As you know I am in the process of planning
the next "Get-Away Weekend"! I have held these in several parts of the
United States and they are always a solid favorite among the guests at
the site. By experience we have come to know the best ways to accommodate
those who attend.
In the past I have arrived at the
getaway location on Friday afternoon and am there to greet those who come
in on Fridays. The bulk of our visitors either arrive late Friday evening
or early Saturday morning.
The host cities have been wonderful
to us in the past even providing, on some occasions, free meals and lodging!
At any rate, you need only get to the event and provide your own lodging
arrangements. All of the art seminars, etc. are 100% free. I usually give
a free art seminar on Saturday mornings. This is great fun and educational
and it also allows us to be in one place for those who arrive later on
Saturday morning. For the last couple of Get-Away's we have been luck enough
to have a guest artist which have been some of the most noted in the US!
After a casual group lunch we go to
a pre-arranged location and paint from the local landscape! This usually
lasts until dark and there have been times when we could barely see to
get to our vehicles! This exchange of ideas and painting styles is a huge
favorite. The evening is usually spent visiting among the assembly and
getting better aquatinted.
Sunday morning's have been some of
the best times of the entire weekend. At our last getaway we were surprised
by a van that arrived to take us all to the local art center. This was
provided by the host city and they even opened the center just for us!
I am not sure what lies in wait for us on this trip but I am sure it will
be great fun!
At noon on Sunday we regretfully say
our goodbye's and most depart for the trip back to their homes. If you
have never attended one of these events you own it to yourself to make
the trip. Some long-term friendships have been started at these events
and I know many, many people who stay in touch with those they have met.
Here is one way that you can help.
In the past, the one problem we have had is deciding just where
and when to hold these events. Invariably, when we hold one in Atlanta
I get letters saying "If only it were closer to me".! If we are in Florida,
I get letters from New Jersey saying that they would like to attend if
it were closer.
So in order to find out the best,
most convenient, location and time for this next event I have put together
a form to help me in finding a location nearest to the greatest number
of people. I would be grateful if you would take a few moments to fill
out the form below so that I might better serve you at the events. The
information you provide will always be held in strict confidence.
Once I have compiled the information
I will post the location and time of our next "Get-Away Weekend"! I thank
you for your efforts and I hope to see you.