This is for all of our friends here at the Order of the Opus Gluei:
On March 25, 2009, Jana and Rosemary started the Order of the Opus Gluei, a challenge blog dedicated to themes that were open to the interpretation of the crafter. At one time we had weekly challenges but realized that was a bit taxing so we went to biweekly challenges and that worked really well.
Along the way we "met" wonderful friends who stayed to become Opus Gluei Poobahs along with us - people like Electra, Chat Noir, Deena, Gini, and Kristen. Their creativity encouraged our own and they are very dear to us.
That's the beauty of Opus Gluei - themes intended to inspire and challenge you to be freely creative and not bound by IT MUST BE MADE WITH FOUR SHEETS OF 12 x 12 PAPER, NO MORE THAN TWO COLORS, SIX PATTERNS, four intricate die cuts, and a dazzling diamond in the center. Nope, we wanted you to take a theme like Birds and make it yours. Through paint, digital studio items, cardstock, fabric, whatever and enjoy the process.
It's a success - we grew to now having 276 followers. Not too shabby for not having sponsors and all that...
So, now at over 200 challenge themes we aren't shuttering the Order of the Opus Gluei but we need to close down temporarily for a break. Just a chance to recharge the batteries in our Viking helmet horns and get our mojo or sew-jo or digi-jo back.
So, from now until September we're going to be on holidays of sorts. We've always been upfront and honest with you so we're doing that now, we just need a little vacation to rest up.
So, until then may your adhesive be sticky, your stamps tidy, your computer running virus free, your cardstock crisp, your fabric pressed, and your needles sharp. Because the Order of the Opus Gluei will be back in sparkling splendor when the leaves are getting ready to turn....
We will post in early September what the future holds for the Order and until then, create and enjoy the process!
With love and hugs - The Order of the Opus Gluei Poobahs