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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!

Awesome!!!

So beautiful!!

It is gorgeous Joyce

Beautiful work, Joyce!

Congratulations 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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Here is the finished πŸŽ… from Janet Nelson.

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

Anything Janet paints is wonderful. As is Janet.

Really special!

Very very nice. Love it!

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!!

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

What kind of medium are you using?

Hey you!!! Look at all

Those are wonderful!

Looking good!!!

Watching 😍

Hi, everyone! Looking good.

Thank you!!

Look at all my friends!

3 weeks 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.

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.

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!\

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.

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.

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..

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

A good statement. I paint in Idaho😊

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’•

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

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 Donna.

Amen

Well said.

Well said thank you

Amen

Hermosas palabras, muchas gracias desde Ushuaia Argentina

Nice

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.

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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.

Comment on Facebook I had the chance to ...

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!

Beautiful, Donna..

This is lovely!

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

I am going to be in Austin for a month between Thanksgiving andNew Year. Would bring my paints if I could find someone to fire for me. Anyone available? Fran Johnson ... See MoreSee Less

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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

Comment on Facebook 1403594106506210

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

Comment on Facebook 769531363589168

Susan Hearron is a fabulous teacher! ❀️

Comment on Facebook 990942354742235

Hello

Susan is a great artist and teacher.

Hey Bertie

Yes she is a great teacher and artist ❀️

2 months ago

Bertie Bates Stephens

Thank you Donna Rasco Castle for having the patience to teach us how to use ZOOM for our State Board Meeting. You did a fantastic job this morning and you are appreciated. It was definitely a learning exetience for me and others on the board. We are so fortunate to have you as our President. THANK YOUπŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ₯° ... See MoreSee Less

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Oh my goodness!! I'm glad it was you and not me. Don't think I will ever get that computer savy!!!

It was a great meeting in the comfort of our own home. Great job Donna! You were well prepared!β€οΈπŸ‘β€οΈ

Yes. Thank you Donna

Oh, thank-you!!! I am just so blessed to have all of you and your support.

Happy Birthday Beryl!

Celebrating 100!
She is an original member of the South Plains PAC.
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Happy Birthday Beryl!

Celebrating 100!
She is an original member of the South Plains PAC.Image attachment

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I remember her from years back. Such a nice lady and beautiful painter.

Happy Birthday

πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸ’πŸ’•

πŸŽ‰ CELEBRATE! πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‚

Happy Birthday young ladyπŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽ‚

Happy birthday, Beryl!!! Thanks for all you’ve done for our artπŸ’•πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽ‚πŸ§

Beryl is an amazing lady!!! Beautiful painter and charming personality to match! Happy Birthday my friend!!!

Happy Birthday!

HAPPY 100 th Birthday!!!

happy birthday

Just awesome

Hair birthday Beryl.

Comment on Facebook 683556372258899

Happy birthday, Beryl!

Still painting??

Happy Birthday my dear friend!!!

Wishing you a Wonderful Birthday!! xoxo

Happy Birthday Beryl

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday

Thank you for

Hi everyone.

Just got off the phone with San Do from San Do Painting Supplies . He needs our whole state to pray for Bill and him.

Bill has cancer and has had a massive stroke. San Do is taking care of him. San Do is exhausted and tired.
He told me this was his first phone call without crying.

I ask everyone to please start praying for both of these guys.

If by chance you are in his area. Reach out to them, to see if they need some help.

Thank you to everyone!

Cards can be sent to:
Bill Newberry/San Do

307 Apache Trail
Brandon, Florida 33511
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Hi everyone. 

Just got off the phone with San Do from San Do Painting Supplies . He needs our whole state to pray for Bill and him.

Bill has cancer and has had a massive stroke. San Do is taking care of him. San Do is exhausted  and tired.
He told me this was his first phone call without crying.

I ask everyone to please start praying for both of these guys. 

If by chance you are in his area. Reach out to them, to see if they need some help.

Thank you to everyone!

Cards can be sent to:
Bill Newberry/San Do

307 Apache Trail
Brandon, Florida 33511Image attachment

Comment on Facebook 441584392711461_1530975323772357

prayers going up for San and Bill and much love sent your way.

I'm so sorry to hear. My heartfelt thoughts are with them both. Much love .

Amigos y gran maestro San do que admiro con el corazón.. envio para ustedes mi oración y mucha fuerza para afrontar estos dificiles momentos.. πŸ™β€

I've been saying prayers everyday and will continue. Thanks for the update and address. Love and hugs to them both. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Sorry to hear that Bill has Cancer. Praying πŸ™ for both of you. These are troubling times, but I know you can find your way through this.

Thoughts and prayers to Bill and San Do. Love and hugs.

Praying for Both Bill and San DoπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

So sad to hear this! So sad that Bill has cancer. Love them both! Sending prayers!

Saying prayers for both Bill & San!

Praying for your strength!

Much Strength and Love for you Both!

Prayers continue for Bill and him.

So sorry to hear that. Prayers are sent!

Prayers for Bill and San

Prayers for you both. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜‡πŸ’•

So sad to hear. Prayers.

So very sorry. Prayers are being sent.

Love & prayers for comfort on the way! β€οΈπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Love sent!!

Prayers for both. God bless !

Sending love hugs and prayers β™‘β™‘β™‘

May God give you both strength and healing.

Lots of prayers continued!!

Praying. God bless !

Sending love and prayers

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Gun Barrel City , Texas 75147
Ding Dong, Texas
West, Texas (it's in Central Texas )
and, of course,
Muleshoe , Texas 79347

Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about folks from Texas

If someone in a Lowe's store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you may live in Texas ;

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Texas ;

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Texas ;

If 'Vacation' means going anywhere south of Dallas for the weekend, you may live in Texas ;

If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Texas ;

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Texas ;

If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in Texas ;

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Texas ;

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph --you're going 80 and everybody's passing you, you may live in Texas ;

If you find 60 degrees 'a little chilly,' you may live in Texas ;

If you actually understand these jokes, and share them with all your Texas friends, you definitely live in Texas .

Here are some little known, very interesting facts about Texas :
1. Beaumont to El Paso : 742miles

2. Beaumont to Chicago : 770 miles

3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas
4. World's first rodeo was in Pecos , July 4, 1883.
5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built over water. Destroyed by Hurricane Ike - 2008!
6. The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was the first full-time coach at Rice University in Houston .
7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North America .
8. Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America 's only remaining flock of whooping cranes.
9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.
10. The worst natural disaster in US history was in 1900, caused by a hurricane in which over 8,000 lives were lost on Galveston Island .
11. The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was " Houston ," but the Space Center was actually in Clear Lake City at the time.
12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island .
13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a US rainfall record of 43" in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979.
14. Texas is the only state to enter the US by TREATY, (known as the Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union ) instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height as the US Flag, and Texas may choose to divide into 5 states.
15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1500 years old.
16. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.
17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period in Dr Pepper.
18. Texas has had six capital cities:
Washington-on-the Brazos, Harrisburg , Galveston , Velasco, West Columbia, and Austin .
19. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the US which is taller than the Capitol Building in Washington , DC
(by 7 feet).
20. The San Jacinto Monument is the tallest free standing monument in the world and it is taller than the Washington Monument .
21. The name ' Texas ' comes from the Hasini Indian word 'tejas' meaning friends. Tejas is not Spanish for Texas .Tejas in Spanish means β€œtiles”
22. The State Mascot is the Armadillo. An interesting bit of trivia about the armadillo is they always have four babies. They have one egg, which splits into four, and they either have four males or four females.
23. The first domed stadium in the US was the Astrodome in Houston .

Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Farlie , Texas :

(1) Just one God.
(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa.
(3) No telling tales or gossipin'.
(4) Git yourself to Sunday meeting.
(5) Put nothin' before God.
(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.
(7) No killin'.
(8) Watch yer mouth.
(9) Don't take what ain't yers.
(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff.

Y'all git all that?
Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder
and Your hand over my mouth.
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Wow! You have sent me a great resource here. Texas State Federation of Porcelain Art Clubs triggers memories of Charlie’s mom who was a china painter and left behind many blessings for us. Thank you for sharing this with me to enjoy and share with others I know When you finish your cancer treatment and have recovery time, perhaps you would like to fly down for a visit and we Could do some exploring together God bless you and keep you safe on this journey to kill the cancer to enjoy life to the full once again πŸ’•πŸ€—πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’

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Thank you to Maryland China Company for their continued support.

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Love Maryland China Co.!!!!❀️❀️❀️

Yeah we just hit 800 likes!!

Thank you to everyone!! We rock.
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Thank you for all your hard work, Donna!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Yearbook is done! Whew what a task.

I want to personally thank Judi Simon - Representational Artist for the photos on the cover. These ladies are absolutely gorgeous and represent the 1920's. Our theme for 2021 convention "Painting on the Ritz" with a twist of Vogue.

On my back cover, is a painting by my mother Becky Rasco. I miss her ever day. She is my favorite artist!

Thank you to all clubs for patience and helping me accomplish the book.

I hope you enjoy the yearbook this year. If there are corrections needed, please email me so I can update members information. Drasco2020@gmail.com
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Yearbook is done! Whew what a task. 

I want to personally thank Judi Simon - Representational Artist  for the photos on the cover. These ladies are absolutely gorgeous and represent the 1920s. Our theme for 2021 convention Painting on the Ritz with a twist of  Vogue.

On my back cover, is a painting by my mother Becky Rasco. I miss her ever day. She is my favorite artist!

Thank you to all clubs for patience and helping me accomplish the book.

I hope you enjoy the yearbook this year. If there are corrections needed, please email me so I can update members information. Drasco2020@gmail.comImage attachment

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The yearbook is FABULOUS ! Love the front & back cover!!!!❀️ Thank you for all your work on the yearbook, Donna!

Beautiful magazine . Mine arrived yesterday ... read it from “cover to cover “! Enjoyed every article! Thank you magazine committee.

It is a beautiful yearbook, thank you so much for your hard work. It is gorgeous.

Great job, it’s beautiful

Wow!

Today I received the most wonderful praise and the most beautiful painted box.

The Fort Worth PAC did their installation today and their president Robin Carrington painted the most beautiful violets and gave these boxes to their officers and I was blessed to receive one.

Thank you Ft Worth PAC for a wonderful day. Thank you Robin for the box and all the wonderful words of wisdom.
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Very nice and I really do like the decal inside...I would love some of those!!! Hope you are fine..

Congratulations everyone! So blessed to have you as friends! Lois Decker from Colorado

How wonderful and look how beautiful the violet boxes are!!! Lucky recipients!!!!! Just beautiful!

So lucky to have her and all of those who work together to make our club a good one. The boxes were gorgeous.

Congratulations. Beautiful boxes. This violets are outstanding!

Congratulations

Beautiful

Wow! If the lettering is not decal that is the accomplishment!

Beautiful!!!

Wanted to let everyone know, yearbook is in the mail to you.

I greatly appreciate everyone's help to get it done.

I shipped everything to a president except a couple. Those would go to the next person either VP or Treasurer. They had to have a physical address.

I hope you love the yearbook: Judi Simon is our featured artist on the cover. My mother, Becky Rasco is my back cover artist.

Vicki Dean will be delivering the Dallas area, Ft Worth will go to Peggy Riggs, I will be delivering Lubbock, Brownfield, and Sweetwater.

Thank you
Donna
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Thanks for all your hard work!

Thank you for your dedication to our organization.

Here is an amazing Dresden painting Texas wildflowers.

Julie Lawrence is a talented teacher and painter from Lubbock, Texas.

WE love Julie!!!
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Here is an amazing Dresden painting Texas wildflowers. 

 Julie Lawrence is a talented teacher and painter from Lubbock, Texas.

WE love Julie!!!Image attachment

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I’m loving these articles and artists.

Julie is a talented artist & teacher! Beautiful artwork! Great article!β€οΈπŸ‘β€οΈ

So today is Santa day.

Here is another fabulous artist. Such a wonderful person and a beautiful painter!

Janet Massey shared her tips and pattern in the PAC Magazine. Thank you!

I do hope we have some Santa's at the convention in our display area.
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Awesome!! Yes she is a wonderful lady, friend and artist

Love Santa’s, beautiful work.

Especially love the one on the cover! πŸ’•

Another talent artist! She paints so well! ❀️❀️❀️

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What is the best thing I can say about this artist??

She is just fabulous with a brush. Best Parliamentarian a board could have. Best Buddy you can have!

I could go on for hours about Janet Nelson. I just love her, she is wonderful.

Here is a fabulous study on Santa Claus by Janet Nelson.
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Wonderful..😍

Thank you Donna for posting all this PAC information. I’m enjoying seeing them. I appreciate all the encouragement. #2 and I share a mutual love for Santas!

Bluebonnet PAC loves Janet. We adopted her several years ago and look forward to a seminar with her every year. In fact, she is scheduled to be with us for a 3 day seminar next month. Wish her well, we can be a bit of a rowdy crowd but she is a master at keeping us in line. Love these Santas.

#1 is the best!! I am #2 since she was in the local clubs when I joined. The rest is history. She is a wonderful artist that can paint anything!!!!

Janet Nelson is the best! Just love her!!

BTW: This PAC issue was from the year I was president. Thanks for featuring it because a Janet is a very talented & skilled artist/teacher! We are so excited that Janet will conduct a demonstration on painting Santa’s at the Dallas PAG in Nov.

Fantastic artist!!!

A beautiful painter and friemd

Wow!

Concur she is the best!!

Look at the Texas Artists. Here are some pictures from 1976 and from 2013.
Texas is full of talented artists! We are blessed.

The first 2 pictures are Mother and Daughter Mae Tucker and Beverly Tucker, both past presidents.

The artist names are on the pieces. Beautiful work.
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All such talented artists!

They truly are.

Fantastic artists

Wow very pretty!

Let's have some fun! These cute ornaments are by Judy Fender. These were published in 2011

This is a really cute study.
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Lets have some fun! These cute ornaments are by Judy Fender. These were published in 2011

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I was in a demo she did on these! Great ideas!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

These are so much fun to paint. Thanks Judy for sharing this cute idea.

These are so much fun to paint!!! Start now for Christmas!

I love doing these. You can give them all kinds of faces and expressions!

I’ve painted similar ones! They are fun!

So cute!!!

Really fun to do and so cute

One of our Favorite artist and the guest Artist for convention in 2021 in Granbury, Texas.
Michael Turner

This was a cover of our PAC Magazine in Fall 2018.

But I have also attached a tile from fall of 2008 of wisteria.
His talent is all natural he just gets better and better.

Not sure of the date on the third piece. They are all so beautiful. He can paint anything! We love you.
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Michael’s artwork is breathtakingly beautiful! BRAVO, my friend!β€οΈπŸ‘β€οΈ

Oh I so hope I'm moved and there by then

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Wonderful & Fabulous

Just gorgeous!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!!

Absolutely gorgeous

Gorgeous!!!!

How is Mr Turner ?

A very creative teacher Joanna Burch.

She comes up with the most wonderful ideas. She shared this with the PAC in Spring of 2003.
So pretty.
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A very creative teacher Joanna Burch.

She comes up with the most wonderful ideas. She shared this with the PAC in Spring of 2003.
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I love this! Thank you for sharing Joanna's study! >^..^<

Can we print them?

Beautiful

Love your colors!

Love thisπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

This is a talented artist that traveled all over. This Beautiful Hummingbird study is priceless. By Vicky York. She was such a soft elegant painter.

Does anyone know where Vicky York is? Lots have asked about her.
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What really amazed me was that she used only mineral oil! I’m sure she still does. She could get good color, and painted quite dry with it!

She lives in Missouri now. Still painting some beautiful hummingbirds and other subjects!

And still a beautiful artist. In Missouri.

She was my teacher while she was living in Leander. But I chat with her frequently, in fact, yesterday.

Very talented artist!

Check my fb page. She wrote on a couple posts

Theodosia Missouri, She is on Facebook

Is my Facebook friend...

One of our great Past Presidents Kay LaForge did a study on prickly pear cactus.

This was published in Spring 2008 in the PAC Magazine.
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One of our great Past Presidents Kay LaForge did a study on prickly pear cactus.

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We need your help.

Did you know that we publish Texas Teachers in the PAC Magazine for free, if you charge $200 or less a day to teach? We need to post this for our clubs. The clubs need teachers they can afford, so please contact us so we can get your information!

But all Texas Teachers if you do charge more, we still need to get this information to our clubs. We are running a special of $60 for a business card ad 3 issues, Facebook, Website and all printed material for convention. That's a great deal!

We still need more information on all Teachers, so if you are out of state or just a teacher, we are running a special of the same thing for you. $75 for a business card ad, website and Facebook, plus all printed materials for the convention.

Contact Donna drasco2020@gmail.com
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Please share this post on your Facebook!
We need your help.

Did you know that we publish Texas Teachers in the PAC Magazine for free, if you charge $200 or less a day to teach? We need to post this for our clubs. The clubs need teachers they can afford, so please contact us so we can get your information!

But all Texas Teachers if you do charge more, we still need to get this information to our clubs. We are running a special of $60 for a business card ad 3 issues, Facebook, Website and all printed material for convention. Thats a great deal!

We still need more information on all Teachers, so if you are out of state or just a teacher, we are running a special of the same thing for you. $75 for a business card ad, website and Facebook, plus all printed materials for the convention.

Contact Donna drasco2020@gmail.com

Whenever I see dew drops, I always think of this artist.
Susan Thumm is an all around great artist. This is from 2000 PAC.

So here is you a great plums lesson. We love you Susan!!
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Whenever I see dew drops, I always think of this artist.
Susan Thumm is an all around great artist. This is from 2000 PAC. 

So here is you a great plums lesson.  We love you Susan!!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thanks for sharing these beautiful studies on your page.

Beautiful. Susan is such a beautiful painter.

A phenomenal artist & teacher!

I love all from SusanThumm!!! Her work is awesome!!!!!

Such a wonderful teacher!!!

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