Not long after my last post, I hit the road and travelled to Crick near Rugby for the first of a three day seminar with Karen Hubbard from the States. Karen’s visit here was hosted by BADFA (British Association of Decorative Folk Arts) an association that I have been a member of since starting my decorative painting journey in Oz.
It’s a while since I’ve been to a BADFA Convention and the Committee worked brilliantly to provide a fun packed three days of art lessons, evening painting sessions for those staying over and a chance to buy arty products too…you can’t get better than that! The Convention facilities at the Ibis hotel were great and we were served lovely food endlessly!
It was fab to catch up with friends that I haven’t seen for a while and to meet others too. I loved painting my cat with Karen and learnt how to paint fur with a sable brush, something I have never done before…she’s not finished yet and knowing me, won’t be for a while most probably, but the technique I will certainly be repeating on bears and other designs. I also bought one of Karen’s pattern packs, a close-up of a dog’s face….now that is more my style lol.
Anne Patmore made an amazing cake to celebrate the annual event…..I was only there the first day so didn’t get to try it even though she said I could…didn’t want to ruin it for all the others coming on Saturday and Sunday.
If you love decorative painting, why not think about joining BADFA, you get great support and encouragement from other painters…..I might see you there next year 🙂