Monday, November 26, 2012


You are invited to join us for the Indy Decorative Artists Retreat!
WHEN: MARCH 18-21, 2013
                                                                                                     Nashville, IN)
                     (795) 339-4838 or email

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sandy Maudlin Seminar October 11, 12, 13

Sandy Maudlin a well know watercolor Batik artist from Ohio will be coming to Indy Decorative Artist chapter on October 11, 12, 13, 2012.  You are invited to come and paint with us and Sandy.  The seminar starts at 8am at the John Knox Presbyterian Church, 3000 High School Rd.,  Indianapolis, IN 46224. If you are interested in attending please contact Micky Bullock at 317-422-5695 or send email through this site. Hope you will come paint with us!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Now is the time to purchase your tickets for the New 2012 IDA Safari Quilt.  The tickets may be purchased from any IDA member for 6 for $5.00 or $1.00 each.
The tickets will also be for sale at the Indiana State Fair. The quilt is beautifully painted by our IDA members and quilted by Mary Alice Harcourt. Mary Alice won First place and Reserve Champion for the quilting of the quilt at the Putnam County Fair.  Here is a few pictures of the quilt, be sure to get your tickets today!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2012 Sandy Aubuchon Seminar

DecoArt's Sandy Aubuchon will be coming on May 30, 31, June 1st. The first day is Traditions Roses in the heart frame; 2nd day is on Fabric, Flowers and Butterflys, 3rd day Regular Americana,Irises. Class fee is $25.00 for each class, therefore all 3 days will be $75.00.  You need to have your own surfaces to paint on and shirt. Class will begin at 9:am.  Please bring your own lunch so that we can all stop and start at the same time.
  Please plan to come and paint with Sandy and your IDA friends for all 3 days or 1 or 2 days. All guest are welcome, additional fee may be required for nonmembers.  Please contact Mickey Bullock for additional information.

Donna H.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

IDA Retreat is now a memory

A great time was had at our IDA retreat and already plans are in motion for 2013.
Julia Fish-Thompson was the 2012 Turkey Award or I would rather say "Artist of the Year".  Congratulations Julia!  We also had some heated moments when Susie tried to "accidently" burn her sweatshirt. Debbie A. burnt a hole in a glitter tray too. So what a hot night that was. HaHa. Marie M. and her committee did an excellent job and from my prespective it went smoothly. Below is a couple of photos from the retreat.
As I have been called for federal jury duty on April 9th I will not be teaching the after paint in. Thanks to Cindi E. for stepping up and taking my place. Please plan to stay and see how to make Artist Trading Cards. Plan to make a few to trade too!

Friday, February 3, 2012

February Paint in Monday February 13th

February Paint is Awesome, come paint these windchimes with us.
See photo below of the February after meeting paint in. This is taught by Joanne Crussel. They are windchimes and are adorable! There is 8 of each design and are $4.00 each.
Contact Cindi Estes at  and let her know what your selection is.

Monday, January 30, 2012

IDA Retreat is fast approching!

Get your registrations in asap. Here is a copy of the Retreat brochure.
Please contact me for a email copy of the retreat brochure and registration until I can find a way to post it here. Thanks.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

IDA meeting January 2012

This new blog was presented yesterday at our monthly IDA meeting. What a great time we had sorting our library and anxiously awaiting our March retreat. Check out the pictures from the meeting, you can see everyone is having a good time. Thanks to all for the support of getting this blog together.
Donna H.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Paints of a great Artist Quote

“Dreams are like the paints of a great artist. Your dreams are your paints, the world is your canvas. Believing, is the brush that converts your dreams into a masterpiece of reality.”

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Welcome to Indy Decorative Artists New Blog!

Welcome to our new blog! We are excited to have you on line with us. We are gearing up for our Annual retreat on March 19-22, 2012 at the Brown County Inn. Come to our next meeting on January 9th 2012 at 10:30am or come as our guest. We meet at the John Knox Presbyterian Church at 3000 High School RD, Indianapolis, IN.  See you there and hope you will follow our blog.
Donna H.