Monday, April 6, 2020

Gay of A Certain Age - Craft Night 2020

I hope you are staying home, flattening the curve and reading my spottily-updated blog!!

I am traveling back in time to January, to the night my friends and I gathered for cutting & pasting, drinking & gabbing and crafting & laughing: Craft Night 2020!!
This is the night we gather to handcraft Valentines for loved ones and sometimes ourselves.  ...Well, I usually make for myself.

You may never have seen this amount of hearts, paper, scissors, glue, glitter, ribbon, stickers, magazines and porn all together in one place like you see in my apartment!

Over the course of 6 hours, my friends popped in & out and brightened my yearly reminder that I am not alone!

It is really the only night I ever have anyone in my apartment, so I don't mind the little bit of effort it takes to drag in a few tables and chairs and pull out a crapload of supplies and order some tasty eats to make people gathering fun.

By spreading the time out to six hours, I get to spend more time crafting & chatting with smaller groups of friends, instead of running around making sure everybody is supplied & sated.  That way, I get to catch up with folks I may not have seen in awhile... and I have fun, too!

And, of course, my group of friends is a talented, creative and FUNNY group, so the laughs are plenty.  I can always count on Dudley Beene to keep me in stitches, especially with his hilarious (and often naughty) cards.

That's awful!! ...but I'm laughing.

Another aspect of Craft Night that's really taking hold is is the Craft Night photo booth. 
I recently inherited a king size bed (or bigger reminder that I sleep alone), so I had less room for the set up, but people seemed to make due...



With all the photo fun, it's surprising there was time to craft cards... but we had 6 hours, so we did it all!

So yes, we did craft cards.  Here's one of mine:

I'll show more of everybody's cards in the next post.

As a Gay of A Certain Age, I know how important it is to bring friends together to let them know they are welcome in your home and in your heart.  I know creating stuff together is a great way to share magic moments.  I know I am not alone.  I know I can't wait for next year!!

I also know, you should always test your photo booth before you have people over!

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