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New E-Packets Available!

Decorative Painting E-Pattern Packets by Laure PaillexAt last! Many of my new and most popular painting pattern packets have been formatted to digital .PDF files which can be easily downloaded to your home computer. These .PDF files can be opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is already installed on most computers, and allow you to view, re-size and print the pages as needed for your personal use. Each E-packet contains the same clear, step-by-step instructions, full-color photographs, and detailed line drawings that you've enjoyed with the traditional paper packets.

Lunch 'n' Paint

Snow, snow, GO AWAY!
Painters want to eat and play.
But not today...

Sadly, today's snowstorm has forced the cancellation of our "Lunch 'n' Paint" event at Bailey's Restaurant. But it's been re-scheduled to

NEXT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th at the same time. 

The Big Dig

Work is progressing slowly but steadily on the Big Dig - the replacement of our septic system. The process began last August when we decided it was time to put our home on the market and down-size to a more efficient living space. It came as an utter shock to me to find that our septic system failed the Title V inspection!

2018 Weekly Studio Classes Delayed

I've been having this recurring dream lately: I'm in the studio setting up for class and everyone begins to arrive - but I'm not ready! The tables are missing, the lights won't go on... and then the floor disappears and turns to dirt... But everyone keeps on painting and asking questions and needing help and wanting coffee an cake!

Ornament Exchange DAY 3

Ornament Exchange 2017 Logo"Heavenly Peace"

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him"  Romans 15:13
 

It's Day 3 of our Ornament Exchange 2017 Blog Hop and I'm so happy to share this contented little fellow with you!  I do hope you enjoy painting him as much as I did.  You can follow the steps directly from the blog post here or you can click on the link at the end of the post to download the free e-packet.  Joy and peace to you!

REMEMBER to leave your name and a comment at the end of the post to enter the DecoArt Give-Away

Ornament Exchange 2017

Ornament Exchange 2017 Logo

Day One: Tuesday, Oct. 17th

Just look at the delightful designs these creative minds have prepared for us!

Ornament Exchange 2017 Day 1

Jane AllenAmy Mogish Franca MarziJudy Westegaard-Jenkins

Day Two: Wednesday, Oct. 18th

Golda RaderDeb MishimaTracy MoreauLinda Sharpe

Day Three: Thursday, Oct. 19th

Sandi McTierDeb AntonickLaure PaillexWendy Young

Many thanks to our friends at Cupboard Distributing and DecoArt for their continued support of our decorative painting community!

Cupboard Distributing     DecoArt Made for Makers

"Cape Cod Canal - Late Summer"

In my 40-plus years of teaching local painting classes there is only one subject request that I have declined (refused, to be honest) to pursue: the bridges over the Cape Cod Canal.  Just the thought of suffering through all those straight lines and details - and enduring the endless whining that would go with it - stiffened my resolve.  The answer is "No."   Until several weeks ago.

"Brand" New Style Guide

Brand and Inspiration Board by Laure Paillex ©2017I have to admit that I spend lots of time surfing the internet for new and interesting idea prompts and resources.  The fact that Pinterest has become such a wild success proves that I'm not the only one addicted to the click!

"Irish Eyes Are Smilin'"

An Irish Blessing

You've blessed me with friends and laughter and fun;
With rain that's as soft as the light from the sun.
You've blessed me with the stars to brighten each night.
You've given me help to know wrong from right.
You've given me so much, so please Lord give me, too,
A heart that is always grateful to You.

 

I love St. Patrick's Day! Mid-March holds the promise of a fresh, green Springtime, and even though there still may be snow blanketing the ground the air is ripe with the scent of... corned beef and cabbage, of course! 

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