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12 Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New YearTradition holds that Christmas is a Season of joys celebrated beginning on December 25th and continuing to January 6th - the Epiphany, as it is called, when the three Magi found the young child Jesus and presented Him with their gifts (Matthew 2:11).

Winter Storm Class Cancellations

Silly Snowflake Face by Laure PaillexOld Man Winter seems to have arrived early this year!  The temperatures have been unseasonably cold, and tomorrow promises rain, sleet, and snow - and it's only the 2nd of December!  So, with tomorrow's class cancellations, I thought it would be a good idea to review our class cancellation announcement system.

Fall is in the Air

Hello Fall image Laure Paillex Art and Design blog post 2019September has arrived with its promise of cooler weather, colorful autumn hues, and all the delights of the fall season! 

It's time to get back to school for the kids, and back to art and painting classes for the young at heart!  Here in the Cape Cod and southern New England area there are so many exciting local and regional arts and crafts events being offered, it's a challenge to choose among them.  I'm sure it's the same in your neck of the woods, too - harvest fests, arts and crafts fairs, vintage and antique shows, gallery openings, walking tours, and don

Summer is for Painting

Laure Paillex  acrylic painting class at ECHO wareham MATuesday, June 4th was the first day of our Summer 2019 Painting Classes at ECHO in Wareham, MA.  I'm delighted that both the morning and afternoon classes were filled with happy, enthusiastic painters who worked on projects that included mermaid ornaments, personalized local village signboards, a small furniture piece and a vintage picnic basket!  Every one took time to browse the gift shop to appreciate the handmade works of other local artists on display.  Inspiration was everywhere!

 

 

We Have a New Home

art-classes-with-laure-paillex-ECHO I'm excited to announce that our weekly painting classes will soon be held at ECHO - Elizabeth & Company Home Offerings located at 5 Elm Street, Wareham, MA. Formerly known as the Tremont Nail Company Store, artist/owner Elizabeth Sellon has transformed the vintage building into a charming, bright space which displays the handwork of local artists and craftspersons.

A Season of Change

714 Head of the BayChange!  We have been anticipating and preparing for a big lifestyle "change" for at least a year, perhaps even longer.  But it was last September, exactly twelve months ago, that we finally decided to put our lovely bayside home on the market and make a transition to condo living.

More E-Packets Available!

Decorative Painting E-Pattern Packets by Laure PaillexMore of my new and most popular Fall and Christmas 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!

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