Pen & Ink
Vice President - Nancy Kimes
Treasurer - Carl Smelko
Secretary - Raini Armstrong
A little bit about myself could turn into a lot, so I will try to keep this brief!
I am delighted to serve as Secretary for Chaparral Artists during 2021. Many already know me as a fill-in Secretary, a part of the show hanging committee, and the newsletter coordinator since 2019. I will always have big shoes to fill, knowing that Patricia Quandel had put her heart into the Chaparral Sketch for years before I came alone! Thank you, Patricia, for setting the stage and making it possible to take on the task without any hiccups.
So, what do you need to know about me? I am a bit crazy with what I try to juggle! I try to balance several hobbies - not well, I might add. I work for a Tribe in the Coachella Valley. And I have a few pet-children that keep me occupied.
My notable hobbies include watercolor painting, photography, and character writing on a board that I fell into nearly fifteen years ago. I am known to grab hold of other mediums if I am not careful, but I try to focus on those three primarily.
I rarely merge my passions together, although I would love to figure out how to do so if the inspiration ever hits me. My photography comes the closest to coordinating, as it supports my watercolor endeavors by providing me with imagery to paint. My writing, however, remains on a different plane of focus entirely.