Shaker Village Craft Fair

Next up in my 2018 art fair schedule is a new show for me and I’m very excited to be able to participate this year! The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Craft Fair is around 3 weeks away and I’m busy making some new items for this show. Put it on your list if you were not able to make it to Berea this year. Click the image below for more info.

Bluegrass and Backroads on KET

A few years ago, the wonderful producers of Bluegrass and Backroads came to my home in West Liberty to film me for a short segment on their program. It was a wonderful experience. I have learned recently that the show featuring my artwork is airing again on KET.

If you missed it the first time, here it is. My television debut!

 

Read my original blogpost about the filming experience here. And add Bluegrass and Backroads to your DVR schedule to learn more about the gifted artists, musicians and interesting places to visit in Kentucky.

Berea Craft Festival 2018 Edition

One of my favorite weekends of the year is fast approaching. If you’ve visited the Berea Craft Fair in the historic Indian Fort Theater, you probably know why. How fun to have the woods filled arts and crafts and musicians and dancers and good food and good vibes and good will and camaraderie and….well, you get my drift.

My work table is filled with work to complete, as is always the case before a show. And the excitement is setting in.

Make plans to visit us in Berea, Ky on July 13, 14 and 15th if you can. In addition to the craft festival, Berea, Ky is a wonderful, fun experience with a good amount of galleries to visit, two of which just received large shipments of some of my newest pieces. (Appalachian Fireside Gallery and the Kentucky Artisan Center)

Hope to see you there!

 

A Surprised Unearthing

On a cold, dark, rainy Saturday a packaged arrived at my door. It was labeled “A Grave Correspondence”.  

How curious and strange, my inquisitive self pondered.

Inside a box, nestled in tendrils of spring green. A tiny spoon bound by ribbon with a message: 

Here lies a Wicked Missive. Exhume With Care!

Inside a box of rich, black earth and tiny gold flakes. A Grave and Curious Correspondence indeed!

With caution, I use my dainty gold spoon to slowly push aside the earth. But, what’s that? A sound! A solid something!

A grave something!

Pulled from the dust, an intricate, tiny coffin, exquisitely detailed with vintage imagery and dancing skeletons. Only a special something could be housed within!

Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween! A burned scroll bound in burlap, sealed with wax! 

This spider seal makes me swoon! How special! And inspiring!

Unrolled, an invitation! The highest compliment! A moment to be inspired and a memory to be relived!

Let the creating begin!

 

Please join in on the fun and be moved by all things Halloween, September 29th, 2018 at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Marshall, Michigan. More information can be found here.