Saturday, April 16, 2011

We've Hit the 300 bottles of hope made mark! ! !

I am very pleased to update this blog, despite the length of time since my last post.

Here is one shot of a number of bottles made by our Westport group. We now have probably 8 or 9 in our group and we meet every Tuesday afternoon to create these little wonders.

Here are the photos i finally managed to take !

This little group of delightful bottles was made by a group of young women who meet regularly with Sandy in Perth. I took our supplies one lovely morning and had a great deal of fun making them with these very talented young women. I surely hope they and Sandy had as much fun as I did working with them.
Kudos gals!

In the meantime, I want to thank one of my amazing polymer clay friends, Louise from Montreal for her fantastic donation of Bottles of Hope to our campaign. While at MPCG, our annual polymer clay gathering at Morrisburg, ON, Louise gave me a box of delightful creations by
her group of polymer clayers in Montreal.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Going Great Guns now. . . .

We had a wonderful afternoon creating these bottles. We are really looking forward to continuing every Tuesday afternoon at Artemisia from 2 to 5 pm. Audrey, Sheila, Isabelle and I created these bottles and are looking forward to others joining us on the coming Tuesday afternoons.

As it takes about half an hour to cover a bottle, please feel free to come and join us anytime between 2 and 5 pm on Tuesdays at Artemisia.

Don't forget, though, that I will be doing Creating Hope Parties until April 30, 2011. To have one at your home, just get three or four friends together, provide some table space, and give me a call to arrange a date. I will come to you with all materials and supplies to spend a few hours creating hope. These little Bottles of Hope will be given to the Kingston and Ottawa Regional Cancer Centers to be given to folks undergoing cancer treatments.

See previous posts for more information. Thanks, and please join us if you can.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Our campaign is getting underway now, and our CREATING HOPE sessions will begin Monday, September 13 at 2 pm, here at Artemisia Art Gallery and Art Services.
Tuesday, September 14, from 7 - 9 pm,
Monday, September 20, 7 - 9 pm, and
Tuesday, September 21, 2 - 4 pm are the currently
scheduled CREATING HOPE sessions now scheduled.

Future sessions will be held at other Westport locations, the Stone Cottage Bed and Breakfast will host creating sessions soon. Please call Georgia for more information regarding these sessions. Future sessions will be announced soon, so come back often for more news.

Artemisia 7 Spring Street, Westport, Ontario 613-273-8775
(click here to make sure you are on the correct page, thank you)

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Here at Artemisia Art Gallery and Art Services in Westport, Ontario, we are beginning an eight month campaign to donate 1,000 Bottles of Hope to our local cancer centers in Kingston and Ottawa, and adjunct centers Perth and Smiths Falls.

We at Artemisia wish to carry on the tradition started in 1999 when Diane Gregoire, a cancer survivor and polymer clay artist, took her clay to her chemo sessions and began to cover the small bottles nurses were throwing away. She then gave them to other patients for a place to put their hopes and wishes. Now this has become a world wide program in which polymer clay artists donate their time and talent to making these
Bottles of Hope for cancer centers in their home regions. Georgia is our polymer clay artist and heads this campaign to donate 1.000 Bottles of Hope to our local cancer centers in Kingston, Perth, Ottawa and Smiths Falls.

We are challenging our community to join in this campaign.

From August 2010 through April 2011, we hope that our local businesses and our community can meet this challenge. Learning sessions will be ongoing throughout this time at Artemisia. . For details call Georgia at 613-273-8775.

Thank you for being a part of this campaign

Above are some of the Bottles of Hope that we
have made so far in this campaign.

Several have been donated by members of the
Southern Ontario Polymer Clay Guild, and the
others have been made by members of WEGALS,
Westport Gals Arts and Letters Society.

Please join our challenge if you live in the area
to which these bottles will be donated.

Classes for learning to make Bottles of Hope will be held at Artemisia Art Gallery
as follows: more to be added . . .and new learning venues will be announced soon...
September 13, 2 - 4 pm
September 14, 7 - 9 pm
September 20, 7 - 9 pm
September 21, 2 - 4 pm