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Holiday Gift Exchange-2012 Version

    • 85 posts
    October 21, 2012 3:06 PM EDT

    Hi Everyone,

    It's obvious that members want to repeat our successful Holiday Gift Exchange, first started in 2010.

    Last year, the Christmas Exchange of small paintings was a great success. OPAS will again be providing the canvases for you to paint your masterpiece on.

    Here's how it will go:

    1. Indicate your desire to participate by responding to this Discussion by November 9.
    2. All of the names submitted will be randomly matched to another participating Member
    3. Send your mailing address to keith@wilsonstreetstudio.ca)
    4. After all names are in November 9, names will be randomly matched.
    5. Matching names will be posted in this discussion by November 12.
    6. On a small canvas (board or paper), no larger than 4 x 5, you create your mini artistic gem.
    7. Mail it to your “Exchange Recipient”. (We will e-mail you your recipient's address.)
    8. Once you receive your exchange gift from your Exchange partner, please photograph and post their mini masterpiece to this discussion so we all can share.

    No excuses! It costs you very little, it's painless and it's all part of the OPAS spirit. You can begin right away. On November 12, you will know who to mail your gift to.

    If you want to participate, please post your willingness to this discussion and send me your postal address to keith@wilsonstreetstudio.ca asap.

    There is no theme other than sharing your skill and passion for painting. You don't even have to create the mini-canvas en plein air. Although bonus points if you do. :-)

    Already signed up to do this are:

    1. Jennifer Smithwell
    2. Fiona Reid
    3. Pam Cunningham
    4. Ingrid Brooks
    5. Helen Walter
    6. Keith Thirgood

    We have more than double the members we had last year. We should be able to get 30 or 40 people in the exchange this year.

    Cheers,

    Keith Thirgood
    President, OPAS

    • 85 posts
    October 23, 2012 8:25 PM EDT

    Hi Folks,

    So far we have the following signed up:

    1. Jennifer Smithwell
    2. Fiona Reid
    3. Pam Cunningham
    4. Ingrid Brooks
    5. Helen Walter
    6. Keith Thirgood
    7. Judi Myers
    8. Lynda Sellar
    9. Perry Chow

    We were going to provide everyone with a mini canvas. However, some people want to use their own materials. How about each of us chooses their own painting surface, as long as it's 4 x 5 of smaller. This cuts down on the mailing.

    This way there's nothing to stop the early birds from beginning their painting now. You just won't know who you are sending it to until November 12.

    More people please sign up.

    Cheers,

    Keith

    • 5 posts
    October 24, 2012 7:38 AM EDT

    Count me in as well,

    Jane

    • 51 posts
    October 24, 2012 9:28 AM EDT

    Count me in.

    • 294 posts
    October 27, 2012 10:30 PM EDT

    Hi Everyone,

    So far we have the following signed up:

    1. Jennifer Smithwell
    2. Fiona Reid
    3. Pam Cunningham
    4. Ingrid Brooks
    5. Helen Walter
    6. Keith Thirgood
    7. Judi Myers
    8. Lynda Sellar
    9. Perry Chow
    10. Jane Boyd
    11. John Christie

    There's only 13 more days in which to sign up. I hope to see a lot more of you over the next few days.

    Cheers,

    Keith Thirgood

    • 27 posts
    October 28, 2012 7:52 AM EDT

    yes please.  I can supply my own wooden board.

  • October 28, 2012 2:04 PM EDT

    Keith, this is a fun idea! I can even use my painting for my Christmas card image this year. Count me in.

    Beverley Richardson

    • 24 posts
    October 28, 2012 8:36 PM EDT

    I would love to join in the fun!

    S.

    • 294 posts
    October 28, 2012 9:35 PM EDT

    This is better. We're now at 21 and counting:

    1. Jennifer Smithwell
    2. Fiona Reid
    3. Pam Cunningham
    4. Ingrid Brooks
    5. Helen Walter
    6. Keith Thirgood
    7. Judi Myers
    8. Lynda Sellar
    9. Perry Chow
    10. Jane Boyd
    11. John Christie
    12. Sue Wilkins
    13. Brenda Willows
    14. Chito Gonzaga
    15. Ted Yao
    16. Edward Abela
    17. Ron Murdock
    18. Yvette Blimkie
    19. Marike Scholtens
    20. Beverley Richardson
    21. Sharon Preen

    Keep them coming. You have until November 9 to add your name to the list. On November 12, I will publish who mails to whom.

    A number of you have already sent me your snail mail address. For those of you who have not, please remember to send it to me, or your gift exchanger will not know where to mail their gift to.

    Cheers,

    Keith

    • 3 posts
    October 29, 2012 2:06 AM EDT

    Sounds like fun....I'm in !

    • 2 posts
    October 29, 2012 3:45 PM EDT

    Count me in.

    Birte Hella

    • 3 posts
    October 30, 2012 9:50 AM EDT

    Hey count me in too . 

    Kathy