Monday, September 8, 2014

Mark your Calendars!

I'm gearing up for Denver's 9th Annual Halloween Trunk Show on Saturday, October 11th… It's just about a month away. So, save the date! In the meantime, I will be busy in the workshop, finishing my collection of Halloween originals and sifting through my latest reproductions, signing and packing them  up for the show. Hope to see you next month!

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Happy Haunting,
~ Johanna


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

On the Ball!...

It's August, and I am definitely in full swing Halloween mode! My collection of one of a kind folk art characters is slowly building as I anticipate a large shipment of my licensed Halloween collectibles to soon arrive. So, I will be sculpting and painting originals while unpacking and signing my reproductions. And here's some fun news… My Halloween ball ornament trio that I designed for Bethany Lowe's 2014 season are featured right now in the September issue of Country Sampler Magazine! Turn to page 10 to see these fun characters, and email me if you are interested in adopting a set. I will be signing and shipping these pieces, and please note that quantities are limited. I hope to bring a few sets with me to this year's 9th Annual Halloween Trunk Show here in Denver too.

* Here's a close up teaser of these delightful ornaments. For more details you can visit my Folk Art Reproductions page.


* And, a peek at the Country Treasures section of Country Sampler Magazine reveals these jovial characters!

Friday, July 4, 2014

HOOT HOOT * Happy 4th of July!

Here's wishing you a very Happy 4th of July from Johanna Parker Design! May it be star-spangled and filled with fire-crackin' fun!

~ Johanna, JP & Jack


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Star Spangled Web Sale!

I set a date! Mark your calendar for the evening of Wednesday, June 18th. Just one week from today, I will be hosting my Star Spangled Web Sale on my Folk Art Originals Page. This small collection of 9 one of kind Americana characters will be available. For more information, including the sale's start time, etc… please Join our Mailing List! (If you have already joined, there is no need to join again. You will be receiving our newsletter soon!) In the meantime, here is a fuzzy sneak peek of my red, white and blue crew!

See you on the 18th!

Best Wishes,
~ Johanna


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mixing it up with Red, White & Blue!

Hello friends! I know it has been far too long since I have blogged. I miss writing and sharing photos of my work, and I miss having the extra time to do so. Thus far, this year has been a busy one, brimming with creative projects, family visits and volunteering for the community. I told JP that we really needed to snap a few quick pics in the workshop just to reassure folks afar that we are still alive and creating! So, today, JP captured a few photos while I added the final layers of papier mache patch to my in-progress collection of patriotic characters. The Americana-themed subject matter is a rare genre for me as I often jump directly from spring to Halloween. But, the requests from collectors to make a few red, white a blue guys have begun to echo more and more. So, I set the orange and black paints aside for a palette more reminiscent of 4th of July! I look forward to painting these pieces soon and watching them come to life! Currently, I have nine pieces in the works. The plan is to host an Americana Web Sale in mid to late June. So, stay tuned for more information to come! And Join my Mailing List if you have not done so. Enjoy the photos, and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!

Wishing you a Happy Summer!

~ Johanna


* There I am filling in the voids and smoothing out the face of a Lady Liberty bust. Each piece goes through a process of many layers of papier mache between periods of drying...


* More patching was also necessary for an Uncle Sam ball character underway. As I do not use underlying forms, manufactured spheres, etc… to build my pieces, each has a hand formed feel. I do try my best to even out the ball characters to balance their appearance. Some may notice that my folk art is organic in form.


* Here is a sneak peek at pair of patriotic egg cup characters. JP just finished sanding these little guys, and they have been yearning for paint!


* And of course, Americana art is not complete without a bald eagle!

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Have a Purrrfect Mother's Day!

Here's wishing all our Dear Mom's a very Happy Mother's Day! Take a little extra time to enjoy the flowers, savor a few chocolates and allow yourself to be pampered and purrrrr. You deserve it!

With much Love,
~ Johanna, JP & Jack