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
Society of Decorative Painters Make With Paint – you can purchase a supply kit and videos with beginning projects here
A Guide to Watercolors, Oils, Acrylic, Pastels – This one’s not strictly decorative painting. A bit about various kinds of paint.
Places to buy painting supplies…
Bear With Us – pattern books, packets, surfaces, paint and all sorts of other painting supplies
Cupboard Distributing – pattern books, packets, surfaces, paint and all sorts of other painting supplies
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 2018, 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
Oklahoma City Painting Palooza – held in Oklahoma.
World of Color Expo – held in Virginia
New England Traditions (NET) – held in Massachusetts
Pixelated Palette – e-zine for decorative painting, mixed media and more
Painting World – Print magazine for decorative painters, mixed media artists and crafters
Painting Ezine – e-zine for decorative painting
Support independent bookstores…
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
General Mystery and Writing Links…
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.