The Cat Care Society (CCS) of Lakewood held an open house last Monday afternoon, February 28, featuring special artwork for their latest fundraiser, “Tails of the Painted Cats.” Featured at the open house were 18 cat sculptures by talented artists from around the region. These fine pieces will be showcased around the Metro area for the next few months before being auctioned off in June.
Broadway Show. The kids can put on a Broadway show for mom. They can make their own costumes, write their script and perform for mom. To make the outfits, the kids can use sheets, mom’s and dad’s outfits, etc. Either way, a special show will truly make her day special.
Exterior renovations should stick to the overall decor theme of the neighborhood. If the appearance of your property is out of line with the rest of the area, it may be harder to sell it.
I also thought about what made me smoke in the first place. When I was fifteen, a friend offered me a clove cigarette; unlike most novice smokers, I thought it was tasty from the very first time I tried it. That clove at fifteen left me with a multi-pack habit at forty. But I realized that I have retained very little of the other stupid behavior I committed as a teen. I no longer paint by numbers for adults black crap around my eyes, dress like Cyndi Lauper’s socially-backward kid sister, stay out until dawn, or cry and pout when I don’t get my way (well, usually not). So why should I retain this atavistic sign of my teenage stupidity?
There are several methods of transfering your design onto your fabric. You can always buy commercial designs from craft stores and iron them on, according to the instructions. Of course you can get your designs from photos paint by number kits and pictures found just about anywhere. Magazines are a good source, as well as postcards and greeting cards.
After being on view at the sponsor businesses, on Tuesday, March 29, the cats will make their way to various art galleries in the Santa Fe Art District for their First Friday event. April 30 through June 4, the cats will return to Lakewood at the Lakewood Arts Council co-op gallery with a special reception on May 5. The reception is open to the public and runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The evening of June 5 the cats will be auctioned off at the Green Gables Country Club in Denver. For more auction information and to purchase tickets, call CCS at 303-239-9680.
Cross-stitch can be a fun and rewarding hobby for young and old. Even youngsters can get into starter kits and explore the creative side of themselves as they do simple stitches and create memorable pieces for themselves and family. Why not stop by your local craft store or the craft area in your retail store and pick up a small kit – who knows, maybe you’re a stitcher at heart and just didn’t know it!