Creative Spirit is a group of fellowship and artistic expression. This group meets every Thursday at 6:30 PM to work on various arts and crafts, which are introduced by the leader or a participant who has a project to contribute. Creative Spirit began not long ago by Janet Hanley, local artist extraordinaire (find her work at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Janet-Hanley-Fine-Art/348428771578#!/pages/Janet-Hanley-Fine-Art/348428771578?sk=photos_stream), arand has gained momentum ever since. Some projects thus far include oil painting (see examples below), recipe holders, and cake decorating. "Demonstration Day" also takes place periodically, when new projects are introduced and demonstrated by group members.
This group is one of open participation. There is no need to sign up, just come on by and check it out! You need no artistic training or experience, you are invited just as you are. The idea is meant to be one of learning from one another. When a participant demonstrates a new project, having become the leader for that experience, that participant teaches the others how to do it. The paintings below were done by folks with no prior experience under Janet's direction. Each painting is of the same foundation with individul expressions added along the way. Each of the participants was surprised at his/her own abilities, and we all are blessed by such beautiful creations!