The PW ART-A-DAY Show and Tell was today at Schuler Books and Music in Grand Rapids. About 10 people either presented their work or shared the story of what they had done. The award for the longest drive to get to the event went to Karen Hildenbrand, who came all the way from the Detroit area and spoke about what she had learned at the Lansing Red Cedar conference. New member Bryan Lundgren also made an appearance. There were paintings and writings by Rich Travis and Dick Tipton, scrapbook pages from Robyn Ford, another wonderful Kay Tipton quilt, Matt Bliton original songs, and more. Once again, the members of Peninsula Writers showed what a lot of talent is in our group.
The Art-A-Day page will stay up until Feb. 1, so keep posting.
January 28, 2017
We use a dedicated Google Group to have participants check in and hear how others are doing with their commitment. Some participants attach photos or files of their projects to share the excitement.
This year, we also opened up the Art-A-Day Challenge and the Google Group to people who, although not Peninsula Writers, still wanted the commitment to doing “art” everyday, and their contributions were wonderful!
Near the end of the Art-A-Day January Challenge, we meet at Schuler Books and Music on 28th Street in Grand Rapids for a final “show-and-tell.” This year, however, despite rescheduling, Mother Nature thwarted us, and we were not able to get together for the finale. However, the Google Group will remain open for an extra week so that participants can post their projects there.
The first year we offered this to our members, it was just an experiment. But, the response each year has been so positive, the Art-A-Day Challenge has become a regular part of the Peninsula Writers scheduling. If you haven’t joined the Art-A-Day Challenge before, please consider doing it next year. It is a commitment worth making. –Cerise