I really wasn’t going to post today, but I did want to share some information that many of you may be interested in. While I know that many who read are involved in woodworking, I also realize that lots of my woodworking readers also are interested in different finishing techniques and some painting.
I belong to a wonderful group here on the net called “Tole Town.” It is an entirely community that is dedicated to decorative painting. By belonging to Tole Town by obtaining a membership, you are able to access many wonderful downloadable patterns and tutorials and much information that will help you along.
While I understand that there is lots of free information available here on the internet, I think that paying a small fee to receive quality information from wonderful teachers and fellow painters is really worth the cost. They have several membership plans so that you can try out membership for a short time and see what things are all about. They also have a wonderful monthly digital newsletter called Paint The Town that you can download that contains lots and lots of wonderful full color patterns in many techniques which will suit any taste.
Today they are hosting a Block Party so that members and non members are able to spend the day sampling all they have to offer.
There are all kinds of goodies and free things for anyone who comes to participate! Their schedule for the events is posted here :
I have supported them by offering a free painting pattern that you will be able to download from the event, as well as offered a free combo kit of painting pattern and kit for someone to win! There are lots of free downloads and prizes to be won and it is a great way to try your hand at painting with some wonderful free instructions by some great teachers!
Even if you miss the block party, I strongly recommend that you spend some time to check out the site and bookmark it. It is a wonderful place filled with information and fun and friendship. I hope you check it out!
Happy Saturday everyone! Have a great weekend! :D
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"