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November  2019 Newsletter

President's Message - Nancy Glassman

Pre-Holiday  Greetings to Everyone!

Wow the Holidays are here already, whether we are ready or not!!
Are you one of us, who has already shopped for gifts at the local Holiday Fairs?  I have already purchase
some great gifts and introduced people to our Chapter by handing out our Chapter Cards.

Thank you Andrene for a fun class of painting a snowman on a spoon at our October meeting.  You always teach such great projects.  Some of us are getting closer to mastering wire wrapping!  We all had a fun evening.

Thank You Ginny, Andrene and Linda for all your dedication to teaching at BIAC this year.  Marilyn and I,
plus the BIAC Students really appreciate you stepping in and  providing  fun classes for these people.
See Ginny if you would like to help in November, December 2019 and  all of 2020!  The classes are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month with a start time of 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.  Thank you in advance for your help!

We will have the installation of Officers at the Business meeting on November 18, 2019.   Thank You in advance to all the Board Members, are wiling to give time to serve on the Board of 2020.  Also thank you in advance to all the Members who have volunteered to help on Committees or projects .  With everyone helping, I feel we will have a GREAT in 2020!

We will also vote on the Budget for 2020.

Our Holiday party is November 18, 2019.  Be sure and wear your ugly Christmas Sweater.  There will be a vote and a prize for the winner.  Invite your friends and family to this meeting.   I have invited 2 friends.  This is a way to show people what a great party time we have at our meetings.  See Lisa's article for more details.

I am organizing a trip up Lookout Mountain to Janet Nunn's Studio Show on Saturday December 7, 2019 from 10 am until 4 pm.  I can take 4 people besides myself in my car.  If necessary we could take2 cars.   Elissa and I have attended this show and Janet always has some awesome art work for sale.  Please contact me by November 29, 2019 if yo would like to go. email or 720-218-6621

Thank you all for your Support and Ideas this year.  You have all made my time as President pass quickly and a fun Year!  The BOARD  deserves a great big SHOUT OUT for all their time, organizational skill and dedication to Rocky Mountain HiChapter.  Without your help we wouldn't have a Chapter!

This will be the  last Newsletter for the year.  Please share with your friends, family or anyone you think who is interested in our Chapter.  The more Members the merrier the time we have!!

YOUR Grateful President,
Nancy Glassman
(Duchess of Art for 2019)

1st Vice President - Lisa Lewis

This month marks our last monthly meeting and what a meeting it will be! We will gather at 6:30 per usual on Monday, Nov. 18 and following a short business meeting we’ll get to the business of well-mannered frivolity. In case you haven’t read the invitation emailed last week to all members, there are several things you should bring:
•    A dozen holiday cookies, for the staff at Garden Plaza, in a Ziploc bag
•    Goodies to share based on your last name, A-L brings savory, M-Z brings sweet (nothing that needs to be kept plugged in, please)
•    A Ziploc bag of several art supplies you don’t use
•    A piece of artwork you’ve done for us to admire
•    A friend (make sure there’s a bag of art supplies for them, too!)

 Wear your holiday sweater for a chance at a prize!

See you all then!!!! Remember to bring  Goodies to share based on your last name, A-L brings savory, M-Z brings sweet (nothing that needs to be kept plugged in, please)

Hospitality Report - Andrene Schmelzer

Remember to bring  Goodies to share based on your last name, A-L brings savory, M-Z brings sweet (nothing that needs to be kept plugged in, please)

Sunshine Report- Karon Sorensen

We wish Sandi Mullenhour a wonderful birthday on Nov 7

Note from Elissa McAlear

I want to THANK YOU ALL for your generous support this past 6 weeks. The diagnosis was a real shock that I never expected and had a difficult time getting my mind around. Your words of support and many prayers I am sure made a huge difference.

 I have not found the words to adequately tell you how much I appreciate all you have done for me. The emails, cards, gift cards and small orchid are overwhelming from all of you wonderful friends!

 My surgery and followup have gone more smoothly than I could have expected and I am definitely on the recovery road.

 Melinda and Nancy Hibbert were certain I could get food from the store and gave me help getting on-line for ordering. Nancy checked on me and drove us to the luncheon. It was such fun seeing you all.

 If I can ever help you, please don't hesitate to let me know.
May God bless each of you, my Painting Friends,
Love, Elissa

Travel Teacher Seminar Chair Report - Melinda Barnes No

.Mary Steingesser's "Jingle My Kringle" Santa ornament class was on October 5th. Thank you Mary for quickly stepping in to teach this wonderful ornament... he is darling and we all had a great time!  BTW Mary is teaching at the World of Color Expo in Washington DC this year.  You go girl!

RMHi is co-sponsoring with High Plains Decorative Artists August 15 and 16, 2020 a seminar with Mark Polomchak. Mark your calendar so you don't miss this opportunity. You can keep an eye on our website or our newsletter for further details as soon as they are available.

Melinda Barnes

Tole Chatter - Melinda Barnes

It is with great sadness I inform you Doxie Keller passed away November 1st.. So very sad... she was loved by so many and was such a asset to the painting industry for many years. She was SDP president twice! Facebook is on fire as I write this with the outpouring of love for her. Some of you will remember when we co-sponsored a seminar with the High Plains Chapter with Doxie and Chris Thornton-Deason team teaching in Littleton a few years ago. Doxie be missed by so many.  Above is my favorite photo I took of Doxie. 

A few days before Doxie's death we lost Cindy Forsythe, MDA. She was a beautiful artist and will also be missed by many.

Enough of the sad news...

The OKC Painting Palooza was another fantastic convention last month. So much fun and many wonderful classes. From our chapter Paula Leopold (taught and exhibited), Judy Murphy and I attended. I took dozens of photos and posted them on Facebook. Sorry if you don't use Facebook and can't view all the fun photos. If you can I urge you to attend this wonderful convention next year. They always have a theme and next year is "Fabulous 50's"... too bad I don't have my poodle skirt saddle oxfords any longer. <grin>

SDP Retreat in Fredericksburg, Texas. Our first retreat in 2020 is open now for registration. Looks wonderful!

Ronnie Bringle has been painting with Golden Heavy Bodied Acrylics in recent years, but she has another love which is creating paper crafts. Everything from Sentimental Tags, Cards, Bookmarks and tonight I added a re-purposed journal in her shopping cart. It is 80 pages and absolutely beautiful. You can check it out on Ronnie's website and there are 7 photos.

The High Plains Chapter is bringing in Shara Reiner, CDA for a seminar June 13 and 14, 2020. Watch their website for details. As I mentioned in my other article RMHi and High Plains Chaper is co-sponsoring a second seminar with Mark Polomchak in August 2020. Mark is a very popular watercolor artist and this seminar will fill quickly. I will let you know the details as soon as they are available.

Patty Rawlinson has linked a few stenciling project videos from This one below is for Christmas and so easy, fast and fun. Many tips on stenciling and, dry brushing and spattering. I thought the best tip was to use a dome stencil brush to not go under the edges of your stencil. Patty sells the stencils you would need for several projects.

Faux Pears: DecoArt has step-by-step instructions for making faux pears for placecard holders. Of course they could be used for many other things.

The Painting World Blog has an interesting article on gourds. A little history, sizes, shapes with names. Also some painting ideas.

There is also a free pattern by Diane Marie Kellogg for three mini gourd ornaments.

I know it is early for an Easter project, but had to share this cute and simple bunny.

See you at the next meeting!

WEBSITE and FACEBOOK - Melinda  Barnes

Be sure to check our website for the most recent information concerning chapter meetings and events. Also you will find many photos taken at our meetings and seminars.

We are also on Facebook. Please visit our chapter page and like us! This helps our chapter to be more visible to possible new members.

Newsletter Compiler - Verlene Siska

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