Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Blog Sale!

Welcome Friends to my Halloween Blog Sale!
Tonight I am offering a variety of my signed reproductions. Please take a look, and if anything interests you, EMAIL ME the name of the piece/s that you would like to adopt! Quantities are limited, so don't delay. If you receive a confirmation email from me that I have reserved your items, please respond with your shipping information, specifying if it's a residence or business, so that I can acquire a UPS estimate for your delivery. I will be sending out electronic invoices once I have your goodies all boxed up! THANK YOU for joining me for this special sale! ALSO, hop on over to my WEB SALE  in case you would like to acquire one of my Halloween originals…..

Happy Haunting,
~ Johanna

  Spooky Owl Bucket  ($43 plus shipping):

Owl Bucket:  5.75" tall / 10.5" tall with handle (paper pulp)
 ~ Signed by Artist ~
 Owl Bucket © Johanna Parker for Bethany Lowe Designs


Halloween Lantern Pair  ($42 plus shipping):
{ 1 Pair Available }

Owl & Cat Lantern  4" tall x 4" wide x 4" deep / 7" tall with handle (metal)
Happy Jack Lantern  4.5" tall x 4" wide x 4" deep / 7.5" tall with handle (metal)
Each comes with glass votive & candle
~ Signed by Artist ~
Lanterns © Johanna Parker for Primitives by Kathy


Spider & Ghost Pair  ($94 plus shipping):

Spider:  9.5" tall x 7" wide (paper pulp)
Ghost:  8.5" tall x 5.25" wide (paper pulp)
~ Each Signed by Artist ~
© Johanna Parker for Bethany Lowe Designs


Owl Lovers Set  ($52 plus shipping):

"Hootin' Halloween" Sign:  2.75" tall x 5" wide (wood)
Owl Bucket:  5.75" tall / 10.5" tall with handle (paper pulp)
"Whoo's out there?" Sign:  4" tall x 4" wide (wood)
 ~ All Signed by Artist ~
 Owl Bucket © Johanna Parker for Bethany Lowe Designs
Ornament Signs © Johanna Parker for Primitives by Kathy


Witchy Trio  ($42 plus shipping):

"31 October" Hanging Hat Sign:  14" tall x 13" wide x 0.375" deep (wood)
 Witch notepad with magnet on back (paper)
"Sit for a Spell" Box Sign:   9" tall x 8" wide x 1.75" deep (wood)
~ Wood items Signed ~
 © Johanna Parker for Primitives by Kathy


Lone Spider  ($52 plus shipping):

Spider:  9.5" tall x 7" wide (paper pulp)
~ Signed by Artist ~
© Johanna Parker for Bethany Lowe Designs


Box Sign Trio  ($49 plus shipping)
{ 1 Trio Available }

"Happy OWL o'Ween" Sign:  8" tall x 4.5" x 1.75" deep (wood)
"Sit for a Spell" Box Sign:   9" tall x 8" wide x 1.75" deep (wood)
"BOO!" Cat Box Sign:  6" tall x 5" wide x 1.75" deep (wood)
 ~ All Signed by Artist ~
Ornament Sign & Box Sign © Johanna Parker for Primitives by Kathy


Black Cat Lovers Set  ($82 plus shipping):

"Bugs and Hissies" Sign:  4" tall x 4" wide (wood)
Spooky Cat Ornament:  3.5" tall by 2.5" wide (paper pulp)
Cat Bucket:  5.75" tall / 10.5" tall with handle (paper pulp)
"BOO!" Cat Box Sign:  6" tall x 5" wide x 1.75" deep (wood)
 ~ All Signed by Artist ~
Cat Ornament & Cat Bucket © Johanna Parker for Bethany Lowe Designs
Ornament Sign & Box Sign © Johanna Parker for Primitives by Kathy


Pumpkin Jack Set  ($51 plus shipping):

"Harvest Your Seeds" Sign:  4" tall x 4" wide (wood)
Jack-o'lantern Man Ornament:  4" tall by4" wide (resin & wire)
Happy Jack Lantern  4.5" tall x 4" wide x 4" deep / 7.5" tall with handle (metal)
JOL Treat Bag:  13.5" tall x 11.5" wide (bag)
 ~ Sign, Ornament & Lantern, Signed by Artist ~
Jack-o'lantern Man Ornament © Johanna Parker for Bethany Lowe Designs
Ornament Sign, Lantern & Treat Bag © Johanna Parker for Primitives by Kathy


Halloween Ornament Trio  ($64 plus shipping):
Featured in Country Sampler Magazine!

Each Ornament:  3.5" tall by 2.5" wide (paper pulp)
~ Each Signed by Artist ~
© Johanna Parker for Bethany Lowe Designs


Thank you for your interest :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tales from the Halloween Trunk Show...

Whew, after months of preparations, I am finally catching my breath! Saturday's Halloween Trunk Show was here and gone in a flash. Our morning began with our 4-hour frenzied routine to unload, arrange, decorate and prepare for the big day! And on queue as usual, I had about 5 minutes to spare to change my clothes and rush around to snap some quick photos before the door opened! So, I am sharing with you those pics. I know I missed a few of my fellow artist friends, but that is only because the clock was ticking too fast! Many many THANKS goes out to our dear collector friends who made the journey from both near and far to join us! It is always a treat to see your smiling faces. Thank you for your support and admiration for my folk art creations. And, another BIG THANKS goes out to Sam Robinson for putting together another memorable trunk show!

For those who missed this delightful event, please check back later this week as I will be hosting a Halloween Blog Sale here with my remaining signed Halloween reproductions. See you then!

~ Johanna


~ That's me, looking rather wiped out after that frantic push to get all the pieces and parts put together!


~ Here's a fun trio pic of this year's new Halloween buckets from my line of Bethany Lowe Designs...


~ And, a quick glance looking into my booth right before show time….


~ A Halloween tree is adorned with my latest ornament balls that were featured in Country Sampler Magazine this fall...


* A pair of my reproduction ghosts from Bethany Lowe Designs appear to be "booing" at us...


~ These new lanterns were a fun addition to my product line! Screen printed metal and equipped with votive slot and candle, these cuties from my Primitives by Kathy line were crowd-pleasing!


~ Ornament signs, featuring my new graphic designs, were hanging around on an old orange bird cage...


~ A rusty old gate served as a great display for more of these new Halloween-inspired hangers...


~ And off to the side, JP was preparing all the show technology! Thank goodness for his help!


~ "Halloween is Calling"….. just one of several new box signs of mine making a debut at the Trunk Show...


~ Across the way, Mr. Binglegrim was making spooky faces! We were happy to have him out this year  to unveil his spooky cool  collectible Spooklights and such...


~ He is also the designer of our #9 Halloween Trunk Show post cards, posters and website graphics! Thank you Bindlegrim!!!


~ And another Spooklight peek….


~ Next to me was Kara Rosenberry with her delightfully clever cards and whatnots….  Her set-up was a breeze, and she pretty much put us to shame… hehe! But, we still love her…. (just a little envious)


~ A collection of Kara's sweet cards in hues of Halloween, thoughtfully tied with ribbons and string...


~ Hand-painted plaques celebrating October, were resting on old folding chair…


~ And to our side was Mr. Christmas who was standing sideways! What a silly Mister…!


~ He brought along his amazing vintage-themed miniatures, housed in retro radios, glowing with lights and sounds….. OH so much fun! He loves to tinker….


~ More Mr. Christmas goodies were housed in glass vessels, old phones, lanterns and alarm clocks it seems, each creating its own miniature scene...


~ And to his side was a delicious display of handmade fashion accessories by the lovely Mandy Yocom of Fern and Sprout ...


~ She had all sorts of pretties to wear in your hair or clip on your shoes, lapel or wherever you wish!


~ We also enjoyed seeing Monica Moonlight again with her spooky fun clay and fabric delights! Her mini characters will light up a smile!


~ Heidi Murray of All Good Wishes had an adorable display of her needle felted vintage style characters! I think she and her daughter were in my booth when I rushed around to take pics of her booth, so I missed stealing a pic of them! But, I captured a little helper at her table, wearing a crown.


~ A closer peek at Heidi's work reveals imaginative characters in whimsical scenes! Great colors too!


~ Across the way, Heidi's daughter was selling her own necklaces which reminded me of the 'ol days when mom and I would sell our crafts at various art markets!


~ Towards the front, Cindy Habermann had her holiday folk art characters arranged and ready to share… What fun!


~ Expressive jack-o'-lanterns pushing wheel barrows, party owls, bunnies and cats in fun colors were sure to make many a'smile...


~ Ghosts and gourds, witches and cats were popping out of boxes too…


~ Sam Robinson, aka Manorisms and trunk show promoter, had a booth filled with Halloween eye candy near the front door!


~ Pretty glass jars filled with tasty eats and sweets filled cubbies add shelves - a Taste of Halloween!


~ Candy-filled cats, owl buckets and masks were peeking out of an old plant stand...


~ An antique ironing board carried rows of candles and other novel treats… (great props!)


~ Sam's menagerie of Halloween goods is always a feast for the eyes… I bet the kiddos go nuts for it!


~ And Sam's daughter looked to have caught that crafty, creative bug, selling her own handmade wares as well!


~ Last, but not least, we have Erica McNeish with her tempting treats and tasty eats! She might have been giving me the evil eye, but it was all in good fun :)


~ One quick photo of the Halloween market from the front door…..


~ And look at this little cutie who picked out one of my new Trick or Treat bags for herself! What a doll, boots and all :)


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Spooky Sneak Peek!

Well, it's that time of year again! I am counting down the last few days before the 9th Annual Halloween Trunk Show opens this Saturday! Today, I added the final touches to this year's collection of Halloween originals, and then they each smiled for the camera. At last, I will have 35 one of a kinds to share with collectors this weekend, and below is a sneak peek at some of these special collectibles. I hope you will join us this Saturday to meet them in person and also enjoy all the Halloween eye candy from a variety of artisan vendors that make this show so very unique! Beyond my collection of originals, I will also have a festive medley of my signed reproductions and illustrated notepads, all donning orange and black! Denver's Halloween Trunk Show is a free event located in Leo's pristine garage on historic S. Pearl Street. Bring your family and friends for a spooktacular fall experience!

See you soon!
~ Johanna














HOOT HOOT!  Happy Halloween to you!  :)

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