Saturday, April 12, 2014

We had a great meeting today, with Neva Waldt’s program on armatures.   She brought lots of reference materials and examples of different armatures.  She explained how to achieve balance in the pose so that the figure can stand on its own.  She showed us the “Neva method” and we each got to make little armatures using her techniques.

There was lots of good discussion at our business meeting too.  We talked about what kind of project we can submit to HCCC for Hands on Houston (a free craft-activity open house on the first Saturday of every month at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft).  This will be our community outreach/education project this year.  Gwynne brought several examples of projects we can consider and gave us some inexpensive wood figure blanks to decorate and bring to the May meeting.  If you have ideas, bring them to the May meeting.

Also, we need your ideas on a theme for this year’s Quilt Festival exhibit.  Please send them to Gwynne   and we will vote on a theme from your suggestions.

We voted in a new artist to our membership:  Anne Oliver, from Dallas.  Check out her beautiful work:  Welcome Anne!

Don’t forget to come visit us at Gathering of the Guilds at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street, on Saturday, April 26.  We will be there from 10-5 with dolls and demos!  Thanks to all those who signed up to man the booth.

I hope to see you at our meeting next month, when yours truly will present “Making and Setting Handmade Eyes into Cloth Dolls”.

Janet Bodin