This past Saturday, December 3rd.
I had the honor of exhibiting at a wonderful show!
The "Heritage Artisans"
were part of :
"All around the Christmas Tree"
A festive event in Lebanon, Ohio
It was wonderful to catch up with some old and dear
creative friends as well as make a few new ones!
Our hosts Greg and Mary Schooner, are not only amazingly creative,
they are gracious hosts as well!
Enjoy a few photos and check out some great websites
along the way!
First we have the husband and wife team of Dan and Marlene Coble
They create the most exquisite hand painted furniture and paintings.
I really fell in love with this step back cupboard and an amazing child's chair!
The work of Debbie Hartwick of Heartwells.
Debbie created the sweetest wool applique pictures as well as dear velvet pincushions!
She has such a whimsical look to her work that you can't help but smile!
John Spicer creates the most beautiful furniture.
Of course I loved this step back cupboard ! Can you imagine a whole kitchen
done in this look? I sure can!
Susan Daul is such an amazing Fraktur Artist. Her work is highly detailed and
created in the centuries old style. Many early Frakturs were created as baptismal and marriage
certificates , Susan creates these are well as many pieces with birds that truly hold my heart!
Donna Weaver's wax portraits are so amazingly lifelike.
This type of wax portraiture dates from about 1750 to 1840.
Now . . . Don Noyes has the most whimsical style of carving . . .
as evidenced by these photos his specialty is birds. Janie does the painting including
beautiful faux finishes where needed. Their work is the essence of "folk art".
Jane Theobold weaves beautiful Nantucket style baskets.
Her work is painstakingly detailed and ranges from miniatures to large baskets and
very traditional "Nantucket Purses".
(Watch for me to use a few of her miniatures in my work!)
I had a lovely booth full of Holiday creations, but was so in awe of the others
that I didn't get many photos of my own booth!
Here is a little kitten of antique mohair.
Now . . . last by definitely not least!
Our hosts Greg and Mary Schooner.
I have loved their redware pottery since the first show I did with them maybe 20 years ago!
Each and every piece has the true soul of an antique!
I can't thank them enough for including me with this group of master craftspeople!
If you enjoy what you see here . . .
make plans to join us in July 2012!!