A Unique Primitive Art with a whisper to the past~

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Letting My Heart Lead The Way

My life has been topsy turvy the past couple years. Both family and creating have been my sure thing~ they keep the most hectic or difficult days sane and give me even greater joy on the awesome days. I am an Art Geek in my goode work. It's nothing that goes 9-5 on Monday through Friday. It is a part of me and I have learned to fit it in from early morning until the wee hours. Even on holidays, I can be caught doing something wee folk related. I go about my days balancing what I need to do along with what I love to do. Imagine my surprise when Jennifer Jackson of Prims magazine asked if I would like to put my work in the magazine? I have been over-the-moon, bursting! It is my great pleasure to tell you that the new issue will hit the news stands (Barnes & Nobles is my Prim fix of choice) on October 1st ~ A few wee folk grace the pages along with the work of kindred friends and colleagues. 
Some of you have noticed the winds of change in my work. Jacqueline is my latest piece and is showing at the American Holiday Artists Studio this month. Long before I discovered Primitive Dolls, I created with clay. With new clays available and the introduction of armatures, I have found a soft place to land and broaden my love. The difficult part is that right now, there isn't enough of me. I have been struggling to keep up with everything and there is the weight of my big show every January that looms. I have decided that I need to take some time and balance some time for me to not work such long hours. I won't be doing a show in PA this year and I will be making some changes with my goode work ahead. I will continue both my fabric and clay work. I am excited  to start and I think you will be as you follow along beside. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

On The Road Again!

I'm very excited to announce that The Goode Wife will be at the Hancock Shaker Village on September 25th and 26th from 10-5. We were there the year before last and loved it. I applied late and awaited a visit from the Postman to see if I would go again this year.

 If I didn't get in, I wasn't about to waste a precious weekend and time away from my Caregiver duties and so we discussed a visit to the Walker Homestead~ Simple Treasures of the Past Show. The Postman delivered the other day and our decision was made~ Shaker Village here we come!  We will certainly be thinking of our friends at the Walker Show also and how goode a visit would have been. If you would like more info to either of these shows, click on the bold font for a web visit. If you are at the Shaker Village do stop by and say hello~ we'd love to see you!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

And The Winner is.....

Congratulations to Gail in Virginia! Lucky number 15 in the random number draw and winner of the AHA Celebration free giveaway!  Woohoo!!!

AHA will will open again on September 25th with more artists and a wonderful array of talent. This could be a great time to find that perfect Holiday gift for someone special! Above is a little peek of what I have in store. I just love making those wire & wonky Spider cages!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Summer Ditched Me....

It's hard to believe that it was nearly two weeks ago that I was able to leave my Mom in agency care and do this quaint show overlooking the Mohawk River.  I had planned a couple shows for when I would be all moved in Rotterdam.  Sadly, a year was lost and my brother, Kevin now gets the brunt of paperwork to help get my Mother settled and me on to my life. Ah well....I did have an enjoyable show at the Mabee Farm~ I was able to see some of Tim's family and even....
meet up with Noelle. Noelle is the magic behind Tricky Stitches on Pfatt Marketplace. I have adored her work all these years.I can't wait to get settled in Rotterdam and enjoy the creative connection and smiles we shared that afternoon.  The Mabee Farm was beautiful and the weather perfect. I hated to leave, but I look forward to returning!

Since then, the days have passed by in a blur. I have been putting the finishing touches on a very late store order as I juggle my days and other obligations. There are changes ahead for me with my wee folk. I have to figure out just how to balance my work obligation (which is my  greatest joy) along with the (fingers crossed ) temporary needs of my Mother. I can't wait to enjoy and just be her daughter. 

These last weeks of summer have passed me by, but you can be sure that I will be wrapping myself around Autumn with a grin as big as Isabella's below. 

I'm excited as I look ahead and I know there will be days that my dear wee folk won't get the attention that I would like, but it will all fall into place. There are patterns to be released and new shows ahead along with a few other goode things to share...but those things are for another post.