I hope everyone had a wonderful ChristmaChanuKwanSaturnalia weekend! Â My family celebrated Christmas in style! Christmas Eve: presents, lasagna, and midnight mass with The Bride’s ancestors. Â Christmas morning: Orange icing biscuits, caramel coffee, and presents under the tree at home. Christmas Day? Fried chicken and presents with my ancestors, as well as a visit with Girl1 and the G1+1up (pronounced “gittyup”). Â Christmas evening: movies on the couch, leftovers and then I retire to the tub to relax with my new bath spa water jet. Â THE perfect place to write a newsletter. :)
As most places were closed this weekend, there was PRACTICALLY no construction on Oasis. Â We did manage to plan out the modelÂ daisÂ and begin working on the plenum for the central heat and air. Â I have the week off so we are planning to get tons done this week. Â I’ll let you know how that goes. Â This time of year we are ALL severely limited on fundage so we may be building with used pallets. Â If you would like to help with that, you can go to artisticbiker.com and look for the DONATE button on the right side column and donate what you can. Â If you can’t do that, please share this newsletter with everyone you know to help get the word out. Â That helps more than you know. Â Or better yet,Â Click Here to Join!Â artisticbiker.com/membershipÂ and help promote the arts in rural Oklahoma.
If you have any announcements you would like made in the newsletter or tweeted aboutÂ incessantly, drop me a line and I’ll toot your horn for ya. Â ;) Â There were no announcements this week.
This week’s password: peace
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Drawing Class: TOOLS! – Tuesday night 6pm central. This week I want to discuss what all those dang pencils are about! Charcoal pencils, graphite pencils, colored pencils, sticks & stones! Â 2B or not 2B will be answered on Tuesday night’s drawing class.
Painting Class: Hydrant III – Wednesday night 6pm central. This week, I’m going to finish the hydrant watercolor. Â I will decide then whether to use it as a color study for a larger painting, or add a more illustrative look to it and keep it as a watercolor sketch.
The past classes are moving into the Pay-per-view side of ustream and on artisticbiker.com as well. $2 lets you view them online at Ustream, $5 lets you download them at artisticbiker.com, and a $10/month membership gets you unlimited downloads from the site.
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