Come All Ye Toonheads!
It's the end of the year as we know it, but does that mean Cartoonists Northwest will be doing something "sketchy" for the final meeting of 2009? Well, yes and no! How 'bout something completely different? How 'bout the chance to create your own Christmas ornament or holiday gift out of glass? Yes, that's right: finally a new way to channel some of that "hot air" we all exhale in great big puffy clouds! We'll be meeting for our December gala at Blowing Sands Glass Studio. Everyone is invited to blow their own pumpkin (approx. 4" diameter), float (approx. 6"-8" diameter), or ornament (approx. 4" diameter) for $20 per piece (they're giving us a $5 break off their regular rate). No experience is necessary (literally a 3 year old has done it). We will need to know by Thursday, December 17th how many folks will want to participate, because the studio hosts need to know how many blowers they'll need. E-mail us your name and how many folks you'll have participating.
And that's not all! We'll run through a brief agenda, and then plow (nyuk!) right into the festivities. We'll share snacks and drinks (please feel free to contribute by bringing food to share with the group). This year, the Holiday Spirit means we can enjoy holiday spirits! Yes, we can have alcoholic beverages this time around, as long as we drink responsibly (this is a glass studio, after all). CNW will provide non-alcoholic drinks and utensils.
Finally, we'll play some games, including the time-honored "White Elephink" gift-exchange game! We'll explain the rules at the meeting, but for now, if you'd like to play, plan to bring a wrapped, unlabeled gift to the meeting to contribute to the gift pile. Gifts should be inexpensive, humorous items. Bring a smile to someone's face (I know: cartoonists are a "tough crowd" too, eh?)! Come and send 2009 on its way at CNW's Super Glass Blast!
What: December meeting of Cartoonists Northwest (Monthly meetings on the third Saturday of every month.)
When: Saturday, December 19th, 2009 - 6:00 PM
Booze: Yes! Encouraged! There's a lot of glass, though, so try not to be weebly-wobbly.
Cost: Free! (Unless you sign up for glass blowing; then it's $20/piece.)
Location: Blowing Sands Glass Studio 5805 14th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98109 206-783-5314
At the corner of 58th and 15th in Ballard, behind St. Alphonsis. We'll be in the middle room with the garage door, but everyone is welcome to wander, shop, or blow glass. See you there!