Hi again everyone!
This year is going by fast. Can you believe it is almost fall? In case you missed it, SDP’s annual meeting was held August 26 via Zoom and Facebook live. This was Pat Marler’s last meeting as national President. She had an excellent meeting and I am fortunate to be involved with such a great group of board members and painters who are passionate about our art. Our new national President is Susan Phillips from Arizona. I am still on the national
board as Secretary until May 2021.
You know by now that retreat is canceled and that we will be holding the September 19 meeting and paint-in by Zoom---an electronic meeting room. I hope you will join us as we undertake this new way of meeting and painting.
Other chapters have been meeting by Zoom and are saying it works well. There is a great article in the most recent/Fall edition of The Decorative Painter that explains how to Zoom well. Please take a bit of time to read it. Closer to the meeting you will get an email with a Zoom link in it...you can click on that. It will download the Zoom software and send you to the meeting. Kris Winston will be teaching the September project by Zoom directly after the meeting. If you have questions or need to watch with someone who has a computer with video and audio capability, we can help you with that. Shoot me an email or text or call.
What does the future hold? Will we be able to meet in person for October or November or have the Christmas party? Well, these are darned good questions and I do not have an answer. We will play it by ear as we go along. Be sure to check your email for any updates or news.
Please be sure to renew your SDP dues now...three free patterns for renewing by September 30, 2020!!! The Society needs you now more than ever.
Keep reading this newsletter for good news on your own ICHA dues!
SDP has an SDP members-only Facebook page. If you are not a part of this, look it up and request to join SDP: An Artful Connection. There are several other Facebook groups for painters that are worth checking out.
Hang in there and stay healthy! And keep painting...that’s our passion!