First coffee morning a great success
Our trial coffee morning on Monday at the Sailing Club was a great success. Good company, lots of chat and good (but also cheap) coffee - the only trouble for me was that Alan had ordered a bacon butty and the smell was so very tempting (but I did resist). About 13 members and partners plus others arriving a little later it seemed to be a popular idea. So much so, that we there and then decided to hold these coffee mornings monthly - on the 1st Monday of each month - from 10.30am-12.30am at the Sailing Club at the Buckle end of the seafront. An added attraction, apart from the company, coffee and food, if anyone wants to bring unused artist's materials we can have a minor bring and buy sale as well.
Portraits this Friday
This Friday's subject is 'Portraits' and we should have 2 members of the committee volunteering to sit for you. The decision to use unpaid committee members as subjects was made so that we can afford more life models throughout the year.
Save money on your art materials
Bill Savidge mentioned that it was worth looking at Cass Art's website http://www.cassart.co.uk/ with deals up to 75% off on their anniversary sale. He will also order items for you if you would rather not do this yourself. He's also been able to negotiate some good deals from the SAA recently as well.
SAA trip reminder
A reminder about the SAA trip on 25th July, Because a couple of people have had to drop out there are still a couple of seats and tickets available. Do let me know if anyone is interested.
Stuff to mount your pictures
As usual I will bring tape etc. if you want to mount your pictures for the exhibition to Friday's meeting, or buy items for use at home.
You may know that Jean Fletcher is going into hospital this coming weekend for an operation on her back. I'm sure we all wish her a speedy recovery and a quick return to our midst.
An appropriate quotation for this portrait session: 'Faces are the most interesting things we see; other people fascinate me, and are the most interesting aspect of other people - the point where we go inside them- is the face. It tells all.' David Hockney