Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes,
Art is knowing which ones to keep

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sea Oats Annual Christmas Party


Ladies, Ladies, Ladies...can you believe it's that time of the year again.  We are having our Christmas party on Saturday.  We have a change in time from 10 am to 11 am.  This will allow the ladies from Alabama to get here and we won't eat lunch quite so early.  Please keep Jacky in your thoughts as she battles her way back from surgery.

Barbara has ordered a meat tray, rolls, and beverage.  Bring a small bowl of veggies or dessert.  We will have our ornament exchange and we will have our gift exchange.

Just in case you did not hear, Diane Bunker's seminar has been postponed until we can actually get together and decide what we want to do.  Our quarter party has been rescheduled for January's meeting at which time we need to discuss NEW board members.  Please consider one of the offices.  We will also be setting up our yearly paint in schedule.

Until Saturday,

Friday, October 6, 2017

Monthly meeting rescheduled

The meeting has been postponed once again due to a possible hurricane.  We will meet next Saturday, 14 October.  See you then


Monday, October 2, 2017

October Meeting and Paint In

It feels like it has been a very long time since we have had a meeting.  This month we will have a regular meeting and paint in.  At the November meeting we will have the Quarter Party.  I recently heard from Margaret and she is clearing out some of her wood items and this would be a great time to pick up those hard to find items at a really good cost.  Margaret will be bringing additional items to sell also.  I will post pictures at the bottom of the page.

I will be teaching a pink flamingo ornament this weekend.  I will supply the ceramic disc, paints, directions, etc.  You need to bring your brushes and Triple Thick if you have it.  The cost is a little more than I normally charge, $1.50 each.  I am attaching a photo of the ornament (the shine on the ornament looks like his neck is cut off) I did recently on a round ceramic ball I purchased from Hobby Lobby to give you an idea what we will be doing.  I felt the flat disc would be better so you could use a pattern.



I found this poem in my stash and thought you would enjoy reading it.  See you soon,
Brenda

The Painter's Psalm

Painting is my hobby, I shall want no other.
It maketh me to lay down my mop and broom,
Walk by my dirty dishes to my studio room.
It restoreth my piece of mind
And leadeth me into strange places, subjects to find.
Yea, tho I am alone with brushes and paints,
I feel no loneliness.
The sight of colors and odor of oils, they comfort me.
I prepare a canvas on my easel and paint
While my dishpan runneth over...
Surely, I have a rainbow in the gravy at dinner,
And I will dwell in a state of confusion forever.





Sunday, September 10, 2017

meeting cancelled

No meeting this month.  Will see you in October.

Friday, June 30, 2017

July meeting and paint in

The meeting is July 1, as scheduled.  Barbara will be teaching.
Barbara.




Monday, May 29, 2017

May Paint In and Meeting

Hi, hope everyone is enjoying the Memorial Day Festivities.  I am attaching the info you will need for this weeks painting class by Sandy.  We will be painting a star ornament, Madelon and the Christmas Rose by Sharon Shannon.  Please print out your picture so you will have a reference at the paint in.  You will need to bring your regular painting supplies plus the following:

Wet palette - if you don't have one we will help make one for you.
White or grey transfer paper

1/8 and 1/4" angle brushes
10/0 liner
2 and 4 filbert
Scharif mini series 429 cats tongue (a very small filbert which works well in small places)

Hair dryer
Small spray bottle

Cost:  $1.50 each


Sandy will furnish the pattern, the star ornament and the Magic Mix.  I know you will enjoy painting this sweet little girl.  If you would like to see more similar to this ornament, check out Sharon Shannon's website.

Here are some photos of the last seminars.











See you Saturday!





























Monday, May 1, 2017

Painting Santa at the May Meeting

We will be painting a Santa light bulb at the May meeting.  I taught this about five years ago but you asked to do it again so we will.  You only need to bring your regular painting supplies.  A glue gun and hair dryer would be nice but I will have several on hand.  I will furnish the light bulb - donated by Margaret, Joan and several other members - I will also base coat it for convenience sake.  I don't normally use a pattern but I will have one for y'all.  I will demonstrate how I draw the face and how to varnish it with Triple Thick.  I will have a packet made for each of you, including the ribbon, the trim, instructions, and pattern.  I will send everyone a color photo by email for reference.  It would be nice if you printed out a copy.  I will also have several light bulbs already painted to pass around.  This is such an easy project - oh, we will also be painting a little rose on Santa's hat.  If you have an 1/8" angle or flat it will make the rose a lot easier.  This is going to be fun!  I have attached a few photos of the ones I have done in the past.  These are just to give you an idea of what you can paint.  The pattern for the face may be a bit different.  Don't panic and think you can't do this.  It is the basic floating of color mostly.  For those who want to know what size brush to bring, this is what I would suggest.

1/8 angle or flat brush
1/4- angle or flat brush
#4 filbert
#2 liner

You do not have to have these sizes but get as close to it as possible.  Tap on the photos to get a larger shot.


Last month Joan taught violets on canvas paper.  It turned out so pretty.  She was expecting a full class so she prepared packets for everyone but due to unforeseen circumstances we only had four attend.


I have asked her to bring the packets back to this months meeting as Sue and I would like a few extra and you will have the chance to purchase it also for the low price of only $1.00.  She also shared a grouping of eggs she had painted.  Aren't they pretty?



See y'all Saturday

Friday, March 3, 2017

March Paint In and Meeting

I can't believe it has been such a long time since I last posted.  I now have windows 10 and I have a difficult time working with it so I have not been able to post pictures yet.  I am working on it this weekend by using a very simple method.....I'm going to post using my old computer which has windows 7.

We all had a great time with Beth last month.  I think most of us finished our paintings and the projects really did turn out nice.  Thank you to the members who stayed and reset the room and cleaned up.  I know Jacky appreciated it.  Even Beth jumped in and helped move tables and chairs.

This month we are having a small painting class along with the meeting.  Sandy Aubuchon will be teaching in May and you all should have received a copy of the projects by now.

If you haven't paid your club dues of $20.00 yet, please do so at the meeting or mail it in.  If you have changed your email address since last year please let me know.  I will be sending out the new directory by email this month.  If you need a hard copy you can print it out.

I am bringing some painting magazines in tomorrow which are to be sold for $2.00 each.  All proceeds will go to the club.  Sherry Mize donated them to us to be used as a fund raiser.  I would normally put them online for $3.00 each but when I considered the time and effort listing them I was hoping the members would help out and purchase them.  Most are in mint condition, Sherry probably only read them once!

See you tomorrow.

Brenda



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

We are completing our Christmas in July this month.  I am teaching a cute Santa.  Sandy is teaching a candle on a sled.  Just bring your regular painting supplies and for my project it would be helpful if you have a rake or comb brush to do the beard.


See you on Saturday.

Friday, May 20, 2016

June Meeting-Paint In

We have great fun the past few months painting an old fishing boat, jewelry with Debbie and scrapbooking/painting with Crystal.  During the summer months we will be painting ornaments. 

This is Sandy's finished piece from Crystal's class....so cute!!

This was a fun painting with Karen Taul.  I couldn't get the pictures to load but will keep trying.   I think everyone's boat turned out beautiful. 

Sue has been very busy getting ready for her son's wedding in July.  For the Bridal Shower she gave each of the bridesmaids and flower girl their own rose painted hanger for their dress.  She made one in white satin with satin roses and lace for the bride.  She attached the following personalized dimensional cards to the hangers.  The picture does not do them justice.  Sue is so talented.


























Christmas In July..

We will start our Christmas in July in June this year and will continue through August.  Come prepared to purchase the little supply/surface kits which normally range not more than $3.00.  The teachers will supply the paint.  You might want to add a hair dryer and a glue gun to your painting bag, these ornaments are always so much fun to do and you never know when we will need our special tools.  I will add pictures as I get them so you will know what we will be doing.

For the next three months, please look through your painting stash and bring something in for our raffle.  Don't forget your name tag or we will collect the $.25 fee.

A reminder:  We have sent in the deposit for a seminar with Beth Wagner next year.  Please remember the rules for seminar.  If unsure, they are printed in the directory.  Here are a few photos from her website you might be interested in:





Did you know???
 
 
Not only do we have our annual ornament paint in but we also will celebrate our
 
40th Birthday
as a painting club?
 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Painting Seminar with Karen Taul

The attached picture from Karen Taul is what was voted on February 6, 16.  For Karen Taul Painting Class here is the supply list for the upcoming class: 

The size of the painting will be 12 X 16 or 11 X14, because of the room size at the training room at Ferry Pass.  The price of the seminar is $55.00.

Bring your normal painting supplies.  Wet Palette, Paper Towels, Dark Graphite Paper, Kneaded Eraser, Palette Knife, Wool Sponge (Karen said she would provide). 

Brushes:  1-2” White China Bristle Brush; 1-1”White China Bristle Brush; 1- 2” Fan Bristle Brush;  1-1” Script Liner; 1-1/2” Rake or Comb Brush,
1-1”Badger Bright or Blender Langnickel Royal Sable; 1-3/8” Angular.

Medium:  Whiteblend and Clearblend (Karen said she would provide).

Liquitex Heavy BodyPaints: (provided by Karen)
Ultramarine Blue; Burnt Umber; Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Orange, Quinacridone Magenta, Permanent Green Light; White(Cool) not Snow White.




Saturday, February 6, 2016






Margaret and I are going to demonstrate how to make different backgrounds for greeting cards, tags, or journals using different materials and techniques. The class will then have the opportunity to try the different techniques.





1. Crayola water based makers. Broad tipped are easier to use.  Crayola has a new item out called Ultra Clean Washable     Markers--8pk. Use a coupon


2. Old newspapers for the table


3. Scissors


4. Roll of paper towels


5. Double-sided scotch tape (yellow pkge), if you want to mount your paper unto a card. Don't get Duck tape it is not strong     enough.


6. Don't forget your enthusiasm and creativity we are bringing ours


 


See you in February

Barbara and Margaret


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christmas Party

Hi everyone,  I hope everyone is doing well on Veteran’s Day.  We all had a good time working on our scratch art Saturday, I need lots of work on my project.  I think Janice, Sue, Barbara and Joann were done with their project. The pictures looked very nice.

We did not have a meeting, but did talk about Seminar business for next year.  We need to talk about having a seminar for next year.


I hope everyone is ready for our Christmas Party on December 5, 2015.  I would like a vote on whether we have Turkey or Ham and how many of our club members will be attending?  Oh can someone please bring soda or water.  I am working on my Dirty Santa Christmas Ornaments.  I always look forward to see what everyone has made.


Thank you Barbara E.  for coordinating with Heather Mitchell.  She had a few of her art pieces to show how she mixed color into the scratch art.


If I have missed something, please let me know.



Jacky









Don't forget to bring your ornaments for the ornament exchange.  You can bring up to five ornaments in brown paper bags and you will get to select five from the ones brought by other members.  For the dirty Santa please bring a gift valued between $15-$20 if you choose to participate, wrapped, but do not put who it is from.  Also, we will have lunch so a covered dish is always welcomed.  The meeting starts at 10 am with lunch following.  See you there.


I am sending this post on Thanksgiving Day.  I hope each of you have a wonderful dinner with family and friends and a chance to reflect on what is really important in our lives.  I am very grateful this Thanksgiving to have great painting friends like you so Happy Thanksgiving, y'all.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Stamping Techniques

I received this from Margaret for the members.

I found this web page a while back and thought maybe the members would like to look at it for detailed information on using various art materials. The page is VSN Stamp Techniques Home - Your Best Source of Stamping Information

 It has lots of free downloadable and printable articles on how to use art materials, brayers, gelli prints, markers, etc. Very informative.   The title says rubber stamp techniques but the information is good for using other mediums besides acrylic paints for painting projects.




Friday, September 11, 2015

September Paint In UPDATE

I just wanted to let y'all know that Jacky's mother passed away Thursday morning.  I don't have the details, I only know she had a fall and was in Hospice.  Please keep Jacky and her family in your prayers during this difficult.

I received this from Barbara for the class on Saturday.

For the ornament we are painting Saturday, I have plenty of small square wood ornaments for everyone and I will bring all the paints.  Everyone should bring their regular painting and tracing supplies and a few small brushes and a liner brush.  The ornament is not big and hopefully we will be able to finish it in class.  Because the piece is not big everyone can basecoat the background.  The colors will be slightly different because I converted them to Decoart colors.

I will probably not make it Saturday but if my back holds up I might stop in for a bit just to get out of the house.  If not, y'all have fun.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Meeting Paint In 12 September



Several of you already know the story of my encounter with one of those large roaches.  That encounter caused a fracture in the radial and scaphoid bone in my left hand which led to having my rings cut off and wearing a large heavy cast.  My wedding band could not be pulled apart and had to be cut in two places.  The one thing I love about the Navy Hospital is the amount of attendees when they are doing any kind of procedure.  The doctor decided to try the string method to remove my rings.  There were two nurses, 4 corpsmen, a receptionist and a doctor trying to remove the rings without cutting.  It didn't work but it was nice to have the whole urgent care department in the room.

From this:

To this:

To this:

I was miserable to say the least.  I had the cast off yesterday after pleading to the doctor but am still wearing a splint.  I still have to see the orthopedic doctor for a final say on what the next step is going to be but it is my hope it not require any surgery or any more casts.

Anyway, I received the cutest card from Sue.  Sue has a natural talent for making all things cute. This is the card she sent....see the little roses?  I think she's been practicing and doing very well, don't you?





I have asked Barbara to get someone to paint next month since it is difficult using my thumb.  As soon as I know what the project will be I will post it here until then stay tuned.