Classic Amy Joanne

All Things Art & Home

On any given day the space between my ears is a whirl-wind of creative ideas ~ not only in the designing of a painted piece, but also in the creating of a unique surface that holds a purpose and for gift giving as well~ whether to accompany a recipe or coordinate with a candle! Ideas, …

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Country Store Christmas ~ is created with Paint & Pencil ~ the deep rich color comes from a base layer of DecoArt Acrylic Paint and then adding layers upon layers of PrismaColor Premier Penciling to finish. Would you believe this all-comes-together on top of Watercolor Paper (found here)? Yes, watercolor paper, acrylic paint and colored …

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Studio Happenings It’s the little things that become the big things…. that make a whole-lotta-difference…..and when it came to painting the worktable in the Studio, my heart was set on ‘Cilantro Green’ from Sherwin Williams~ to compliment all the blue, white and stained furniture, surrounding the worktable. The Cilantro Green 2″ swatch next to the …

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Creating Characters such as ‘Produce Prudence‘ is like telling a story thru design and paint. Each Character taken from a likeness of family or friends. The whimsy and charm of ‘Produce Prudence‘ come along with each addition to the design from her clothing to the basket full of goods, and of course her smirky smile. …

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We’ve been having sooooo much fun creating the ‘Creative Christmas Keepsake Journal‘ ~ so why not create even more fun with a ‘Creative Halloween Keepsake Journal‘ ! So what’s this is all about? ~ Peeks your interest? Click (here) to learn more ~ this information is always available to you thru the ‘Keepsake Journal Tab‘ …

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It is always exciting to be asked to be a part of any Publication, whether it be print or an on-line source….and it was no exception when I received an email from ‘The Pixelated Palette’ On-Line Magazine to submit a project for their May/June Issue! ‘Why yes I would love to!’

What can I say, Summer is just something to get thru….I’m not a fan. But, thankful everyday that this ‘inside girl‘ has enough projects to entertain herself…..in the comfort of air conditioning. My neighbors even send me off in May with a ‘see ya in September’ wave. ~*~ Studio Happenings The Studio has been receiving …

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It’s no secret that I love to create ~ all things homespun and pretty packaging too. Twill Tape has become a ‘staple’ in the craft closet along side of the scissors, paintbrushes, scrapbooking paper and piles of wool waiting to be used. We have used the Twill Tape many times thru-out this Blog for projects …

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Countless times over the last 35 years, I have been reminded of how awesome this creative journey is with the friendships made along the way. And countless times, looking back, I see how God’s Plan is perfectly laid out ~ all-while holding a paint brush in my hand. ~*~ A few years ago when asked …

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