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Update from Candy.

Sitting up and going to regular room in little bit.
Maybe home tomorrow
xoxo
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I was sure glad to hear she is better!
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YAY! Missed her.

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Great news! Take care of u

Praise be to God’

So glad to hear this. Prayers

Prayers for healing

Thanks be to GOD!

Update on Candy Bunnell Ferren from George and also a small message from her this morning but she needs to rest, stay strong and get better soon. She’s really sick. She doesn’t have COVID which I was not expecting that because she is very diligent with being safe from that😁

From George Kiss ... Candy was admitted to the icu at Cedar Park Regional...my daughter is a supervisor for the icu so she will get some extra attention...she is having some issues keeping her blood pressure up..her kidney function was low..no estimate for discharge..she is feeling a little better.. will try to keep all informed of what I know....

I’ll check Facebook later today but now I’m out to take care of some issues with my house. Hope everyone is safe, warm and continue to stay diligent with Covid still here!!

Carol DeWind if you and your husband can get an email to everyone in our porcelain club I would appreciate it. No everyone checks Facebook.

Debbi Kelly Silagi will you share this in Reagan Alumini. οΏΌ
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Thanks for the update, Donna.

Thank you for the update. Praying for Candy!

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Thank you for the information! My prayers are with Candy.

Appreciate the update. Sounds like she’s in good hands. Fingers crossed for Speedy recovery

Prayers

Prayers for Candy

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πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ for Candy!

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Continue to pray for Candy

Asking for prayers for Candy Bunnell Ferren 
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Sending warming thoughts and prayers Candy Bunnell Ferren’s way! Mind the drs. and speedy recovery!

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Prayers being said.πŸ™

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Please keep us informed of Candy’s condition. She will definitely be in my prayers!

So sorry to hear this. Prayers and hope that she re overs soon.

I wondered how she was when I didn’t hear from her last Wed. Get well!

Thanks for sharing! Prayers and positive strength for our Candy Bunnell Ferren.

Prayers and healing for quick recovery

Prayers

Hope you recover very soon, Candy.

I have been admiring this artist for a while. So I want to share a post she put up yesterday about some classes she is doing.

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3690930964290203&id=100001200080183

Nancy Benedetti is an extremely talented artist. Go look at her profile photos of her sculpture work.
Thank you Nancy for letting me share!
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I have been admiring this artist for a while.  So I want to share a post she put up yesterday about some classes she is doing.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3690930964290203&id=100001200080183

Nancy Benedetti is an extremely talented artist.  Go look at her profile photos of her sculpture work.
Thank you Nancy for letting me share!

Comment on Facebook I have been admiring...

This is wonderful! How I envy you ladies, wish I could be there

Great work ladies x

Been wanting to take from her! Just can’t get together at the same time same place! One day hopefully.

Wow very lucky ladies to get to paint those beautiful items!!

Nancy is such a good teacher!

Nancy is an awesome artist & fantastic teacher!

Nancy is excellent

Oh wow...that is awesome. I want to do that!

Wonderful!

Many dear friends in that group!!!

This is me today teaching in AUGUSTA, Georgia. Student Anna Nichols, Rome, Georgia.

Here's what Dawn is making

Dawn Willard, Fresia Leigue

I have been asked if I knew where to get a list of all schools?
So can I get everyone to post your schools, classes, teachers, conventions, demos. If you have a flyer please post.

Clubs if you are having seminars and need participation, post here and let everyone know.

People are wanting to paint, so please share.

Please do not post negative comments. I understand some do not feel safe to get out, some want everyone to wear mask, etc. We are all adults and can make decisions based on ourselves. This is information that has been asked for.
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I have been asked if I knew where to get a list of all schools?
So can I get everyone to post your schools, classes, teachers, conventions, demos. If you have a flyer please post. 

Clubs if you are having seminars and need participation, post here and let everyone know.

People are wanting to paint, so please share.

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2 weeks ago

Mary Reel

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What a great week so far. Mary Seehagen is visiting several clubs in Texas. She is from Caro, Michigan.

This is my first time to paint with her and I will tell you, she is just lovely!

I wanted to share her picture, a school she will be having in November 2021 and some wonderful pieces of artwork. Yes, she is selling any of these pieces.

Her artwork is fabulous. I do encourage any clubs who might be interested next year in booking her to call Vicki Dean. She visits several clubs and maybe you can get your club into the rotation.

I hope enjoy.
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It was a challenge this year in booking Mary due to Covid but 4 clubs were able to book her. I try to book her during club’s meeting time but that doesn’t always work. So if your club can be flexible it certainly helps in booking. Mary likes to come in Feb. My number is in the Texas yearbook.❀️

We're fortunate to have Mary in Michigan. I attended her workshop on chickadees and learned so much from this lovely lady. It had been on my bucket list and worth every minute!

We use a lot of her studies! Great artist and teacher

She is a very lovely lady and talented! Carry’s great blank China to.

Mary will be the out of state Guest Artist next year for the SFPAC of Texas Convention along with in state artist. Janet Nelson.

Beautiful artist and beautiful pieces!

I loved her class. Be sure to pick up her graphite. It's awesome!

This snow storm coming just knocked out our seminar Mon and Tues for the Ft Worth club. Soooo disappointed!! BUMMER!!!

I love them all!

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Hope you flew Donna?

Wish you could get rid of the white band in the middle of the video.

Hello ladies!

So happy that everyone is having a great time painting with Mary! She’s a very knowledgeable & skillful teacher! ❀️❀️❀️

So very much enjoyed demo. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks. I recently got Mary's book with all the design information but it helps to have her explain it.

She is such a great teacher

Wish I was there!

Miss yall

Hello girls!!

Hello

Learned so much. Thanks for sharing

Very helpful!

I have a person who has these bells from 1965 State Convention Amarillo. Does anyone know who might have painted these? She would like more information.
Any help would be appreciated.
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They are pretty!❀️

Matthew Edwards

Question for Everyone...

What is art?
There is a true definition of art, however I would love to hear your thoughts, ideas and expressions.

Have you ever just looked at that piece of blank porcelain and then put it down because your brain just couldn't process that amazing idea.

If you have great ideas let everyone hear them.

I experienced some creative art while I was gone. I am going to share
different art. Would love for everyone to participate.
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I took some pictures of birds and wanted to share. Please print, share, and use any of my pictures.

I love all the wonderful paintings of parrots and birds. If you have a bird painting please share it.

I hope you enjoy these pictures.
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Beautiful.

Thanks for sharing. Beautiful pictures.

These ate gorgeous photos of birds. Thank you for sharing.

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

1 month ago

Claudio Bernuzzi

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Before I graduated high school, I investigated becoming a glass blower. I still LOVE and still collect glass!!

I’m thinking these are all young men who have been at this a long while. I would be burning myself up! Ha. Have fun Donna and thanks.

Thanks Donna, makes me want to try it!

Fantastic work!❀️

I am! Thanks for sharing!

Really cool!!!

This is so neat. Thank you for sharing

Blew glass once in Europe. I took a lot to do it! Beautiful artwork!❀️

Cook

Where are you?

Cool

Thank you for sharing!!!!

I am asking for lots of prayers. I just found out my Aunt Rita Rasco has Covid. She is in the hospital but not on a ventilator. Please prayer warriors, we need you now.

Lots of love! Thank you everyone!!
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Prayers for Rita!! Love you, my friend! Get well soon!

Will keep Rita in my prayers!!

Prayers

Praying for Rita.

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I will be praying for Rita! Please tell her I’m thinking about her and send her a hug!

Prayers, Prayers and more prayers! So very sorry to hear this.

I’m praying.

Prayers

Prayers sent

Praying for Rita!

Praying

Oh no, prayers for Rita, praying for healing quick and full recovery. Will put her on prayer lists.

So sorry bro hear this. She will be in my prayers for complete recovery.

Prayers for healing

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I just love art!!!

Unique
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Love these, the 20’s.

Unique!❀️

It is with heavy heart I want to let everyone know one of our dearest friends and member, Nettie McHone Wharton lost her husband today, Donald Wharton.

They both have had a battle with Covid. Nettie is healing and needs our prayers during this very difficult time.

I kindly ask everyone to lift her up in prayer. Please go to your yearbooks for her address and send Nettie a card to let her know we are thinking of her.

If you need her address, please contact me and I will forward you her address in a private message.

We love you Nettie McHone !
Prayers to you and your family.

State Federation Porcelain Art Clubs of Texas
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It is with heavy heart I want to let everyone know one of our dearest friends and member, Nettie McHone Wharton lost her husband today,  Donald Wharton. 

They both have had a battle with Covid. Nettie is healing and needs our prayers during this very difficult time. 

I kindly ask everyone to lift her up in prayer. Please go to your yearbooks for her address and send Nettie a card to let her know we are thinking of her.

If you need her address, please contact me and I will forward you her address in a private message.

We love you Nettie McHone !
Prayers to you and your family. 

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So sorry Miss Nettie, Prayers for you and your family....

So sorry for your loss. May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort and strengthen you.

Rest In Peace Donald.

I am saddened to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers go out for you.

Sorry to hear of yr loss,do take care n God Blessu

Nettie McHone, my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Prayers my friend we are so sorry

May God wrap his arms around Nettie and comfort her during this time. RIP Donald

So sad!

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I am so sad to hear this news. I had not met Donald but I’ve loved Nettie a long time. I’m sure he must have been a special person. My prayers are constant for Nettie’s recovery.

My heart goes out to Nettie. Donald was a very talented artist also. May God Rest His Soul!πŸ™

Praying for Nettie and for Joy. Donald will be very missed. Talented artist and an important part of our Ellis County Club.

My deepest condolences Nettie!

So sorry for the loss. Prayers.

Im so sad to hear about this. I pray for her to be strong and comforted. Love you, Nettie McHone

Prayers for Nettie and the family. RIP Donald

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For Nettie, Donald's wife, and Joy, his sister ... may you find comfort in your memories ... β€πŸ’”β€

So sorry to hear this. Praying for you NettieπŸ™

Will hold you in my prayers πŸ™

Nettie, I am so sorry,πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’–

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Sorry for this

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2 months ago

Texas State Federation of Porcelain Art Clubs

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So sorry to hear about the cancellation. Not surprised! You are amazing! Hope we all came be together soon!!! LOVE my gals and guys in TX

Wishing you all the best. You have done an exceptional job.

You planned a great convention and did a great job of revving up enthusiasm, but cancelling is the only thing to do. I am so sorry for you and all of us. Thank you, and God bless you. I'll be watching for posible news!

Donna, you brought so much excitement and energy as President. Job well done. Your commitment to go to each club gave such an energy boost to all your members. The porcelain art community needs more like you. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

You have been an awesome President. We appreciate all the work you have done. You are a blessing.

Thank you for your leadership. Susan greathouse and i wish you the best

Donna, love going to Texas Show & being with you all. I think everyone was so excited about your convention because you are so full of life & fun. I know I was. But God has another idea. I know how much work it is to be State Pres. Your life is on hold for minimum of 2 years. God Bless you for your giving spirit!

History books?

We get ours tomorrow

You should still have it!

Donna, you mean so much to us. Thank you for serving and doing so much for us over the past two years. You are a wonderful president, artist, and friend. I know your mother would be proud of the job you have done, she was proud of you. You will be remembered forever.

Thank you!!!!!

Thank you for all you’ve done.

Donna, you had been a jewel; Thank you sooo much for all you had done!! Your mother would be so proud!! I'm a great fan of yours, thank you again!!

Prayers for healing

Love your and appreciate all your hard work

Thank you for al tour hard work❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

You did an awesome job!!! Hope something changes!

Great we are still going to visit with you. Love you!!!!

hello pretty lady

You need your convention, you have worked so hard.

Great job

Hello

Hugs

Thanks for all you have done. Il love you 😍

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To all members of the State Federation of Porcelain Art Clubs,

Presidents please forward this to all your members. I know it is a late notice but I appreciate your help.

Tomorrow January 7th, 2021 at 4pm;

I will go live on Facebook to discuss convention and what we are discussing going forward with our organization. I ask everyone to please join me.

Your comments and feedback are very important to me.

I also want to Thank everyone for participating in my questionare. It has really helped us make some very serious decisions. I am so grateful for your opinions, your guidance, and most of all your support.

With all of my love to everyone πŸ’•

Donna Rasco Castle

President 2019 - 2021
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It would have helped if I would have received this so I could have participated. Nothing came to me.

How do I join this meeting?

From our family to yours
We wish you a Very Merry Christmas
Love you all!
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From our family to yours
We wish you a Very Merry Christmas
Love you all!

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Merry Christmas πŸŽ„

Hope it was a very Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!! xoxo

Merry Christmas and happy new year

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Merry Christmas to you both!

Merry Christmas to you and yours

Merry Christmas you you and yours! πŸŽ„

Here is a beautiful piece painted by Pat Emery from Lubbock Texas in May of 1965.
I thought you would enjoy.
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We appreciate all of our sponsors this year! Please support all of the following sponsors. They are supporting our art and the Texas State Federation. Our organization is very grateful to have all of you!
Maryland China Company
@Janet Nelson
@Stella H. Schilling
Susan Hearron
Waiting on 2 more cards: But our other 2 wonderful ad sponsors are Mary Seehagen Ashcroft and Joyce A. Dwulet.
If you are interested in advertising on our website, Facebook and PAC Magazine, please contact us.
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Beautiful!!

Wanted to share: It was Painted for β€˜Gail’ out of Coronation Street. Commissioned by HALTON HAVEN a local Hospice as she is a patron.
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Beautiful!!

Wanted to share:  It was Painted for β€˜Gail’ out of Coronation Street. Commissioned by HALTON HAVEN a local Hospice as she is a patron.

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Lovely!❀️

Beautiful

Beautiful!!!

Last month in the PAC Magazine we presented a painting by Joyce Block I am in Dallas and have the pleasure to see Joyce. Here is her masterpiece she just finished. I love it!!

Thank you for letting me share.
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Love the colors!❀️

Joyce Block...I love your painting. You are a talented and awesome friend.

Oh so pretty.

Beautiful

Great work!

Congratulations Joyce!!!

Awesome!!!

So beautiful!!

It is gorgeous Joyce

Beautiful work, Joyce!

Amazing detail!

Love this!!

Joyce you always do such exacting beautiful work

Here is the finished πŸŽ… from Janet Nelson.

Thank you for sharing!!
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Anything Janet paints is wonderful. As is Janet.

Janet is a fantastic artist, teacher and friend. I love her and her art..

Very very nice. Love it!

Really special!

Beautiful 😍

Wonderful!!!

Love Janet's Santa's. Or animals..or anything janet she is the best!!

We are so blessed that we have such wonderful artists that share their studies.

Thank you!!!

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Hi

Hi Stella!!

Looking good!!!

Hey you!!! Look at all

Watching 😍

Hi, everyone! Looking good.

Look at all my friends!

Hi everyone , I really hate that I had to miss this. Love Janet and her instructions. πŸ˜•

What kind of medium are you using?

Those are wonderful!

Thank you!!

The videographer did a great job!

Amazing!

4 months ago

Mary Reel

Fellow painters, I am teaching a class of 10-13 year old children, and as part of that class, I want to give them an overview of porcelain art. So I am asking for your help. I am in need of 2 or 3 studies or pictures of studies that you think are the easiest things to paint. I want to offer them choices of what to paint, but they aren't going to get to put a great deal of time into the painting, just get a feel for it. I would appreciate any pictures or ideas that you have. ... See MoreSee Less

Hi everyone,

I know there are several groups that have ornament exchanges for Christmas. I am not a part of any groups that do that so I was wondering if anyone here in our group on Texas Facebook Group would like to do this for 2020. We could exchange anything Christmas: ornament, candy dish, mug, etc.

Would love to hear your thoughts? If you want to do this let me know. If I get enough people this would be fun.

I would draw the names and give to each person. You would need to promise to paint your piece, package it well and ship to that person. So there would be a little cost involved and some work.

So I need your feedback.
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Hi everyone, 

I know there are several groups that have ornament exchanges for Christmas. I am not a part of any groups that do that so I was wondering if anyone here in our group on Texas Facebook Group would like to do this for 2020.  We could exchange anything Christmas: ornament, candy dish, mug,  etc. 

Would love to hear your thoughts? If you want to do this let me know. If I get enough people this would be fun.

I would draw the names and give to each person. You would need to promise to paint your piece, package it well and ship to that person. So there would be a little cost involved and some work. 

So I need your feedback.

Hi everyone,

I know there are several groups that have ornament exchanges for Christmas. I am not a part of any groups that do that so I was wondering if anyone here in our group on Texas Facebook Group would like to do this for 2020. We could exchange anything Christmas: ornament, candy dish, mug, etc.

Would love to hear your thoughts? If you want to do this let me know. If I get enough people this would be fun.

I would draw the names and give to each person. You would need to promise to paint your piece, package it well and ship to that person. So there would be a little cost involved and some work.

So I need your feedback.
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Hi everyone, 

I know there are several groups that have ornament exchanges for Christmas. I am not a part of any groups that do that so I was wondering if anyone here in our group on Texas Facebook Group would like to do this for 2020.  We could exchange anything Christmas: ornament, candy dish, mug,  etc. 

Would love to hear your thoughts? If you want to do this let me know. If I get enough people this would be fun.

I would draw the names and give to each person. You would need to promise to paint your piece, package it well and ship to that person. So there would be a little cost involved and some work. 

So I need your feedback.

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I would like to exchange an ornament

Would love to do an ornament exchange

This is a very long post however I feel it is a very important post. I hope everyone takes the opportunity to read it.
I would like to take a moment to address an issue I have seen and experienced.
This is a problem, almost a virus, within our community of artists.
I have tried very hard to unify and inform everyone throughout my tenure as your president. I visit, I encourage, and I truly love each and every one of our members. I agreed to a second term because I really love this federation, our art, and the excitement that has been generated within our membership. To serve in this position is a privilege above and beyond anything I could imagine.
There are times however, that some federation members and Facebook followers choose to try and discredit the efforts of others. They do this by making snotty remarks, discrediting comments, and just by being mean and discouraging.
This to me, is nothing short of a virus that needs to be extinguished.
There is no real purpose for the negative effort, it is just their way of being petty and I am guessing jealous of another person's talent or effort. I have deleted several comments that, to me, were made in an effort to propagate negativity and encourage discontent. This type of behavior, to me, is not beneficial and can really discourage new and upcoming artists as well as established artists alike.
I have to ask; Is this the legacy that we want to leave for those that follow in our footsteps?
Is a negative and discouraging environment really the impression any of us want to give?
Many of our artists, that participate in our wonderful art will trace or copy the outline of another piece of work or image. They will then use their God given talents and skills to produce their interpretation of the original image in their piece of art. This is a very common practice and one that should be embraced, not judged.
For teachers, I am certain that the subject matter they choose is shared and used again and again. Some β€œstudies” as we call them are not necessarily original works done by a particular teacher but more so that teachers accumulation and interpretation of a graphic, image, or scene that they found worthy of becoming a study. Studies are a collection of information that a teacher can add their own personal flare to when painting and/or when teaching. A teacher may, at any time, give permission for others to teach that same study. Even without permission the study is only truly β€œowned” by the teacher if all the work and graphics in the study are original and created by that teacher.
My mother was a teacher, a painter, and quite an accomplished artist. Her efforts and studies from being a teacher, I am sure, have been shared and reproduced countless times. I can only hope that someday I can have the opportunity, the privilege, to take a class that was inspired by something my mother once taught. To me, and to many others, it is the greatest compliment possible when someone wants to share and yes, even copy, the knowledge they learned from another artist or teacher. It is how our art survives and grows.
I do agree that it is wrong for any artist, no matter how accomplished, to represent a piece as their original art when it is not. Original means from a blank slate, not a replica of someone else's work. But just because someone shares what they have painted does not mean they are saying this is my study, I own this design, nor are they even attempting to own that part of the art.
We have so many talented artists in our federation, almost 590 in Texas. Quite often these artists will share their paintings with us. The inspiration they have painted may have come out of a book or from a study they have purchased, or it might even be their attempt to replicate what another artist has created, If we choose to attack this artist or each other it makes others afraid to share what they have created or accomplished. As individuals, we need to encourage and support all artists. It does not matter if the artist has been painting for a single day or for 50 years. Everyone should be encouraged to share their works of art without the fear of ridicule, judgement, or any non-supportive feedback. Even a suggestion on how they might improve should be handled privately.
I have been a first hand witness to a teacher falsely claiming that a piece they produced was their original production when in actuality is a replica of another artist's original work. One of these pieces was presented directly to me as your president. Out of integrity and respect I will never reveal or discredit this artist however I cannot express enough how truly disappointed I was when I found the same image on a graphics website that was dated several years before my β€œoriginal piece” was painted.
I am hoping that by openly discussing the negativity and the discouraging comments that we can address this once and for all. If I see anyone bullying or being negative on our state page I will discuss it with the offender directly. If they persist I will have no choice but to ban them from our page.
I want everyone in our federation and beyond to encourage others, to embrace the efforts of all, and participate without the fear of being judged or ridiculed. I know that in ways this may be like wishing for β€œworld peace” however, please believe, I will do everything in my power to remove the negativity from our Facebook page and anywhere I see it. I might even pull someone off to the side and address it in person when I see it happen. Whether I am in a board position or not, I feel this kind of activity cannot be allowed or tolerated.
To those that are alway so supportive and positive, I say THANK YOU!
To those that feel the need to be anything other than supportive and encouraging to our artists, our friends, I wish you nothing but the best life can offer however I will not allow you to participate in our little piece of the world.
I have tried very hard to be positive in this post. I do believe we have a wonderful group of artists. Please, just think about your comments, if you cannot say something positive maybe saying nothing at all is a better choice.
Hugs and kisses and please know, I love each and every one of you!
Donna
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Donna, you have been a wonderful inspiration for all of us. You are such a generous person with your time and energy. We appreciate it. I also appreciate your kind, straightforward admonishing, saying some things needed for all of us. We’re very blessed to have the benefit of “yourself” these two years. Thank you!

I support tracing and duplicating if an instructor is teaching a class, multiple techniques. Often art museums will display work of "copied art" and credit it to the apprentice and master artist. However, copying a person's work and displaying it on the internet as your own concept and skill approach may lead to a lawsuit by the master artist or purchaser of the piece. You can be sued for thousands and I know of cases where that has happened. It is important to copyright major pieces. Take a photo of your exhibition piece and mail in an envelope to yourself certified, do not open the envelope until need to prove, incase of lawsuit Maxine Tumaian, President of the Porcelain Painters of Southern New Jersey.

I am totally behind you in what you do for us all! You have been a role model for caring about the Federation but for doing the best for us! I paint only for the joy it brings me and truly do need the inspiration that the other painters give me! Rest assured you are loved as well!\

Thanks Donna for all your hard work. I did not see the posts you are referring to...I try and catch anything that seems uninspiring to us. Sorry you had to do my work. Thanks for all you do.

I totally agree with you, I have always believed that if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all and above all respect your fellow being.

I support all that you are doing for our art. The majority of our members paint for enjoyment and need the encouragement, peace and beauty that is available to us.

Very well said, Donna. I did not see any of this on the website- you must have acted Quick! Thank you for all you do for the state federation- your hard does NOT go unnoticed.

I agree 100% on everything you said. I have only been painting for about 3 years and I feel I do not paint very well. But I am blessed to be with ladies that help and encourage me to keep trying. Believe me, if anyone criticized my work in a bad way, I would not be a part of China painting. Thank you Donna for bringing this message to us and for ALL you do....Keep up the good work PLEASE..

Strife is always very upsetting to me! I prefer glad and happy . I am glad your stepping forward to not let negativity take presidence ! No room for that kind of behavior! Sometimes silence can be golden.

A good statement. I paint in Idaho😊

I really support you and enjoy your videos of other clubs. I just can't believe all the miles you have traveled. Thank you

Hi Donna, I do not know you and you do not know me and I do not live in Texas. But in the past I have had some of the same problems of people saying I couldn’t do that painting all free hand. But I try not to listen to them and it can be hurtful and get difficult sometimes. But I love πŸ’• love drawing and painting so much I just keep my Art work going. Keep painting everyone!!!!! Thank You for your wonderful post!! 😘

Thank you πŸ’•

Well said Donna.

Donna does it again!!! LEADING which she does so well.

Amen

Amen

We'll said. Bravo.

I support you for all you have and are doing for our art. I, for one paint for my enjoyment and love to see others work.

Thank you Donna!!

Well said.

Well said thank you

Nice

Hermosas palabras, muchas gracias desde Ushuaia Argentina

Well said, Donna.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜

Heart of Texas PAC selling chances on their hand painted ornament wreath 2020.

Our Annual fundraiser is kicking off, we have hand painted ornaments. Tickets can be purchased 6 for $5 or a dollar each from our members. Drawing will be December 5.

www.facebook.com/groups/693042351299743/permalink/707325153204796/
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Heart of Texas PAC selling chances on their hand painted ornament wreath 2020. 

Our Annual fundraiser is kicking off, we have hand painted ornaments. Tickets can be purchased 6 for $5 or a dollar each from our members. Drawing will be December 5.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/693042351299743/permalink/707325153204796/

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Would like to buy tickets.

Link doesn’t work with me

Mail a check to me @ 1005 Ave A Santa Anna, Tx 76878. Make check out to Heart of Texas PAC. Wrap it in a note that says wreath raffle tickets, so I know what it's for. If you win, we'll have to figure out how to get it to you. We will need an address and phone number to contact our winner on the check or note and to fill out your tickets. Our club had fun painting and putting the wreath together.

I had the chance to take from this artist in Concan last week.

I wanted to share her latest painting. This is her 2nd study on cardinals, I just love this. A super fun piece!

Thank you Susan Thumm 😊 for sharing your wonderful talents with all of us.
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I had the chance to take from this artist in Concan last week. 

I wanted to share her latest painting. This is her 2nd study on cardinals, I just love this. A super fun piece!

Thank you Susan Thumm 😊 for sharing your wonderful talents with all of us.

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Beautiful. My late teacher Julia Crainer was always telling about Concan

Susan Thumm’s painting is gorgeous!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thank you for your kind comments!

This is lovely!

Beautiful, Donna..

Gorgeous!!

Love itβ™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘

Gorgeous

Beautiful!!

Love it!

We appreciate all of our sponsors this year! Please support all of the following sponsors. They are supporting our art and the Texas State Federation. Our organization is very grateful to have all of you!

Maryland China Company
Janet Nelson
Stella H. Shilling
Susan Hearron

Waiting on 2 more cards: But our other 2 wonderful ad sponsors are Mary Seehagen Ashcroft and Joyce A. Dwulet.

If you are interested in advertising on our website, Facebook and PAC Magazine, please contact us.
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Convention April 2021 - Granbury, Texas

Need to register as soon as possible for a room at the Hilton Garden Inn for Convention.

The Hilton Garden Inn Granbury does not have the capability to book our rooms online or through the Hilton Booking Agents. So this year we must contact our Sales Manager / Front Desk of the hotel. Our sales manager is Troy Briggs. You can email or call him. Let him know exactly what you are needing and he will help you. If you contact the front desk you must tell them how many are in a room to get the correct rate.

The Hilton Garden Inn Granbury has made getting our rooms at the same rate for all the rooms very challenging. We have a set number of rooms held for our convention at the rates of $119 for a single or double and $129 for a triple or quad, this does include breakfast. Once all those rooms are booked, the rates will go up. The hotel has not been very easy to work with but we will get through it. Once all of those rooms are booked, there are other hotels in the area that have been very eager to work with us. Please book your rooms ASAP to help ensure you get the rooms and hotel you prefer. Please contact me if you have problems with the hotel or need help with your rooms.

troy.briggs@hilton.com
Troy Briggs
Director of Sales and Marketing
635 East Pearl Street
Granbury, Texas 76048

817 579 3800 Hotel
817 579 3804 Office
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Convention April 2021 - Granbury, Texas

Need to register as soon as possible for a room at the Hilton Garden Inn for Convention. 

The Hilton Garden Inn Granbury does not have the capability to book our rooms online or through the Hilton Booking Agents. So this year we must contact our Sales Manager / Front Desk of the hotel. Our sales manager is Troy Briggs. You can email or call him. Let him know exactly what you are needing and he will help you. If you contact the front desk you must tell them how many are in a room to get the correct rate. 

The Hilton Garden Inn Granbury has made getting our rooms at the same rate for all the rooms very challenging. We have a set number of rooms held for our convention at the rates of $119 for a single or double and $129 for a triple or quad, this does include breakfast. Once all those rooms are booked, the rates will go up. The hotel has not been very easy to work with but we will get through it. Once all of those rooms are booked, there are other hotels in the area that have been very eager to work with us. Please book your rooms ASAP to help ensure you get the rooms and hotel you prefer. Please contact me if you have problems with the hotel or need help with your rooms.

troy.briggs@hilton.com
Troy Briggs
Director of Sales and Marketing
635 East Pearl Street
Granbury, Texas 76048

817 579 3800           Hotel
817 579 3804           Office

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I booked mine online put the code in and got the discounted rate with no problem.

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Glad you all are having fun. It is a fun way to indoctrinate the fam into artistic endeavors!

AmazingπŸ§™πŸ»

Wonderful!!!

Those are great

I want to share some kiln tips!

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Rockford China Painters

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There are a couple of us that probably would, what part of town will you be in??

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Te veo desde Argentina.

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Great Job Ladies!! Have enjoyed watching the videos!! Thank you Donna!! xoxo

Beautiful! Every one of them! ❀

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Thank you for sharing!

Yes indeed

I'm sure it's been an awesome three days. Beautiful pieces! ❀

What fun to be able to take from SusanπŸ’•πŸ’•

Love the videos! πŸ’•

Thank you!

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Such beautiful works of art.

Bellos

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Hello

Hello Rita ❀️

Hello everyone

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Who is painting?

Who is the artist?

Hello everyone!! Have fun!! Susan makes it look so easy!! xoxo

Hey!!

What green is she using?

Watching

Welcome! Hope you all enjoy

Susan Hearron in Lubbock

Susan Hearron

Live in Lubbock

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Susan Hearron is a fabulous teacher! ❀️

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