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I know you'll enjoy this special page of links to artful resources and free downloads.*  Here's wishing you many hours of happy painting!   Painterly yours, Lauré

* All downloadable and/or printable materials are for your personal use only and may not be sold or redistributed for any commercial purpose.  Please contact Laure Paillex for information concerning commercial licensing. Copyright Laure Paillex

Lessons and Notes

> Bee Sketches & Detail Drawings - A printable pattern & resource sheet

Mini Lampshade for Wine Glass - This is an adorable cut-paper project for you to decorate with watercolors, acrylics, brush pens, or markers.

> 6 Craft Tags for Your Creative Playtime - Print out these vintage tags on cardstock or use them as templates for your mixed media projects!

> Make a Mixed Media Gift Card Envelope - One sheet of 12" x 12" scrapbook paper makes 3 envelopes!  Adorn with painted elements, ribbon, and ephemera to add your own unique personal touches.

> Bee Happy - You'll love these adorable resource photos of busy little bees. (Photos by

> Learn to Draw Pansies - Such happy faces!  Pansies are quick to sketch and arrange into pretty bouquets!

> Learn to Draw a Rowboat - This is magic!  Draw an open rowboat from two different perspectives...easy and fun!

> Do More With Your Art: Online Printing Resources - Print your artwork on cards, mugs, shirts, face masks, and more.  Check out these links!

> Learn to Draw a Butterfly - Here's an easy, foolproof way to draw butterflies!

> Let's Paint "The Last Rose of Summer" in Watercolor - Here is a PDF file download to accompany the video posted on my YouTube channel (see below)

> Learn to Draw: An Ice Cream Cone - July is National Ice Cream Month, so let's draw this cool, yummy treat!

> Learn to Paint: Sky, Sea & Sand in Watercolor - These large color photos, sketches, and process notes will help you create your own "day by the shore".  Smell the salt air and hear the waves splash against the shore!

> Learn to Paint: Bouncy Roses in Watercolor - Download a color photo and notes from our free online class

> Learn to Draw: Starfish - Here's a short step-by-step lesson showing you how to draw a starfish!  Pencil and paper are all you need!

> Free Workbook: Soft-Focus Floral Background with Pen Line Details - This package contains images, supply lists, resources, and notes from one of our live online classes. (See video below.)

> Learn to Paint: Field Flowers in Watercolors - Close-up photo, brief lesson notes, and instructions from our online class.

> More to come soon...

Video Lessons

> Let's Paint "The Last Rose of Summer" in Watercolor - In this real-time, full-length video tutorial we paint a vintage wild rose to grace a greeting card or to place in a frame.

> Painterly yours, Soft, Fluffy Cats in Watercolors - One of my first attempts at filming and editing for YouTube.  It's a little rough, but I hope you enjoy it!

> Painterly yours, Soft-Focus Flowers in Watercolors - Work Wet-into-Wet to create a background of soft-focus, abstract color patterns.  Download the FREE companion .pdf workbook, also. 

Links to Resources

ART SUPPLIES The following links are in no particular order.  I have ordered from each of these suppliers and have been pleased with their products, services, and policies.  Check them out for yourself, and please let me know of any others you'd recommend.  Happy browsing!

Jerry's Art-a-Rama Art Supplies  (Raleigh, NC)

Rochester Art Supply - Fine Art Store (NY)  (Rochester, NY)

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff  (Boone, NC)  Art supplies, video tutorials, and more

Dick Blick  (Galesburg, IL)  Art and craft supplies, product reviews, tutorials, and more

Amazon (Always compare prices!) This link is to  Arches Cold Press Watercolor Block 9 in. x 12 in.

Hobby Lobby  Local stores and online specials

Michael's Crafts  Local stores and online specials


Society of Decorative Painters - All things decorative painting!

DecoArt, Inc. - Americana Acrylic paints and mediums, Chalky Finish Paints, Mixed Media & More!

 JB Wood Products, Inc. -  Source for quality unfinished wood pieces for decorative painting

The Graphics Fairy - Free source for vintage clip-art, printables, and ephemera; Photoshop Elements tutorials

Cupboard Distributing - Chris Haughy and company offer a wonderland of surfaces, art supplies, and publications to satisfy your every creative need

Inspirational Art Quotes

"Women are like teabags - they don't know how strong they are until placed in hot water"  Eleanor Roosevelt

We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit"  Aristotle

"There is no such thing as an ugly woman." Vincent Van Gogh

"I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed."  Vincent Van Gogh

"Forever is composed of nows." Emily Dickinson

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein

"Creativity takes Courage."  Henri Matisse

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