Friday, July 30, 2010

The Harpswell Festival

The Girls (Super 6 and the Beattie Chicks) were asked to be in the Harpswell Festival, so we had to make a float. During the festival, Ella and Nina sang the Harpswell Song on the stage and then jumped on the float for the parade. I put off making the float until the last minute, but thanks to my girls and Grammy Sue we pulled it off and had a great time.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Best Day Yet!

We finished our week of Jr. Girl Time with such laughter. The girls amazed me with the creations that they made. Their shadowboxes were fabulous. We gave them prompts and together they wrote a poem about girl time and the sea for the inside. They even came up with the idea of signing each others box. A great sense of togetherness was felt by all.

Our castings with Plaster of Paris did not turn out as well as we would have liked. About half of them were successful. Everyone was great about this - and luckily we had many projects in the works that were loved by all. Looking forward to Sr. Girl Time in August. Definitely will change it up a bit, but will keep some of the same projects.

Enjoyed a great show this past weekend at the Harpswell Festival. Saw so many people we knew and met many others. I just kept pinching myself to make sure it was real. I love where I live. I love what I do. And adore the people that are in my life. Oh, Happy Day!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 3

Sorry for the delay in this post. Things got pretty busy with camp ending and participating in the Harpswell Festival this weekend. This photo is of one of the many amazing creations that came out of camp today. This lovely piece of driftwood became a parrot to this young lady. Can't you see it.

We did a lot of walking today on this secret beach location. Didn't find what we thought we would, but found great things just as well. No false teeth were found, but the snail shells were abundant. Though we tried to get a better look at the snails inside the shells that were occupied, we had to use our imagination to create our own. The shells did well when they were baked - thank goodness.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 2

Purple sea glass, driftwood, shards of potter and false teeth? Yes - leave it to our Girl Time girls to find false teeth amongst the treasures at the beach. And no, they were not pretend or a full set. Somehow they made it home to one of our girls homes, thankfully not mine. A fun time was had by all as we explored a different beach and found a different set of goodies. Opinions were mixed as to which location was more desirable. Driftwood signs were made when we returned. The girls each created a sign from their treasure and were excited to take them home to hang.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Girl Time Camp July 2010

We started our week off on a good note. The girls were terrific. We had nine today and tomorrow we will have ten. Everyone was so kind and worked well together. We prepared our boards in the morning before we left and then went to our first secret location. The girls found such great treasures and were eager to return to make art with what they found. We made butterflies out of shell pairs and mounted them on scrap wood.

Tomorrow we are off to another fun spot. Hope for no rain and good temperatures.

Good news - The Beattie Chicks will have it's first art show at the Town office in Harpswell for the month of August. We will be showing only a few of mine and Leslie's art and will bring the girls and some adults work to share. There is an open house on the 9th from 6 to 7:30.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Close Up!

Here is a closer look at a few of the birds from our June Camp. If only one of my great photographer friends was here to take pics of all the great work. Next week - Junior Girl Time Camp!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Planning in process

Leslie and I are getting excited about our fall schedule. We enjoyed dinner at Gritty's and worked on our newsletter and schedule. We hope to have the new one out by next week. We are thrilled with the response we have been getting from other community members. It seems that our name is getting out and new classes are being scheduled. If you are looking for us in the more immediate....we will be at the Harpswell Festival on July 24th, Bar Harbor the weekend of July 31 and August 1st and then we have a show opening at the Harpswell Town office for the month of August. We are thrilled to show some of our wares but even happier to have the opportunity to show some of the Beattie Chicks work.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cloth Floor Cloths!

I had a great time at Jodi's house last night. She and five of her friends over and had a private party at her house. Great food, fun friends and of course, hehe, a fun craft with the Beattie Chicks. I was worried that the craft was intensive, but they said it was well worth the effort. The results and the feelings that it gives you when "you" create something that you love is so great. Now to find more floor canvas for the party on Friday. Hmmm.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Can you believe that Emelia is 13!

Just don't know how it happened? I am so proud of the person that she is, the person she is becoming. I just love her. She is in NC with her Grandmother right now and it is so strange to not have her here? It has been such a great time for her. And so good for her. Absence seems to have helped her realize that I'm not such an embarrassing mother after all. I think it helps that she is with my mother...who was far more embarrassing then I ever could be. Hehe.

Class with Friends!

Our good friend Dana has been keeping us pretty busy. We had a great morning with Dana, Kyla and some of their friends. We made a note keeper / memo board/ display board. Not sure what everyone will use theirs for. I loved them and wish I had one. Making art with your kids is such a great thing to do. Finding the balance between "a little bit of me and a little bit of you." Met some really great moms and daughters. I hope they are all loving their projects.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Great Times with the Beattie Chick Girls!

This post and the next to come are long over due. Leslie and I have been very busy with private parties and Girl Time Camps. During our Senior and Junior Girl camps we made many great things, but these paper mache birds that we first saw on One Red Robins blog were a huge hit. I love birds so much and just loved everyone that was made.

Don't miss out on our next Newsletter. We have a ton of great classes and events coming up. We showed our "makings" at the School Around Us Craft Fair over the 4th. It was a beautiful day and we did very well. I met some really great people - a few great customers from last year came back to see us and we met a woman from Australia that has presented us with a great opportunity for the future. Bart, the girls, and our families enjoyed the day at the beach and then we celebrated Emelia's 13th birthday and Bart's mothers as well. Eek! Can you believe my oldest is 13?