Saturday, March 27, 2010


What a wonderful gathering for the kick-off event of HUDSON VALLEY CREATE; some very talented individuals, indeed! The creative side of each person showed when the paint tops came off, the glue began to flow, and papers and scissors were converging to become bits and pieces of beautiful art. Many of the Ladies of the Arty Tea Party were out in full force showing off all the decorative envelopes in the latest swap. ATC's, (artist trading cards) were everywhere. It was nice to catch up with some old faces, as well as meet many new ones. What great fun! Thanks to Ellen at Quimby and Smith for hosting the gathering. (Hope next time you can actually join in...)
As mentioned, we are considering a future "Altered Books" Workshop. Please leave a comment here if interested, and we will set that up with Ellen.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Open Studio Event

The last Arty Tea Party, this past Thursday at the fabulous Crans Mill Studio, was a total blast! Everyone got down to business with paints and inks and stamps on ATC's and on envelopes provided by "Outlaw Josie Red Drawers". Judie was hard at work with her gourd etching; can't wait to see the latest on those!

As usual, we ate in grand fashion and drank every sort of tea you can imagine:) It was nice to see such a full group enjoying the inspiration of each other's creative side. THANKS ONCE AGAIN TO OUR LOVELY HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST: MICHELLE;)

You can meet some of the members of the Arty Tea Party at an upcoming event in Downtown Pine Bush, NY. On Friday, March 26 6:00 pm - ?, HUDSON VALLEY CREATE will be kicking off an Open Studio at Quimby and Smith, 91 Main Street, Pine Bush. You can join in with Altered Art, Artist Trading Cards (you must bring one, if you want to trade), Envelope Art...and so much more. If you are currently working on a project, and you want to share it, please bring it along! Some supplies provided, and you are encouraged to bring your favorite materials.

Space is limited for this event, and you must call to reserve a space. For details, call Ellen at 845-744-3946. Suggested donation to attend is $10 which includes refreshments.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Group Envie

Here are a few more envies with addies blocked out...

It's not too late to jump in...just dress up an envelope and send it on its way to some lucky person. But remember, if you receive one, you must return one! NOTE: if it is textured in any way, shape or form, or if papers are fragile, it is best to take it directly to the post office and have them hand cancel it instead of having it get ripped to shreds by "la postal machine".

Elizabeth C, I got your addie from Lucy and one is coming your way...can't wait to receive one from you as I understand you have a very extensive art background! WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN IN!

Stay tuned for upcoming events as the ArTy TeA PaRty takes it on the road!!!

posted by Vicki who is way outofhand today...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Envie Swap # 1

The 1st Envie Swap of the ArTy TeA PArtY is underway, and there seems to be a lot of excitement about it! And the look on the postal workers faces, aka"Nina's Comrades", when having them hand cancelled, is truly joyful to witness because it no doubt is interesting mail to say the least...(and you may use any size envelope you wish:)
This is a copy of my 3rd one, have one more to do...hope my recipients will be pleasantly surprised! Enjoy!
fondly submitted by: Vicki, outofhand