Monday, October 31, 2011

NEXT SAQA MN MEETING: Nov. 12, 10:00am

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all have been having a creative fall! Jen Schultz and I are looking forward to our new roles as co-reps for our region; we want to extend a special thank you to Susan and Cyndi for a wonderful two years. We hope we will be able to live up to what you have done for the group in the last two years. Many thanks!

Our next meeting will be on November 12th at 10:00 am, I will be hosting it at my apartment complex which is located at 765 Hampden Ave, St. Paul in the The Lyric. Due to the light rail construction it is a little bit of challenge to navigate. The best recommendation is to take 94 to the Cretin/Vandalia exit and head north towards University, at the traffic light you will go through it and head one block north of University and take the next left on Charles Street. You will be traveling on the street behind the McDonald's and the Holiday Station. At the end of the block there will be a stop sign which is Hampden Ave. There is street parking or if you turn left (looks like a dead-end due to the construction) there will be a parking lot on the left that on Saturday's we are allowed to use. The meeting will be in the main entrance to the The Lyric right across the street in "Johnny's Lounge". If any one has any problems with the directions my cell phone is 443-255-6740 please feel free to call me.

We will have a full kitchen, if you would like to volunteer to bring goodies please let us know who will be bringing treats. Jen and I both will be bringing some food and beverages to share.
We also will be working on a survey to determine what the membership would like to accomplish in our sessions. For our first meeting we thought it would be helpful as a group that we have a focus for our discussion. The first topic will be around INSPIRATION! One definition I found states the following:
in·spi·ra·tion/ˌinspəˈrāSHə Noun: The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative: "flashes of inspiration".The quality of having been so stimulated, esp. when evident in something: "a moment of inspiration in an otherwise dull display".

We would like to have everyone share one or two ideas that you draw inspiration from for your artwork. Our goal will be to capture a list and share that after the meeting for all of us to have something to look at if we ever have a creative rut. . . of course that never happens : )
For show and tell please bring something that speaks to your inspiration; it doesn't have to be a completed art quilt.
If anyone has suggestions or questions, don't hesitate to reach out!
Thank you!
Jennifer Conrad & Jennifer Schultz

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