Yuletide Whimsy

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merriest of Christmases and Happiest of New Years!

I'd just like to take this opportunity to wish all of you the very Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of New Years! It's been a long year...challenges, trials, growth, strength building. I'm looking forward to a new year. I'm going to try to do a better job of posting on my blog and including more pictures of projects I've painted. I'm taking a few days off for the holidays--to spend time with my family--then it's back to work painting and getting ready for winter classes. I hope I'll see you there!
Happy trails to you...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tole Class Christmas Party

Today was the day Doe (Tole Pig) and I had our combined classes Christmas Party, ornament exchange and 1st annual cookie swap.What fun we had! We had the nicest ladies, good food, lively conversation, beautiful weather--just an all around wonderful day. There were 17 of us celebrating today...sorry some of you couldn't make it. Everyone had a great time...looking forward to a bit of a break and back to classes in mid January. It looks like I may have 4 classes going beginning in January. Yea! More painting friends! I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas and the happiest of New Year's...Happy trails to you!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I'm so excited--I just can't fight it!

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything here..sorry about that! I am so excited today--I just can't fight it and I had to share with someone. So you all are elected!
I have had the best couple of days lately that I've had in a very long time. I'm the incoming President for our local Tole Chapter: Western Colorado Decorative Artists. I invited the incoming board over to the house Friday for lunch and our first board meeting to discuss the upcoming year and share what I would like to see as our Chapter priorities for the year. What a great group of ladies! We had great conversation before and during lunch...followed by a very positive board meeting. I'm very happy to be serving as President for this group.
On Saturday we had our annual Christmas party during our Chapter meeting. We held an ornament exchange and potluck luncheon followed by a fun afternoon of painting with our friend Tole Pig and a couple of monitors--me and Marcy. We had several new/rusty painters join us for the day and I have to tell you they did such a marvelous job on their projects! Everyone should be proud of their new "hot chocolate" wraps. Cute "Heart Warmer" design by Cindy Mann Vitale.
I talked to two women who want to sign up for classes after the holidays, too!
On top of all that--my husband will be home for Christmas and my son-in-law was just hired to start a new career in January! Congrats to Ryan!!!!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!--Happy Trails to you...