Tuesday, June 28, 2011

End of June?

I can't believe it is the end of June already.  I have been keeping very busy painting and designing.  My most recent submission to Scrap and Stamp Magazine was accepted and will be in their January issue.  I was thrilled and hope that you will all be able to find the magazine to see the project.  They seemed very interested in promoting painted card designs to their readers.  I have a subscription to the magazine and really enjoy it and would recommend it to any of you who like to make cards.  They have very interesting technique articles in the magazine as well as cards made by very talented designers.    Hopefully the article will be well received and the editors will be interested in other projects as well.  The project that I submitted will be a technique project with painting that is appropriate for any beginner or non-painter. 

I also just found out that I will have an ornament project in the Paintwork's Ornament issue and was delighted about that.  I have been trying for a number of years to get a project in the ornament issue.  I'm not sure when that comes out on the newsstands but if my memory is correct it seems to me that it is in August some time. 

I have been working on a number of new patterns and hope to have a few of them ready for the HOOT show in August.  I'm planning to have some new bug designs painted on a plate and then sculpted and attached to a wood piece.  They are fun and I hope that you will enjoy painting them as much as I have enjoyed designing them.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Free Lesson Plans on the Web

Many of you have asked me recently where you can find good quality lesson plans to use with children.  The links that I am posting are kid-tested, teacher-approved and free for all of you to use.  Take a look and if you have any questions you can always feel free to contact me.