Tinker Around

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Painting Seminar with Maureen McNaughton and a Fabulous B&B

Today, I would like to tell you about a fabulous little Bed and Breakfast that four of us stayed in outside of Tyler, "The Stroud House".  As usual, I have a lot of pictures to share with you!  The owners are also going to re-open their restaurant in Henderson called "Blessings".

Stroud House
7481 Hwy 64 W
Joinerville, TX
4 mi. West of Henderson

Above pictures are around the grounds of the Stroud House.  Below, are pictures of a couple of the rooms, dining areas, kitchen, and the restrooms. 

IF you are lucky, you will get to see Sheila's grandson while you are there!

When you go, be sure to tell them that you read about their B&B on my website, most of their advertising is done by word of mouth.  Sheila cooks up homemade scones or a quiche for breakfast, and fresh fruit and coffee too.  When you leave, you feel like you have made a new friend for life!!!  I can't wait to take my husband there for some private little R&R at the B&B !!!

The remainder of the blog will show you pictures from the Society of Decorative Painters chapter in Tyler, where I was blessed enough to get to participate in a seminar with Maureen McNaughton out of Canada.
Special thanks to The Rose Tolers of Tyler!!!!


This is Maureen McNaughton, and these are just a few of her projects that she brought to show us.  IF you are interested in purchasing from/or in taking a class from Maureen-

Below are some pictures of the ladies painting at the seminar.

Now, for the pictures of my friends and my finished paintings from the Seminar.




Mary, Bev, Maureen, Me, Kaye.

Day 1 Painting.

Day 2 and 3 Painting.

I have heard a lot of things from a lot of my students as they pass through my classes.  One of the most heard statements is "getting together with other ladies is like my therapy, and much cheaper!"  IF you have ever wanted to start a hobby or just do something for yourself, give painting a try.  There are painting groups and teachers world-wide.  Do a search under Society of Decorative Painters for a chapter in your area, or just talk to friends and see if they know of anyone in your area.  If you are in the Dallas/Garland area and wish to give painting a try, drop me a line.  giftofgabsave@hotmail.com
Till next time...

1 comment:

  1. Pam, So glad to have your comments on my blog....and you asked some questions which I could not answer because your comments come to me saying "no reply." So, I'm leaving you a comment on my blog in case others are thinking of asking the same questions. You can click on my profile and find my email if you have future questions....sometimes we just want to ask things in a more private way, don't we? I really appreciate you! pat at birdnestontheground