Cloth Paper Studio is an online group I've belonged to for years and years. It is closing up shop as the owners/list moms are moving on in their lives to other things.
Over the years many of the online groups have closed, some because they were related to a particularly hot trend in the altered arts world, and it just plays itself out - and some we just don't know why the interest waned. This is one group that had so many varied interests, it always was jumping from one thing to another - and every month at least, I would come away with a new idea, or way of doing something. You know when we put our heads together, we learn a lot from each other. One idea leads to another. And the photos and links to other sites led me to places I never would have visited. Here is a huge THANKS to Diane, Rachel, Wendy and Sue. The best group leaders ever. Now we will have to keep up with each other through the blogs and other new media.
I guess it's true the one unchanging thing in the world is change. It always happens. Sometimes it makes me sad. On the other hand, it makes me move forward. I just joined Trodden Path, which is a relatively new online group, and immediately came across Evie in Scotland. An old friend I met through the Cloth Paper Studio group years ago, and whose work I have collected. Now we are in an ATC swap together. Here is one of the little cards I just made for my partner. The theme is winged children.