I woke up this morning and it
finally feels like fall....
there is a cool breeze coming through
the kitchen window and I can
hear the birds off in the garden as a
lite drizzle falls to the ground.
I want to take a moment to thank
all those fellow artist, friends and family
for the contributions you have made
to my Go Fund Me campaign.
Your encouragement and support are
a real blessing.
I am still hoping to get enough to
cover the costs of getting to and from my
first show in November and if possible
enough supplies to make some wonderful
new pieces to make their debut at
the American Artisan Show.
If you would like to contribute to
this effort any amount would be
such a gift and much appreciated...
just click on the link above.
I wanted to take a moment and share
some of the new pieces as well as some special
pieces I have made for some of my fellow
artists and friends recently.
A dear friend and a most exceptionally gifted
needlework artist, Tammy Black, ordered
a Heart In Hand Thread Holder & Pin Cushion
about 6-8 weeks ago and she received it
in the mail yesterday!
"I will cherish this very special piece
with all my heart, it will sit on a table beside my
stitching chair...I'll think of you and
your amazing talent every time I look at it.
I am so happy that she is so thrilled with it!!!
If you are a stitcher or simply love good design
I would suggest you check out her work and
take a moment to read her blog.
Scattered Seed Samplers
Scattered Seed Samplers
A wonderful doll and Santa maker,
Bonnie Jones, ordered one of my small
1800's German style sleighs.
I can't wait to see what glorious Santa
she creates to ride in this sleigh!
If you don't know her work
you should really look her up on the web!
Another friend, Benjamin William Bradley, makes
stunningly beautiful cotton batting ornaments.
These treasures are made using vintage materials and
are truly heirloom quality pieces to treasure.
This little treasure is in my collection.
I made some miniature sleighs for Benjamin
so that he can play around and see
what he comes up with to accompany them.
If these sleighs work then I may
just have to make some more or even create
a custom sleigh just for his use.
The smallest sleigh is 3"l x 1.25" h x 1"w
and the largest sleigh shown is
6"l x 2.5"h x 2"w.
As for the "little birdie"....
well, one of the new pieces I hope to have
ready for the American Artisan Show
is a series of Limited Edition ornaments.
I plan on making 9 different ornaments
and the editions will be limited to 12 of each.
Two of the ornaments will be clip-on birds....
a Dove and a Raven.
I started working on these this week.
So far the Dove is chip-carved and assembled.
I hope to chip-carve and assemble the
Raven today. By the end of the weekend both
should be painted and ready to photograph.
Then once I have the supplies I can
beging to make the other 7 ornaments.
Once that is done I will start on making all
12 of each design.
Here are some "work-in-progress" photos
for you to enjoy...
I am proud to be among those fine artists
nominated on the Martha Stewart AMERICAN MADE
website. I would appreciate you taking a
moment to read my profile and write a comment.
The voting will begin on September 21st.
Thank you for spending some time with me today.
I hope you all have a good day today
and a wonderful weekend. Enjoy yourselves!