Tramp Art, like quilting, relies on using salvaged materials to create textures and patterns then piecing them together to make beautiful yet utilitarian
objects. While relatively unknown, Tramp Art was a wide-spread form of Folk Art that flourished in America between the 1870's – 1940's.


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Colonial Williamsburg Gets a Tramp.....The Art Tramp that is!

I have only been to Colonial Williamsburg
a couple of times but I remember
my visits with much warmth and admiration.

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
is simply astounding with the quantity
and quality of it's collection....a MUST SEE
for those who truly love Folk Art.

When I visited, it was late Fall.
The leaves had mostly turned but there was
that wonderful "crispness" in the air.

The crowds had gone and I was able
to spend time talking with the artisans in their shops.
There were no lines for anywhere and 
I could stroll the streets at ease. The aroma of
Hot Apple Cider filled the air along
with that of the spice cookies they had for sale
on a small street cart.....
it was a wonderful experience!

And now, I have had another wonderful experience
that I wanted to share with all to you.

Some of my Tramp Art will now be available
through the Art Museum Store of Colonial Williamsburg.
They currently have eight of my pieces
and I am working on a small order that should go out
next week. I am also hoping to have the
opportunity to design some Tramp Art pieces that
will be exclusive to Colonial Williamsburg
since those designs will all be my interpretation of
pieces that are in the museums collections.

I am honored to have my art available at
such a wonderful and well respected museum.
The people I have been working with are
outstanding in every way. I want to thank Susan
and Lauren for everything they have done.


I encourage everyone to visit and support
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as well as
your local or regional museums....

they are a precious gift for all of us to enjoy!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Show Time!

Well, it is that time of year again.
There is a chill in the air and soon there will be frost as well.
I love the Fall and that "crispness" in the air.
Of course, all this means that the Wilton Historical Society's

American Artisan Show

is just around the corner....November 4th - 6th.


As you can see, things are all over the place
as I am getting ready for the show.
I have so many pieces I want to make and
so little time!

Sewing pieces, Ornaments, CAWfin®, Tombstone Angel,
and a very special piece that will use an antique
Sheraton table base with the original black paint...
let's see how much I can get done.

Hope to see you all there at the show!!!


The Early American Folk Arts & Trades 

The first MARKETPLACE for this Facebook Group
will be held on Facebook this weekend, October 15 - 16.

Each artist can post one piece at a time
and add another once the first piece has sold.
I will be posting two pieces for
everyone's consideration...

"Live Free, Die Happy"

"Get Cracking"


I would like to share a couple images
of two of my most recent
Heart In Hand Thread Holder & Pin Cushions...

Hope everyone has a great week!!! 
I will be heading back to create more Tramp Art
one chip at a time!