Sunday, 8 November 2020

November News 2020

Issue 137 - November News - has been sent to members. It will be in your inbox very soon.

This month the challenge has a prize! Jo Sonja's UK Shop will give a £25 voucher to their favourite entry - just in time for Christmas. The prompt is 'The Season to be Jolly'. 

As usual it is members only, but we will announce the lucky winner here, next month.

Stay safe out there! Wear a mask - wash your hands - keep your distance!


Saturday, 3 October 2020

The Challenge

 Do you remember I mentioned a challenge? Well, the prompt for September - pictures to be included in the October newsletter, was - All Hallows Eve.

There are three days left to get your submissions in. Oh, the prize. There is no prize, but everybody wins because we get to see all the good work that our members are doing. You get inspired and hopefully get to producing more beautiful pictures for us to see.

We are not looking for masterpieces, even a 30 minute sketch is good just to keep those creative juices flowing.

Send them to - I'm waiting ... It's raining, so you have nothing better to do!

Monday, 22 June 2020

Subscription reminder

Well, it looks like restrictions are gradually easing, and hopefully some new normality can descend.

Subscriptions were due for renewal on 1 April 2020, because life was difficult when lockdown was at its tightest we have let things run on. But July is approaching and there are some who have still not renewed.

If you no longer which to stay with us, that's fine, it's been nice having you on board, thank you, and we'll be happy to see you back when you are ready - it would be nice if you let us know, a quick email to Julie at would help to keep the records straight.

If on the other hand you are intending to renew, you had better get it done because the next (July) newsletter will be your last if you don't. The new members list will be applied for the August edition.

The easiest way is by bank transfer, and an email to let us know it's been done. Full details are on the form on the back page of the last newsletters, or downloadable from the 'Join BADFA' page on this blog.


Friday, 10 April 2020

Did you read the newsletter?

Well 29 of you have ... the rest are holding on to it for a special occasion, I suppose.

Anyway, for those that did - and read right to the end - you will have noticed that I suggested we could have a bit of a challenge to keep us sane - ish.

If you are interested - nothing too arduous, technical, or skilful - in a bit of fun please let me know. Usual email address applies.

For those who haven't read the newsletter, get on and do it! It is not as if you have anything better to do (assuming you are not a key worker - but if you are carry on doing what you are doing 'cos we love you).

Now we all have time on our hands why not get in contact and tell us what you have been up to - even if it is arty-crafty stuff.

Don't forget, we love a challenge ...

Sunday, 5 April 2020

April 2020

Hi Everyone,

Well, I'm locked down, are you?

The April newsletter is not locked down! It is out there in your in-boxes waiting to be read. Hopefully your computer scans for viruses (viri?*)

Some interesting reading for you, and the annual reminder to renew your subscriptions.

Don't forget our Facebook group - BADFA Online.

Hope you are all staying safe, staying home, not touching your face, washing your hands ... and washing your brushes!

(*Plural of virus is viruses)

Wednesday, 18 March 2020


Hi Members,

Although the convention is not until June, there is uncertainty all round - Prudy's travel, hotel closure, and how long restrictions will remain in place - so we have decided to postpone convention until later in the year, possibly autumn.

We will review the situation as things develop and will keep you posted.

In the meantime, please keep in touch on our BADFA Online Facebook group, let us know what you are up to, and show us how creative you are being. The newsletter will continue to go out, and I shall need your contributions even more now!

If you have any questions please send them to in the first instance.

Stay safe - it is the time for creativity - in all aspects of our lives!

Thursday, 13 February 2020

February News

Hi All,

The members newsletter has been sent out and should (if you are a paid-up member) be sitting in your inbox waiting to be read.

New members have been included in the distribution list, so if you can't find it check your spam or junk folders. If you still can't find it email me at .

Remember it is your newsletter, so I'd love to hear what you are up to - even if it is art/craft based. It would be good even if you sent just pictures of what you've painted, because the more you send in the less the committee or I have to write.

Don't forget to join us on Facebook at BADFA Online!