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IDAL Fall 2023 Newsletter

Dear Fellow creators, This has been quite a year. The word “new” is the only word I can describe for everything that’s been going on. Since our convention in April, we have launched a beautiful new website and are so happy with the very positive feedback being received. We also launched new online classes, which you will read about in this newsletter. Another “new” is the introduction of our e-newsletter, Artisans Quarterly, edited by our past president Kathy Otto. Here are a few words from Kathy and her reasons for reviving and recreating an IDAL newsletter: Welcome to "Artisans Quarterly" your new artistic oasis! We're thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with you, exploring the boundless world of artistry, imagination, and self-expression. Whether you are a seasoned artist with a portfolio that spans the horizon or someone who is just dipping their toes into the colorful waters of creativity, this newsletter is designed to be your trusted companion. Each quarter, we'll bring you a curated selection of inspiration, techniques, and resources to fuel your artistic passions and help you flourish in your craft. I’m so proud of our Board of Directors, committee chairs and volunteers. We could not have done all of this without you. If you are interested in helping out with projects in the future, or joining a team, please contact me at Volunteers are the backbone of IDAL and make our nonprofit the very best it can be.

Have a creative day. – Jodi


Last chance for "Grow with Google Business Profiles", taught by Regina Garay of Right Brain Loves Left – a lecture which sold-out during our convention in April. This will be offered via Zoom this Saturday, October 14 at 12pm Eastern Standard Time. Online Class


Why do we love stencils so much? By Janna Makaeva, CEO and Co-Founder,Visionary, "Stencil Queen"

As decorative painting professionals for over 25 years, we knew all too well that "speed of application" was very important. Time equals money! Stencils are an unbeatable tool when it comes to creating decorative wall patterns! Once you get a few simple stenciling techniques down, it’s easy cover large wall spaces with beautiful patterns, even very intricate ones in only a matter of hours.  Learn More...


Innovating Paint Technology By Alissa Martin, Brand Manager, Farmhouse Paints ------------------------------------------- The original Farmhouse Paint line was the first formula on the market that didn’t require sanding, primer, or wax. Designed with durability in mind, paint aficionados noticed a big difference. The passion for innovation in high-quality paint lead to developing the company’s newest line, Evolution Paint.  Learn more...


Global Gilding Symposium The Society of Gilders is hosting The Global Gilding Symposium October 9-30th 2023. This event will be offering In- person classes in a variety of locations, online classes, free videos, studio tours and more! SOG Main Website


The International Salon of Decorative Painters will be in Hamburg, Germany next year. May 16-19, 2024 Click on photo for Salon Home pageLink to Salon Hamburg page.


Before and After! The Zibra Blog's furniture refinishing podcast Dozens of useful podcasts with not only how-tos about furniture refinishing, but also great marketing advice from successful business people Learn More


Note to members: If you have any news about your business, i.e.; magazine articles, awards, unusual projects, interviews, podcasts etc., let us know about it with some words and photos and we will consider it for our newsletter. Great advertising for your business! Go to contact page

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