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What a difference a week makes. Only a few remnants of the gorgeous fall color that we enjoyed remain, and winter is trying to make an early appearance. The “BIG” weekend is behind us. The wedding was gorgeous and Alee and Michael were launched in fairy tale style. Now we are back at work trying to catch up!
Drawing for the week of December 15 through December 21
The drawing for the week is: Web Site Gift Certificates. We will draw for one $50.00 and two $25.00 certificates.
Any purchase made the week of December 15 through December 21 will qualify you to be entered into the drawing. Winner to be announced next Monday.
The winner of last week’s drawing for Brenda's favorite brushes is: Susan Holston of Suffolk, VA.
Web site specials for the week of December 8 through December 14
The web specials for this week is: a selection of wood pieces and the packet.
8 X 16 Holly Panel Shepherd Santa Packet
Please click on link above or select web specials from menu at top of page.
I am so excited to share my plans for the 2015 March Williamsburg seminar with you. The announcement is coming late as I took some time to give this a lot of thought. After studying the results of what you most wanted to do, I determined that we would do a color study/design seminar. You will be given several still life and floral design patterns that you may use or you may wish to also develop your own designs. Everyone will work out the color harmony for their particular design. There will be some lecture throughout the seminar, and we will work day and evening sessions. Some painting will be done. You may or may not complete the painting of your project during the seminar, depending on your painting speed. Everyone will leave with a color and mixing plan completed. You may use the medium of your choice, bottled acrylics, tube acrylics, oil or alkyd...or a mixture of these. We will have a large selection of DecoArt acrylics available for your use in the classroom.
You are invited to the 2015 Williamsburg Seminars
Recently Released . . . . . .
Announcing . . . . . Spirit of Christmas Chest available for shipping
Spirit of Christmas
Uniquely absorbent Aquabord™ is perfect for watercolors and gouache, but is also ideal for casein and acrylics. Will not tear, shrink or buckle even under heavy water application.
Available in two sizes of gallery style surface.
This chest has a hinged top and a little drawer with a brass knob.
This reporduction pencil/pen box has a hinged top and a removable divided tray inside.
White Satin Porcelain
You may have noticed the disappearance of the White Satin Porcelain page from our web site. Many of you know that we have been slowly phasing out these beautiful surfaces. A couple of years ago the main factory that produced this product closed and most of our items became unavailable. We tried some product from other factories, but were very dissatisfied with both the quality and the reliability. I made the decision to quit fighting the porcelain battle and concentrate on designing for other surfaces. I am quite excited about spending more time designing signature wood pieces and working on some new surfaces, such as the Ampersand Aquabord. Meanwhile, we sold down our porcelain inventory and the last pieces left our shelves this fall. All paintings that were originally done on the porcelain may be painted on wood or other surfaces. . . plates, trays, boxes, etc. Alternative surface only need to be prepared with a white or off white acrylic basecoat.
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