Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mark Polumchak painting a scene out the back window of Pampered Palette Studio.  It could be a class with mark next year at Pampered Palette.

What a great, laid back easy going teacher who still imparts all the info required to complete a successful painting.  Very encouraging - rally fun guy. 

Enjoyed a wonderful, stress free, informative seminar with Mark Polumchak this weekend at Pampered Palette.  It was truly a great experiece.  If you every get a chance to take a seminar with Mark - I encourage you to do so -- thoroughly enjoyable.  Look at Pampered Palette seminars next year - Mrk will be back. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Getting real excited now  as additionl panels are returned - can't wait to see them all.  PVDA's annual raffle project for 2012 is a lazy susan with 5 interchangeable panels representing - spring, summer fall, winter and Christmas.   Just received the 3rd panel - representing fall - painted by Lee Hickman.
It is a lovely additional to the Winter panel painted by Marge Estes andthe Spring panel painted by Mary Steingesser which were returned earlier this summer. 

Tickets will be on sale in September.  Remember purchase as many as possible and you might be the luck winner of this year's annual raffle item. 
The summer is winding down and PVDA is returning from vacation on Saturday, September 8, 2012.
PVDA's membership will be conducting a marathon paint- in of Treasurer Boxes.  Mary Steingesser has created three stencils suitable for children which will be applied to the boxes and enhanced by PVDA's members.  When complete the boxes are given to small children in Shriner's Hospital providing a place to stash the little trinkets and goodies given to them to divert their attention while they undergo treatment or tests.  

Saturday, July 14, 2012

PVDA Members enjoyed a fun day of celebrating Christmas in July with a holiday themed raffle, pot luck lunch and holiday baner.  As usual, the food was just pentiful and so delicious.  I wonder if all decorative painters are as good a group of cooks as our chapter enjoys -- always eat too much.

We didn't finish painting the banner, but progressed through all the steps so members all know how to complete it at home.   A really fun, time consuming but easy to execute project. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

PVDA members are getting real excited about our upcoming Annual Raffle Item as we have received the first two panels of 5 in the project.  Marge Estes painted a really neat winter scene and Mary Steingesser painted a lovel spring-blue delft pattern with rose tulips.  Can't wait to see the other three panels. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Society of Decorative Painters continue their preparations for next year's conference - "Frolic on the  Fox" (The Fox is a River near the conference site in St. Charles, Illinois) at Pheasant Run Resourt in St. Charles, Illinois May 13 through the 18th, 2013.  Registration for the converence opens January 8, 2013.  Check their website www.decorativepainters.org for additional information.  Make plans now to attend the 41st International Conference and Expo.