A Unique Folk Art with a whisper to the past~

They truly ARE the voices in my head.







Thursday, August 23, 2012

It's Showtime!

This Saturday begins my Fall and Holiday Shows for 2012. I'm so excited to be back at the Mabbee Farm (and I will be inside in their new building!) I hope to see some of you there~ Stop by and say hello!  My Prim Skeleton Angel will be available.


The Goode Wife
of
Washington County
Show Schedule 2012


Mabbee Farm
*Aug 25 10-4
*Nov 17 9-4
* I am in the new building :0)

Apple and Wine Fest (Altamont Fair Grounds)
Sept 15 & 16
10-6, 10-5 Rain or shine~ I'm inside.

Niskayuna School
Oct 27 10-3
High School, Balltown rd.

Ballard Elementary School
Nov 10 9-3:30
300 Ballard Rd (exit 16 off of I 87)
Wilton



****If you bring a pic of the angel, you can receive 10% off of your purchase*****


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Singing the Blues


TDIPT Mercantile  is full of new offerings once again and I am excited to share. I LOVE pumpkins, and keep many of my Pumpkin decorations out, as year long as I can get away with. I also adore all kinds of yummy pumpkin recipes. I do try to behave myself, but when it comes to pumpkin, it is difficult. I've had a blast in my Witch Garden out back, I am patiently awaiting to see what color tiny pumpkin gourds will fill my home with joy. One seed, I did not find as I was planting, was the Blue Moon or Jarrahdale. As you can see, from "Humble" above, they have sat heavily upon my imagination.


The color of these pumpkins, is striking and it went beautifully with the extreme Prim colors... but would it translate to others? This was a risky step and well.. that's what we as Artists do sometimes....take you on a little journey outside of expectations. It's like watching Project Runway... you put your heart and soul out for all to see, but will they love it, or hate it?

My email and Face Book pages have lit up with the verdict....thank you so much for all of the encouraging words and for all of the "blue pumpkin love"!


However, I didn't stop there!  I just love the tombstone angels and well, as long as I was mixing it up a bit...why not??? Sometimes, you hit upon your best designs when you just take a chance and let your creativity flow. 


.....and I even stretched a bit more. These journey's...or studies are a part of design. With goode editing skills, it is such an invigorating feeling to have a couple of designs and sketches grow with creativity. So, as you see, what started out with blues on my mind, grew and grew. As I stepped outside of traditional expectations, I surprised even myself. I'm thinking that I will sing the blues with wings next.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Dance



                 

This Summer has truly been wonderful for us. This past weekend, a Father walked his oldest daughter down the aisle. Both were beaming...







Mr. and Mrs Wrobel








My youngest daughter, Jess cutting up with Tim. These two are always goofing off with each other. I adore this picture of them, it really speaks of their relationship. It was hard to not have my oldest, Bailey with us, but Texas is so far away.










A mix of olde and new, past and present as I pick up my love of Puritan Gravestone carvings again. This is Faith, and along with Patience, below, they are offerings on Olde Primitive Peddler.





Patience











Ambrose





Sara





And Mercy....the angel that started it all, years ago. It has been a great journey and it has only just begun. The Goode Wife is still growing and from the response, it is growing in a great direction. 


"Made in America" is back in vogue.
"Buy Local Saturday" is growing and with it, keeping small businesses working. 
We are the ones that will build and repair the economy.


Life, truly is a dance.....