Grown*UP Girls Club

Remember when I introduced The Collage Cafe? This Sunday I got to join the Grown*UP Girls Club for a creative session.

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This gathering is Lindy’s brainchild of creating a haven for women to leave all the day-to-day behind and spend some time playing, creating and getting to know other ladies.

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The group meets on the second Sunday of the month and includes annual members, drop-ins, and another tier of membership Lindy can tell you about.

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Some considered themselves uncreative and bravely stepped out of their comfort zone, and others had dabbled in various artistic ventures.

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After introductions we were given a blank canvas and instructed to write positive things on it, in order to set the intention for the class.

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Then we selected paint colors to cover our words with.

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After a few layers we started cutting out papers. In addition to the two sheets provided we were allowed to peruse numerous art materials in the studio, and it was lovely seeing what the participants gravitated toward.

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Washi tape became a popular embellishment, and how can it not with this amazing variety?

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We chatted while we snipped and pasted, making for a lovely afternoon of kindredness.

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There were two birthdays so we were treated to Sacher Torte in addition to other nibbles.

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We also got to try new teas that were refilled regularly.

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Some snacks looked ready for a painting.

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It was lovely to step out of my regular medium and get back to my collage roots. Some people experimented with rubber stamps and added dimensional embellishments to their pieces.

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Mine may get wire-wrapped in the future, but I am pleased with how much was completed in the session.

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I cannot distinguish between the creative and ‘non-creative’ collages, can you? Each of these is worthy of an open studios exhibit!

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Want to be part of the fun? Check out The Collage Cafe’s upcoming workshops!

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You can also visit my bangles and pendants, and peruse a plethora of lovely gift items that are bound to spark your joy.

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The Collage Cafe is located at 912 Sherman Avenue in Evanston IL 60202, near the corner of Main and Sherman.

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