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So far this month my adult clients have made: napkin rings from adding-machine tape rolls and paper collage; headbands from zippers and antique brooches; a braided necklace of metallic rope; and photo mounts from found wood etched with a screwdriver. My last group was clever enough to bring their own champagne and orange juice to share mimosas in order to “keep the Christmas spirit alive a little longer”.

Two school-age girls made a cat toy from feathers and yarn enclosed in a paper box decorated with tiny glass marbles; a Valentine mobile from poster board, sheets of foam, construction paper and string; a headband wound with a string of beads and sequins; and a name necklace from red wire and alphabet beads.

I’m constantly amazed at the innate creativity of people who came in having no idea what they wanted to do when they entered FLOOF Collage pARTy!’s doors.

My favorite moment so far was a nine-year old girl having a moment of total sensual pleasure as she played with the tiny glass marbles she was using on her little cat toy box: “Oooh, they feel SO good. I can’t believe how GOOD they feel.” I will never forget the joy on her face. That alone made my day.

I’ve really gotta remember to take pictures every time!

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About FLOOF Collage pARTy!

I'm a self-taught artist who has been showing mixed media collage, textile art, and photography for ten years. My goal is to help people find the hidden artist within by encouraging creativity individually or in a group. Over the last ten years, I have accumulated more materials than I could possibly use in two lifetimes; most are recycled and reclaimed. By encouraging people to be unafraid to let their inner artist loose, I hope to build community, open hearts to healing, and promote relaxation.

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