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Primero Porcelain Artists; Weston, Colorado

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Primero Porcelain Artists; Weston, Colorado

Postby Cate » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:22 am

Motto: China Painting the World with Rainbow Colors ;butterfly:
Flower: Wild Iris
Colors: Dark Violet & Yellow
Meetings: 2nd Friday of each month
Place: Home of Hostess
President: Suzanne
Get together each Thursday 1pm-4pm at Primero School Rec. Center
We are a small group in the foothills of southern Colorado (west of Trinidad).
Primero was the name of one of the first coal mines in the area.
Presently in is the name of a rural school area where Jane Terry introduced us to the art of china painting. Most of us are fairly new China Painters. .Our club was formed in 2004.
We do a Christmas gift exchange each year. This year we chose to exchange pitchers that we made for each other. Thought you might like to see them.
PPA Christmas Pitcher Exchange IMG_5259.jpg

bluets IMG_5252.jpg
Cardinals IMG_5256.jpg

The season of giving & sharing
of living & loving
of remembering & caring
Merry Christmas to all of you
2012 Convention Theme "Gods Creations"

Primero Porcelain Artist's THEME
God speaks.png

#3 PPA doe hawk goat.jpg

1 by Donna-DSCN3362.jpg

2 by donna-DSCN3384.jpg

3 donna-DSCN3360.jpg

animal tiles on our table
Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?
Job 39:19
Do you know when the
mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the does? Can you number the months that they fulfill, and do you know the time when they birth? when they crouch, bring forth their offspring, and are delivered of their young? Their young ones become strong; they grow up in the open; they go out and do not return to them.
Job 39: 1-4
DOE AND FAWN --IMG_4396.jpg

Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?
Job 39: 1

Wilt thou hunt the prey for the
lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,   When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert in wait?
Job 38: 39-40

Behold now behemoth which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
Job 40:15
leviathan (alligator)
Canst thou draw out leviathan (alligator) with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?   Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn? Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?   Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?  
Job 41:1-4
leviathan (alligator)

Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?
Job 39: 13

Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?
Job 39:26

Who hath sent out the wild ass (donkey) free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass? Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings. He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver. The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.
Job 39: 5-8

Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.
Job 39: 27-30

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Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
Job 38: 41
BEHEMOTH (Hippopotamus)
Behold now behemoth(Hippopotamus), which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
Job 40:15-24
Imari Fan Display at State Convention:

April 21st, 2012 Presenting A Spring Gala
by Primero Porcelain Artists in Weston , Colorado

“The Sound of Music”
‘These Are A Few of My Favorite Things’
Welcome...Jam and Tea...10:00
Brown paper packages tied up with string...China Swap
A special surprise from the “Sound of Music”...A Spiel...11:00
An Austrian Fest…$10.00...11:30...Featuring;
Hungarian Goulash over Buttered Noodles
Breads of Many Lands
A Surprise Salad
Linzer Torte & Sacher Torte
 Salzburg Art Festival...12:30
Illusive Watercolor...Jeanene Pepper
Variations on a Nyon Theme...Janie Barker
Dots-a-Lot...Suzanne Campbell
Snap!...Catherine Pedri
Bavarian Tea Set ...A Watercolor--won by Eric Davies

our honored guest
Baerbel O'Conner

Breckenridge Methodist Church by Kelly Incitti.jpg
Breckenridge, Colorado
Coming to Colorado in 1861 to see Pikes Peak, Father John Dyer decided to stay and preach to the settlers and miners in the area. He was 50 years old when he began the mining camp circuits using snowshoes from split pine logs and cross county skis to reach many sites. In 1880 he built the Father Dyer Methodist Church in Breckenridge. Dyer was inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. in 1977, has a Colorado 13’er peak named after him, and also started the small town of Dyersville. He is shown here, adorned with Nootka Roses.
Artist: Kelly Incitti, Stonewall
Central City Opera House  by Peggy Wilson .jpg
Central City, Colorado
The Central City Opera House was built in 1878 by Cornish and Welsh miners. It was remodeled in 1932. One of the opera sopranos was Clara Louise Kellogg, pictured here. Clara toured America and Europe and pioneered presenting grand opera in English. She is shown here with Bellflowers.
Artist: Peggy Wilson, Trinidad
Colorado Tuberculosis in Momery of Lee Cheely completed by Kelly incitti.JPG
Tuberculosis Center in Colorado
Doc Holiday was once a patient here. He later died of Tuberculosis in a hotel in Glenwood Springs.
In Memory of our Artist: Lee Cheely, Weston, Co.
Completed by Artist & instuctor: Kelly incitti, Stonewall
Como Roundhouse by Cate Pedri.jpg
Como Roundhouse was constructed by Italian stonemasons in the 1880’s. The town of Como was a division point for the narrow gauge Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad. The six stall stone roundhouse provided service twenty-four hours a day and remained vital through the 1920’s when a nearby highway reduced the need for rail traffic. Pictured is a railroad machinist surrounded by Evening Primrose.
Artist: Cate Pedri, Weston
Creede Holy Moses by Lana Roberts.jpg
Creede, Colorado
In 1889, Nicolas Creede discovered what became the Holy Moses Mine. During the time Creede was booming, gaming and drinking establishments were also growing. By 1892 there were more than 10,000 people living in Creede and more than a million dollars a month in silver ore was being mined. Today, Creede is a National Historic District. Pictured is an early miner surrounded by Sand Lillies.
Artist: Lana Roberts, Weston
Denver Clark Gruber & Co. by Galene Niccoli.jpg
In 1859, the Pikes Peak gold rush was in a frenzy. The Clark Gruber & Co. started business in this building in 1860 and turned out more than 800,000 gold “mint drops” in 1861, which became the dominant currency of the entire Pikes Peak area. The two-story multi-purpose building was constructed for $5000. Pictured here is a younger brother of E. H. Gruber adorned with Indian Pipe wildflowers.
Artist: Gaylene Niccoli
Georgetown Maxwell House by Suzanne Campbell.JPG
Georgetown, Colorado
Construction of the Maxwell House began in 1870. The Victorian style of the house is eclectic and includes a French mansard roof, Italianate windows, Greek revival pediments and Queen Anne patterned shingles.
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Maxwell, a Georgetown mining engineer, bought the house in 1895. Pictured is Frank Maxwell surrounded by Wild Hops.
Artist: Suzanne Campbell
Georgetown Residence by Janie Barker.jpg
Georgetown, Colorado
This residence was constructed in 1867 by Joseph Watson. In 1874 the house was bought by William Hamill. He enlarged it into one of the most elegant and architecturally significant homes in Colorado. Pictured is Jefferson Randolph Smith, an early business man in Georgetown, surrounded by Arrow-leaved Balsam Root.
Artist: Janie Barker
Ouray Courthouse by Jane Terry.jpg
Ouray, Colorado
The courthouse in Ouray Colorado is named for Chief Ouray, a Colorado Ute Indian. Chief Ouray was born in 1833. He was fluent in Ute dialects and Spanish. The Federal Government appointed Ouray as a Ute Spokesman and he is most recognized for his efforts of peace between Utes and white settlers. Ouray died in 1880. Pictured is Chief Ouray surrounded by Columbines.
Artist: Jane Terry
Silver City Gambing Parlor by Marsha Adams.jpg
Silver City, Colorado 
Most gambling parlors are where the miners went for entertainment. Not so for Alice Ivers! Married in 1875 to a mining engineer, Alice preferred accompanying her husband to the poker tables instead of housekeeping. When her husband died in a mine accident, she started to play poker for a living. Alice worked the gaming circuit through out the state, and broke the bank in Silver City. She is shown here puffing on a black stogie and accented by Rabbit Brush Sage.
Artist: Marsha Adams,Cokedale
Summitville Schollhouse by Eric Davies.jpg
The schoolhouse pictured here represents the town of Summitville. Gold was discovered here in 1870 and quickly grew to a population of 600. By 1883 the town was deserted and almost destroyed by fire. When some of the mines reopened in 1935, the town was revived for a short time. Pictured is Kathryn Fouquet-Davies, who lived in the Summitville area and is Aunt Kathryn to two of our club members. She is surrounded by Wild Daisies.
Artist: Eric Davies, Weston
Leadville by Jan Graham.JPG
Leadville, Colorado
The Horace and Augusta Tabor House was built in 1878. They tried farming in Kansas before settling in the gold fields near Denver. Horace set up a mercantile store, making $30,000 in 10 years. He entered into a “grub stake” deal with two other miners and hit it rich. He invested in other mines and eventually sold some of his holding for $1,000,000. Unfortunately, Horace, pictured here adorned with White Pine and Cones, died a pauper in 1899. 
Artist: Jan Graham, Stonewall
Spring Gala May 2011
Games %22what is in Your Purse%22.jpg
Game "What is in your purse???"
Stencils as inspiraration and design elements.jpg
Stencils as inspiraration and design elements
Embellishing by Sponging lace and laser cut patterns. by Suzanne.jpg
Embellishing by Sponging lace and laser cut patterns. by Suzanne
Penning lace.jpg
Ready to learn to design lace with pen and color
Penning lace designs.jpg
Lace design
red roses with varied underlay with Kelly.jpg
underlay by kelly
red roses with varied underlay demo.jpg
Red roses with various colored underlay
The 2 underlays I liked best were the rich brown and the black green. It should be painted as a monochrome with light, medium, and dark values (fire at 016) I did a one fire monochrome, but it could be more than one fire, if needed, to get the values. For the colored wash I used Christmas Red on the rose and chartruese on the leaves (fire at 018 or 019) The background was white shadow on the first fire and I used Marci Blattenburgs dispersing agent (think I spelled that wrong), then I softened any hard edges. You can use whatever colored washes you want over it on other fires.
Honoring our mentor and club founder -Jane Terry.jpg
Jane Terry
Behemoth (hippo),  Eagle, Leviathan (alligator) .jpg
Doe & Fawn, Hawk, Mountain Goat.jpg
Lions, Peacock, Donkey.jpg
Ox,  Raven, Horse.jpg
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Re: Primero Porcelain Artists; Weston, Colorado

Postby CBCarol » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:57 pm

To ALL members of "Primero Porcelain Artists" of Weston, Colorado...... ;bravo;

You are ALL GREAT as China Painting Artists and residents of Weston..... CONGRATS....

Carol in Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA ;thanks;
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Re: Primero Porcelain Artists; Weston, Colorado

Postby Lynn » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:58 am

What a fantastic project and what wonderful, talented painters in your club.
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Re: Primero Porcelain Artists; Weston, Colorado

Postby kaye hurn » Thu May 12, 2011 5:22 am

Oh, I am left wondering how you designed the lace? ??

And do tell what the purse game is all about. Sounds fun and something we could do at OUR club when we have a social occasion.
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Re: Primero Porcelain Artists; Weston, Colorado

Postby Cate » Thu May 12, 2011 10:32 am

"What is in your Purse" :)
This is a good ice breaker. This is our variation
Need a list of all kinds of things you might find in a purse.
Also need a small article for a prize for each item you name.
Ask for one thing off the list and the FIRST person to pull it out of their purse get to choose a prize.
Some of thing you could put on a list: (I hope I don't have too many duplicated.)
paint brush, calendar, Burnt match, Old love letter, Safety pin, Postage stamps, Dry cleaning stub, theater ticket Nylon, Handkerchief, Spool of thread, Picture of a man or woman you didn't marry, Parking ticket, Grocery receipt, Pills of any kind, Pair of sunglasses, Gum, candy, Lighter, Tube of lotion, Hairbrush or comb, false teeth, $2 bill, inhaler, checkbook, wallet, cell phone, lip gloss , lipstick, lip liner, Keys, nickel or other change, receipts, a cough drop, stamp, piece of gum, pen, pencil, I.D.badge, credit cards, insurance cards, sanitizer soap, contact case, cell phone, frequent buyer cards, gift card, ear bud for cell phone, mints, $2 in change, batteries, highlighter, note pad, return address labels, Flash memory card, lip gloss, mascara, eye shadow, compact, coin purse, mirror, tweezers, necklace, hand cream, eye drops, Business Card, Your own business card, Calculator, Contraceptive, Feminine Protection, Nail File, Picture ID - besides drivers license, passport, Used Tissue, blank china, tool for painting china, breast cancer pink ribbon, china pattern or directions, the funny ones really worked well.
1. Hand out copies of the list or call out all the items on the list and have everyone take out and count all the items on the list that they have. The one with the most items gets a prize.  (Male guests may use wallet and pocket contents.) 
2. another variation would be to have a scale and WEIGH the purse.  Heaviest wins!!
;chocolate; let me know if it isn't clear. ;rose2; cate
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Re: Primero Porcelain Artists; Weston, Colorado

Postby kaye hurn » Thu May 12, 2011 2:22 pm

;thanks; Instructions are perfectly clear Cate. Thanks for sharing . . . must keep it in mind. I like the thought of weighing a purse too . . . that WOULD be fun! Some handbags are almost suitcases!!

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Re: Primero Porcelain Artists; Weston, Colorado

Postby pajlee » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:33 pm

LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Re: Primero Porcelain Artists; Weston, Colorado

Postby Jo Thackery » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:46 pm

Thank you for sharing your pictures and the how to of the game. That sounds like fun!
I love how you all depicted the story of Colorado. This was excellent. Jo ;thumps;
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Re: Primero Porcelain Artists; Weston, Colorado

Postby beverly stone » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:49 pm

WOW! How did I miss this page of the forum. Really fun to see!

;woohoo; ;woohoo;

I know I missed some so will have to go back and look again........... Bev
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