Join us for our October Meetup!
OCTOBER ATC THEMES
1. "Can I interest you in..."
2. Fortunes (or fortune cookies)
3. ATCs made with punches (punched-out designs)
...and a special FOURTH swap: Halloween!
Also, if you're participating in the special retreat swap (see details on Message Board), but not attending the retreat, you may drop your cards at this Meetup.
SPECIAL DEMO: Rozsi has graciously agreed to lead us in a demo for making your own stencils and stamps--even if you think you can't draw. If you have a glue gun and glue sticks (the kind that go into glue guns, that is), please bring them. We could use a few extension cords, too. If you don't have these items, don't worry, we'll have some to share.
DO-IT-YOURSELF ACTIVITY: "Found Poetry:" We will provide materials for this activity, including ephemera and pages torn from books with enough for everyone to make four cards for next month's swap.
What's found poetry? It's when you cut words or phrases from printed text and re-form them into your own poetry (doesn't have to rhyme!). Another way to do found poetry is to circle or otherwise highlight words on a single page that will fit onto an ATC and to block out/black out other words to create a poem or statement. It's easy and the results are often lots of fun. You're welcome to work on your cards at the Meetup or take them home to play.
WHAT OTHER SUPPLIES SHOULD I BRING? There's a suggested list in "All About the NE ATC+ Meetup" (also at the top of the Message Board). But even if you show up empty-handed, that's fine--we have loaner tools.
POTLUCK LUNCH: You're invited, but certainly not required, to bring food or drink for our potluck lunch, or to just bring your own lunch. No need to sign up; bring whatever you like.
FREE STUFF/SALE ITEMS: You're welcome to bring items to give away or sell to other Meetup members onsite. Just remember to remove anything that doesn't get picked up or sold--we can't leave anything behind.
COST: $10, regardless of when you arrive or depart; it covers our costs for the day. Sorry, no partial payments or IOUs; people have been doing this a lot lately and then never paying the difference. Cash is preferred; small bills are greatly appreciated (there are ATMs and stores nearby). If payment is a hardship, please let the organizer now--we can work it out.
RSVPs: Please RSVP "yes" to attend. That way, we'll have an approximate headcount--and you'll receive all notifications about the Meetup! If your plans change, please change your RSVP to "no" so we'll know not to expect you--and so that someone else can attend in your place. NEW POLICY: If you cancel the day of the Meetup, you'll need to pay the $10 fee anyway to help us cover the costs for the day.
LAST-MINUTE UPDATES: Please check your email in box and the website before leaving for the Meetup. That way, in the unlikely event that we need to cancel due to bad weather or any other reason, you'll be sure to get the news.
Hope to see you there!