(click) – SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2019


I hope you all have   ‘Savored Some Summer’. 

It seems to take so long to get here and before you know it Autumn has arrived.
Not too early for me….but there is always time to stretch the Season.
The Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent in Manitou happens August 24-25th.  What an accomplishment for so many.  I am exhausted just thinking about it.  A thrill to watch and support the athletes.
The Labor Day Lift Off Balloon Fest happens in Colorado Springs Memorial Park on August 31-September 2.  Really an incredible experience.  Take your camera!
Manitou Paints is a painting event where invited artists will come show off their talent painting on the streets.    Fare Bella will participate with many of our fabulous artists. That’s September 28th.  You can purchase any of the paintings at the MAC from 2:00-3:00, the same day.
Emma Crawford Coffin Race is a ‘must experience at least once’
event on October 26….crazy fun!  
People!   Listen up….everywhere you go there are parking challenges.  Don’t let that detour you from fun events.  Park at Memorial Park off Old Man’s Trail and shuttle on down to your favorite spot…..thats right….Ruxton Ave.  You know the yellow door!!
(Now you know if we go to Costco we have to WALK….we go to a shopping mall, we have to WALK to our favorite store.  C’mon. Get off your bums and get moving.  If I hear another parking complaint…..)
May I add that my fabulous, dedicated, talented students never…and I mean NEVER complain about parking.  Lugging art supplies, smiling all the way.  They are the best!
How about savoring these up coming cooler days by just meandering through charming Manitou.  People watch, enjoy some fudge, raw chocolate, custard, or homemade yummy Churros at Rico’s….delish.  Have lunch at one of the new cafes, or dessert on the veranda at the Historic Cliff House.  Oh my the Creme Brulee’….
While you’re at it don’t forget to stop….look up and around at the gorgeous surrounding beauty.  Are we blessed or what?  I never tire of the incredible vistas!
Top it all off with an art class at Fare Bella.  You will be rewarded, I promise.  Click on the link below and follow the steps to register…..also check out Bemis Fall class catalog at fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis   I’ll be there too!
Speaking of Savoring the Summer…sweet Philip, as you can see from the photos…has savored every second of Summer. Not a minute waisted.  This kid knows how to live! And he’s teaching sister Edie!  That’s him in Isle of Palms, SC...he caught 42 crabs…but of course I let them go Grandma!!



  1. Linda Hutchinson

    Patti, I would like to sign up for Painting the Beloved Bird on Wed, May 29. Can you transfer my credit? Thank you.
    Linda Hutchinson


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