Thursday, August 13, 2009


Oh! I'm having so much fun!

I'm still working on a few more projects, but my workshops are now posted on my website for viewing.

You can sign up anytime.

The project on the left is a Faux Stained Glass Technique.

I took this class from the Faux Meister himself, Mr. Karl-Heinz Meschbach, and he gave me permission to teach this design.

Look for project designs by Bob Pennycook and other well-known and not so-known designers!

Now to finish the last few projects!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Haven't Painted in a While?

I'm happy to say that it looks as though interest in tole and decorative painting is regaining its popularity.

Granted the days of really "cute" stuff may be passé for many of us, but art making remains people's choice hobby.

As some of you know, I dabble in many forms of art for self-expression. There is not a surface that passes before my eyes that doesn't get scrutinized for possibilities.

Lately I've been drawn to my collection of 500+ older decorative painting books. All are for sale at deeply discounted prices... but I was attracted to some of the projects from the past.

And y'know? I was charmed and excited all over again.

Many of these older designs are ageless. They're classic. So even though I'm not keeping all my older books, I did keep a few. Some of the projects did not appeal to me back then but they sure do now!

If you'd like to re-ignite your passion for painting, why not sort through your magazines and books. Pick a project and just paint! Like this lovely angel project by Linda Lock!

Paint with all your heart!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Getting ready for Fall 2009!

I've been kind of quiet for a while. The studio has been a beehive of activity. No time to Blog!

It's now the middle of summer and I am busy preparing for decorative painting workshops as well as some really cool new mixed media classes for the fall of 2009.

I'm working on a new Halloween Design which I hope to complete this week. I'll post it on the website when it's done. And I'm doing a new Glass Painting design which I'll also feature very soon.

My latest newsletter "News from Cheryl' Ferrule" is scheduled to come out in a couple of weeks or sooner if I can get myself organized! Have a look at my back issues!

Workshops will be offered on the 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every week as well as Saturdays and Sundays. As always, coffee and lunch is on me!

Speaking of food, as some of you know I have been fighting my weight for as long as you've known me. I have begun another Blog about my weight loss journey. If you're curious or would like some inspiration for yourself, by all means have a look.

That's it from the studio for now.