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A Gathering of Roses A Gathering of Roses
by Linda Sharp
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“Tea” Cabinet "Tea" Cabinet
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Hand Mirror and Box Hand Mirror and Box
by Susan V. Cochrane
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by Connie Parkinson
Framed Swan Framed Swan
by Kathi Sojka
Magnolia Cabinet Magnolia Cabinet
by Helena R. Andrejev
Fluttering Butterfly Scarf Fluttering Butterfly Scarf
by Angela Anderson
Belle and Butterfly Belle and Butterfly
by Willow Wolfe
Katiebug Mouse Pad Katiebug Mouse Pad
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Textured Vase Canvas Textured Vase Canvas
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Royal’s Forget-Me-Nots Brushstroke Technique Guide:
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A Study of the Use of Color: Complementary Color Harmony Technique Talk:
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Decorative Arts—A Broad Stroke The Inspiring Work of Peter Hunt Painter's Potpourri:
by Anne Hunter
Success with Watercolor  Begins with Paper Choice! Your Home Studio:
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Perfect-Fit Patterns Back to Basics:
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Stock Your Shelves for Spring! Savvy Studio:
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Inside this Issue — June 2010

Viva Las Vegas!

If you’re from the Northeast, looking out your window and spotting a robin signals the return of spring. To me, spring’s on the horizon (less than a month away) when it’s time to pack my bags and head out to Las Vegas for the Creative Painting Convention — the first painting show of the year.

I’m pleased to report that this year’s show was upbeat and inspiring. Convention goers came from afar to gain firsthand knowledge about the newest products and techniques.

Attending a painting convention can truly be a rewarding experience. The attendees are primarily females who share a common bond—the love of painting. During the week, registered students attend classes (and more classes), gather together for social events, watch demos, and shop for supplies on the trade floor, which is open to the public. The excitement and anticipation when everyone arrives is unlike anything else I’ve experienced. By the end of the week, even though everyone is exhausted, smiles and hugs of “farewell until next time” abound. Yes, everyone’s already revving up for the next convention!

Oh, by the way, I did see the robins before I left for Vegas. Little did they know they would have to ride out a two-foot snowfall while I was out of town! I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly glad to know that spring has arrived!