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A wall of butterfliesA wall of butterflies [29, Apr 03]: Before the Royal Easter Show Gwen painted a lot of butterflies, happily she took some photos for us before she left. Its amazing to see them all shimmering together on the fence.
This butterfly door hanger is another excellent butterfly idea from Gwen.
She has also been busy painting 31 glasses cases for the Bowling club. These make great portable gifts if you are travelling and you want something to thank the various people you meet along the way. Of course, the frog ones are my favorites.

Some new books have been added;
Bear's Inn Jars is by Paula Walsh - lots of lots of designs for painting on jars with some really lovely bear designs for Christmas and thoughout the year.
Lovin' Spoonfuls Quick and Easy Crafts Vol 2 by Gerry Klein - not just spoons this book has lots of wonderful designs including a board in the shape of a golfing green with tees nailed into the board to hold golf balls.
Plum Purdy Season Vol 3 by Renee Mullins - primitive designs for all seasons.

Student\'s workStudent's work [14, Mar 03]: Two new pieces of student's work have been added to the students gallery. A lovely doll's cradle which has been decoupaged by Gwen Bryon for her granddaughter. The other piece is a paper towel holder decorated with Golden-ray lilies by Melissa Legge.

Gwen has been madly preparing for the Australian Royal Easter Show, so if you are going this year make sure you keep an eye out for her and her beautiful butterflies at the Matisse stand.
Naughty Mice Brush boxNaughty Mice Brush box [1, Feb 03]: A great new piece the Brush box will keep all your paint brushes in shape when you cart them around or store them away. As long as you put them in the right way up :) Gwen has painted hers with the Naughty Mice from one of my drawings.

The unpainted Brush box is $35
The Naughty Mice pattern is $10. Or if you buy it as a kit (box and pattern) it is $40.00 plus postage.
Rose Placemat Pattern FreebieRose Placemat Pattern Freebie [1, Jan 03]: A very exciting start to the year, Gwen has added a lovely Rose Placemat Pattern to the freebie section including a step by step guide to her beautiful Roses.

I have also added a whole new section to the Catalogue for all the wonderful Folk Art patterns available from Crichtons. All the patterns are $10AUD incl. postage within Australia and include full colour worksheets. If you spot something else in the Gallery that you would like to have as a pattern pack just let Gwen know. If its one of her original designs she may well make up a pattern pack for you.

And I have finaly finished putting up all of the Shapes Catalogue sections including my favourite; Desks. I love the Writing Desk. There are now about 30 pages in the Shapes Catalogue.

Australian Wildflowers Photo FrameAustralian Wildflowers Photo Frame [18, Dec 02]: These Australian Wildflowers have been painted onto our new photo frame. The frame will stand horizontaly or verticaly, is made from 9mm MDF and is 24mm x 19mm.

For the window we have used clear acetate instead of glass so that it is safe for children to handle. That way we thought the frame could be painted by children in a children's class and perhaps place their school photo in it. The unpainted frame only costs $5.

Gwen Crichton

23 Dina Beth Ave,
2148. NSW

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