December Issue
December Issue Projects
A Christmas for Two A Christmas for Two
by Johanne Morin
Holiday Pear Scale Pan Holiday Pear Scale Pan
by Jill DiMaria
Christmas Gift Plaque Christmas Gift Plaque
by Diana Mercado
Antique Reproduction Cradle Antique Reproduction Cradle
by Cynthia Erekson
The Snow Globe The Snow Globe
by Prudy Vannier
Buckskin Santa Sled Buckskin Santa Sled
by Nancy and DeLane Designs
Holly Jolly Santa Box & Ornament Holly Jolly Santa Box & Ornament
by Brenda Stewart
Framed Snowman & Penguins Framed Snowman & Penguinst
by Lynne Andrews
poinsettia sleigh Poinsettia Sleigh
by Ardelle Telliard
Around the Tree Basket Around the Tree Basket
by Robin Mani
Romsdal Christmas Candleholder Romsdal Christmas Candleholder
by Jurene While
 Funky Folk Art Christmas Chair
Funky Folk Art Christmas Chair

by Shara Reiner
Peppermint Santa Plaque Peppermint Santa Plaque
by Margot Clark
Holiday Apron Holiday Apron
by Suzie Shinseki
Angel on Carousel Angel on Carousel
by Monika Brint
Features
Brushstroke Technique Guide: More Magic with Mini Majestics Brushstroke Technique Guide:
by Debbie Forshey-Choma
RB Homespun Elegance RB Homespun Elegance: “Joyous Noel”
by Rebecca Baer
Painter’s Profile Painter’s Profile:
Artist Lynne Andrews
by Susan Mynyk
Painter’s  Potpourri Painter’s Potpourri: Are You Creatively Healthy?
by Kim Ballor
Bentwood Drum Bank Created Just for Kids: Bentwood Drum Bank
by Sharon Chinn
Christmas Baby Hangers Created Just for Kids: Christmas Baby Hangers
by Chris Haughey
Kitchen Couture On Track with Trends:
Kitchen Couture
by Jennifer Blevins
Departments
coming next issue Expressions
Coming Next!
On Review
Designer Directory
Product Palette

Inside this Issue — December 2009

Hand-Painted for the Holidays!

The December issue of PaintWorks offers a wide variety of holiday-themed projects for young and old alike! Santa, a popular subject for collectors, is presented in various styles—folk art, traditional, and whimsical. Luminous pears, brilliant poinsettias, and charming doves are represented on selected surfaces: a wooden sleigh, a canvas, a plate, and an antique reproduction scale pan.

Create special keepsakes for children—a shepherd drum bank, baby hangers (a perfect first Christmas gift), and a miniature wooden cradle. And for those holiday parties, we’ve included some hostess gift ideas—paint a holiday apron or wineglass holder/etched wine bottle ensemble, surely to be appreciated for years to come.

We’re headed into those stressful preholiday months, so be sure to take a break, sit back, and read our inspiring profile on designer Lynne Andrews, as well as our feature article “Are Your Creatively Healthy?” which addresses the benefits of making time in your daily schedule for creative exercises.

Happy Holidays!

Linda R. Heller, Editor in Chief