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Warm Winter Greetings…

Soon the holidays will be behind us and we will be making plans for the New Year. This issue of PaintWorks is filled with a variety of wintry designs to keep you busy until the spring thaw arrives. The projects represent a variety of styles painted on canvas, tin, glass, paper, wood, and more. From country to folk art to traditional to contemporary, our features include something for everyone. You can choose to paint an intricate design or a simple one, because we made sure that we included paintings for all skill levels. And, if you feel adventurous and want to try a new medium, check out Margot Clark’s MUD Heart Cookies —what fun (and these cookies have zero calories)!

If you want to build your jewelry wardrobe, be sure to check out Trudy Beard’s earring and pendant sets—they are truly elegant. And if you want to paint a Valentine’s Day gift for someone special, Jillybean Fitzhenry’s Heartfelt Celebration Wineglasses are truly stunning. Feel free to adapt the design to a different glass surface—a vase, plate, or mug would be a great choice.

Also, be sure to check out Tips and Tidbits by Peggy Harris—this article is filled to the brim with valuable information for everyone. And if you are in need of inspiration, read Out & About by Gisele Pope and Nony Housh. In this issue, they visit some truly great places to be inspired by the works of others.

Now it’s on to a New Year and new adventures. Let this year be filled with wondrous creativity!

Happy New Year!

Linda R. Heller
Editor in Chief

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Projects
The Peace Rose
The Peace Rose
Elegant Pendant & Earring Ensembles
Elegant Pendant & Earring Ensembles
Friendship Warms a Winter Night
Friendship Warms a Winter Night
Winter Welcome Folding Chair
Winter Welcome Folding Chair
Snowy Barn Canvas
Snowy Barn Canvas
Framed Raven
Framed Raven
Cardinal Banner
Cardinal Banner
Winter Lighthouse Basket
Winter Lighthouse Basket
Create on Canvas: Snowy Bridge
Snowy Bridge
The Northwest at Peace
The Northwest at Peace
Chickadees Box
Chickadees Box
Leave a Note!
Leave a Note!
Winter Barrel Stave and Candle Cup
Winter Barrel Stave and Candle Cup
Wonderland Snowman Shadow Boxes
Wonderland Snowman Shadow Boxes
Wonderland Snowman Shadow Boxes
Wonderland Snowman Shadow Boxes
Heartfelt Celebration Wineglasses
Heartfelt Celebration Wineglasses
Elegant Pendant & Earring Ensembles
MUD Heart Cookies




In this Issue
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February 2014

Projects

Elegant Pendant & Earring Ensembles by Trudy Beard-Lazaroe

Friendship Warms a Winter Night by Susan R. Boerman

Winter Welcome Folding Chair by Lynne Deptula

Snowy Barn Canvas by Rebecca Trimble

Framed Raven by Willow Wolfe

Cardinal Banner by Anne Hunter

Winter Lighthouse Basket by Nancy Scott

The Northwest at Peace by Pamela Gassman

Chickadees Box by Jane Allen

Leave a Note! by Vicki Rhodes

Winter Barrel Stave and Candle Cup by Kim Christmas

Wonderland Snowman Shadow Boxes by Chris Haughey

Hugs and Kisses Snowman Sled by Deb Antonick

Heartfelt Celebration Wineglasses by Jillybean Fitzhenry

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