Well, if you missed the Sandy McTier seminar at the end of July, you really missed a fantastic event! Two days of working with the new DecoArt Stylin Paints and DecoArt Media products! Sandy was a fabulous teacher and everyone was able to complete several project items. Some of us immediately purchased a bunch of the Stylin Paints (great pricing through Blick's Art Supplies ( https://www.dickblick.com ). I went home and purchased a stash of the Media products - especially the awesome Gesso used in class!
The next newsletter will have a bunch of photos of the seminar. Below are three of the items I finished. The class was well paced, fun, and informative. Mixed media can be a stretch for those who haven't tried it before. But Sandy made it easy and fun! If you have a chance to catch her at another location, I urge you to make it a "must do" on your art journey!
Hope you had a fabulous 4th of July. We are looking forward to our upcoming July 11th General Meeting. The morning workshop will be presented by Donna Armstrong and is a rose design. Please see the Schedule and Newsletter pages to download her pattern and get more information about the workshop.
As a Bluebonnet Chapter member, your presence at meetings is very important. We discuss upcoming events (such as the wonderful Sandy McTier seminar coming in late July), as well as various service opportunities. This is your chance to bring up topics of interest and to share your experiences at various seminars and workshops.
If you are not a member, you are very welcome to join us for one meeting without joining the chapter. This is a great opportunity to meet people and get a feel for what we do, what's coming up, etc.
This is a fun group and we always have a great time in the workshops and painting opportunities. We do hope you will mark your calendar and join us!
In Texas that means storms, heat, and vacations! Hopefully everyone is getting through all of these with the least amount of unexpected issues!
We have a terrific FUNDraiser coming up this week. In July, before the General Meeting, we have a lovely workshop on roses planned. Check these out under the "Schedule" link. While there, click on the Seminar/Retreat link and read about the upcoming seminar in July! It is going to be so much fun! If you haven't signed up, snag your seat soon as we expect this to be a heavily attended seminar!
Keep an eye out for the latest newsletter which will be posted on this site as soon as available. We have a number of wonderful volunteer opportunities so get those paintbrushes washed and ready to help with our Meals on Wheels painting project. Seems a long way off right now - but the Christmas Party will be here before we know it and ornaments are available for purchase at the General Meeting. There are going to be some FABULOUS raffle items at the Party - and a VERY competitive "dazzling shirt" competition. Please join us at the next General Meeting to get all the latest information and to get signed up for all the fun activities still ahead this year!
On a sadder note, earlier this month we received the news that a former member, Joann Nichols, had passed away the day after Memorial Day 2019. We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends.