to my website.
Tole painting is my passion, so it's the primary
focus of this website, but it's not the only thing
featured as my interests are varied;
from painting to basket weaving, to motorcycle riding,
have a look around, and thanks for visiting.
This site is best viewed using a screen resolution of
originally referred to painting on tin, however
it now encompasses any type of decorative painting,
be it on wood,
etc... When peddlers travelled across America
in wagons, hawking their wares, tin was the major
product sold to settlers for their kitchen utensils.
Not able to afford fancy dishes or cookware, settlers
decorated these pieces to make them more attractive.
Painters have been known to paint on nearly any
surface imaginable, and some you might not imagine...Click
learn more about tolepainting.
following links include some websites that I frequently
visit and/or order products from. I also subscribe
to several of the magazines listed, and I was One-Stroke
Certified in Atlanta, 1998 (hence the link to Donna
Dewberry's site). On these sites you can find paint
products, craft products, tips & techniques,
free project ideas and learn about upcoming events.
If you'd like me to add a link to this page for
your site, or a resourceful site for decorative
artists, send me an email.
For a comprehensive website listing of painting
sites, click here.
quality wood kits by many top designers. Let
us do the cuttin', leavin' you more time for the
Paints One Stroke Painting and Decorative Painting
- One Stroke Painting and Decorative Painting
information, articles and tips, classes, and more!
more information on tole painting visit the Society
of Decorative Painting's website.
This is a Internet mailing list, with lots of
great activities and fellow painters to boost
Carousel Art Studio
This is the website of artist Neadeen Masters,
CDA - Art Instructor (she is also a travel instructor).
& Easy Painting Magazine A great
magazine with fun painting projects. This magazine
offers quick and easy directions or if you are
a more experienced painter, more detailed instructions.
Magazine Online - This is an excellent
painting magazine with great projects in each
Stroke Painting - This site features the
one-stroke technique developed by Donna Dewberry.
It's a great way to learn to paint, and it's a
great technique for quicker, easier painting.
Club - A great site for ordering books
Craft Express - This is also great site
for ordering books and supplies.
Ceramcoat - Delta makes the medium many
of us painters love, acrylic paint! This site
also features products, ideas, and free projects.
Art - This site features Americana Paint
and also has lots of fun projects and ideas for
the artist in you.
- It's great to have one of these stores next
to a Michael's because they compete for your business
and their prices are lower than you'll find at
a Michael's where there is no ACMoore nearby.
You can find upcoming classes by visiting their
is one of the largest directories for Arts
and Craft enthusiasts on the Internet. Over 24,000
links in more than 900 categories.
A FREE DATABASE TO ORGANIZE
YOUR BOOKS AND PATTERNS...
the box below (it's a link) to go to my database page.
There you will find instructions on how to use the database
and a link to download it.
Microsoft Access 97 version for those of you with Access
97 is now available, please click the box below.
Information August 26, 2008***
you do not have Microsoft Office, and are therefore unable
to utilize the free database to organize your books, magazines,
and patterns, there is a free office suite, called OPENOFFICE,
with a database module, that reportedly is able to open
Access databases. Please
click here to read more about OPENOFFICE,
or to download the application.
here to see some of the Christmas projects I've
painted over the years.
LATEST PAINTING PROJECTS...
see some more of my latest pieces
STUFF I'VE PAINTED...
I'VE PAINTED OVER THE YEARS...
a quick look at some of the projects I've painted
a snowman plate holder. Painted Dec 2009. You
put a plate with yummy Christmas cookies on
top! Click either image to see a larger picture.
is the winter scene painted on the flip side
Autumn sign shown below. It's a combination
of a couple patterns.
or on the image
to see a larger picture.
is an Autumn sign, very nice for fall.
It's a quick project to paint, from Quick and
Painting, October 2009. Click
or on the image
to see a larger picture.
is a snowman sign. The garland also has lights
in it and the lantern has 4 lights, one in each
pane. It's adorable. I made this one for my "new"
sisters, Andrea and Jamie and I made one for my
mom too. Click here
or on the image to see a larger picture. Painted
is a little metal sign I painted for me, November
2007. Click here
or on the image to see a larger pictures.
a great Halloween pumpkin, painted October 2007!
Click on the photo, or here
to see a close up.
is a Sue Beckerton design, painted by me in
October 2007. The wood is from Coyote Woodworks.
This is a great little Halloween center piece!
a clay pot painted to look like a scarecrow.
Great for fall.
my very first quilt. I hand quilted most of
it, and then I hand painted the roses on the
white blocks. Started this quilt in January
of 2004, so it took almost 3 years to complete!!!
Still it was fun incorporating sewing and painting
in one project.
took another Bob Ross painting class at my local
Michael's and this is the project we painted.
It's the Northern Lights. Turned out pretty
good, but not quite enough color in my lights.
Gave this one to my sister-in-law. To see the
first Bob Ross painting I did, click
Click image for a larger view.