Monday, October 19, 2009

The Art of the Matter & GiveAway!...



I know it is still October, and we are ALL feeling that Halloween spirit in the air. But, I have been anxious to share with you some very exciting news! Turn to page 18 in the current November / December issue of Country Sampler Magazine. It has been out on the stands for almost a month now, and I urge you to pick up a copy for yourself as soon as you can because my mother's holiday folk art and colonial-style decorating are featured in a 10 page article! It is just fabulous! We are both so pleased as the editors included so many fun images of our Christmas folk art along with all sorts of wonderful decorating ideas from mom. To continue the excitement, both myself and my mom are contributing signed, holiday folk art in a special GiveAway Contest offered by Country Sampler! Keep scrolling to see the Kathy Parker original folk art snowman that will be awarded to a lucky winner! As for my contribution, I am offering a signed Santa candy container from my Bethany Lowe Designs line, and a signed belsnickel from my Primitives by Kathy line - both appearing in the magazine! Below, you will only find a tease of what is featured in this inspirational article. ENJOY, and please find yourself a copy, a cozy chair, some hot chocolate and a little time to just pour over all the delights! Many thanks to the very kind staff at Country Sampler for sharing this article with so many. And, another big thanks goes out to my friends “photographer/stylist/writer” duo Donna Pizzi and Philip Clayton-Thompson of Blackstone Edge Studios who did my mom's photo shoot! It looks wonderful and so very inviting..... ~ Johanna

* A primitive wooden washtub holds a live tree, decorated with all sorts of handmade ornaments...

* One of my original Santa candy containers marks this page showing my parents' living room filled with holiday folk art collectibles...

* An earlier Snowman original of mine adds a festive touch to this page featuring my mom's colonial mantel and hearth, beaming with holiday spirit...

* A trio of my papier mache belsnickels offered by Primitives by Kathy proudly stand at center between two inviting pineapples... To order my belsnickels, CLICK here!

* A fun grouping of snowmen that both my mom and I have created over the years... Some go way back!

* Page 25 features our trio of GiveAway items! Sign up today by visiting the image and links below ~ Good Luck! :)

* All entries must be received by November 30th, so hop on
over to Country Sampler's contest page and sign up to WIN!

Hope you enjoyed the tease! As this is a 10 page article, there are lots more photos for you to enjoy, so look for your copy today :)

PHOTOGRAPHS, © 2009 Emmis Publishing LP


Skelly Addict said...

Beautiful home your parents have! It looks like a wonderful article...can't wait to pick up a copy and enter in the contest!!

BTW - congrats on Howling Harvey...that's amazing!!!

Sharyn Sowell said...

Johanna, You and your mom are both so amazing in every way. I treasure your friendship and am delighted to see you both getting so much recognition and getting it together is a huge bonus. Sending you hugs and smiles. If you'll be in Atlanta in Jan we have to have lunch again!

Anonymous said...

Oh I just love the article!! I was so loving the washtub and I didn't even know this was your parents! I love the house and your mom sure knows how to display all her treasures:) The wood floors are beautiful. I LOVE her house just like you said:) Elma

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Can't wait to see the magazine! Beautiful country home!

Halloween Fanatic said...

Momma you have a beautiful home and great art!!! Like mother like daughter, I know you have to be proud!!! I just ran over and threw my name in the pot!! Hope I win! Robert :)

Johanna Parker said...

Thank you ALL!.... Guess you can see where my creative inspiration stems from..... hehe! Mom has definitely nurtured my ability to craft things from imagination to hand! I guess it runs in the family!

~ Johanna :-)

AmbitionsDesign said...

Oh Momma Parker's home & work are lovely! So wonderful to see where the inspiration comes from for you, Johanna. It warms my heart to see this. Thank you both for sharing your talent and love ;)

Kitty Forseth said...

Wow, so gorgeous! Congrats Kathy and Johanna! I know how your parent's house glows when decorated for Christmas, good memories! I can't wait to get my copy :~).

xoxo Kitty

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Gorgeous! I will have to check it out :)
Love your work!


Anonymous said...

It looks so cozy and inviting! I will definitely have to find myself a copy and read it from start to finish... There is such talent and style in your family!


Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Oh How exciting...and what a beautiful home and decorations. Your Mom's home just looks so cozy and inviting! I can't wait to run out and grab a copy!

Enchanted Blessings,

Disgusted Cats said...

Just lovely...two generations of incredible talent. Your mom has such a warm and inviting home!
Thanks for sharing all this with your readers. LOve, love the tree in the washtub idea!

<3 Kip

Carolee said...

Imagination and artistic talent obviously run in the family!! What a delight to see both your creations - you must be so proud of each other!!

Have to add, your Mom's house looks so warm and inviting. I'll definitely be picking up the magazine on my next run to Barnes and Noble!

~ Carolee

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Still October or no, my goodness what a lovely home and such wonderful treasures inside! Very special!

Lacey Jane Primitives said...

Johanna!!! Your mom's house is wonderful!!!!! Ya'lls art is so fantabulous.....both talented artists and homes!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Nancy Lee Malay said...

The apple sure doesn't fall far from the tree, Johanna!

Your Mom's colonial style home is just gorgeous, with such a warm and inviting "feel" to it. (I could definetly live there!!)

I'm sure Country Sampler is proud to have these beautiful photos grace the pages of their magazine. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

Sheryl Parsons said...

How fun is that! I already entered. Thanks Johanna for giving us a heads up! Your mom's home is wonderful, as are your creations.
:-) Sheryl

The Painted Pear Basket said...

I will have to get the magazine ! How wonderful and proud you must be. A place for every thing and everything in it's country place !
Beautiful collectibles in a beautiful home ! You and your daughter have a lot in common... Talent ! for sure

Primitive Folk Art Tea & Talk said...

What a warm and inviting home your Mom has Johanna! I love it! I will have to go get a copy to read the whole article!

Thank you for sharing, you must be very exciting and proud of her too!

I signed up for the drawing sweet! =D

Penny said...

LOVE your mom's home, Johanna! So cozy and comfortable looking. Totally ADORING all the red!

Would love to snuggle up for some Christmas cheer in that red plaid chair in the living room.

A talented pair, your mom and you!

Melissa Fischer said...

I just recently found you and I adore your work! I will have to come back often and see what else you are working on! I am a children's artist who works with paper clay and I also paint canvases. It is always great to meet other artist! Good luck to you!

Anonymous said...

JoHanna. Tell your Mom, I love the photos and how they make me feel so inspired !
Anyway~~ She must feel so proud, a place for everything and everything in it's country place ! Just beautiful. I am so happy they gave her so many pages, it could of been more and on and on. So much talent in your family ! Again, thank you for sharing and I will go pick up an issue.

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

I picked up the magazine while we were still venturing home from Halloween and Vine. It is a great article and it seems your Mother has had quite an influence on you Johanna--such creative girls!!!!

Bittersweet Pastimes said...

Oh what a BEAUTIFUL HOME!! I just love every bit of it. Her collection displays, her furniture and of course the beautiful outside of the house are all to die for. Talent definitely runs in your family!


Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Ahh, just beautiful, Johanna.. I almost felt a warm cup of tea in my hand. :) Congrats to Mom for the opportunity to share and inspire!


Anonymous said...

Dear Johanna,
Thank you for sharing our Colonial home with your blog friends. All their endearing comments have filled my heart with joy! What a delight to know that I might be an inspiration to others. Your friends are inspiring me to continue my simple ideas on making our house a home.

This mother and daughter might be separated miles apart, but the love and creative bond between us can never be broken. I am so very proud of you, as all your accomplishments and artistic talents fill me with such delight. You are an amazing girl!

Blessings to all,
Mom (Kathy Parker)

winnsangels said...

Wow! What beautiful Christmas decor and decorations. These photographs are SOOO beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.