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Title: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 03, 2017, 03:54:42 PM
It's January 7 and  the PAINT BASKET  newsletter was sent out today, so check your email account again in another day or so.

If you don't see it in a day or so, please check to see if it got routed to your JUNK mail.

There were so many good works to feature this month.  Keep it up; you make my job easy!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Happychappy on January 07, 2017, 05:12:36 AM
Mine arrived in my inbox today Mea for which many, many thanks.  Another great Newsletter which I always look forward to receiving and reading.


Patricia
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 07, 2017, 06:31:44 AM
Thanks, Patricia.  It really is such a pleasure to write these.  I get to study (and learn from) everyone's work when I choose those to be featured.  Each one has something special that either introduces us to a new technique, ot reinforces something that we are already doing right.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: May lynn on January 09, 2017, 07:58:28 PM
Dear Mea;


No newsletter as of today!!!!     :confused:


I am feeling forgotten.   :'(


May lynn       
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Danielle123 on January 09, 2017, 09:59:42 PM
i got mine a few days ago Mea, thank you for doing that.  you are doing a great job :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :1hug:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Val on January 10, 2017, 07:16:48 AM
Came through fine  O0    Many thanks.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 10, 2017, 09:08:32 AM
Thanks, Val and Danielle.

May Lynn, sorry, I have been super busy and just got to read your message.  I will send you a PM.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: TennMom on January 10, 2017, 11:00:34 AM
No newsletter here again.  Is there somewhere within the forums we can go to read the newsletter?
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 10, 2017, 03:27:19 PM
Linda,

Sorry about that.  Nolan says the program itself sends out the emails to the addresses in everyone's Paintbasket Profile.

I just sent a test to see if I could send one to myself and it worked perfectly.  You may want to try it:

Go to the PROFILE button (Man in the green shirt on the top right of the page.  Click on your email address and send yourself an email (to that exact address as printed there).
Please let us know if it worked.

In the meantime, I will send you a PM.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 10, 2017, 03:57:44 PM
Hi Mea - I haven't received a PB newsletter for a couple of months. What should I do?
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 10, 2017, 04:32:33 PM
Sorry, Sharon.  Did you try the suggestion I just gave to Linda?

Maybe your SPAM settings are really tight? 

I'm guessing wildly here - not my strength these techno-gadgets!

I'll PM you.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: May lynn on January 10, 2017, 07:32:26 PM
Dear Mea;


I checked my profile and e-mail address for accuracy,
it is correct!!!



I did as you suggested and sent myself an e-mail.  I rec'd it
but, I had to try several time before an 'error' message stopped
being displayed.   Final the message was sent, therefore,
there may be a slight glitch somewhere in the program.
It might be worth following up on as soo many members are
missing the newsletter.


Thanks for your suggestion.  We will see what happens next month.  :whistle:


Thanks for your efforts.


May lynn
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Annie. on January 11, 2017, 05:08:43 PM
Same here.  No newletter since Sep or Oct.
And yes my email is correct on PB.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 11, 2017, 09:32:51 PM
Sorry, Annie.  My only job is to write the newsletter.  I am at a loss to figure out what's wrong.

My suggestion is to change the email address you currently have on your Paintbasket profile to another email account, if you have one.  I just did that to see if it's accounts other than gmail that are having the problem.

I'll be putting together another newsletter in about a week to 10 days, so we'll see if things are better.

In the meantime, I will send you a PM with some information.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 12, 2017, 02:14:25 PM
Does Nolan know there's an issue with our receiving the newsletters? I don't have another email address...just the one!
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Annie. on January 12, 2017, 07:57:21 PM
The issue is not with the email address.  I cannot see how changing it would solve the problem.  I will contact Nolan.  Thanks Mea got your email.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 12, 2017, 09:56:12 PM
Yes, he seems as perplexed as we are.  We have correct addresses, but for some reason, the newsletters are not coming to some people.

We'll see what happens next time.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: JayJ on January 12, 2017, 11:01:05 PM
Hi Mea..like u suggested I found mine in my spam folder.That happens many times when I receive mail that has lot of participants.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 12, 2017, 11:40:25 PM
Thanks, Zayn, at least you found it.

Thanks for letting me know.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Annie. on January 15, 2017, 06:37:07 AM
I got the first 2, then nothing.   

Any chance the addresses are in alpha order (or some order) and the sending dies before the end of the list?  Unlikely but worth checking... it is indead rather a strange problem. But there has to be a logical explanation.

Are the links for the older one still active?
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: njnjgirl on January 15, 2017, 10:38:43 AM
I haven't received it either...looked in my junk folder and nothing...Is the newsletter on facebook?
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 21, 2017, 11:51:08 AM
The newest Paintbasket E-newsletter has been edited and is ready to be sent.  You should be receiving it in the next few days. I will send a message as soon as I know it has gone out.

Since there are a number of you who have trouble receiving them, I have done a bit of research and found some possible reasons why.

MailChimp has these suggestions:
Typically, when subscribers don't see your email in their inboxes, it's because of spam filters. If your recipients have looked in their spam or junk folders and still don't see your campaign, there are a few other things to investigate.

Is a particular subscriber not getting your emails? Ask them to add your From email address (members@paintbasket.com) to their contact list or address book.

If your From email address ((members@paintbasket.com)) is in their address book, have them check their spam filter settings to be sure that your content and/or address isn't blocked.

Are they using a webmail provider such as AOL, Yahoo, or Hotmail? These providers throttle delivery, which can sometimes result in emails taking about 24 hours to be delivered to a specific email account.

Other info from my research:
Could there be an internal firewall?  If you are using a corporate or university email account, ask your server administrator or IT department to handle whitelisting MailChimp's servers.

Also, I have tried on the next email to eliminate anything in the subject line that might trigger a SPAM filter.  It will have only the title and date.


aloha

mea (fingers crossed that you will all get the next newsletter - if not, please send me a PM)
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: May lynn on January 21, 2017, 04:20:35 PM
Dear Mea;


I rec`d the newletter no problems here.  Tks.


I was very very sad to hear of Tousabella (Retta) passing, she
was a fellow BCite and a fellow Canadian.  She will be missed
and remember for her encouraging replies.


Thank you Nolan and Dennis for starting this Fund.
The Angel Fund will keep the enjoyment of Art alive for PB members.
It brings home the feeling of 'Family' that PB represents .  Thks, Indeed!!!!
May lynn

Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Happychappy on January 21, 2017, 05:20:20 PM
 :thankyou:  Mea, I received the latest Newsletter and so enjoyed reading it as I have, all the others.  I too, wish to thank Nolan and Dennis for starting the Angel Fund and I join May Lynn in her sentiments with regard to this noble deed.  Thank you for your kindness.


Patricia
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 21, 2017, 06:23:56 PM
The Paint Basket newsletter has been sent to your email address as listed on your PB Profile.  If you do not receive it within a day or so, please send me a Personal Message.

Thanks, May Lynn and Patricia, for your positive comments.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: JayJ on January 21, 2017, 07:32:13 PM
What a honorable idea to start the Angels fund!That just sets aside the PaintBasket from the rest...!
Bella will be missed...with her positive comments!


Thank you also for the art tip...I have missed quite a lot in past few months.....what an amazing tip.!I put in a local address and was amazed to see it in 3D!!


Amazing find in members spotlight paintings!!
Thank you Mea for another great newsletter!


Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 21, 2017, 08:56:50 PM
Thanks, Zayn.  I love writing these, especially when I  can showcase the great work that PB members are doing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: BeaSue on January 22, 2017, 04:14:49 AM
Another fine newsletter, Mea.

 I was very sorry to learn about Retta. She was a kind and generous soul.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 22, 2017, 07:30:26 AM
Thanks, Susan.  Yes, Retta was a special lady.  Always so encouraging and humorous.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Lillian on January 22, 2017, 10:53:49 AM
Hi Mea,


The old timer here.  Just want to let you know that I appreciate your newsletters.  You are doing a fantastic job!!!


Thanks for mentioning Retta.  She was around here as long, I think as I was and unlike me, was an active part of the family.  We loved her.  She will be missed.


When I snoop around the Paintbasket site, I'm always so amazed to see how so many have advanced to become great artists.  It's still the best place in the world to learn to draw and paint.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 22, 2017, 12:40:58 PM
Lillian,
How sweet of you to pop in and say that.

Yes, we all miss Retta.  Such a good-natured soul she was.

No doubt, we all love our PB!

What have you been doing lately?  We miss you and your lovely paintings.  Any knife painting?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Danielle123 on January 23, 2017, 07:08:28 PM
 :thankyou: Mea for the great job you do on the Newsletter and to pass on our condolences to Retta's family.  :flowers:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: TeresaM on January 24, 2017, 05:14:39 PM
Mea, I too have received the latest Newsletter and enjoyed reading it as I have, all the others. :flowers:
It keeps me informed of what has been happening at PB when I don't have time to log in.

 I too, wish to thank Nolan and Dennis for starting the Angel Fund.  Thank you for your kindness.

TeresaM
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 24, 2017, 08:52:21 PM
Thanks, Danielle and TeresaM.  We have a remarkable family of caring people here at PB.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: May lynn on January 24, 2017, 10:05:50 PM
Dear Mea;


I would be nice to see an icon that members can use to donate to the Angel
Scholarship fund; [size=78%]possibly up top in one of the peach colored sign in squares, somewhere between [/size][size=78%]the 'ask an artist' button and the red sign out dot. [/size]

[size=78%]Just a thought![/size]

[size=78%]May lynn[/size]
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: May lynn on January 24, 2017, 10:12:58 PM
Sorry about the messy post but, I don't no why the sizing fields keep showing
up on my replies.


May lynn
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 24, 2017, 11:19:49 PM
Great suggestion, May Lynn.  I'll pass it on to Nolan.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Annie. on January 25, 2017, 06:48:40 AM
I love your idea May Lynn.  You have a kind heart  :smitten:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 12, 2017, 11:10:51 PM
A new issue of the Paint Basket e-newsletter should be headed to your email box in the next day or so. 

I will let you know as soon as Nolan lets me know it has gone out.

Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I do writing it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Maryna on February 12, 2017, 11:54:13 PM
Did not get it. Got all the past issues but not the new one?
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Gita on February 13, 2017, 04:57:40 AM
I received your Feb. Newsletter addressed to my Gmail account.  :yippee: As always, Mea, so informative and you´ve also presented Henry, my WC of my colleagues pet in the letter.
Feel honoured since there are so many other wonderful pet paintings in PB!  He is my first pet painting, hanging well framed in a special place in their home.  :smiley6600:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Annie. on February 13, 2017, 05:27:26 AM
How strange Marina!  I haven't got them after the very first one... and surprise I got this one!!!

Thanks Mea  :flowers:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Maryna on February 13, 2017, 06:55:23 AM
Mine came now.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 13, 2017, 07:45:51 AM
One of the consequences of living in a different time zone than most all of you is that you get the PB newsletter even before I know it went out.

Thanks, Nolan for sending it off so promptly.

Thanks, Maryna, Gita, and Annie for letting me know you got it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Danielle123 on February 13, 2017, 06:34:43 PM
i got it to Mea ,  very nice news letter.   thank you for doing that.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 13, 2017, 09:38:42 PM
Thanks, Danielle.  I love doing it.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Win on February 14, 2017, 02:10:37 AM
Thanks again Mea for an interesting news letter.   :smitten:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 14, 2017, 08:01:56 AM
Thanks.  Happy to do it, Win.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: nolan on February 24, 2017, 12:12:23 AM
I have done an authentication process with our email provider which should help to increase the deliverability of the newsletters - lets hope it helps.

The problem is that some ISP decide for you what "you" consider spam so don't even let your emails through. This means it not even reach your spam folder or inbox because your ISP has decided to sensor it on your behalf

This authentication process should help a bit
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 24, 2017, 09:04:10 AM
Thanks, Nolan.  That's good news.  Hopefully, that will make a difference and more people will get to see the PB newsletter.

On behalf of all PB-ers, thanks for always going the extra mile for us.  We appreciate the amount of non-art time you put into making the PB website so good.

I am planning to have the next issue ready by Feb. 27 for distribution on Feb. 28.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 01, 2017, 05:42:17 PM
The newest newsletter is waiting for distribution.  If you do not receive it in the next couple of days, please let me know.  Hopefully, whatever magic Nolan worked with AUTHENTICATION will allow more folks to receive it.

Happy reading!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Val on March 01, 2017, 05:49:52 PM
Gingers crossed Mea.  O0
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 02, 2017, 06:50:06 PM
Please check your email box.  The latest issue of Paint Basket newsletter has been sent.

If you do not receive it, please check your SPAM or JUNK box.

Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

Thanks, Nolan, for getting it out today since it was such a busy day for you with the LIVE show.  Fun lesson.  Look forward to painting the spoons.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 18, 2017, 06:33:54 PM
It's that time again - Paint Basket newsletter should be coming to you in a day or so.

There will be an announcement of the first PAINT BASKET ANGEL FUND scholarship recipient.

Because of the time differences, you folks may know it's out before I do.

So, just to add some excitement, the first one to post here that he/she received it will get a shout-out in the next newsletter!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Annie. on March 22, 2017, 04:54:15 AM
received, thank you  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Gita on March 22, 2017, 07:50:59 AM
Mea, I really was surprised to see my frog and wine painting in the newsletter! Thank you for the surprise!
 :D
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 22, 2017, 07:58:31 AM
Thanks, Annie.  You will get the shout-out in the next newsletter.  You were the first to alert me that it was out.

Hey, everyone, please check your email (and your SPAM filter) to be sure you see this issue.


Gita, your frog and wine glass deserved recognition.

aloha

MAL
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: May lynn on March 22, 2017, 05:45:39 PM
Dear Mea;


I did receive my newsletter this month.  Thank for ironing out
the bugs in the mailing list.


One thing thou;  I thought I'd see a new icon in my sign in
header. An Angel icon to make it easier for members to find and
contribute to the fund.    [size=78%]Just a thought.[/size]


May lynn

Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Annie. on March 22, 2017, 06:02:44 PM
Gita, I/we love your frog.  Just showed it to a few people at the conference in Banff, Canada, over a cocktail.  People think you are exceptionally creative and that your painting would sale, print, cards, etc.

Thought you should know because if you can do this with a PB class... you could do that on your own.   :flowers:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 22, 2017, 06:12:47 PM
May Lynn,

The thanks belongs to Nolan.  He worked some magic to get the newsletter to open for more people.

As for the Angel Fund, it has sufficient funding at the moment.  We will let people know when we need more funding -- maybe like an annual appeal.

Thanks for your concern.

Aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Gita on March 28, 2017, 08:10:20 AM
Annie, I appreciate your words very much.  :smitten: Its so nice to hear such a compliment about my art work. Yes, I should be doing more work of my own.
The credit goes to Dennis and Nolan for great teaching in so many mediums and the continuous inspiration from the wonderful art presented in this platform from all of you.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 10, 2017, 05:03:55 PM
Be on the lookout.  I have sent the newest Paint Basket newsletter off to Nolan.  Hopefully, he will have it sent off to your email address soon.

Check your SPAM/JUNK folder if you don't see it in a few days.

Hope you enjoy it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 11, 2017, 04:42:42 PM
Nolan sent out the newsletter today.  Please check your email to be sure you have it and then open it and enjoy.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Annie. on April 13, 2017, 05:37:31 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Gita on April 13, 2017, 12:49:28 PM
Very good newsletter again Mea. Nice addition with the shout out. Identified  3 of the artists but the first one with the 3 ladies in bathing suits is a riddle to me. But I like that painting. So, can´t shout out unless I sit and look through the media paintings one by one....  :coffee:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Val on April 13, 2017, 02:13:05 PM
Gita, the three ladies was painted by Sharon Gerber!!!   :heeha:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 13, 2017, 02:19:10 PM
Quick, Gita, now that Val has spilled the beans (tsk, tsk), send me a PM with your answers.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Val on April 13, 2017, 02:22:59 PM
 :eek:       :eyesclosed:       :stress:      :oops:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 13, 2017, 06:35:26 PM
Hee, hee. Val.  No harm done.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Gita on April 14, 2017, 12:48:02 PM
Ha ha Val, now it's easy! :P. Btw can't find ------ as a member. Wanted to see her paintings. Does she have an another Avatar name?
----- - elephant
_____- boy and cat
____- red shoes
Bonus:_____
 :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 14, 2017, 01:27:39 PM
Thanks, Gita.

Sharon is "sacgal."  You will enjoy her paintings.

Technically, you need to send a PM to me with the artist names, as those were the directions.
So, I removed the names from your posting so that no one could copy them.

Quick, send me a PM.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 14, 2017, 10:38:25 PM
The winner of the Paintbasket newsletter contest on guessing who did each painting by identifying the style is GITA!!

Here are the artists:
Sharon Gerber (sacgal): bathing ladies
Bert de villers - elephant
John Box- boy and cat
Tezza (Terri) - red shoes
Bonus - heads of bus riders:Mea

Congratulations, Gita.  You win a shout-out in the next newsletter.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: TeresaM on April 14, 2017, 11:53:10 PM
 Another good newsletter Mea. Thanks for all your hard work putting it together.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 15, 2017, 07:41:46 AM
TeresaM - Thank you.  I do so enjoy writing the newsletter that it is more fun than work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Gita on April 15, 2017, 02:26:54 PM
Thank you Mea, it was fun to make a guess.   :smiley6600:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: cyril on April 17, 2017, 09:59:46 AM
 :thankyou: Mea -  for featuring  me in the last weeks PB Newsletter.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: cyril on April 17, 2017, 10:00:29 AM
you doing an excellent job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 21, 2017, 04:00:47 PM
How fun to see my "Bathing Beauties" in the newsletter - and Mea, you're a master at these newsletters!! Gita - I couldn't use "Sharon" as my avatar name because it was already taken. But being from Sacramento I combined Sacgal + Sharon to come up with what I was able to use.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 21, 2017, 08:46:27 PM
Thanks, Sharon.  I really do enjoy putting the newsletters together.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: TeresaM on April 25, 2017, 08:22:06 PM
Well done once again Mea.  However I seem to get the emails twice now.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 04, 2017, 10:50:30 AM
The May 4 edition of PaintBasket e- newsletter has been sent out (thank you, Nolan).

Please check your email inbox to see if it is there.  If not, check your SPAM box and/or check FORUM Profile edit box (the man in the green shirt at the top of the Forum page) to be sure we have the correct email address for you.

And sometimes, there are hiccups beyond our control that delay or lose the newsletter somewhere in cyberspace.  Such is the case with me - my copy has not arrived yet!  Please let me know if you do not get it in a day or so.

Hope you enjoy the newsletter as much as I enjoy writing it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Val on May 04, 2017, 02:36:46 PM
Got it Mea, and it looks great!!!   O0
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 04, 2017, 05:11:55 PM
Thanks, Val.  Any ideas to make them even better are gratefully accepted.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Gita on May 06, 2017, 02:24:22 PM
I received mine Mea! I enjoy reading it, you are so creative!  O0
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 06, 2017, 02:32:04 PM
Thanks, Gita.  You folks inspire me!!

I finally found my copy got sent to my old email address.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 24, 2017, 07:11:25 PM
ALERT - ALERT!

A new Paint Basket e-newsletter should be arriving in your email inbox in the next few days.

Look for a quiz question  about FORUM statistics - first person to post the correct answer here wins a SHOUT-OUT in the next issue.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: dennis on May 24, 2017, 08:13:24 PM
Unfortunately we both have been not really able to reply for a few days now. Nolan will soon be back on line again.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 24, 2017, 08:53:44 PM
Thanks, Dennis.  Connectivity can be a real problem!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 26, 2017, 02:45:37 PM
The May 25 PB newsletter has been sent out.

The first person to post the answer to the question about FORUM stats will get a SHOUT-OUT in the next newsletter.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Val on May 26, 2017, 03:12:09 PM
Good job Mea, this month I'm keeping mum on the answers!  :stress:     :2funny:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 26, 2017, 03:40:37 PM
Thanks, Val.

Doing these is so much fun.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: NHC50 on May 26, 2017, 03:55:07 PM
I think it is the portrait painting class.


Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 26, 2017, 04:23:51 PM
CONGRATULATIONS,  NINA (NHC50) You were the first to answer the question as to which topic has the most views and replies.  And yes, the answer was Nolan's oil portrait course.

As of this writing, it has nearly 4000 VIEWS and more than 188,287 REPLIES.  WOW!

There are 34 separate lessons in the course.  My favorite is the nose class.  I love drawing noses.

While I was writing this, CATH sent in the same answer through the email system that is attached to the actual newsletter.

So, I will give both a SHOUT-OUT in the next newsletter.  Thank you both for participating.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Val on May 27, 2017, 03:38:37 AM
 :yippee: Nina and Cath!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: NHC50 on May 27, 2017, 04:54:19 AM
 :yippee: That just shows I read the news letter.  :2funny:


Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 27, 2017, 07:36:08 AM
Nina,

It means a lot to me that someone reads the newsletter!  Thank you. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Happychappy on May 27, 2017, 10:36:58 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Another wonderful newsletter Mea - you certainly make it interesting and we are so blessed to have you do it for us.


Patricia
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Gita on May 27, 2017, 02:13:07 PM
 :thankyou: for another creative and informative newsletter, Mea! You are doing a great job!  :flowers:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Win on May 27, 2017, 02:35:31 PM
 :thankyou: Mea for an informative and interesting News Letter yet again,  :)
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 27, 2017, 04:49:14 PM
Thanks, Win, Gita, and Patricia.  Doing the newsletters is a great hobby for me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Cath on May 27, 2017, 11:28:55 PM
 :) I certainly agree -  the Newsletter is something to look forward to.  Keep up the good work Mea.  8)
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: njnjgirl on May 29, 2017, 05:06:21 AM
I was so surprised to see my oil painiting in the newsletter.  Thanks Mea!   

Congrats Nina on getting the right answer.   

Thanks for doing the newsletter Mea, it is fun to read. I look forward to it.
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 29, 2017, 08:22:59 AM
Thanks, Mary Lou. 

I love to go through all the old posted pictures and find ones that are really distinctive. I was attracted to the beautiful blue hue in that painting. 

Thanks, Cath.   It's fun to do when you know that people look forward to it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 18, 2017, 06:33:02 PM
The next PAINT BASKET newsletter should be going out around June 21.  This will be the only issue this month and there will also be only one in July.

Be on the lookout for it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: May lynn on June 24, 2017, 03:08:35 PM
Dear Mea;


It's June 24th here now, I am just checking to see if
the most recent newsletter has been sent out.  I haven't
seen one as of today. Thks for your help.


May lynn
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Val on June 24, 2017, 06:35:04 PM
Not just yet May Lynn.... should be out shortly.  O0
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 27, 2017, 12:02:23 PM
May Lynn

I am sorry that it has not gone out yet.  It is written and all ready to go
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Maryna on June 29, 2017, 06:52:49 AM
When is it going out?
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 01, 2017, 01:49:06 AM
I am sorry to announce that the Paintbasket newsletter for June did not get sent out because of circumstances beyond our control. There will be a July issue around the middle of the month.

I will try to make it the best one yet.

I have limited Internet access while on vacation so I miss my daily interactions with you.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 02, 2017, 10:46:12 AM
Mea - every newsletter you publish is amazing - just like all of our paintings, it just keeps getting better and better too!
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Win on July 02, 2017, 12:53:37 PM
Just relax and enjoy your holiday Mea. :) 
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 21, 2017, 09:51:24 AM
The July issue of Paint Basket newsletter has been written and is waiting to be emailed. 

Please check your email in the next few days and hopefully it will be there.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Happychappy on July 22, 2017, 04:09:46 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:


Mea for another very interesting Newsletter and for choosing me for the Angel Fund Award.  I am totally in shock. I feel so very blessed and the tears are welling up in my eyes.  Thank you all so much.  I am lost for words but just know that I feel and am so very honoured and grateful. Love you all.


Patricia
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Annie. on July 22, 2017, 04:59:04 AM
Well deserved my friend, enjoy!
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Happychappy on July 22, 2017, 07:25:37 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Annie.  I am just so overwhelmed by this that I can't seem to think straight!!


Patricia
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Annie. on July 24, 2017, 05:46:02 AM
Don't think of being overwhelmed... just dig in and enjoy painting.

Are the grand-children old enough to do finger painting along with you?  My daughter did her first painting, with a brush, at 18 months.  Still sitting in her high chair... I mean at 18 months, not now  ;)
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Happychappy on July 25, 2017, 02:48:49 AM
Hi Annie, Yes, my grandchildren are all old enough and I had in spanned them from an early age too. The youngest has just turned three and she has her own paints and brushes and just adores painting and drawing as do the others, so there is hope that I have awakened their creative side. Strangely enough, my second youngest grandchild told me only a few days ago, that they are lucky to have a Granny like me for I have taught them so much. I felt very blessed to hear that because I do try.


Patricia
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 25, 2017, 08:38:43 AM
Thanks, Patricia.  You bring such grace to Paintbasket.  And humor. And thoughtfulness. And so much more.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Gita on July 25, 2017, 09:53:51 AM
I enjoyed reading your letter again, Mea! Thanks for all the creative work and information!
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Win on July 25, 2017, 11:14:39 AM
Thank you for a lovely and informative Newsletter again Mea :smitten:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 25, 2017, 11:24:12 AM
Thanks Win and Gita.

There has been so much exciting activity on Paint Basket FORUM lately that I will have lots to write about in the August newsletter.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Happychappy on July 25, 2017, 03:22:26 PM
Oh! Mea,  :thankyou:  so very much for those lovely comments about me and I really hope I live up to every one of them.  Thank you again for all you do for us which is much appreciated. As I have said before, having you and Val as our team leaders, we can only thrive and be happy. Thank you and bless you both as well as our magnificent tutors for making the Paint Basket a wonderful place for us all to learn and grow in our art endeavours.


Patricia
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 25, 2017, 07:02:39 PM
Patricia

I think Paint Basket has brought out the best in all of us!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 26, 2017, 08:26:07 AM
Mazel tov, Patricia, for receiving the Angel Fund Award - so deserving!!

Mea - I love getting the newsletters - makes my day when I see the email has arrived. You're doing an incredible job with these!!!
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 26, 2017, 10:07:00 AM
Thanks, Sharon.  It's easy when I have so many great people and their art to write about.

I thank Nolan and Dennis for believing I could do it and give me the freedom to be creative with the newsletter.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Happychappy on August 03, 2017, 12:58:35 PM
 :thankyou:  for your message Sharon. I have just accessed this post and my apologies for not thanking you sooner.


Patricia
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Annie. on August 07, 2017, 06:43:58 PM
Fully agree, you are doing a great job Mea!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 07, 2017, 09:02:02 PM
Thanks, Annie and Patricia.

Am working on the next one right now.  Hope to have it out by week's end.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Neil Todd on August 09, 2017, 03:38:26 PM
Great newsletter Mea and little old me getting two mentions be careful people will be talking ha  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Happychappy on August 09, 2017, 03:55:40 PM
 :thankyou:  Mea for another great Newsletter which is always so interesting and thank you too for making mention of our July challenge submissions as I am sure I speak for all of us.


Patricia
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 09, 2017, 04:31:42 PM
Thanks, Patricia.  We have such talented people here.  Wish I could showcase everyone in every issue.

Nah, nah, Neil.  You got two mentions because you deserved them - you entered the July challenge and you painted a nose for the SHOUT OUT mention.

But, if I could play favorites, you'd be one of many!!

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 09, 2017, 04:44:11 PM
Fantastic newsletter this month, Mea!! Loved the photo with you and Paula.  Thank you for doing this for all of us!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Val on August 09, 2017, 04:55:41 PM
Excellent issue!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 09, 2017, 05:28:18 PM
Thanks, Val and Sharon.  This may be the one I have enjoyed doing the most.  There has been a lot of great stuff going on on Paint Basket since the last newsletter.

And, Nolan was so pleased with the four lessons I made mention of that he put them on sale.  What a guy!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: TeresaM on August 09, 2017, 06:02:56 PM
Another great and informative newsletter. Thanks for keeping us all up to date with what has been happening. :flowers: 
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 09, 2017, 08:57:20 PM
Thanks, TeresaM.  My pleasure and honor  to bring the newsletter to you.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Cath on August 10, 2017, 12:16:30 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.  Once again, an interesting newsletter. 😊
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 10, 2017, 06:20:35 AM
Thanks, Cath,

If anyone has ideas for things to include, I will be happy to do so.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 12, 2017, 05:42:26 PM
Aloha Paint Basketeers,

The September issue should be in your email box today.  If you use more than one email program, be sure to check them all as sometimes people switch email providers, but forget to change it on Paintbasket.  To see which email is associated with you PB account, just click on the person icon next to your avatar at the top right of the page.

Hope you enjoy reading it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Annie. on September 12, 2017, 05:57:19 PM
It arrived 2h 30+min ago.

Well done and very thoughful, as usual.   O0
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 12, 2017, 07:34:36 PM
Thanks, Annie.  I do so enjoy doing these.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Neil Todd on September 12, 2017, 10:36:05 PM
 :thankyou: Mea enjoyed the newsletter and thanks for the inclusion very unexpected
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 12, 2017, 11:30:58 PM
Neil,

That sketch deserved to be featured.  Super work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Happychappy on September 13, 2017, 08:26:38 AM
 :thankyou:  Mea for another lovely Newsletter which I thoroughly enjoyed reading.  Patricia
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 13, 2017, 10:14:29 AM
Thanks, Patricia.  It's such a fun thing to do.

I encourage readers to send ideas for things they'd like me to include.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 14, 2017, 03:57:00 PM
Excellent newsletter, Mea - and thanks for highlighting my coasters!!!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 14, 2017, 04:57:48 PM
Thanks, Sharon.  I was happy to be able to include the coasters.  So happy for your success.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 04, 2017, 03:12:12 PM
I will be away for two weeks but will get the October newsletter written when I get back. If you have an idea for it, just let me know

Aloha

Mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 04, 2017, 03:19:49 PM
Hope you’re going somewhere marvelous, Mea!! Enjoy!!
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 19, 2017, 09:57:07 PM
I am back and want to work on a newsletter this weekend.  So much has happened while I was away.  Sure would like some suggestions as what you think I should write about.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Happychappy on October 21, 2017, 05:08:07 PM
Welcome back Mea, we missed you. Hope you had a good time away.  The only thing I can think of right now is that Robynann is going in for surgery on the 23rd October for a complete hip replacement and thereafter will be in rehab and is hoping that this will enable her to get out of her wheelchair.  It would be nice to wish her well from us all.  She has made mention of her surgery in one of her posts which you can read for more information.


Patricia
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 21, 2017, 06:53:40 PM
Hope you had a wonderful vacation, Mea!! Maybe add a list of websites for our members. Maryna just launched hers
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 21, 2017, 10:19:50 PM
Hmm... maybe we can feature a different website in each issue.  Thanks.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 22, 2017, 12:43:30 AM
That works! And how about an update on Dennis and Nolan’s lives?
Title: Re: Paint Basket Newsletter
Post by: Happychappy on October 22, 2017, 08:35:44 AM
Good thinking Sharon.  We don't seem to hear much about them and I often think about them and wonder what they are doing. It would be nice to have an update.  Patricia