I am a native Virginian and recent transplant to beautiful North Carolina. I have always enjoyed making things with my hands and the joy of creating work that brings pleasure to others. Over the years I have dabbled in sewing, crewel embroidery, knitting, and crochet. My current passion is painting.
As a decorative painter, I am self taught though I have taken classes with several different professional artists. My painted pieces are done primarily on glass, and patterns are inspired by traditional lace or crochet patterns, historical decorative borders, and my own imagination. The finished products are created using a form of tole painting called "stroke work" where I combine individual dots and strokes, one at a time.
I still go back to crochet and counted cross stitch from time to time and you might find some of these items from me at WomanCraft, where I have been a member since 2017.
Janie is the artist behind Brown Dog Paints (and Stitches). Janie's complete collection is available at our Carrboro, North Carolina store. To see more of her items available online, click here.