Debbie Futhey - Floral designer at Memories of Home

Mark you calendars for the Warehouse Sale, July 25 – 27
Angel Painting class is August 2 and 3. Sign up is at the end of this email.

It’s the week after the July 4th holiday. When I was a kid I used to realize that my summer was almost halfway gone. In some ways that was good because I was starting to get bored and the weather was so hot that I didn’t want to play outside anymore. In some ways, we just wanted someone to come and rescue us and give us some new and exciting adventure. Most of the time though, we made our own fun.

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We organized many talent shows and contests, as well as parades in the neighborhood. My sisters would all tell you that if I didn’t win the talent shows then I wouldn’t organize them the next time. I don’t remember that, but I do remember the song I would always sing for the show. I would belt out “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” just as if I were Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. I don’t know that I sung well, but I did sing loud. So what was there not to love?

However, no one ever discovered me. Sigh!

But, I did have hidden talents that no one ever knew about– including myself.

I really feel like each child has hidden talents that sometimes are never tapped into. How can talent be discovered if it’s never been been drawn out and given the experience to be discovered? I remember in art class one time one of my art teachers stood before the class and showed a picture that I had done that he felt was awful because it was drawn like a picture out of a magazine. I remember everyone at my table knew it was mine and they began laughing and pointing at me. If I could have climbed under my table, I would have.

And then I had a teacher that believed in me. He was kind and gentle and encouraged me to bring out that inner person in myself. I was not like everyone else because the types of art that interested me were a little on the wild side. You know, kind of “on the edge.” Sort of like I was.

I said all that to say, many people have told me that they were interested in my Angel painting class. But, they were afraid that they didn’t have the talent for it. So, I wanted to share some “budding artist’s talents” with you. Actually, sometimes I think that the ones who’s pictures look different than the others are actually more creative than the ones who won’t take chances.

As you all know, and as my family all knows, I like to take chances. That’s why I’m telling you about these angel painting classes and that they are open to children. Wouldn’t this be a fun thing for you and your daughters, sons, granddaughters, grandsons to do this summer? What a great time you’ll have together creating these angels.

And guess what? I’ll encourage each of you to “Be the girl on the right.” — The far right.

Take some chances!

Angel painting classes begin on Friday, August, 2, at 10:00 AM and continue until Saturday, August 3, 10:00 AM. Both classes will last approximately 2 hours.

Children cost is $35 Ages 6 – 13 (Must be attended with an adult)
Adult cost is $45

Sign up for the August 2nd class here

Sign up for the August 3rd class here


Debbie Futhey - Floral designer at Memories of Home