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Decorative Painting: Getting Started by Sybil Johnson

Decorative Painting: Getting Started

Since my mystery series is set in the world of tole/decorative painting, I periodically get questions on what that is and how to get started. 406 more words


The Power of Giving

With Christmas approaching we naturally think of family. Christmas is a time for giving and receiving. There’s really nothing quite like seeing your loved one’s beaming smile when they see the Christmas tree lit up with a stack of well wrapped gifts sitting underneath  it on Christmas morning. 131 more words


How many more sleeps till Christmas?

For most of us, it seems a little too early to begin the countdown to Christmas.

Not to mention all the planning that goes into our festive celebrations… decorations, gifts, food, parties and get togethers. 135 more words


Winifred Knights @ Dulwich Picture Gallery

This is a fabulous opportunity to soak yourself in the life and achievement of a strange and haunting woman artist, Winifred Knights, born in 1899, active in the 1920s and 30s, but who had stopped painting well before her sudden, tragically young, death from a brain tumour in 1947. 2,290 more words


Suitable Surfaces for Acrylic Painting. A five part series. (Part Five)

Part 5– Fabric and Paper

Fabric painting is such a joy, and fabric is one of my favourite surfaces to paint on.

Just think of all the one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art you can create! 744 more words


Traditional Tuesday - Gzhel Porcelain

Around 1800, the Russian artisan brothers Kulikov, from the region of Gzhel, near Moscow in Russia, perfected a secret porcelain technique that was only previously used in China. 300 more words