Monday, October 30, 2006

Fall Gathering - Parking

Here are some tips for parking at Access Arts. There is a small parking lot on the north side of the weaving/pottery studio. Parking space in the lot may be limited due to children's pottery classes downstairs. You may park on both sides of McAlester Street. Parking is allowed on the west side of Moss Street (entrance to the weaving studio faces Moss), but please do not park on the east side of Moss. You may also park farther down the block (north) on Moss Street in the Baptist Church parking lot.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Letterboxes near Fall Gathering

If you plan on doing some letterboxing before or after the Gathering this weekend (Nov. 4), below are boxes that are located within a mile or two of the Gathering Site. (Let me know if I forgot any). Please note that the starred boxes may require that special circumstances apply (i.e., cover of darkness, business hours, etc.) above and beyond normal circumstances (no one present, etc.) in order to obtain the box.

Mud, Strings, and Artful Things
Looney Tunes #2: Greetings Earthling
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Looney Tunes #1: What’s Up Doc
Da Vinci in the Park
Sun, Sea and Sky*
The Architect’s Series #1
Mr. Owl
Rocking the Bench
Rocking the Rock
Rocking with Clyde
Rocking with Ron
Rocking with Love
Higher Education
Creek Crossings
Ode to Charlotte*
Mid-Mo Letterboxers*
Alley Cat*

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival

Though this is terribly late notice (I wasn't sure until just this moment I would be heading out)...I am headed to the Pumkin Festival in Hartsburg this afternoon. I will be there from approximately 1pm to 4pm. Should any of you be in the area, perhaps hunting new boxes, here's a reason to wade through the crowd: should you be able to locate me amongst the throngs of festi-goers, identify yourself as a letterboxer and I might have special surprise to add to your collection. If we've not met, you can locate a picture of me in Lnd-Crzr's post April 2006: Pictures from the Spring Gathering. In the pictures, I'm the one in the bright orange (pumpkin colored!) hat. Today, as my name suggests, I'll be dressed almost entirely head to toe in green and carrying my orange and grey Osprey backpack that is more an extension of my body than an accessory. Again, sorry for the late notice, but hope to run into some fellow boxers on this beautiful fall day!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Fall Gatheirng Project

Some time ago our esteemed JennyJ put forth the idea for our little (at the time) community to do some kind of collection for a not for profit agency such as the Rainbow House. We all agreed it was a grand idea, but as of yet, we’ve taken no action on it. That’s about to change. This is by no means mandatory, but we’d like to present the opportunity for everyone to bring something the Rainbow House needs to the Fall Gathering. We’ll bundle them up and make an anonymous donation. No need to go overboard, but if everyone picks up one or two small items, I’m certain it would be greatly appreciated and there will be a little bonus for those who choose to bring something.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Rainbow House, here’s a brief explination taken from their website. Rainbow House is a children’s emergency shelter and a regional child advocacy center. They serve abused and neglected children, as well as families in crises. The Shelter houses children that are in foster care; and assists parents who need placement for their children during a family crisis. At the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), we serve children who have been sexually abused and/or severely physically abused.

Here is a condensed list of items they’re in constant need of. At the bottom of this article is a link The Rainbow House and a link to the complete list.

Copier paper
AA & AAA Batteries (Regular & Rechargeable), C and 9-volt batteries
Large salt and pepper shakers
Educational games (especially for literacy skills and math)
Wooden puzzles
Role play/dress-up toys for boys and girls
Activity Passes
Art/Craft class
Craft Materials
Blank Journals
Juice boxes
Bottled water
Ranch dressing
Grape jelly
“Sippy” cups w/ lids

Thanks in advance to everyone who participates.


Friday, October 06, 2006

a little reading

if you haven't seen the article yet, there is a fun article about letterboxing in Nov. issue of Games- we carry it at MU bookstore if you are out in about this way FYI-


Thursday, October 05, 2006

Mid-MO Fall Arts & Crafts Gathering Update

As promised, here is a list of supplies suggested for the upcoming gathering. Please note, you are not required to bring anything except something for the pot-luck lunch. However, as with most learning experiences, we feel the workshops will be much richer if you jump in and learn ‘hands-on’. As we won’t be providing materials for everyone (cost prohibits) we ask that if you wish to participate ‘hands-on’ style, please bring what you’ll need. If you simply want to watch and learn, we simply suggest bringing a notebook to jot down ideas.

Here’s the most current list of workshops and their materials lists.

Book Binding
Scrapbooking paper (8.5” x 11” or 12” x 12”, three to four sheets)
-for book covers
Cardstock paper (8.5” x 11” or 12” x 12”, three to four sheets)
-for book covers
Heavyweight construction paper, white (I buy the big 12” x 18”)
-for pages
Acid free glue (I strongly suggest Aleene’s Tacky Glue)

Aging Paper
-nothing fancy: 1” to 2”
-cheap hardware store brushes work fine
Several small (1 cup or so) containers
-to protect tables
Something to age
-feel free to bring something to work on
-a photocopy of anything will work well

Carving Workshop
Carving material
-Fox-Fyr is making a run to Dick-Blick if anyone wants to put in an order for their
gray carving material
Carving tools
-a handle, No. 1 ‘V’, No. 4 ‘U’ and an X-acto knife is plenty
An idea

Codes and Ciphers
Full sized notebook
Blank white paper

General items
Please lable all your tools.
Cutting mat
Cutting knife

Potluck Items
Please bring your own plates, utensils, cups and serving items needed to serve up your delicious dishes.

Of course don’t forget to bring your logbook and personal stamp as browsing through well worn logs is always a fun way to gain insight into those mysterious trail names. Also feel free any itmes you wish to show-and-tell. We all love seeing artifacts and momentos related to Letterboxing.

Please feel free to send any questions my way.