July must be the month to start thinking of Christmas…Etsy is promoting a “Christmas in July” sale. Not everything is related to Christmas but a good time to start your shopping! When you go to Etsy and do a search type in “CIJ” or “Christmas in July” and it will pull up loads of goods to look at. Everyone involved is giving some type of discount or free shipping. I will be giving free shipping on all my ornaments and magnets through the month of July.
The reason I picked this specific ornament to show at the top of the page is because of the designer, Susan Van Alyne. She was the teacher I learned to tole paint from. She had such a way about her and made me feel like I could do this. (Some of my first works are a little hard to look at now but she was very encouraging.) I took classes from her at the local craft store in Las Vegas for about 8 months then she moved to northern Nevada due to her husband’s job change. I feel like in those months she gave me the self confidence and the basic knowledge to keep at it and to continue to painting . Then the more you do a thing the better and easier it becomes and the love of it flows. At least this is what I have found with painting.
Can you tell I love to paint this little guy!