Saturday, March 6, 2010

A New Artistic Adventure

Artist Shona Cole has just released her long awaited book for busy moms trying to combine motherhood and the need to be creative. Fellow artist Trudy Callan has been inspired by this wonderful book to bring together a group of artists to follow the 12 week workshop and relate their experiences trying to combine motherhood and art. If you would like to join or follow these artists on their journey you can find all the info you need on Trudy's website. I am thrilled to be the only ,so far, grandmother in the group. There are many grandmothers out there caring full time for their grandchildren. It's the same work as moms with a different dynamic and lifetime of experiences involved. A different perspective. I am looking forward to this exciting adventure. Hope that you can join us. I am off now to play with paint etc. and start my backgrounds.


  1. Hi Joyce, Thanks for stopping by. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's work. I already like your introduction the project better than my idea. Ah well... We all have our gifts. By the by, your little blocks in the previous post are so adorable. What a fun project! Hope your floors dry soon.
    Blessings, Kim @ Whimsy and The Word

  2. There have been a couple of changes in the instructions I sent you. To make things easier for everyone since our group has grown so much, instead of having to put all of the links in each post or on your sidebar, I have made a button for the group. Just grab my button and put that in your sidebar.

    The other change is that instead of having to post at the end of each week, you may post about your progress any time of the week that is best for you; but do try to post weekly. When posting your progress each week, if you could mention the group and a link to my blog in your posts, that would be great. That way people can go to my blog and see the list of the other participants and click around to see their progress as well.

    Please check my blog often for tips, notes of encouragement and exciting news. Coming soon will be a post about a Flickr group for our Mothers' art group and also a giveaway.

    And if you could you please send me your email address to sewingwithtrudy at yahoo dot com so that if I want to do a group email, I'll have everyone's address? Thanks so much.

    Trudy Callan
    Group coordinator for The Artistic Mother Art Group

  3. Joyce this is lovely. What a wonderful group to be part of, and how perfect for you. I am loving that photo of the trailer. I can't wait to see the creations for this.

  4. OMG Joyce,
    Stop by my blog I found a photographers dream. A virtual tour of Paris, but the real photographers dream is seeing how they created this adventure. I have a link to their you tube extraordinaire. Ooooh la Lah!