How About an Impromptu Art Show!

Eeeks! Monday is usually the day for recovery after a full weekend of arting it up! It is also the day for laundry and watering plants and catching up and a host of other things that sometimes get shoved to the back burner when it’s time for an art fair.

This Monday, I was surprised by an email from the director of a well-established and well-known art fair in Indiana. She had seen my artwork at Woodland over the weekend and invited me to be a guest artist at Art in Speed Park, THIS weekend, August 27th and 28th.

Since I hadn’t unpacked a lot of my things, artwork excluded, it was easy to say yes! I feel very grateful to have been invited.

Sooooo, although it wasn’t included in my show line-up. I’m excited to say I’ll be in Sellersburg, Indiana this weekend at Art in Speed Park.

And, although I’m still a little tired from the Woodland Art Fair, I’m excited about this show.

And just like that….my typical recovery M0nday turned into a busy one!

Art in Speed Park is just a few short minutes from Louisville, so if you’re in the area and would like to see all of my little people, in person, in one setting, come out and visit!

The show runs on Saturday and Sunday, 10-5 each day.


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"Single, Solitary" One more painting available on Etsy.

I listed this painting today, titled “Single, Solitary”. It’s 16″ x 20″ on gallery wrapped canvas.


Swing by my Etsy shop & have a look at the close-ups.

Francine, a Peculiar Sort with Rowdy Friends

This little girlie is Francine. Francine is 27″ tall. She has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Her lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean filled, weighting her little bottom, so that she sits nicely. Francine has been hand-painted & sanded, top to bottom many, many times & has a rich, deeply-aged patina. Francine’s arms are lightly wired allowing her to be slightly posed.

Her face has been needle-sculpted by hand and hand-painted. Her bottom lip ‘pouts’ while her top lip is simply painted. She has been painted with various mediums & has been sealed top to bottom with a combination of glossy & matte acrylic sealer so that she may be lightly dusted after display & kept a lifetime.

Francine’s fingers have been needle-sculpted by hand. She sports tan painted gloves. She also sports painted brown boots with robin’s subtle robin’s egg blue socks. Her high boots are highly detailed right down to the buttons!

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Francine’s apron dress is made from two super cute 100% cotton prints. Her underskirt is a cream stripe while her over skirt is a completely sweet floral fabric with peachy/pink branches on an olive/golden background. Francine’s blouse is made of white muslin & features hand-gathered sleeves. Her collar is finished with a taupe pearl bead. Both the dress & blouse feature tons of hand-stitching! All visible hems have been hand-stitched (dress, sleeves, collar), as well as the back of the blouse. All clothing has been dyed in a coffee/lavender bud bath for a slightly aged appearance. It was then hand-washed & pressed with linen water.

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Francine carries with her two little friends. Both crows are my original designs & are made from 4 separate pieces. They’ve been made from muslin, hand-painted & sanded, hand-painted & sanded again, and finally sealed with a matte sealer. The wings & tail have been hand-quilted & attached with buttons. The ‘flying’ crow’s wings have been stitched by hand. The standing crow’s feet have been fashioned from wire & tape & are sewn securely to the crow’s body. This crow cannot stand on it’s own. Both crows are approx. 11″ from head to tail. The standing crow’s wings can be posed.

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Francine’s hair is red 100% mohair. It is not quite as stark as shown in these photographs. I have slightly glued, then carefully needle-felted it to Francine’s head. It is parted & styled in a low side pony. Her hair is fastened with a chocolate ribbon.

Francine’s flying crow is attached to her hand with rusty wire. It can be posed in many positions.

Little Francie will be available Sunday evening June 8th at 9:15 PM EST – June 15th, 9PM EST. Click her to view or bid on this little girl.