Pat Marler - President
Greetings, fellow IHA members.
I believe we skipped spring and went right to summer...Beautiful weather. We had a fun seminar with Sandy LeFlore. She is lots of fun plus being a good teacher. We mostly finished the three projects. We raffled the leftover paint and donated $75 to Open Arms Dance Project (the wonderful non-profit we help support).
I look forward to having Paulette DeGesare Zoom with us in 2024. She has beautiful works that are bright colors and fun to paint. You might check her out for examples of her art. We will be choosing what to paint later in the year.
Our major fundraiser is almost here, May 6. Please buy your tickets and support IHA, plus have a good time and even win some fantastic prizes. Janet and Karen are in charge of this event. It will be on May 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Frist Christian Church in Nampa. I hope to see all of you there. Contact Janet or Karen for tickets and more information.
We had good news from the Canyon County Fair. They will provide us with a table close to our exhibits and a place to greet guests and let them paint with us. Please consider entering your pieces in the Canyon County and Western Idaho Fairs. It is a unique opportunity to show what decorative painting is and perhaps gain new members. Marilyn and Lisa have done a great job of meeting with the fair officials.
Don’t forget your retreat payments. It will be here before you know it if the snow is gone!!!!! It is more expensive than in previous years, but almost everything has increased. Come and join your fellow artists for a refreshing and relaxing time in the beautiful mountains of Idaho. We will paint, relax, eat and enjoy each other’s company in a place you have not been.
At our next meeting on May 20, we will have a slightly different painting approach. Bring your unfinished project and paint with your fellow artists. It should be a fun few hours, and you may even finish a project.
Hope to see you in May.
Paint with a Happy Heart!!!!