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Archive for October, 2010

November 2010 Painting Contest Winner!

Congratulations to the first place winner of this month’s contest, Tamara Kain, who submitted this stunning silk painting, “Pumpkins”. We look forward to learning more about Tamara and seeing more of her work! “Pumpkins” silk painting by Tamara Kain Our second place winner is Tegwin Matenaer, who submitted a lovely pastel rendition of a tree [...]

Peanuts Online – by Robert Genn

Peanuts online by Robert Genn Yesterday, Randall Cogburn of Alvin, Texas wrote, “Self taught with little experience, I’m now on Blogspot where my small paintings are for sale and not selling. I’m wondering if what I’ve done so far is worth the price? No one says, ‘Oooh, nice one! I gotta have that little jewel.’” [...]

Annual Juried National Show – call to artists

North Valley Art League 27th Annual Juried National Show Is fast approaching. Entries must be postmarked by October 30, 2010 Click here for prospectus

Creative Writing – A Child’s Artistic Expression – by S.A. Barone

CREATIVE WRITING – A Child’s Artistic Expression by S.A. Barone – artist, writer  What is a plot?  Plot is what happens in a story.  A plot is the foundation that holds the story together.  It is also the author’s plan of action.  Good storytelling always has a good plot.  A good plot requires some method [...]

The Napping House – Book Review by S.A. Barone

  THE NAPPING HOUSE Book Review by S. A. Barone The Napping House, where everyone is sleeping, was written by Audrey Wood and illustrated by her husband Don Wood.  This wonderful book, with its rhythmic, repetitive text and witty pictures will sure be a winner with all young children. The author, Audrey Wood, created an [...]

Never Satisfied – by Robert Genn

Never Satisfied by Robert Genn Yesterday, Sridhar Ramasami, currently living in Nanchang, China, wrote, “I’ve been painting for many years but now I never seem to be satisfied with what I produce. I always think the quality is not good, or the colors, composition or some such. Will I ever get to be satisfied with [...]

Audition Notice – Riverfront Playhouse

AUDITION NOTICE FOR ALL MY SONS written by Arthur Miller directed by Russell Piette auditions will be held at RIVERFRONT PLAYHOUSE Sunday, November 21 at 6:30 Monday, November 22 at 6:30 Looking for 1 male, 55 to 65 1 female 50 to 60 4 males 25 to 40 3 females 25 to 40 1 boy [...]

The Timid Test System – by Robert Genn

The Timid Test System by Robert Genn We’ve talked a few times about audacity, which is a totally good thing unless you don’t know what you’re doing. Think of a surgeon giving someone an artificial hip with a load of audacity and no knowledge. It smarts, and besides, it causes you to walk funny. And [...]

Knife Skills / Sharpening Class – for chefs

Knife Skills and Sharpening Class at That Kitchen Place November 20, 2010 Just in time to hone those food prep skills, Kyle from Wusthof will be offering his informative Knife Skills class and Knife Sharpening. He will be with us the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 20th. Knife sharpening is free for the first 2 knives and you [...]

Cooking Class benefits breast cancer research

A Special Evening Cooking Class to Benefit Breast Cancer Research at That Kitchen Place, Redding CA Thursday, October 28th, 6pm Come join us Thursday evening for a cooking class/dinner party cooked by the That Kitchen Place crew and their husbands, too! Shari and Marsha with be making Paula Deen’s delicious (and buttery!) tomato tart to [...]