Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2017

It’s almost time for Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2017 edition. This year, you’ll be able to find me at Booth 211. For more info, click the banner below or continue reading. Check back in the next few days or follow me on social media for a few sneak peeks of my new work!


Kentucky Crafted: The Market is the Kentucky Arts Council’s signature event produced each year in the spring featuring the highest quality art, craft, literature, music, film and food found in the state. More than 200 Kentucky Crafted and select out-of-state artists, musicians and artisanal food producers make their finest work available to wholesale buyers and the general public during the three-day event.

Wholesale buyers have the rare opportunity at The Market to place orders directly with producers of Kentucky traditional and contemporary fine art and craft, as well as publishers of Kentucky related books and specialty food products.

Doors are opened to the general public during the weekend to purchase work in the retail marketplace. Shoppers can find fine art and craft from Kentucky’s most extraordinary artists, participate in hands-on activities, or take a break at the Kentucky Stage music festival featuring some of the state’s best-loved musicians and performers.

Kentucky is one of a few states in the nation to sponsor a show of this kind for its art and craft businesses. Its 34-year tradition of excellence has not gone unnoticed. Kentucky Crafted: The Market was named the No. 1 Fair & Festival in the country four times by readers of AmericanStyle Magazine. The Southeast Tourism Society has named it a Top 20 Event for 15 years.


Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2017

Lexington Convention Center
430 W. Vine St.
Lexington, Ky.Friday, April 219 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Trade Only)
Saturday, April 229 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 2310 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Buy tickets at the door!
One-day ticket: $12
$2.00 discount to seniors (62 and over), military and state employees with ID.
Children 15 and under are admitted free.



Witches among us.

I am watching Salem on Netflix while working on art. The show is very inspiring and filled with such imagery. This is the perfect time of year to begin the series.

I have noticed though that some of my sculpts are beginning to be affected.


I hope it is of my own doing.


Is it wrong that I will put this girl in the oven to bake? To dry her of course! And at a low temp.

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And so this happened…

Earlier this year when I attended Kentucky Crafted: The Market, two kind gentlemen introduced themselves to me and asked me to talk about my art a little bit. Over the years, I have become comfortable engaging the folks who come into my booth and I am actually delighted to talk about my love of making my work. For a person who works from home, it can be quite fun to have people peek into your little world.

As it turns out, these fellows, Bob Shrader and Matt Hilton produce a show which airs on KET (Kentucky Educational Network), locally, and RFD-TV, nationally. It is called Bluegrass and Backroads. When Bob and Matt asked if I would be interested in having them come to my studio to film a segment, I shuddered on the inside. While flattered by the offer, on-camera interviews terrify me. Something just happens when fancy lights come on and red buttons flash. It’s not a good look for me, my mind goes blank. I asked if I could think about it. I knew it would be so stupid to turn them down but the thought of doing it made me die a little on the inside. They took my information and a business card. As soon as they left the booth, my husband looked at me like I was crazy, then said, “You have to do it. You know you have to do it.” Always the voice of reason, (and…I knew I had to do it), I chased Bob & Matt down, gave them the thumbs up, told them I was in and tried to choke down the nerves.

Last Thursday, Bob and Matt came to my home studio to interview me and watch me work on my art. Of course, as soon as the lights came on, I got really nervous. The kind of nervous that makes your voice shaky and crack a little. The kind of nervous that makes you forget all about the things you should have said or the cool things you could have told. But after talking to them a while, things evened out & I think they got a good interview. PLUS, they’ll edit it all down to about six of my best minutes. I think I did six good minutes at least! And thankfully, Matt took pictures throughout the day. I’m happy to have them to document this occasion! And I’m happy I chased them down and said yes!

Sometimes you have to do things outside of your comfort zone.

And so, the day before Bluegrass & Backroads showed up in West Liberty to film, I erased the Prince quote from my porch chalkboard and changed it to this. For Me. For you if you need it.



“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud, was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin

Pics from the filming! Thanks so much to Matt Hilton for taking these.








Bluegrass & Backroads, presented by Kentucky Farm Bureau, will air in the fall. Check back for an announcement for the specific air date.

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