Tuesday, August 10, 2010

News and notes

Just wanted to share with you that our member Donna Darnell, has had a little (or maybe a lot) shakeup with her health. It was rumored in the beginning to be a heart attack. Talked to her the other day and that was not so.............has to do with her heart, and can with the help of medication and prayers be controlled. Please think of her when you talk to the Big Guy whoever, your big Guy may be.

Let me appologize for my postings on the blog, I think that I need a little help getting things where I want them..................any out there...........my knowledge is limited.

Have a great day and get busy and prep your piece for Diane Glover's sharing at the August meeting. Fun cute piece..............be creative..........jump outside the box! (I can't find mine.)

BRUSH BENDER LUAU (PICNIC) 2010 This was our first attempt at an off site picnic/party and knowing that picnic areas and sites around here are full at this time of the year, Dianne offered to share her beautiful lake home with us and we did have a great time. Of course, the food was phenomenal, and Dianne= games: so there were fun games and some prizes. The gift exchange was quite interesting and what a variety of ideas for gifts. I do believe everyone went home with a full tummy, a smile on their face, and possibly a tad tired, due to the heat and sun.

We were greated with Dianne's signature flamingos at Bennett and Crosby, and then again at her gate. Flamingos were scattered here and there throughout the yard as well as palm trees, luau lanterns and decorations to many to mention.

I do believe everyone heard the threat, come in costume or we will dress you!, as everyone had some sort of Hawaiian attire on, this is one fun bunch of ladies.............very creative.........but of course, we are painters........and painters know how to have fun and decorate!

I will share a few of the pictures taken the night of our Brush Bender Luau (picnic)..........any volunteers for the planning and theme for next year, it was a great evening, fun, food and friends, what more can you ask for!!!!

And finally the evening ended with a beautiful sunset, photographed by Tammy Kubat, on Lobdell Lake. Thank you, Dianne and Tom for sharing this beautiful setting with us.