Hi from Sarasota, FL,
We had the first meeting of the Sarasota
Polymer Clay Guild last night, September 11. We had a fabulous time,
everyone was happy to get together, and we have great plans for the future.
The gathering began, we went around the
room and introduced ourselves, what level we were at, and what we wanted
to accomplish as a group. Ten people were able to come, and one husband
sat in, and one woman brought her daughter.There was a woman who drove
all the way from Cape Coral, and two women came from Clearwater.
It was clear that the shop is going to
be too small, so we discussed our options as far as possible places. All
the details were discussed, we all paid a dollar into the kitty which
helps defray the cost of electricity
at the shop. Robin Monville said she would ask her
minister about using a room, but we will
look into every possible venue for contacting and emailing any news.
The group decided they didn't want a strictly
structured formal group, so the idea of officers was voted down.
As a result, Helen and Joyce will be coordinating.
Helen announced that Sunday, November
16 that the shop was hosting a fair with tables renting for $10, and we
can put up objects for sale.
We decided to have one demonstration each
time we meet. Also decided was that we would
rotate bringing refreshments. I
will furnish next weeks since we forgot to assign that. We also decided
to have a bead jar, everyone will bring a bead to contribute a bead and
at the end of the year we will draw tickets for a winner. We also
discussed swaps, and ideas for fundraising.
We did a show and tell where we looked
at what other members had made and
Following that, Joyce gave a tutorial
on making a mirror image bead.
Robin volunteered to do the next
An assignment each time was decided upon,
and the next meeting’s assignment
is to make a name tag of PC.
Fun was had by all! It was great
to see all the people from the list and put a face on who we email.
Our next meeting will be
3 Women Objects and Artful Things
2174 Gulf Gate Drive,
Sarasota Florida 34231
Please come by and join us!