Friday, November 18, 2022

November 2022 CMMAG Meeting


Alicia welcomed 15 attendees.  

Creativity Exercise

Laurel shared a sheet with 30 circles drawn on it.  The idea was to “think outside the box” to put things in the circles.  We were to complete as many circles as possible in 5 minutes.  It was fun to see how imaginative fellow members were with their drawings.  

Upcoming Events

Our December 8 meeting will include the Secret Santa exchange.  Members who chose to participate in the exchange drew names during the meeting. 

Painted Ox Show 

The Painted Ox is located at 121 Main Street, Oxford NC. The CMMAG show will be November 4 through January 5.  Thanks again to Iris for arranging this opportunity for CMMAG.  

#DTIYS Challenge Results

The Fourth Quarter #DTIYS 2022 inspirational piece is Bailey’s Beach by Childe Hissam.  Members are encouraged to make a piece of art inspired by this masterpiece.  We will share our creations at the Jan 12 meeting. 

Member Incentive Program

Don't forget to continue with social media posts, volunteer for activities, and participate in events.  The last drawing will be at the January 12 meeting.

Good News

  • Dawn reported that another artist group she is active in raised $600 this week for charity with an open studio show.  
  • Alicia sold three pieces in the 8x8 show at the Halle.
  • Alicia won Honorable Mention in the Fabulous Fakes show for her piece inspired by Degas ballerina at the Cary Art Center.
  • Kathy has a necklace showing in the Wayne Art Center in PA.

Show & Tell

Several members brought the books they made at Penny’s workshop last weekend to show.  

Demo: French Fold Books

Terri showed the group how to make French Fold books.  They are quick and can be made with virtually any sheet of paper.  She had several examples where she added pockets, folded the covers differently, and even stacked them back to back to mimic a signatured book.  

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Members-Only Workshop: Bookmaking with Penny Weaver

 On November 6, CMMAG members enjoyed a workshop with Penny Weaver of Art Paper Love.  A great time was had by all as we learned bookmaking techniques.  




Thursday, October 13, 2022

October 2022 CMMAG Meeting

The meeting was held on October 13, 2022.  


Member at Large, Laurel welcomed all attendees.

Creativity Exercise 

In preparation of our upcoming book making class, Ilona led an open-ended creative activity with recycled windowed envelopes and recycled book pages. She inspired us to see what we could come within about 10 min. The responses were wonderful. We saw different types of folded books with the envelopes used as hidey-holes, buildings, embellishments, people, and windows for peeking into scenes. It was fun! Thanks Ilona!

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 16: Zoom Playdate from 1PM to 3PM. 
    • Alicia will be the leader. Be on the lookout for an email with a zoom link.
  • Nov 6: Workshop with Penny 1PM to 4PM at Cary Quilting Co. 
    • Exploration of surface design on a large sheet of paper that will become the basic structure of our book with three signatures, expanding inserts, and Hidey-holes.
    • The deadline was Oct. 13 for sign up. It will be extended until Oct. 16, 2022. Cost is $10 per member covers supplies, although basic tools will be required.  
  • Painted Ox Show
    • The Painted Ox is located at 121 main Street, Oxford NC. The CMMAG show will be November 4 through January 5.

Promotional Committee 

Committee Chair, Katherine, has arranged to have a table setup Art Space on November 4th for their first Friday event. She will be handing out postcards and showing examples of art done by members to spread the word about CMMAG. 

#DTIYS Challenge Results

The Third Quarter #DTIYS 2022 inspirational piece is Yellow-Red-Blue by Wassily Kandinsky, was recreated by three members. Maria, Jeanne R. and Lisa all provided beautiful pieces of art.


Member Incentive Program

Third Quarter 2022 winner was Idalina! Congratulations!! Have fun spending that $50.00 Amazon gift card!!

Show & Tell

Emma shared a beautiful quilt that she created using t-shirts that held special memories. She also told of others that she has made for friends and family to remind them of travels or careers.

Member Roundtable/Announcements

Dawn shared information about a show she is participating in on Nov. 5th at the Magnolia House in Fuquay-Varina. The show will benefit the Paw Prints Animal Rescue. 

Lisa explained the Secret Santa information and passed out a form to complete. We will draw for our Secret Santa at the Nov. meeting and we will reveal at the Dec. meeting. 

Demo: Brushos

Maggie presented an informative demonstration comparing the Brusho paints to the Ken Oliver paints. She showed some beautiful techniques and inspired many to try it.