Travel Teacher Seminar Report
One seat for Chris' August seminar has become available for Saturday! There are a few seats available on Sunday. Reminder... the dates are Saturday and Sunday August 19 and 20 this year. We are co-sponsoring with the High Plains Chapter and class will be held at the Littleton School Administration Building so the facility is wonderful. We will have 4 projects in 2 days. Delta paints and mediums will be provided for us by Plaid Enterprises... even the paints for prepping your piece. The paint has been delivered and I will let you know when it is available for you to pick up at our meeting.
If you are interested in this seminar don't hesitate to contact me.
The project photos are on our website under Seminars in the menu. I will also have color photos with me at our next meeting.
Travel Teacher Seminar Chair
Some of us are getting ready to go to Daytona Beach for conference... I wished you could ALL go and enjoy this experience! Our Miss Ginny is running for Board-Member-at-Large... keep your fingers crossed she is elected! I think she will be elected, don't you?
Jamie Mills-Price has a new book out and as always it is adorable. Her snowmen faces are absolutely the best in our industry. The new book is "Christmastime 8" with many adorable snowmen, gingerbread people, bears and a penguin wrapped up in a snowman suit! I always smile when I look at her designs. Jamie's website is always fun to visit. There are all her new designs and books. You will also find free patterns and several videos showing you how to paint her techniques.
Artist's Club has a new book out called "Fall and Frost" with designs by Deb Antonick, Holly Hanley and Debbie Cotton. You guessed it, designs for fall and winter. *grin* My favorite is a haunted house for Halloween.
The Brush Guys: If you need to order paint brushes online here is a good website. They have several name brands to choose from and offer a sale occasionally. You can sign up for their newsletter to be notified of their sales. Their newsletters aren't sent out that often so they won't clutter your mailbox.
Loew Cornell was sold to a company that won't be producing the paint brushes we have loved for so many years. If you have a favorite LC brush you had better buy it soon before they are gone. The Brush Guys' website does carry some of the LC brushes.
TIP: I read somewhere you can put a colored pencil with broken "lead" in the microwave to repair it. I can't recall the details, but we all know we shouldn't put the pencil in the microwave for very long at a time. Hmmm.... I decided to Google this and it is not advised to do this! The metallic lettering can cause a spark so do this at your own risk. Yikes! The website I found has a lot of good information on how to sharpen your pencils with many different types of sharpeners. If you don't read the article on the website the best tip was to lay a pencil in a warm sunny spot for a few minutes to soften the lead and that may help to repair the broken lead.
Here is a very informative website comparing the different brand of colored pencils you might find interesting.
The National Museum of Decorative Painting is still offering all their tote bags on sale. The bags are beautiful and you can't have too many totes can you. These bags would make inexpensive gifts.
Color: Artists invented the first pigments 40,000 years ago! They used a combination of chalk, burnt charcoal, soil and animal fat to create a palette of five colors... brown, red, yellow, black and white. How lucky we are not to do this!
Isaac Newton discovered violet in 1370. He formulated the concept of viewing objects having different shades and hues.
Orange was named after the fruit.
Pink... grace, elegance, sweetness and romance.
Dark pink roses are symbolic of appreciation and gratitude and a traditional thank you.
Light pink roses are associated with admiration and gentleness. Used as an expression of sympathy.
That is all the news for this month. See you at our meeting May 22nd! Note we are meeting a week later than usual.
Be sure and check our website for the most recent information concerning chapter meetings and events. Chris Thornton-Deason's project photos online for you to view.