Thursday, 5 October 2017

When this group plays...

...they play hard, and with spectacular results!  The TAPS workshop ended last week, and there were some crazily creative quilted collages completed (say that ten times fast).


Just take a look at these works of art!

Don't these pears pack a punch?

This apple was clearly grafted!

Such a serene landscape.

Hard at work!

Applicious!

These pears look fabulous floating over the Himalayas.

Pears POW!

Now there's a dream landscape!

Is that a pink worm?  I think so!  :D

Apple haven.

I'll take a bite out of that!

Check out that dragon!!!
I was amazed at the variety of colour and vivacity in these pieces - no two alike, and some amazing takes on our valley!  What a wonderful group of people here - they were a delight to play with each week, and I was so impressed at the engagement of the participants.  Helping each other, chatting, exchanging news and ideas, and generally keeping a sense of community is often challenging for seniors living on their own, but this program does it all.  Kudos to the organizers for ensuring there is a space in which seniors can remain so engrossed and absorbed in daily life.

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  1. Brilliant Win. How lucky they are to have you. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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    1. I was feeling the reverse, Angela - so lucky to have a chance to work with the creative people! xo

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  2. Great JOB everyone!
    It's great to see all the happy faces = )

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    1. That is so much a part of teaching, isn't it Sue? It's fabulous to get people engaged in creativity!

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  3. this is just so awesome!!! I love all of this. I know they had blast because it shows on their faces. Keep that up, it sure is a blessing for everyone involved. hugs, patty

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    1. I agree, Patty - they had a GREAT time, and love their results. How could that be beat?!!

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  4. Wow! What wonderful work they all did. I especially like the valley pieces. Good job teaching them Win!

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    1. Didn't they just, Val? I think the valley ones were truly spectacular as well!

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  5. WOW! They all really came up with amazing art! Worth to hang on a wall - every single collage! AMAZING!!!
    Seems you inspire people of all ages and levels! GREAT!
    oxo Susi

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    1. I agrLike ducsee, Susi - I was so impressed with their work! Like ducks to water, they just dove right in!

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  6. You are all so talented.... these are so WONDERFUL. My favorite was the landscape but there were some pears that followed close behind too!! Ohhhhhhhhhh how I adore seeing your posts Win... so fun. Thank you. Xj.

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    1. Thanks, Joi - this was a wonderful group - just loved working with them!

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  7. Well done Win, an absolutely delightful post! I loved seeing the work created by these seniors. TAPS is a wonderful program and clearly your workshop & instruction was ace!

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    1. Thanks, Laura - so loved working with this group! They were so engaged with the whole process!

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  8. Wow you really work with some talented folks up there in B.C. Don't you just love the individuality of art so many beautiful pictures alike in medium yet so different in interpretation. I love working with children then you really get some wild and crazy art.

    Well Winn have a great slice of October this week I hope your leaves are and gorgeous as the ones around here. I'm off to paint my front door. What color you ask... Why Red of course.

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    1. Agreed, Deann - the whole group was truly amazing. I loved the way they each took the technique and made it their own. It's a thing about teaching that I love the best.

      Red door? Oh I am SO excited for you!!

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  9. Wonderful works! I'm always amazed at the variety of results when you give a group of people the same brief and a pile of materials and let them go. Looks like everyone had fun.

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    1. So true, Tracy - it's like a germ of an idea is planted and a whole garden grows! I love that about teaching, and it means I learn a ton, too. ;-)

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  10. Great post. The participants sure did get into it. There are some happy faces and terrific pieces!

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    1. They most certainly did, Alice - I loved to see all the interaction and their wonderful takes on the process!

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  11. That looks like it was great fun with great results !
    Corrie x

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    1. It sure was, Corrie - loved the whole thing!

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    1. Thanks, Regine, and thanks for stopping by to comment!

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  13. How wonderful! It's especially nice to see some gentlemen crafters! I sometimes feel bad that we have hijacked this form of art making and made it inaccessible to men. I see that with my son too - he wants to try it but he feels it's too "girly". Then again, there's Tim Holtz and Andy Skinner so perhaps there's hope for manfolk!

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    1. Agreed, Zsuzsa - the more men the merrier. I often feel like I should get a shepherd's crook and drag them in to the workshops. :D

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