While I was cleaning up my studio last week, I came across some of my red, white and blue paper start that I made my Star Garland with. I decided the stars would look great sewn on a card, and I was right.
I used left over stars from my Star Garland to make this 4th of July card.
This is one of the few projects that went together just the way I thought it would. Nice when that happens.
I wanted my card 5″ x 7″ to fit an A-7 envelope. So, I cut my paper 7″ wide and 15″ high. I wanted an extra 5″ to turn under to cover my stitching. If you don’t mind your stitching showing, or if you want to paste a piece of paper over the stitching, cut the card 7″ wide by 10″.
My paper is 7″ wide by 15″ high. I have folded it in thirds so my finished card will be 5″ by 7″ and fit into a standard A-7 envelope..
I printed “Happy 4th” in the Bermuda Squiggle typeface and colored in the left side of the squiggle in alternating blue and red. I used a dark blue embroidery thread to sew my stars.
Here I have started sewing my stars on my card.
I laid out my red, white and blue stars on my card and decided where I thought they would look good. With a white card, I thought two red, two blue and only one white set of stars looked really good together.
Here is a finished card and the back side of one that hasn’t been covered up yet, so you can see how the stitches look on the back side of the card.
I folded two stars together, then sewed them on the card and then another and another. After I sewed the stars, I folded and glued the flap back to cover up the stitching which made for a clean looking card.
Two finished “Happy 4th” cards ready to be put in an envelope and sent.
You could write Happy 4th by hand or use another font. I hope this sparks all sorts of ideas for you future cards.
Happy 4th, Candy
We have two really important calls for artists and we need your help. If you are an artist – please consider both of the opportunities. If you are a friend of an artist – please share this post with them. If you have a list of artists that you can send this to – please do so. We would like to see lots of artists participating in these two wonderful adventures.
Throughout the United States, today’s most innovative businesses are using the arts to help them meet some of their most difficult and vital objectives.
In 2012, Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, created The pARTnership Movement to help businesses understand the strategic value of partnering with the arts and build their own successful partnerships.
I am excited to share that The pARTnership Movement’s newly launched essay series provides an insider look at how some of the most prominent businesses in America profit by partnering with the arts. Each of the eight essays illustrates one of The pARTnership Movement’s 8 reasons businesses partner with the arts.
With insights culled from some of the most celebrated business leaders in the United States, the essays, which will be released throughout 2015 and 2016, provide real-world examples of how partnering with the arts can help businesses of all sizes and industries tell their story, recruit talent, advance corporate objectives, develop a wider consumer-base, engage employees, and build stronger communities.
I hope you will take a look at the first essay in this new series, Recruit and Retain Talent. This essay provides insight about how by partnering with the arts, businesses can attract and retain the talented, motivated people they need in order to gain a competitive edge and outperform the competition.
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Ashland Art Center
CLASSES, EVENTS & NEWS
July and Beyond 2015
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK JULY 3
5pm to 8 pm
Featured Artists:Natalie Stawsky and Jo Ann Viola Manzone
Music by Garrett Baxter
New works by recent Oregon transplant Margaret Hazel Wilson in the Print Studio. Free. More info
Ceramics with Garry Price Garry
5:00 – 7:00 pm
$10, plus clay and firing
Drop in. Ages 13+
Ceramics with Alissa Clark
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
$10, plus clay and firing
Drop In. Ages 13+
Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge
Thursdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
$10 plus clay and firing
New ~ Wheel Throwing with Kami Carlson
4 Monday in July (6, 13, 20, 27)
5 to 7:30 pm
Pre Registration required by Wednesday July 1
$80 + clay and firing
Get Your Artwork Professionally Photographed by Judith Pavlik
Tuesday, July 7
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
$20 per image for Members, $25 General
NEW ~ Art Therapy Assessment and How Not to Commit Image-Icide with Delaine Due
Saturday, July 18
1 pm to 3 pm Pre registration required
Collage Dreams with Susanne Petermann
Friday, July 17
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meditation, Art and Yoga Retreat for Women with Natalie Stawsky
August 27 – 30
Meals, Accommodations, Yoga, Meditation and Art classes included in the fee
PAINTING AND DRAWING
Portrait Drawing with Jenay Elder
8 week intensive workshop
Mondays 3pm to 6 pm
June 22nd through August 8th
Watercolor Birds, Katrina Style
12:30 to 2:30 pm
$30 Members, $35 General
Unistructed Short-Pose with Ann DiSalvo
Mondays, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
$9 Members, $10 General
Drop In Adults only
The Artist Within with Jack Wiens
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
$10 Members, $12 General
Drop In. All materials provided
Visual Art Journaling “Clinic” with Elaine Frenett
Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat with Elaine Frenett
Two prices available
Lake Alpine Resort, California Sierras
Copper Etching with Tiffany Hokanson
1st and 3rd Mondays 10 am to 12 pm
July 6 and 20
$20. Drop In.
Kids Beginning Ceramics
Mondays 3 pm to 4:30 pm
$10 Drop in + clay and firing
Ages 5 to 17
Kids clay with Keeley Bitner
Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm
$10 plus firing. Drop in.
Preschool Art-School with Jenay M Elder
Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
$8 Drop in. Discounts available
Ages 1 to 5 years old
FREE ~ Cartooning with Curt Evans
Saturday, July 11
10:30 – 12
Free. All Ages. Drop in
FREE ~ Get your Art On with Jennifer Alexander
Saturday, July 18
10:30 am to 12 noon
Free. All Ages. Drop in
Summer Camps at AAC with Natalie Stawsky
JULY 27-31 (3 spaces left)
AUGUST 17-21 (4 spaces left)
$ 200 per camp
Postponed until the Fall ~ Free expressions with Jo Ann Manzone
Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm
For kids and adults
Please let us know what classes do you want to see happen at the Ashland Art Center.
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