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New Beginnings

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
new beginning!

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.
www.paint-it-today.com

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!

Linda R. Heller
Editor in Chief

Cover

Projects
Garden Heart Box
Garden Heart Box
Cherry Blossoms Tree
Cherry Blossoms Tree
Pink Rose Plaque
Pink Rose Plaque
Pop of Color Canvases
Pop of Color Canvases
Wine Menu Set
Wine Menu Set
Antiquated Tulip
Antiquated Tulip
Zinnia Seeds Plaque
Zinnia Seeds Plaque
Windy Downs
Windy Downs
Beautiful Day in Verona
Beautiful Day in Verona
Oval Lunch Pail
Oval Lunch Pail
Country Kitchen Collection
Country Kitchen Collection
Rooster Plate and Salt & Pepper Set
Rooster Plate and Salt & Pepper Set
Farm Fresh
Farm Fresh
Elements of a Spring Tree
Elements of a Spring Tree
Summer Wishes
Summer Wishes
Posh Lady Chair
Posh Lady Chair




Features
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Brushstroke Technique Guide
Art & Coffee
Art & Coffee
The Magic of Oils
The Magic of Oils
Create on Canvas
Create on Canvas
Tips & Tidbits
Tips & Tidbits
RB Homespun Elegance
RB Homespun Elegance
Savvy Studio
Savvy Studio

In this Issue
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June 2013

Projects

Garden Heart Box (acrylics/mixed media) by Tammie Wilson

Cherry Blossoms Tree (acrylics) by Rebecca Trimble

Pink Rose Plaque (oils) by Vilma Fabretti

Pop of Color Canvases (acrylics) by Gigi Wright

Wine Menu Chalkboard, Tote, and Plate (acrylics) by Chris Thornton-Deason

Antiquated Tulip (acrylics) by Tracy Moreau

Zinnia Seeds Plaque (acrylics) by Sandy LeFlore

Windy Downs (acrylics) by Joan Dixon

Beautiful Day in Verona (acrylics) by Lydia Steeves

Oval Lunch Pail (acrylics) by Della Wetterman

Country Kitchen Collection (acrylics) by Linda Sharp

Rooster Plate and Salt & Pepper Set (acrylics) by Linda Hollander

Farm Fresh (acrylics) by Deb Antonick

Elements of a Spring Tree (acrylics) by Jane Allen

Summer Wishes (acrylics) by Debra Mills

Posh Lady Chair (acrylics) by Rebecca Trimble

Features

Brushstroke Technique Guide:
A Sign of Spring
by Debby Forshey-Choma

Art & Coffee:
Silver King (watercolors)
by Debra Henkener

The Magic of Oils:
Basics for the First-Time Oil Painter, Part 2
by Sherry C. Nelson

Create on Canvas:
Bonsai Tree (oils)
by Patricia Reichenbach

Tips & Tidbits by Peggy Harris

RB Homespun Elegance:
Chic Paisley Scarf (ink)
by Rebecca Baer

Savvy Studio by Kathi Hanson

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