Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Funny Thing Happened...

on the way through this artful journey.
 I had pretty much set aside painting, since spending all of my time doing so was NOT paying off.
 I have not been able to market my paintings much at all,
 and after all, I have bills to pay.
 So I went back to publishing craft patterns, mostly sewing, and making primitive dolls.
Then out of the blue came a quiet little convo on my Etsy shop. A local shop owner had seen my work on there and loved it! She wanted to carry my paintings on consignment in her shop. And she pays well!! 
I eagerly took all of my work in to her shop, and there they all are.
 All of my paintings, cards and even a pumpkin head (which I threw in for good measure! LOL!)
So this has given me the excuse to pull out all of my art journal supplies and splash around! The water seems a little warmer and there is a faint little stripe of "hope" on the horizon!
Maybe something will sell.
We'll see.

This is called White Winter

And my beloved whimsy characters!

Primitive Santa with Star

This guy is available this month on PFATT Marketplace!

I had so much fun making him! Santas are not historically my thing. I usually go for the dolls with the girly dresses; where I can add lots of vintage lace, pintucks and embroidered embellishments!
 But this guy was in there just wanting to come out! LOL!
He comes with a prim candy cane, and holds a star cookie! Lots of rusty tin jingle bells adorn his coat!
His beard is made of raw sheep's wool and has been needle felted.

Primitive Hanging Santa is available on PFATT Marketplace this month.

Happy Holidays!