Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Collector Spotlight!...

Please join me in welcoming my second guest feature for my new Collector Spotlight series! Robert Brawley, also known as "The Halloween Fanatic" has been collecting my original art and "twisting my arm" as he likes to call it, for a few years now! After he first introduced himself via email, it didn't take long for me to realize what a passion he has for the holidays, especially Halloween. Along the way, he too has delved into the arts of crafting in various clays, and you can peek at Robert's creations here. For now, enjoy the images he has taken of his private collection along with a little Q & A below!.......

Collector-Spotlight-Robert-Brawley

J: How did you learn about my Halloween folk art?
R: I found out about your work online, and originally I had special ordered an owl, then I saw your bulldog, and knew, I had to have one that looked like my dog Twinkle!

Twinkle

J: How long have you been collecting my originals?
R: Since 2008, my dog Twinkle being the first original, and after that I was hooked!

O-mouth-cat

J: What is it about my creations that captures your imagination?
R: The whimsy, graphic design, and detail that goes into each wonderful piece.

Springy-JOL

J: Where have you had the best luck in acquiring my original pieces;
 shows, web sales, Collector's Catch, eBay, etc?
R: Special order originally, but then through web-sales, Collector's Catch, and at one time at Frame by Frame, a wonderful shop owned by artist Rodney Leeseberg.

Roberts-collection

J: Do you have a favorite piece in your private collection?
R: This is always a hard question because it is almost like picking your favorite child. However I think Twinkle is my favorite! I do love the pieces that my wife has picked up for me as Christmas and birthday presents too. Lily Luna, even included an original illustration of her, by you, very special!

Lily-Luna

J: Is there anything in particular you suggest I try making in the future?
R: I would love to see Johanna Parker Skeletons! I think you could make some amazing skeletons, with your talent!

Halloween-grouping

Thank you Robert for sharing your Halloween collection and spooky fun display with us! My illustrated plates on the wall (offered thru Bethany Lowe Designs) were a fun bonus to see and really make things pop! And, you were clever to request those special ooak commissions when you did as now MY plate has been a bit too full to chip away at other requests. (fingers crossed time will be more forgiving next year!) As always, I appreciate your support in my artistic endeavors and I wish you the best in yours!

~ Johanna

PS: I am anxiously awaiting more fun images from my loyal collector fans out there, so please don't hesitate to share your photos with me! I know some of you still need to decorate, so when you're ready, send them on over. I hope to showcase a few more collections before October 31st strikes! Many thanks for your support and interest in my original work :) I look forward to sharing your collections with my reader friends.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, great pics! Robert's a lucky guy :-)

BartT

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Great article Johanna! :-)

Anonymous said...

Fun read and images - and those Halloween plates are great too! Where can we find those? Are they still available?

Johanna Parker said...

Thanks all!..... And thanks to Robert for sharing these fun photos with us :)

As for the Halloween plates - Those are my designs and are offered thru Bethany Lowe Designs. You can find them at these online stores and more I am sure:

http://www.bayberrycove.com/fehaploffoit.html

http://www.theholidaybarn.com/festive-halloween-plate.aspx

http://www.shelleybhomeandholiday.com/johanna-parker-festive-halloween-plates-for-bethany-lowe.html

~ Johanna

Kathy Parker said...

Great collection! Love your Halloween vignettes. Twinkle is a star!

Flora said...

Wonderful article Johanna!!! That Robert just adores you and your art, it's so easy to see why!!!!Thanks for the links too!!!
Blessings,Flora

paperbird said...

Wonderful work and I enjoyed your interview with Robert. So fun to come across such wonderful talent!

Cassie said...

Thanks for sharing the fun.