I get excited this time of year…..we are one week away from the Decorative Painting HOOT Convention 2015 in Columbus Ohio!  Woo-Hoot! Looking forward to seeing ol’ friends, taking classes, enjoying the open air farm market, viewing all the Art and shopping the convention…. This week holds catching up on life, making lists, packing a …

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Decorative Art is an amazing Art form….We can paint on any surface, from new wood to vintage tin cans, to brass lockets, to slate roofing, to paper, to furniture, to glass jars….just about anything! The skills and knowledge of our Art form is very useful when decorating our homes, serving our guests or needing a special handmade …

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The Making of a Pattern Packet ….take 2. Since the posting of Pattern Packet…take 1 (here), I have had many questions and comments about the checklist I have created for myself to ‘create’ the pattern packet and packet contents. Since I enjoy branding ‘Classic Amy Joanne’ and love consistency I keep all my patterns in the same …

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 The universe is tilting and after the smoke clears I believe it will be in our favor….as Decorative Artists.  What ???? There has been a lot of buzz on social media about All American Crafts, PaintWorks magazine, convention changes, big-box store supplies and the un-happiness we are feeling, we feel like we are on a …

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