'Best Incorporation of Materials into Another Piece of Artwork'.
Kathy B., our President this year agreed with me that so many ideas kept running thru her head until she finally decided to just 'do' something. I think this is her rendition of those kitchen witches from the past. So her award is, 'Better Done Than Not'. Front and back.
This next one from Sandy H. gets the 'Most Inspired' award. She didn't use any of the items that she was given. However, she told how the variety of them inspired her. To my best recollection she said: There were shiny and dull surfaces, thus her choice of yarns
The insertion type lace led her to make the open work area where the drawstring goes thru, and
The 'strings' gave her the direction for those drawstrings. There might have been more, but my memory only has so much space,,, oh, I think we can safely say the brown 'bag' is represented, too.
Finally here are my two pieces. A little something for my sewing room wall. And the bookmark/note pad I used for keeping track of all those July finishes, etc. I get, 'Everything and the Kitchen Sink' , the only piece you can't see is the fabric strip and that was used on the backside of the bookmark to hold everything together.
The 'Call and Response' challenge was something I read about on someone else's blog. I don't remember who, so if you read this and it was your blog, let me know and I'll put your info on this.
I recall it was a Jazz term where one musician would play a 'rift' then another musician would respond with their 'rift', and on it would go.
So, I hope this encourages some other creatives to put together 'goody bags' and challenge your friends to be creative.
May God bless you with inner peace and joy. Luann