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Suz Humphrey’s Friday morning class

As the date gets closer, so the pace quickens. So much to fit in!

The badges are finished – but the design remains secret until the big day. It is hand painted and should please the FolkIt fans, and the traditional Folk Art painters. The bits and pieces for Friday Night Fun have been ordered, and are in the post – under plain wrapper. Something else that will be a surprise on the night.

I’ve prepared my class for Saturday, and there will be some extra flourishes for my students – a little added value.

I’ve rounded up the paints, table coverings, and a box full of random items we needed last year – I guess we’ll need them again – and the mdf blanks will need to be arranged to fit in the car, too.

Supplies from our sponsors, DecoArt, of their Media Range, have arrived, and traders are booked to fill the tables with good, must-have stuff. This year we have a new trader bringing brushes at special prices.

The big rush now is to get the last newsletter out to members before I go on holiday. Luckily the team proof read before we go live, otherwise there’s no telling what gobbledegook I’d be sending.

Then all that will remain is for Julie and I to catch the plane to Cyprus, and enjoy a week in the sun (we hope).

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All you BADFA members – the August issue is out! It should be in your inboxes … waiting. images-2

If it’s not there, check your spam folder or your trash – if you still can’t find it, check your membership. It’s for members only, and we announce some exciting news about our 2017 convention.

If it wasn’t so secret I could tell you …

… I’ll tell you any way – we have booked Peggy Harris from near Nashville, Tennessee! She’ll be with us for two days in May.

Of course, as a member you’ll have the chance to book your seat at a special price. If you are not a member – assuming there are spaces left – you’ll have to pay full price.

And those who were there this year will know about the full-on BADFA experience that lasts the whole weekend … want to join? More news next month, and full details as soon as everything is finalised.

Just saying.

Just back home from a great weekend in Rugby at the BADFA annual convention. Probably our best event so far, with Karen Hubbard from Oregon, US teaching classes on all three days. BADFAblack

The day’s painting was supported by evening events, a ‘fun factory’ on Friday, and a ‘paint ’til late’ on Saturday – the evening events in turn supported by the bar staff!

New friendships were made, and old ones refreshed, and strengthened. Thanks to everyone for making it a great do!

Photos and full details to follow.

The BADFA convention is coming up in May 2016, and I’ve been volunteered to lead the ‘Friday Fun’ session. Friday is usually set-up day for the convention, but this year we have an extra day, and set-up will be Thursday.

Friday Fun is to keep the delegates amused in the evening, when the serious painting has finished, and they’ve all been to the bar … now I wonder what would keep them interested (or entertained)?

I’ve got a couple of ideas, but I’m not sure they will want to be trying to paint with hangovers on Saturday morning.

I must think of something very sensible, educational and fulfilling for them.

Hmmm …

BADFA Convention 2015

Posted: April 27, 2015 in AGM, BADFA, convention, Lydiard House

It’s convention time!

I’m waiting …

All BADFA members have received their invites and booking forms (and those non-technophobic ones, their newsletter, too) and should be busy filling them in and rushing off to the pillar box, so that they can get those rooms and classes booked. It’s a cracking good deal!

To see what’s on offer at the convention click on BADFA’s blog – badfablog.blogspot.com – it’s gonna be a great weekend.

Julie and I will be there, and have booked our classes – spaces are limited, don’t hang around.

(May 23/24 at Lydiard House Conference Centre, near Swindon – be there!)

The run up to Christmas seems be going faster than ever, this year! I haven’t got any presents sorted out, all my organisation has gone to pot!

I’m putting the finishing touches to the next newsletter, as well as trying to be useful in the arrangements for next year’s BADFA convention. The convention will be at Lydiard House Conference Centre near Swindon. it is a beautiful listed building set in park land. An ideal place to be inspired. It will be on the weekend of 23/24 May. Full details will be in the newsletter.

I might even put forward a project for the members’ delectation!

This edition of the newsletter will be in a different format. I will be using Joomag’s publishing site which should give the readers a better ‘page turning’ experience.

More to follow – but I must get Christmas sorted!

Somehow I got volunteered to produce the badges for those who go to the convention this year. Traditionally they have always been hand made – well, you would expect that from a bunch of talented artists, wouldn’t you. Well this year it’s me and I’ve got to get 120 dome before the end of May.

Tempus Fugit – Time flys

Actually I’m not doing too bad. I’ve got 80 done, so it’s all downhill from here. It’s a secret design, so you’ll have to be there to find out what they look like.

Have you heard? There are a couple of places left in some of the classes, and if there are some non-members out there, who would like to spend the day with Andy Skinner, there is a chance you could pick up a place for a special, birthday price. Contact BADFA for more information.