Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What's the buzz...in July at Diggin' It

What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening..July 2011
In This Issue
What's New at Diggin' It
Upcoming Events & Classes
Quick Links
Brody wearing new dog digs from Diggin' It! See below for more!
Hello all cooking, gardening, and crafting friends,
It's now July and hotter than ever! Welcome to the dog days of summer at Diggin' It! See a commemorative coupon at the bottom of this email.
It's almost time for Diggin' It's one-year anniversary. You know what that means - time to PARTY! Details of the birthday bash and all related festivities can be found below. Be ready!
Paint n' Party participants hold up their paintings.
Out under the porch at Diggin' It.. The resulting masterpieces from Paint n' Party on June 23!

Also, be sure to check out our classes set up for the remainder of the season - those so far have been a blast for kids and adults alike. Just see below for both a fun recap and a schedule of events still to come!

What's New at Diggin' It & In the Diggin' It Community
Bitty and Brody decked out in dog glamour.
New dog jewelry at Diggin' It for every dog! Big or little, girl or boy, naughty or nice.. You name the dog, we'll dress it for ya. We have everything!

 Dog Days of Summer = Dog Jewelry!
 New at Diggin' It this summer are the perfect presents for your prized pooch - dog jewelry! Featuring Swarovski crystals and designs to suit any kind of dog, and with the low pricetag of only five bucks, can you say no to your dog's begging eyes? We didn't think so.
Paint n' Party a Creative Success!
I can PAINT! Everyone enjoyed their evening at the last paint party and were able to take home a beautiful self-painted work of art. Maybe you can't hang it on mom's fridge anymore, but you can still brag! Come out next time for a relaxed evening of fun and you just may find out that you really can do anything given the opportunity.
 HowtoLoveYourHome.com On Kid's Home Eckie!
Kids learning how to safely use a sewing machine at Christine's class.
What the Heckie, It's Kid's Home Eckie! Learning to sew.
Diggin' It is proud to present Christine Lindsay's new blog ,How to Love Your Home, featuring her tips and stories from her experience as a seamstress and designer on how to really love everything about your personal space. Our favorite post so far? A story, photos included, on Christine's What the Heckie, It's Kid's Home Eckie summer camp class at Diggin' It from June 18th-23rd! As Christine posted, "It wasn't just how the salad or pizza tasted, it wasn't how the aprons looked, or how the paint came onto the bookshelves - it was about the journ ey.. Children need to have hands-on experiences... without the pressure of adults expecting flawlessness. Mistakes are stepping stones to find what we like. We can't grow without opportunity to discover & explore." Thanks for a wonderful growing opportunity, Christine! We hope to have you back soon - but until then, we'll keep checking your blog for more insights like these!

Upcoming Events & Classes
Diggin' Sculpture - for Kids!!
Sessions Daily July 11th - July 15th, 9:30am-12:00pm
Class Fee: $140
Did your child miss out on the fun of Kid's Home Eckie or Diggin' Paint? Not to worry! Another series of kid's art classes taught by Kathryn Waite is coming up, this time introducing students to the fundamentals of art in three dimensions! Students will use papier mache as their main sculpting medium as they work on projects to develop their understanding of three-dimensional visualization. Using armatures, wire, paper, and other recyclable materials, students will be able to translate their ideas and drawings into 3-D works of art. Those who are interested can begin to collect found objects NOW to recycle into art during this class! Kids ages 6 and up.

McKinney Paint n' Party
Thursday, July 21st, 6:30pm

Class Fee: $30 

Terry painting at the last Paint n' Party.
Terry getting her paint on at the last Diggin' It Paint n' Party, June 23rd. Come out and join us next time!
We are turning on the old gas station lights again to illuminate your painting technique.. Or to help you locate your wineglass, whatever works for you! Take a night off with friends, add a little music and wine, and release your inner artist! This is for fun and to help you explore something you may have always wanted to try, but have never had the chance. All art materials will be provided as well as step by step instructions to help you create an original painting that you will take home with you at the end of the evening. Wear something comfortable that you don't mind getting paint on. BYOB! We will have a cooler and glasses available. You can arrive at 6:30 and share a beverage with friends before we begin painting at 7:00. Limited number of spaces available, so register early!

Diggin' It's One-Year Anniversary Bash!
Saturday, July 30th, 10:00am-5:00pm
Get ready for the party of the year - we've got all kinds of featured fun lined up!
  • "Salvage Chic" Trunk Show. Sandi Dinehart's assemblage art & jewelry in the spirit of the found artist!
  • Free face painting! By Myla from MaB murals. 10:00am-2:00pm

Pupcakes.. Cupcakes for dogs!
Pupcakes! Here at Diggin' It we don't discriminate based on species.
  • Henna tattoos. Our trademark party favor! Local artist Cindy Green will be doing these traditional (nonpermanent) tattoos from the Far East, free of charge.
  • Chalk paints. A deminar by Karla Ritchey on the use of Annie Sloan chalk paints. 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Cupcakes AND pupcakes! Stephanie from The Canine Cookie Company will be providing delicious treats for humans and canines alike.
  • Labyrinth walk. Get lost in zen while strolling the new labyrinth at the Yellow House at Diggin' It (courtesy of Carolyn Hewitt - thanks so much!)
  • Teresa Smith & other artists present demos on the creative process. Watch local artists at work on their fabulous creations.
  • Live music tentatively included.
Plan on joining us for all of the festivities!
Got a great idea for a future class? Please email Tracey Collins at tcollinstx@gmail.com.   

- Words from the Universe -
Change helps us become more.
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Diggin' It 
Tracey Collins
507b North Tennessee Street
McKinney, Texas 75069

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