Wednesday, July 24, 2013

2013 New Beginnings Convention - Pictures

We had a great turnout this year and each day was packed with lots to do, including a wOil Cert class on Wed, Thurs and Friday nights.  Everyone had a great time and I had lots of new, exciting projects to teach and products share - including new PenDeZigns by Donna, a visit from Jim Stanley, Chemist from Plaid Crafts who gave us new product not available on the market yet - Multi-Surface Application Paints; and SoSoft Fabric Paints from DecoArt used my way.  All the convention project packs are available on our new website at a great combined price - and it includes 5 bonus packs too!

Here are some pictures from each of the days.  I'm sorry if I don't have your names correctly identified, if you email me I will get them updated.

Elite Day:  We painted this gated garden scene at my Elite Day at Dewberry U Art Center in Clermont on Monday.  I encouraged the ladies to create their own scene and change up the black gate to white if they wanted.   They really went after making the painting their own!  Love what they came up with.

My original

Cookie Trent - Her Day in the Hampton's.  Gorgeous!

Michelle James - beautiful fountain!

Lori - dreamy and blue!  Amazing and unique.

April Numamoto - Always amazing!

Carol Craig - a gorgeous flower-lined alley - Mexico or Italy

Two versions of palms

The group of awesome ladies - thanks for a great start to the week!

We have a mix of pictures from various days below, the cert pictures are from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.  We painted sometimes until 11:30pm.  Long days but worth it!

We painted an Angel Wing Project which included Mod Podge and pre-printed sheet music.  I dedicated mine to my daughter, Maria, who died 13 years ago.  We miss you Maria.

 Works in Progress - and smiles to go with it.  It's not work if you love what you are doing!

Deb Rich - thanks for all you do with our Dew U program.  She's been such a success story.

Next was Designer RocLon Floor Rugs - Needed lots of extra space to get these done.  We spread out and had fun!
Christa - having fun and always smiling!

Karen and Connie - on the floor again???

Dee Hyatt - so glad you came back this year honey!  Doing great!

One of our OS Alums - George!

Smiling, happy rug painters.  We encouraged choosing different backgrounds to match personal choices.  Some were blue, some green, some faux.  Terrific!

The Gang!!!

Stephanie - so happy you were with us again!

Tambrey with a smile!

More busy rug painters

I gave them homework to draw on their PenDeZign by Donna the night before and then we painted our fall shirt fronts with So Soft paints by DecoArt.
Rockin' my shirt for inspiration!

Cookie - love your color choices sweetie!

Carol - looks great!

Eileen from the Villages - love how you shaded your pumpkins, very sweet!

Gorgeous flower colors!

So pretty!

George & Vicki - glad you are always with us!

Nadine - thanks for always coming back!

Pam - glad you finally made it!

Pat Singletary - loving the SoSoft paints and PenDeZign by Donna!

More shirt designs - Project Packets available!

Where would we be without our staff and helpers - Amanda was sick and couldn't attend much, so we got some amazing help from our friends and staff.  Thanks to you all for filling in.  We missed Amanda very much though.  Not the same without her!

Beth Chavez - totally rocked the new Project Packets and helped run our store at the convention - thanks my friend for all your hard work!

Lori & Michelle - the dynamic duo - kept the paint flowing and the supplies moving.  Thank you both for keeping me on track!

I really didn't make them work on the floor...  sorting paint for a project.

Two beautiful friends!

OMGosh - look how skinny Michelle is now!  Way to go girl!

We got a visit from family too - Anna, Chrissy and Waylon came to see us.  Anna is pregnant with another grandbaby for us, too!

My sweet Waylon and his Mima.  He ran to me for the first time that day!  
He's 18 months old.

Look who's back!!!  Jim Stanley came from Plaid to talk to us about their newest line of paints and answer all of our questions!  Plaid is soon to release a line of Multi-Surface Application Paint, and Jim gave us each six bottles to take home and try.  See if you don't come to convention, you miss out on the latest stuff - even before it's ready for retail.  Thank you Jim and thank you Plaid!

Old Friends - thanks for being there for me all these years Jim.

More pictures to come, check back soon.

1 comment:

Helenk said...

Looks like you all have such great fun, maybe one day I can join in on the classes too ! I love the videos you have posted I just wish you would do more of them on color paper so its easier to see the details :) you make all the projects looks so easy, thanks for sharing all your wonderful talent!