S: Our Year with Marie
FC: Our Year with Marie
1: To : Marie with love. From: All your Students 2010/2011
2: Marie demonstrates at the beginning of each class and we all watch closely as lovely pictures evolve.
4: Getting advice on how to get Crystal just right!
5: Painting beaches on a cool, crisp day in Las Cruces
6: Pen and ink class: We are "inking" first. Then we get to decide whether we color inside the lines or not..
7: Hmm ... What to do next? I think a little coffee will help.
8: Time to work, and try new things ...
9: ... and - more importantly - get some help with those little challenges!
10: A jewelry Class taught by Marie. | Be sure to keep an eye out for those “not so perfect” works - turn them into to beautiful jewelry!
11: Seriously?!? | Oh, okay!
12: We celebrate life ... | ... as often as we can!
13: Christmas 2010 & Judi's Birthday!
14: Two February birthdays and Valentines! How cool!
15: And more birthday celebrations in September
16: We sure like our cake ...
17: ... in fact, we just love our cake!
19: Yippee! Time for another celebration!
21: Our October birthdays -- including the Head Events Planner's birthday ... the 'Second in Command' orchestrated this event. & Quite nicely!
23: Our Thanksgiving Potluck ... | ...Good food, good friends, good fun!
24: The "Line Up" -- Where shall we put each one? | Preparing for the "Love of America" show by The Friendship Painters.
25: Yup -- That looks straight! | We'll just hang this one right here... | Don't need this -- let's get it out of the way.
27: Woo-hoo! We did it! The show is officially "hung"!
28: A reporter from the Bulletin attended the opening and wrote a story for the following week's paper. | The inspiration for the show came from Alejandrina. Her small vintage U. S. flag pin suggested a patriotic, Fourth of July theme.
29: Great attendance and festive decorations.
30: Our 'star-spangled' attendees
31: Some of the paintings in the show. Lines from these four patriotic songs were inspiration: The Star-Spangled Banner God Bless America America, the Beautiful America, My Country 'Tis of Thee
32: Some of our painters posed with their work.
35: The evening's over. Time to load 'em up and head 'em out!
37: Kaye, Alejandrina & Regina were the organizers for the Love of America show. They did a fantastic job. (As usual!)