Holiday Issue
Holiday Issue Projects
father christmas tray Father Christmas Tray
by Marjorie Harris Clark
Raccoon Extravaganza Wooden Card and Ornament Plaque Raccoon Extravaganza Wooden Card & Ornament Plaque
by Lydia Steeves
poinsettia plate and coasters Poinsettia Charger Plate and Coasters
by Vilma Fabretti
Christmas” Wall Hanging "Christmas" Wall Hanging
by Chris Thornton-Deason
Holiday Barn Watercolor Card Holiday Barn Watercolor Card
by Kathi Sojka
“Christmas Memories” Album “Christmas Memories” Album
by Suzie Shinseki
recipe box Blossoms & Candy Recipe Box
by Heather Redick
Framed Santa Portrait Framed Santa Portrait
by Vicki Allwardt
coming next issue Mistletoe Santa Plate
by Sharon Hamilton
Roses & Holly Suede Stocking Roses & Holly Suede Stocking
by Beth Wagner
Holiday Swan Sleigh Holiday Swan Sleigh
by Pat Smelkoff
Puffed Tin Ornaments Puffed Tin Ornaments
by Rosemary West
Crimson Edge Poinsettias Crimson Edge Poinsettias
by Julie Polderdyke
“Blake’s Tree Farm” Tin Tree “Blake’s Tree Farm” Tin Tree
by Debby Forshey-Choma
Winter Windows Ornaments Winter Windows Ornaments
by Nancy Scott
Partridge Gift Box Plaque Partridge Gift Box Plaque
by Chris Thornton-Deason
Harvest Father Christmas Harvest Father Christmas
by Lynne Andrews
“York’s Christmas Treasures” “York’s Christmas Treasures”
by Debbie Cotton
St. Gingersnickle St. Gingersnickle
by Cynthia Erekson
Holiday Memo Clips Holiday Memo Clips
by Chris Haughey
“Share the Season” Market Board “Share the Season” Market Board
by Karen Wisner
Snowman Floorcloth Snowman Floorcloth
by Bob Pennycook
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Inside this Issue — Holiday 2009

We are excited to share this very special holiday issue of PaintWorks with you. This year’s annual Christmas issue is filled to the brim with unique, high-quality designs that are sure to inspire you with decorating ideas for your home and for gift giving.

Back by popular demand is designer Lynne Andrews, whose Harvest Father Christmas proudly graces our cover. Featuring one of Lynne’s Santa boards each year has become a tradition. As soon as this Father Christmas arrived at the office, I knew he would be our cover and will bring the spirit of the holiday to your home. Thank you, Lynne, for keeping this annual tradition. To be truly inspired, be sure to look for our Painter’s Profile on Lynne in the December issue of PaintWorks.

New to our family of contributors is Marjorie Harris Clark. Her Father Christmas Tray evokes memories of Christmases past, with its likeness to an old-fashioned postcard. You can paint this design on a tray as shown or adapt it to any surface of choice.

Other Santas by some of our favorite designers include a Christmas album, a stunning Santa portrait, an elegant European-style Santa plate, a primitive Santa board, and a country Santa plaque—each design is as terrific as the next!

You will also find a variety of projects from other popular artists, including a wooden Christmas card, pink and red poinsettias, stunning wall décor, a countryside watercolor, a recipe box, a snowman floorcloth, a variety of ornaments, and much more!

As you make your Christmas list, be sure to include some hand-painted gifts for someone special…perhaps for someone who would least expect one from you! After all, isn’t that truly the spirit of the season?

Christmas is a time for family and friends. It is a time for love, sharing, hope, joy, giving, reflection, and thankfulness. I want to take this time to offer my thanks to all the designers and columnists we work with throughout the year and to recognize the personal thought, talent, and hard work that goes into each design and article. Sharing your artwork with others is so very important in our painting world, and we appreciate each and every one of you.

Merry Christmas!
Linda R. Heller, Editor in Chief