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Monday, October 1, 2012

Merrye October


October has arrived! My favorite time of year. Today has dawned with milky skies and a hint of fallen leaves with wood smoke wafting in the breeze. An apple cake will soon be in the oven, it's cinnamon scent wrapping around me as the oven takes the chill off of the house. A perfect, "Sleepy Hollow" day and yes...that will keep me company also as I work away.


October 1st marks the opening of Simply Primitives and also Olde Primitive Peddler. I am in my glory with it all. My work has been going at full tilt since July, and it doesn't show signs of slowing down any. I'd like to tell you that this is a 40 hour a week job, but any real artist will tell you that it doesn't go that way. Our brains are tuned in 24/7  and our hands just have to be busy. With shows and orders, I have to squeeze in other designs right now, I will work on them just for a few stolen minutes every day. My Catina Witch is a blend of a simplified, primitive witch and my take on a "sugar skull" look.  Eight years after a visit to Arizona, and the "Day of the Dead" skeletons in the local shops still inspire ...or perhaps... haunt me. 


Edna Nettles is also a new friend. She reminds me of a dear Aunt. A blend of a more gentle woman dressed with Early New England inspires.


In her gnarled and arthritic hands... one of my hand made baskets, full of preserved Sweet Annie.

Both of these are available on Olde Primitive Peddler.

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 On Simply Primitives, I have two new witches from my latest show.

They both have Puritan New England names...Above is Temperance.


And this is Silence. I made a few and I thought I would share with my online collectors. They are a little different construction for me, but they were both so fun. Each has a dried Clementine for a pumpkin in their hands. I'm sure they will inspire more ahead.

Ahh yes.. a Merrye October it tis indeed. A full moon will shine tonight and you can bet this witch lover will be wrapped in her love of all things Fall.

2 comments:

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

SO many wonderful creations Stacey!
I got my Jigs patterns today and am looking forward to creating them!
Blessings

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

You gotta love fall and all it's wonder. Wonderful creations indeed!
TFS
Prim Blessings
Robin