Appalachian Folk Art by Kentuckian, Rebecca F. Miller Campbell. Featuring handmade One of a Kind (OOAK) signed, numbered, primitive art dolls, paintings & bits of whimsy from the hills of Eastern Kentucky.
The photos below are previews of new pieces which will be available at the Berea Craft Festival this weekend at Indian Fort Theater in Berea, Kentucky. If you see anything you like and are unable to attend the festival this weekend, feel free to contact me, either through Etsy or using my contact form located in the page tabs above. I plan to have a big Etsy update in the next week or two!
It’s almost here! In less than two weeks, I’ll be packing up my studio and heading to the Berea Craft Festival in Berea, Ky. I love this event. I often boast about the atmosphere, the woods, the art, the renaissance dancers, the regional music, the flavors. But I swear I don’t think it’s possible to convey how cool the Berea Craft Festival is with just words and photos. It’s an experience. It has flavor. A flavor all its own.
This last week before the Berea Craft Festival, finds me pushing myself to complete new pieces. I always want to have new work to show those who visit my booth each year….new ornaments, new little critters. And new signed and numbered pieces too. Here’s just a sampling of some of the new work that is finished and photographed and packed away, waiting to travel to Indian Fort Theater soon. My worktable is full of items waiting for their last touches as well.
Enjoy! And if you’re looking for a great weekend July 11, 12 and 13, travel to Berea. You can visit the Craft Festival, tour the local shops in Berea, KY, including the Old Town artist community and you can visit the Kentucky Artisan Center, home to some of the very best art and crafts Kentucky has to offer. You don’t have to wander far in Berea to find a whole bunch of eye candy! Click here for more information or driving directions.
This sweet lady is Angeline. She’s approximately 15″ tall from the top of her head to her base. She’s a muslin & fiberfill creation & is made in they style of a stump doll. She has no legs & stands on her own as her base is lightly weighted. She’s been hand-painted top to bottom and has been sanded & aged, giving her such a lovely, vintage patina. Angeline is sealed so that she may be lightly dusted after display.
Angeline’s face has been been carefully painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand, giving her face a great bit of dimension. Her hands are needle-sculpted as well. Angeline’s beautiful white wings are machine-quilted, painted, stained & sanded & are covered in vintage-style German glass glitter. They sparkle brilliantly! They are attached to Angeline with a vintage, mother of pearl button & embroidery thread.
This fabric is part of one of my favorite Moda collections! It is 100% cotton & is so supple to the touch. The hem has been stitched by hand. Angeline’s blouse is made of white muslin. A vintage, grey mother of pearl button adorns the neckline. There is hand-stitching along the back, neckline & sleeves.
Aren’t these little guys the sweetest? They are made of five separate parts, button jointed. Each lamb measures 5.5″ long and 6″ tall. They’ve been hand-painted, aged & sealed for durability.
Angeline’s hair is 100% mohair. It has been secured to her head with needle-felting and a little glue for extra durability.
Angeline is now available on Ebay. She ends Sunday evening April 10th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to make this little angel & her sweet friends, yours.