Mostly all of my work ~
... or folk art
begins with a sketch...
I keep many (many) sketchbooks ~
in the farmhouse
in the shop
in the car
in my purse.
so that when inspiration strikes
or when my muse visits...
I am always ready.
the visions in my mind are very clear as to what needs to be applied to paper ~
and I can usually sketch out exactly what I see behind my closed eyes.
some of my sketches are quick and rudimentary...
others very detailed and sharp.
some sketches never make it out of the sketchbook,
others become alive with the help of paint, paper, needle or thread.
A couple years back
I designed a line of notecards based on my sketches.
..they sold very well and were even collected by some ~
I've decided to indeed get back to making more notecards,
as well as limited edition prints of my drawings, paintings & sketches...
I've opened an account at
where I will be uploading my artwork/photographs
to create & offer different licensed products like:
...this little Robin bird-girl
that I'm in the process of sketching
will be painted with watercolors and penned with ink ~
I'll be uploading her into the Zazzle shop soon
and she will be the first of many offerings there.
I'm thinking of painting her dress
with inspiration from the fabric you see...
what do you all think?
my humble beginnings
came from being a child with pencil & paper in hand ~
I can remember drawing at a very early age...
a new pad of paper,
some new #2 pencils
and a good box of crayons were enough to settle my little soul
and busy my small hands back then...
~ and continue to do so to the present day.
although I work primarily with needlework and designing,
~ my heart will forever be found in my sketchbooks.
I hope my love for this shows in all of my work...
Keeping warm today by the wood stove ~
frigid temps and snow/ice today although sunny & bright!
kits have been mailed!!!
if you haven't received yours by the end of this week, please do let me know.
* Blessed be *