A Unique Folk Art with a whisper to the past~

They truly ARE the voices in my head.







Sunday, November 22, 2009

Let The Holidays Begin!!!


Thanksgiving is almost upon us and I am deep in my work. I can't imagine NOT working at this frenzied pace this time of year. So many of my wee folk are springing to life before my eyes and I know as they come together that this is exactly what I was born to do.



This is the perfect time to share with you exactly where the Goode Wife will be this week. I remember those beginning years when Pam and I would do 4 plus shows just during November and December. It was a very crazy work time, mixed with so many fond memories. I decided that it was time for this gal to go back home a bit.


Weston Holiday Bazaar
Weston Playhouse, Weston Vermont
Friday and Saturday,Nov. 27th &28th
10-4 pm
One of the best things about this show is that it is a quick stroll to The Vermont Country Store. If you've never had the pleasure, you will walk into an old country store and see much of your childhood. If you've been there before, I know there is a smile on your face as you read this... it is most certainly like coming home. What better place to spend Black Friday and Saturday ? Leaving the big box stores and rush behind and enjoying instead , a quaint Holiday Show with a piece of home for dessert. Do stop in and say hello, I'd love to see you.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Love Connection



Our art is most certainly a journey and such a labor of love. We put ourselves and our heart out in a most public way and you see our visions. I am not sure how I am going to part with these two ladies when they are adopted. I have had the same thought for many of my friends, but these two show my journey, not just in the friend I have chosen, but the construction for which I have no training for. I cannot follow a clothing pattern if my life depended on it. I have found that with much patience, I can construct these small dresses and surprise myself in the process. My key has actually been the show, Project Runway. So many of my colleagues were talking about it and I thought to myself that I am no fashionista...heck, I don't think I own a shirt without coffee or paint on it somewhere. I decided to see just what my friends were talking about and I must say I am hooked. I love watching these designers as they manipulate fabric on mannequins and the enjoyment of working in a group studio. It has given me the inspiration to work on my own little models and work the vision.




Enjoy a cup of something hot and browse my fellow artists and I on TDIPT Mercantile where it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas~

Friday, November 13, 2009

Goode Worke Zone

This Goode Wife is still forging ahead with projects and new friends to be made. It has been three months since my Father went home. He is missed terribly, but embraced in our days with so many joyful memories. I am working as I can, remembering his wishes that I share with the world, what I love. My New Pattern Website is dedicated to him. It's been on hold since May, but finally it is really on it's way! A click on the picture will take you to a new beginning. In the weeks ahead I will be adding patterns as I can and I'll be a learning the process to maintain it on my own. A special Thank you to Jan of Big Brown Dog Graphics for her enduring patience and artistry in bringing my vision forth.

Tomorrow evening, I will be uploading two offerings on TDIPT Mercantile and will be fast at work, creating for my final show of the season as well as my biggest show of the year in January. The new year ahead holds much excitement for me as my little friends will hold a bigger presence. You will see some in stores and others in magazines. Eventually, I hope that you will see them as stamps and note cards. A special Thank You to Sandra Evertson for encouraging me!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Trip of Treasures


I'd love to share with you, my special friends Robert and Millie Huckabay. A click on the picture will bring you to their site and back in time. Millie Huckabay's American Country store is sure to delight any lover of old. Millie herself is very beloved by me.


I met her several years ago at Fort Washington as Netty and I were setting up for the Gallery of Craftsmen Show. Now, setting up is never a pretty sight and we can get lost in the vision of the booth or rattled as time counts down time til opening. Millie came and sat beside us as we were madly pulling out our wares and setting them up. She has joined me every set up since. Millie has such a wonderful sense of humor and a twinkle in her eye, that you can not help but enjoy the gift that she is. She has reminded me of just how much I miss the South. Business isn't cold with Millie, but rather a handshake, a hug, a family. We catch up every year in Pennsylvania; our families, the smiles and sorrows. She is my favorite Aunt, I just know it! If we lived closer, she told me once... it would be deadly between the friends that I create and her keen insight to extreme primitives.


American Country will be holding their holiday open house this weekend. If you are in the area, please stop by and give them my best. I was able to send some Jakes for the show to set in among the time worn pieces and treasures from my colleagues. I know they will be happy to help you out so that you too can be Caretakers of Olde.

Millie and Robert~ Tim and I love you both lots and miss you VERY much. We can't wait to see you in January. As life settles ahead, it is our wish to set with you on the porch, in the cabin, on Crowe Road.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Arrives





The sun is peeking through the clouds this morning. Most of the leaves have fallen and the mountains have taken on their blue gray coats for winter. I love listening to the leaves rustle under my feet as I walk, their smell is absolutely wonderful. When blended from the smoke of a wood stove, I just have to stop and close my eyes a moment, taking in the best smell in the world to me. Oh the memories of childhood come rushing in and I am in my own little world!
It shows in two of my offerings on Simply Primitives today. The season of Scrooge and Chimney Sweeps is upon us. Can see that I just never quite grew up, when you saw Mrs. DiNucci? I just crack myself up sometimes! Mrs. DiNucci is a sweet childhood memory. Not that she was a fish-heavens, no! She would chuckle at me naming this one after her though. One never saw Mrs. DiNucci out and about, that she wasn't dressed properly with handbag, dress shoes and her hair in a scarf, so that it wouldn't get mussed. She adored everyone and everyone adored her. Cheers Amelia and thank you for the memories that keep you here with us.
There is a new announcement in the next day or so. I'm very excited about it, but I need to read the instructions before I start. Most of you know that I am a very visual person, so this will be my biggest challenge. I will share, I promise...but know that it won't come without a few "Duh" and "Aha!" moments. I tend to do everything the Lucille Ball method. It's never boring and always entertaining!