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Spring is almost here, and I am anxious for the return of the birds that flew south for the winter. Being a creature of habit, once again awakening to the chorus of
my favorite songbirds will give me a sense of renewal—a new season and a
We at PaintWorks have experienced some new beginnings too.
This past fall my family welcomed a new member into the fold. My daughter, Liana, married Dan Hennings in October (three days before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy). It was a beautiful wedding, and we are VERY happy for them.
Speaking of Hurricane Sandy, the office at All American Crafts was closed for several weeks after the hurricane hit because of numerous power and water outages in our area. All of us experienced the same outages at home too, but we made it through and are anxiously waiting for better weather.
Last year, our managing graphic designer, Kelly Beach, her husband (Dave), and their daughter (Caitlin) welcomed daughter/sister, Emily. It has been an exciting time for them and we are eagerly waiting to hear about Emily’s first steps.
Talk about giving birth, we recently released a new magazine for the beginning painter called Paint-it…today. Here is the website for any of you who might be interested in checking it out.
Right now, it is snowing lightly here…and we keep saying that spring is right around the corner. I just wish it would arrive.
To new beginnings!
Editor in Chief
Garden Heart Box
Cherry Blossoms Tree
Pink Rose Plaque
Pop of Color Canvases
Wine Menu Set
Zinnia Seeds Plaque
Beautiful Day in Verona
Oval Lunch Pail
Country Kitchen Collection
Rooster Plate and Salt & Pepper Set
Elements of a Spring Tree
Posh Lady Chair
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Art & Coffee
The Magic of Oils
Create on Canvas
Tips & Tidbits
RB Homespun Elegance
Garden Heart Box (acrylics/mixed media)
Cherry Blossoms Tree (acrylics)
Pink Rose Plaque (oils)
Pop of Color Canvases (acrylics)
Wine Menu Chalkboard, Tote, and Plate (acrylics)
Antiquated Tulip (acrylics)
Zinnia Seeds Plaque (acrylics)
Windy Downs (acrylics)
Beautiful Day in Verona (acrylics)
Oval Lunch Pail (acrylics)
Country Kitchen Collection (acrylics)
Rooster Plate and Salt & Pepper Set (acrylics)
Farm Fresh (acrylics)
Elements of a Spring Tree (acrylics)
Summer Wishes (acrylics)
Posh Lady Chair (acrylics)
Brushstroke Technique Guide:
A Sign of Spring
Art & Coffee:
Silver King (watercolors)
The Magic of Oils:
Basics for the First-Time Oil Painter, Part 2
Create on Canvas:
Bonsai Tree (oils)
Tips & Tidbits
RB Homespun Elegance:
Chic Paisley Scarf (ink)