Kentucky Crafted Sneak Peek!











To see more sneak peeks from my fellow Kentucky Crafted artists and crafters search #kycrafted on social media! Visit this page to learn more about the event, purchase tickets in advance or register as a buyer for Friday’s wholesale/trade day.

Berea Craft Festival ’14 Preview

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.

See you in Berea!

Patty…a Sleeping, Pink Pixie.

This charming little lady is Patty. She’s a sleeping pink pixie full of sweetness. I like to think that once she awakens, she’s responsible for fluttering around, sprinkling moments of tenderness and sweetness onto our lives.

Patty is my newest offering for the PFATT Marketplace which will be “live” today, Feb. 10th at 1 PM EST.

Let these images of Patty make you think of warmer, sweeter days ahead. And if you’d like Patty to flutter to your abode, visit my shop on PFATT Marketplace.

Shelby – A Woodland Sprite

I’m so excited to introduce this little lady to you. Her name is Shelby. She is an OOAK (original, one of a kind) woodland sprite & the first of many pieces which I consider to be a type of sculpted vignette.

Shelby is my first head to toe sculpt & I have to tell you I’ve had so much fun dreaming her up & watching her come to life. Each layer of clay revealed a new layer of personality & each layer of paint really brought her to life! Needless to say, this little lady has already inspired a couple of other ‘Sculpted Vignettes’ & I already have many sketches littering my workbook of new dolls that *need* to be completed.

Shelby is sculpted from paper clay over various pieces of styrofoam & wooden armature (without the use of any molds) & is secured and sculpted onto a wooden base. She stands 11″ tall & is 7″ wide at the base. She’s been hand-painted in many layers & has a beautiful, aged patina reminiscent of vintage toys. She’s sealed, signed & dated & comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Shelby is available for purchase on the PFATT Marketplace June update. You can click here to purchase! (PFATT Marketplace updates on the 10th of each month at 1 PM EST.) Be sure to check out the awesome works offered by fellow PFATT Marketplace members.