Warm Winter Greetings…
Soon the holidays will be behind us and we will be making plans for the New Year. This issue of PaintWorks is filled with a variety of wintry designs to keep you busy until the spring thaw arrives. The projects represent a variety of styles painted on canvas, tin, glass, paper, wood, and more. From country to folk art to traditional to contemporary, our features include something for everyone. You can choose to paint an intricate design or a simple one, because we made sure that we included paintings for all skill levels. And, if you feel adventurous and want to try a new medium, check out Margot Clark’s MUD Heart Cookies —what fun (and these cookies have zero calories)!
If you want to build your jewelry wardrobe, be sure to check out Trudy Beard’s earring and pendant sets—they are truly elegant. And if you want to paint a Valentine’s Day gift for someone special, Jillybean Fitzhenry’s Heartfelt Celebration Wineglasses are truly stunning. Feel free to adapt the design to a different glass surface—a vase, plate, or mug would be a great choice.
Also, be sure to check out Tips and Tidbits by Peggy Harris—this article is filled to the brim with valuable information for everyone. And if you are in need of inspiration, read Out & About by Gisele Pope and Nony Housh. In this issue, they visit some truly great places to be inspired by the works of others.
Now it’s on to a New Year and new adventures. Let this year be filled with wondrous creativity!
Happy New Year!