Thursday, March 11, 2021

March 2021 Business Meeting

CMMAG members met via Zoom on Thursday, March 11. Two new members joined CMMAG in March. These members introduced themselves and discussed what art they enjoy doing.

Creativity Exercise

Maggie Kehoe led the group in a doodling exercise. She shared variations on the doodle and how to adapt to the space being filled. Maggie talked about how she has been tangling during the pandemic.

Zoom Open Studio Playtimes

Playdates or Open Studio times, which are free to all members, have been scheduled through June 2021.  The scheduled days are the Saturday before the business meetings at 10AM and the Wednesday following the business meetings at 6PM. An additional Sunday may be added in. The upcoming dates include the following:

  • Wednesday March 17 at 6 pm. 

  • Sunday March 28th at 1 pm.

  • Saturday, April 3rd at 10 am. 

Members-Only Tutorials

February 2021
Katherine Stein hosted a Tutorial on February 27 on working with gel plates.  The event was well attended and received. 

March 2021 On Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 12:00-2:00 PM, CMMAG members can participate in an interactive, online (Zoom) tutorial session to make Galaxy paintings using acrylic inks. These look great on their own or covered in resin for more depth and shine.  You can also use them in your art journal or for collage, to make cards, or as a background for a painting. 

This is a fun, flowy not fussy process similar to paint pouring, so it will be a bit messy.  It’s a great way to use up some of those acrylic inks we have in our stash but never seem to use. Interested in joining CMMAG or in this Tutorial, email CMMAG for details.  

Members-Only Trunk Trade

CMMAG's first Trunk Trade of 2021 has been scheduled for Sunday, March 21, at 1PM in Cary.   Rain date is Saturday, March 27, at 1PM.  

Members are encouraged to pile any art supplies they no longer use or need into the car trunk, meet up in the parking lot, open the trunk, and let other Guild members take what they would like to have.  Masks will be required.  Social distancing protocol will be in effect.  Bring a lawn chair if you want to sit around to socialize in the grassy area nearby.  Interested in joining in the fun? Email CMMAG for details.  

Creative Challenges 

The prompts for the Second Quarter 2021 Picked Prompts Challenge are as follows.


  • Marcia Streithorst is the featured artist in March at the Cary Gallery of Artists.   Marcia works in encaustic.  
  • Maureen Seltzer has one of her torn collage pieces in a show in Wilmington.  The proceeds support sea turtle rescue.


In lieu of a demo, members shared their pieces for the first quarter Picked Prompts Challenge. As reminder, First Quarter 2021 Prompts were Colored pencils/Markers; Doodles/Dots/Zentangle; Seasons/Holiday; Green; Use junk mail.  

Here are some of the results:

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