Hi to all my Manatee friends.... The weather sure has been changing..winter ...spring, summer back to spring and I see we are going to get some nights back in the 30's again next week. So don't over do the spring plantings and uncovering..just plan more painting time!!!!!
We had a great time with our free form fabric painting in February and Kay has really come up with a great project for both March and April. You can do it on one project or possibly do the Marbling technique that we will learn and do in March on one surface and the Lace design and roses and maybe crackling on a different surface. So if you can not make both months ..you can at least enjoy doing one project.
MAKE SURE you print out the April Additional supply list (link on the bottom of our home page)..It is 3 pages of very important information for choosing your colors etc.
Possibly by the March meeting most of us will have our Spring SDP Decorative Painting magazine with our MEMBERSHIP card attached. (1) Don't throw it out (2) Bring it in to verify your SDP membership with Dottie. (3) If you have joined a different month throughout the year..please let Dottie know which month your 2019 membership will be due. This is very important..Please help Dottie out with this job.
Marge is out searching for some great seminar teachers for this year and next. If you have a suggestion please let her know. It is very hard to please everyone since painting interests can be so different from member to member. We will try to please as many of you as we can.
If you want to have some FREE lessons don't forget that great learning tool... our computer. The SDP sight has some great free projects and there is always UTUBE. I am trying to really improve my Sketching and Drawing skills and I have found so much on UTUBE and also checking out the Pier groups on Facebook. There is a group for everything.. and many of them have weekly and monthly challenges that help you stretch your talents.
I see that our "sister" chapter http://www.OcalaDecArtists.com" is really finding some great seminar teachers for their monthly meetings .In January they had Cindy Makowsky instructing on how to paint a feather and coming up on March 23rd, Janelle Johnson is doing a beautiful colored pencil project. Check out there website. You just may want to try the class.
Please keep bringing in those show and tells!!! If you can not remember what you brought in last month so you can bring in something different...just go to our photo album for February and check out the display and refresh your memory!!!!
Hope to see many of you in March. Remember...If it's your birthday month..please bring in your raffle gift!!!