Saturday, November 21, 2015

Five Days in November...

WelKome to your Spark of Keativity Saturday @ the Kraaft Shaak.

We generally have a post from one of the Kraaft Shaak Design Team Members, but today's Spark comes from YOU - our wonderful Kreative Kraafters who are members of the best social kommunity ever - Kraafters Kommunity over on Google+.

Every day, our Kraafters post amazing works of art they have kreated. And how can you not be inspired by what your eyes behold!!!


I am highlighting the kraafy goodness shared during a five day period, from Nov 15 thru Nov 20, by 13 of our newest Kraafters, and our founder Heather. Some of their works shown here are from previous weeks, but they ALL have posted during the stated timeframe, some multiple times. I wanted to share with all of you, just how engaging our Kommunity is and the wonderful eye candy we get to gaze upon daily. You are about to see some truly inspiring art that is sure to Spark the kreative bug in you and maybe, if you are not a member of our Kommunity, you will ask to be after seeing what we do here...

Heather Kraafter:
First up is Heather Kraafter, our Founder, the genius behind this Kommunity of artists. Heather always posts amazing pieces, but this one stands out because of it's uniqueness. She shares a great story about this mailbox over on her BLOG, and it sure gives new meaning to Mail Art! Can you imagine the smile on MailMan John's face as he delivers the daily mail!!!



Sue Byrne:
Next up is Sue Byrne. Sue recently joined our Kommunity and wow, does she ever post some eye candy, surely to inspire you and ignite that spark!!! She has shared so much of her beautiful art with us, these are just a few. To see more, check out some of her work over in the Mixed Media tabbie in the Kommunity.  Sue posts under other tabs, be sure to look them over...



Carol Labuski:
Now we have Carol Labuski. Carol joined us in October of this year and has fast become one of our regular contributors of her amazing art to our Kommunity. Carol loves to do altered art, Gelli Plate prints, journaling, scrapbook layouts to name a few. Please visit her art in our Kommunity under the tabbies of Gelli Plate, Altered/Art Journals and Mixed Media. She also, posts under other tabs in the Kommunity. Be sure to peruse them for all the talented artists!



Jay Richardson:
Another one of our unique Kraafters is Jay Richardson. Jay does etchings and engravings, mostly on glass, but he also uses wood, metal, motorcycle parts, wine glasses and other mediums. His art is breathtaking, and the attention to detail is truly amazing, especially when you consider he etches on glass!!! Please visit his gorgeous art in our Kommunity under the Glass & Wood Art tabbie...



Emily Lahnhof:
Another new Kraafter is Emily Lahnhof. Emily enjoys kreating altered/art journaling and mixed media. She has a wonderful style and loves, loves color. Plus she plays along with the challenges put forth in our kommunity. Visit her art under the Mixed Media and Altered/Art Journal tabs in the kommunity...



Vicki Ross:
Vicki Ross is an extremely talented artist who kreates some of the most breathtaking works I have ever seen and the techniques she uses to do these is indescribable. She dabbles in many, many media and we are blessed she shares her heART with us. She has a YouTube channel where you can watch her kreate these amazing works. Visit her website for more info, and also check out the posts in the Kommunity under the Mixed Media and Painting/Drawing tabs, amoung some of the tabs she uses...



Wanda Hentges:
+Wanda Hentges is a card maker. And boy, does she ever make some gorgeous cards!! She also likes ATCs and does a fabulous job on these little masterpieces. She has a fabulous BLOG where you can find most of her stunning kreations. She is a regular contributor to the Kraafters Kommunity under the the Card Making tab...



Stephanie Bergeron:
Stephanie is part of our Husband and Wife Team we have, and they both are extremely talented. Stephanie has a fantastic BLOG where you can see all of her amazing art as well as checking it out in the Kommunity, under the tab called Painting/Drawing. She did a painting that was unbelievable in the reality of it. She titled it the "Pocket Squirrel" and I gotta say, she NAILED the jeans in this!


Mark Bergeron:
The other half of the team, Mark, joined us with his wife in August this year. Mark is an avid photographer, who often paints using his prints as inspiration. He also enjoys watercolor, acrylics, and has caught the mixed media bug.  Check out his posts under the tabs Painting/Drawing, Mixed Media in the Kraafters Kommunity...



Lynne Mizera:
Lynne joined our Kommunity in February. She joined us on her first ever Kraaft It Live! show on Pan Pastels Nov 10th, where she was inspired and played along with Heather. She has been a regular poster, sharing her varied talents in scrapbboking, mixed media, stained glass mosaic and many many other mediums. Please visit her BLOG for more of her kreativity and visit the Kommunity under the tags of Alter/Art Journal and Mixed Media and others, to view her heARTistry.



Beth Brown:
Beth has been a very active contributor and participant in our Kommunity from the day she joined us. She enjoys painting, journaling, mixed media, Gelli Plating and sharing her knowledge of products and techniques. She has a YouTube Channel and one day we just might be able to talk her into a blog. But for now, visit our Kommunity under many tabs to see her kreations...




Christina Read:
Christina just joined us this past week and immediately posted a beautiful zentangle she drew - so whimical!!! She likes to crochet, watercolor, pastels and drawing. I am sure we will be seeing alot more from her so be sure to check out her posts in the Kommunity under the tab Painting/Drawing for now...



Christine Fetter:
Christine joined us this week also. She is an avid card and mini-album maker, loves to doodle,  and is beginning the wonderful world of mixed media.  Her very first post was to take up the Monthly Art challenge in the Kommunity. I know we will see more from her but for now you can view her piece in the tab Painting/Drawing...



Haley Gilmore:
Haley is another Kraafter who joined the Kommunity this month. She has shared some wonderful art pieces that showcase her drawing talent and mixed media. Please check out her posts in the kommunity under the Painting/Drawing tab and Mixed Media also...



Many others have posted during the Five Days in November, but my intent was to highlight our newest Kraafters. Art is so subjective and many hesitate to display their works, but Heather has kreated a "Safe Haven" known as the Kraafters Kommunity. Some who join feel comfortable right from the start, others have to "test the waters" before putting themselves out there by posting their heARTistry. Most engage in discussions from the very beginning because they see and read the encouraging words and kindness shown to all who post and comment. Friendships are formed, mentors are discovered, and conversations are lively!!!

I hope you enjoyed the wonderful variety of these 14 artists, and that their art will inspire you to kreate, to - Spark Your Kreativity at the Kraaft Shaak.

This tribute is to ALL who are members of the Kraafters Kommunity. Their talents are many and we are blessed to gaze upon their kreations on a daily basis. Maybe this will also Spark your Kreativity to join us!!!

Thank you!!!


36 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Sylvia. This is such a beautiful way to highlight these talented folks. I thank you from the bottom of my heart to each tear that fell as I was reading. Tears of joy of course.
    So beautiful of you! TRULY!!!

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    1. Thank you, Heather. It was my pleasure to highlight this fabulous Kommunity you kreated. We are an amazing assembly of Kreative Souls, who support and encourage each other on a daily basis and that love needs to be shared for all the world to see...

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  2. Oh my goodness, Sylvia. This is such a beautiful way to highlight these talented folks. I thank you from the bottom of my heart to each tear that fell as I was reading. Tears of joy of course.
    So beautiful of you! TRULY!!!

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  3. Oh Sylvia what a tribute to our awesome community. Thank you for keeping track of all their artistic endeavors. Kudos to all who are motivating and feeding us invaluable resources. Heather your vision for this community is so appreciated. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Claret. I was thinking of highlighting the whole month of Nov, but that blog post would have been never ending - we have so many talented kraafters who share. I had to limit the time frame, so I chose the 5 days immediately after the last Design Team member posted. . It truly is a wonderful Kommunity, and you my dear, are part of the Kreative Souls shared!!

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  4. My goodness, some very talented newcomers are an added blessing to our kommunity! Thank you Sylvia for highlighting them, thank you Heather for kreating this wonderful kommunity, and thank you to every member for contributing your wonderful; inspiring work!

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    1. Thank you, Nanette. Every day in our Kommunity is an heARTful day!!!

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    2. Thank you, Nanette. Every day in our Kommunity is an heARTful day!!!

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  5. Just fabulous Sylvia. What a great way to review.

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    1. Thanks, Peg. It's really all about our Kommunity. Tis a great place!!

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    2. Thanks, Peg. It's really all about our Kommunity. Tis a great place!!

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  6. Wow Sylvia you are awesome! I love your collage tribute and this great blog to highlight the community members and their talents they all share with other Kraafters! Thank you again!

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    1. My pleasure, Mark. You and Stephanie bring so much to the Kommunity with your art, your support, and knowledge. We are honored to have you in our Kommunity!!

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    2. My pleasure, Mark. You and Stephanie bring so much to the Kommunity with your art, your support, and knowledge. We are honored to have you in our Kommunity!!

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  7. What a wonderful post about the community!!! Thank you for including me!!!

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    1. The thanks really go to you, Wanda, and all the kraafty kraafters who take the time to share themselves via their art - that is what makes our Kommunity what it is - you!!

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    2. The thanks really go to you, Wanda, and all the kraafty kraafters who take the time to share themselves via their art - that is what makes our Kommunity what it is - you!!

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  8. Sylvia! What a wonderful tribute to wake up to this Saturday morning. I feel so honored to have a spot in this list with so many talented and giving people. Art and Kraafting are such an important part of our lives and it is exciting to be part of a group that celebrates both art and kraaft!
    Thank You!!

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    1. Earth would be "eh" without "art" and your gorgeous kreations, Stephanie, celebrate that every day. Thank you for being one of our Kraafters!

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    2. Earth would be "eh" without "art" and your gorgeous kreations, Stephanie, celebrate that every day. Thank you for being one of our Kraafters!

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  9. Thanks for the mention Sylvia! I don't think I've ever joined a more welcoming or encouraging group! what a great place this is!

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    1. It IS a great place and the fellowship shared by you and all our Kraafters makes our Kommunity the best ever.

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    2. It IS a great place and the fellowship shared by you and all our Kraafters makes our Kommunity the best ever.

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  10. Thanks for the mention Sylvia! I don't think I've ever joined a more welcoming or encouraging group! what a great place this is!

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  11. Oh wow wow wow!!!! Such an awesome post about such a great group of artists!!!! I just loved reading about each one of these art filled people and can't wait to see much more in the near future. hugs, patty

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    1. Oh, Miss Patti, you my dear are such a big part of why we are the way we are. You fill our Kommunity with your Spirit, your Faith and your art. We are better because of you and all our kraafters!

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    2. Oh, Miss Patti, you my dear are such a big part of why we are the way we are. You fill our Kommunity with your Spirit, your Faith and your art. We are better because of you and all our kraafters!

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  12. Gosh! What a great post...thank you for the glowing reviews. I love to share with KK and have gotten much more from youse guyz than I give. Thank you all!

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    1. Your posts inspire so many in our Kommunity and we are blessed you share with us your talent and experience, Vicki!!

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  13. Oh my goodness! I am humbled to see my name and art mixed amongst some very talented art peeps! I am blown away by the art everyone shares here and I have learned so much! Thank you so very much for the mention! I must agree with Chris that this is one of the most welkoming and encouraging groups I've ever been a part of right from the very beginning! Thank you!! ;)

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    1. Carol, your varied art is what I look forward to. I never know what medium you will post, but it is always eye candy!

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    2. aw, you are so sweet, Sylvia! thanks again!!

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  14. Oh Sylvia... From the bottom of my heart Thank You! I spent the weekend in the hospital and just got home, feelling a little low and and a wee bit sorry for my self, and then came across this wonderful tribute to our Kraafter Komunity! thank you for including me in this tribute and THANK YOU for putting into words how this amazing community makes me feel.... Grateful and empowered (((hugs)))

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    1. I'm so very sorry to hear about your hospital stay, Lynne. I pray there is healing. Your involvement and art are what make our Kommunity what it is and we are all Blessed by this...

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    2. I'm so very sorry to hear about your hospital stay, Lynne. I pray there is healing. Your involvement and art are what make our Kommunity what it is and we are all Blessed by this...

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  15. What a thoughtful way to highlight all the wonderful work. Was so much fun to look at this way. I love the group and seeing all that they do and share. Thanks so much. Jane.

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