Links

Some links for your exploration

To learn more about tole/decorative painting…

Society of Decorative Painters
Prudy Vannier’s YouTube channel – videos demonstrating basic brushstrokes
DecoArt Come Paint With Us – free videos and instructions for beginning projects

Places to buy painting supplies…

Artist’s Club – pattern books, packets, surfaces, paint and all sorts of other painting supplies plus my first book, Fatal Brushstroke.
Viking Woodcrafts – pattern books, packets, surfaces, paint and all sorts of other painting supplies

Painting conventions you can attend…

Creative Painting – convention held every year in Las Vegas
Society of Decorative Painters Convention – this one is held throughout the US. In 2017, it’s in Daytona Beach, FL.
Northwest Decorative Artists Convention – held every other year in Seattle, WA
Raindrop Chapter Convention – held every other year in Portland, OR
Heart of Ohio Tole (HOOT) Convention – held in Ohio every year
Oklahoma City Painting Palooza – held in Oklahoma. In its second year.

Support independent bookstores…

Book Carnival – Orange, CA
Mysterious Galaxy
– San Diego, CA
Mystery Ink – Huntington Beach, CA
Pages – Manhattan Beach, CA

Mystery Conferences…

Bouchercon – world mystery convention home
California Crime Writers Conference – presented by Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and SoCalMWA
Left Coast Crime – mystery conference held in Western North America
Malice Domestic – mystery conference celebrating the traditional mystery

Mystery Organizations…

Sisters in Crime – national website
Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles
– Los Angeles chapter
Mystery Writers of America – national website
SoCalMWA – Southern California chapter

Other mystery authors…

Henery Press – a hen house full of mystery authors including me!
Hannah Dennison – author of the Vicky Hill and Honeychurch Hall series
Naomi Hirahara – Edgar award winning author of the Mas Arai series and Officer Ellie Rush series
Sue Ann Jaffarian – author of the Odelia Grey series, the Ghost of Granny Apple series…
Terri Nolan – author of the Birdie Keane series

And just for fun…

Henri LeChatNoir’s YouTube channel – my favorite existential cat
RijksMuseum Flashmob – a flashmob recreates my favorite painting. The best “ad” I’ve ever seen for a museum
Seattle Public Library Book Domino Chain – fun to watch, the chain celebrated their 2013 summer reading program
Sad Cat Diary – YouTube video
Inventions That Changed Society – Describes Shaker furniture and some of Leonardo da Vinci’s amazing inventions.