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Latest CNAP Meeting: Drawing Party

It wasn’t so much of a party as it was four people sitting at the bar drawing pictures with the bartender, Frank. Here are some pictures:

marla and mike

Mike and Marla

dan draws

Dan

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Samantha

marla draws

Marla giving faces to Mike's outlined heads

heads with faces

Faces given to Mike's outlined heads, by Samantha and Dan

heads with faces

Faces by Marla

hitchcock

Outlines by Mike, reminiscent of Hitchcock.

More faceless outlines

frank's self portrait?

Frank's self portrait, drawn with three pens at once

i want to make this into a film

My favourite picture of the night, drawn by Mike, I think?

AMERICA IS A SCARY PLACE

This is what it means to cross the border, by Marla.

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CNAP+Felt Flower Workshop

CNAP July 16

This Thursday is Craft Night at Phog!

Since my last simple workshop went over so well, I thought I’d try it again.

So if any of you are interested in learning how to make some simple felt flowers, come this Thursday with basic sewing supplies and a sheet of felt.

These are what the flowers look like. They can be made into a brooch or sewn onto a bag, etc. I haven’t actually tried making them yet, but they look super simple and cute : )

Note: I did not take that picture. It is from THIS tutorial that we’ll be working from (feel free to look at it and maybe try making some flowers before Thursday. I’ll make some tomorrow).

If you want to make some of these on Thursday, please bring:

  • Sewing Needle
  • a few Straight Pins
  • 1 or 2 sheets of Felt in colours that you like (felt can be found at Walmart or Michaels for probably less than .50c a sheet. Look for flimsy felt, not the stiff stuff.)
  • Thread (I’ll have some that you can use if you don’t)
  • Scissors (I’m sure other people will bring some, but things will go quicker if there is more than one pair)
  • Buttons (again, I’ll bring some, but if you have some that you like at home, bring them!)
  • Optional: Pinbacks for turning your flower into a brooch. I’ll bring a few for anyone who wants to do that.

Also, if anyone has craft or tacky glue, it would be amazing if you brought it. I have white glue that I’ll bring, but I’m not too sure how well it will work.

Remember: Thursday, Phog, Crafts

See you there : )

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CNAP was pretty amazing last night

I’ve been neglecting this blog and I heard all about it at last night’s meeting. I promise not to forget about it again! Anyway, last night’s meeting was pretty amazing. The turn out was pretty nice and everyone was busy on something. Nicole taught Richard how to knit (finally!) and I did a really quick workshop on how to make super simple/super effective bunting out of newspaper. You can see a tutorial here. A group of talented ladies and I ended up cutting out, painting and stamping 35 triangles for a large piece of bunting (i’m not 100% on these terms yet lol). We rubber stamped random words given to us by other CNAP members, song lyrics and words of encouragement on one side of every triangle. Justin from Broken City Lab showed up and talked to a few of us about what we could do over the summer. I showed him our bunting and he was like HANG THIS OUTSIDE NOW FOR TWO SECONDS AND TAKE PICTURES. So we did and it looked amazing. It was really nice to do a group craft like this. CNAP sometimes feels really disjointed and impersonal, so it was really nice sharing supplies and ideas. I definitely want to do more crafts like this in the future. Feel free to leave any craft suggestions in the comments! But first, check out this bunting:

photo by laura

photo by laura

We had to move it against a wall because it was way too windy to take pictures. photo by laura.

We had to move it against a wall because it was way too windy to take pictures. photo by laura.

we are all short

I really like this picture, lol. And not just because I took it : )

You can see more pictures at my blog HERE, on Laura’s Flickr HERE and read about it at Broken City Lab’s blog HERE.

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CNAP 4 – May 21st Wrap-Up

This past Thursday was our 4th meeting. A lot of regulars showed up, as well as a few new people. One the new people, Nicole’s friend Billy, started to customize a stack of postcards to resemble different CNAP members, as well as the Phog owners.

Ptom the Pterodactyl

Ptom the Pterodactyl

 

Messages for Tom

Messages for Tom

Phrank the Phish

Phrank the Phish

Messages for Frank

Message for Frank

Nicole delivered the postcards to Frank. Photo by Darren.

Nicole delivered the postcards to Frank. Photo by Darren.

I’m not 100% sure where the postcards came from, but I think Alicia brought them. They’re funny because the back says this:

Umited Kingdom

someone should tell this Peter Haddock fellow to use a spell checker. or you know, just look at the 5 words before printing...

Knitting with a Loom

Nicole brought a knitting loom again and started knitting a "slouchy hipster hat".

Casting Off Lesson

She also taught Darren how to cast off. Congratulations on finishing your first project, Darren!

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Ashley helped me put tags up on the bottom of the bike racks outside of Phog. Jimmy was about to lock his bike up, but he patiently waited until I was done, which was much appreciated. Photo by Darren.

Lauras been knitting these sweeeeet owls! she gave me this one & i love it so much. Laura, you need to make an army of these and get rich. Do it. Photo by Elisha.

Laura's been knitting these sweeeeet owls! she gave me this one & i love it so much. Laura, you need to make an army of these and get rich. Do it. Photo by Elisha.

Billy was working on postcards, Cassia was writing, and I was drinking, obviously.

Billy was working on postcards, Cassia was writing, and I was drinking, obviously. Photo by Elisha.

Group shot by Elisha. Thanks!

Group shot by Elisha. Thanks!

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After CNAP, Darren & I went to see some Media City films next door. Afterwards, we waited for Dan & David to get back from a show in Detroit. We sat here knitting for a while. It was nice. We got a lot of attention, though, lol. Photo by Darren.

So the weather is starting to get damn nice outside. There has been talk of moving CNAP outside for a portion of the meetings to allow for underaged crafters to take part. I think even crafting out front (if there is a small enough group of course) would be cool too. Many people commented on the row of us hanging out knitting in front of Phog, so it would definitely boost awareness of the existence of the group. We could even channel our inner Girl Guides and craft Sit Upons to you know, sit upon, Thoughts?

Thank you to Darren and Elisha for letting me use some of their pictures!

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