Wednesday was our 3rd project day for the Arts & Crafts Society at IT in downtown Youngstown. Ye 15 people wandered in, a dozen signed the sheet, so it was a pretty good turnout for a new group. The paper craft was homemade Valentines, but painting “leftover cookies” and heart magnets seemed to be the thing most came to do. The biggest surprise was an anonymous gift of real cookies. Someone had secretly baked and donated chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies, garnished with Hershey’s Kisses, for participants to snack on. That was such a nice surprise!

I did not feel like making Valentines, so I painted 3 post cards. It was fun playing with watercolor pencils. Here’s one that I colored on and touched with ink… who should I mail it to?


The ACS has a Facebook page now, still waiting for the 3rd like… hopefully tenants will find it and share with other tenants, as it will be a good way to keep people informed of upcoming events plus a means to contact the ACS planning committee with project requests or suggestions.  People want to make jewelry again, some wish we could do something weekly, so I think we are off to a good start.


On a sad note, another tenant died. That’s the 2nd resident found dead this month, the 3rd this year.