Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Art Day Meetup...Creativity Abounded?

Abounded? Oh well, if that's not a word....let's just say there was alot of creating going on and with FABULOUS results.

Some of the ladies had to leave before finishing....I just hate that! BUT, they said they would send me pics of their finished fans.....so DON'T forget.

It was just so much fun. We had five new ladies this month Matina, Julie, Kathleen, Bet, and Sally which added to the excitement. I know I say it time and again but I am so blown away each time we come together because each person comes up with something completely beautiful and nothing I would have thought of......it just always inspires me.

One of the first few pictures of the ladies gathered around Sally's car trunk....no she's not selling hot deals out of her trunk. She was showing us the great deal she got at an estate sale last week. A BeAuTiFUL old vintage typewriter......guess what she paid???????? I'll tell you further down. ha ha Also she got these vintage cardboard financial record holders. Sooooo Fab.....

Okay so after the tour of Sally's trunk we gathered our art and started mod podging...gluing, glittering and adding lace with Sealah tape (love this stuff).

I think I'll be altering a few more fans........it was such darn fun.

Next Art Meetup will be special July 14 and 15 when we have our guest instructor, Miss Vicky of Cut-it-Up.com. She's coming to San Diego to teach 3 classes. Check back this weekend to see the projects......they are awesome!!!

Oh an Sally paid just $5 for the typewriter WOW!!!!

I also want to thank Maryam for bringing orange juice and lovely homemade scones...they were yummy. I know my husband enjoy a couple with coffee this afternoon :} Thanks Maryam She was kind enough to bring the recipe which I am listing below. I think I might try baking again tee hee

Also, a big thanks to Melanie for making yummy chocolate chip coookies. They were also scrumptous. I had my cookies and milk as an afternoon snack. yummmmmmmm Thanks Mel such a good little baker. Send me the recipe!

Orange-Currant Scone Recipe

2Cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
8 Tbs. (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter,
cut into small pieces
1/2 cup currants
1 egg
1/2 cup heavy cream
Zest of 1 orange

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a scone pan. (I need one of these...where do you buy one?):} In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles pea-size crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl, add currants and stir to mix. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, cream and orange zest until blended and add to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir to form large, moist clumps of dough. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press together with your hands until dough comes together. Roll out dough, flouring as needed, into a 10 inch round about 3/4 inches thick. Cut into 8 equal size wedges and press each wedge into a well of prepared pan. Bake until scones are golden, about 25 min. Invert pan onto a wire rack and lift off pan. Let scones cool 10 minutes before serving. Makes 8 scones.

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Kathleen said...

I had such a great time today. You are so kind to share all your very neat stuff with us. I enjoyed the wonderful group of ladies and the snacks. I felt incredibly comfortable in your workshop. I just really enjoyed myself. My husband's comment about my fan was, "Very Impressive!" Isn't that cute? I can't wait for the next meetup.


Jolee Jane said...

Art Day RoX!
so do Maryam's scones- yummy;)
I love this get together, fab ladies with amazing talents

hopetreestudio said...

Hi wished I could have made it. Looks like you had such a great time. Denise

Sandy said...

What fun and the fans turned out so pretty! I love the picture of the girl placing the fan on her head like a crown..lol!