Friday, February 19, 2010

Tweet News!...

A package for me arrived on this fine Friday afternoon, and I anxiously tore it open to find two copies of the new March/April issue of Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine. Last year, their kind stylist asked me to send some of my spring designs from Bethany Lowe to stock pile for possible shoots. I crossed my fingers, had them sent and kept plugging away. Well, today, I began flipping each page from back to front as I always do, looking and looking for a possible glimpse of one of my creations. I almost gave up, but then decided to peek at the start of the magazine. To my surprise, there it was! In the arms of Paula Deen sits my Spring Chick glass jar tucked into a goodie-filled Easter basket! What FUN! Thanks to all the folks at CwPD magazine for once again including me in your lovely issue. I am very grateful for the recognition :)
~ Johanna

* Judging from Paula's happy grin, I think she approves! hehe!

You can purchase these through Bayberry Cove, Holiday Barn , A Vintage Holiday and Shelley B Home and Holiday! Thank you for shopping my spring goods! :)

Magazine Images, © 2010 Hoffman Media

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CATCH this Cat if you can!...

Surprise!... I just finished this fun one of a kind black and cream-colored cat! And now, "Scaredy Cat Pat" is ready for adoption! GO to my WEBSITE to see details and be sure to click on the image for more views and descriptions once you're there. Please send me an email if you'd like to adopt this one of a kind cat atop a chartreuse & orange-hued jack-o'-lantern, and later I will update the page to reveal who caught this collectible piece!....For now, I'm off to sleep....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz . . . . . . .

Thanks again for looking!
~ Johanna

UPDATE: Sorry to keep some of you waiting - I woke up with a lovely headache and snoozed a bit. Now, that I am more alert, and checked my emails, I was amazed at the speed of the first "Catcher"! Celeste must have snagged this piece right when I turned my computer off for bedtime, and just 6 minutes into the game! Go Celeste! Many many thanks to the rest of you that came in at a close 2nd, and 3rd and so on... I always appreciate your interest and support!


Monday, February 15, 2010

A Labor of Love...


By now, you have probably seen and heard of PFATT's charity Penny Tree Auction! It is a lovely feather tree laden with over 30 one of kind ornaments donated by the talented artists of PFATT. This labor of love listed on eBay last night, and the participants, including myself are truly hopeful for your help! We would love to raise a pot of gold for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and generate hope and smiles for our dear PFATT sister, Penny McAllister who is currently undergoing treatment. THANK YOU for your thoughtful bids!

The sweet one of a kind ladybug ornament pictured above is my contribution, and the magical image below is our group's donation, feather tree and all! What a wonderful catch indeed! Please spread the word!

PLEASE visit our Auction Page HERE...


A peek at the underside of my ornament reveals a bell as well!

Many Thanks,
~ Johanna

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Lovely Valentine's Day to you...


What's another holiday without Jack posing in his special seasonal attire! I have been working on a few Valentine's designs for Bethany Lowe ~ one of which is a 4" ornament cone with a "Love" heart. With Jack in mind, I printed an extra one and fabricated a sort of conical necklace for him to wear. A sweet little toy mouse topped it off, and he was ready to say "cheese!"

And if you're wondering, why yes, Jack IS showing off some skin in this photo! And no, it has nothing to do with ratings. He had us quite scared for several months, so much that we needed to shave his belly for an ultrasound. Gratefully, he's out of the woods it seems, gaining weight again and full of life and good cheer! Thanks to all who sent him healing thoughts and love. With a sigh of relief, we can say they worked! Cheers to that, and may you ALL have a LOVEly Valentine's Day!

~ Johanna, JP & Jack


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My first Halloween Bunny!...

So, with spring around the corner (thank goodness) and Halloween ALWAYS on my mind, I thought I would challenge myself with something different and fun! In my pursuit to blend the two seasons together, the following Halloween Bunny candy cup was born! I'm thinking he would make a delightful addition to your Halloween collection. I pondered over what to paint on his cup, and then it dawned on me ~ candy corn carrots! But, of course! They exist in my imagination, so let them out I thought :) This little sweetie will be listing on eBay this evening, so please check back for his official auction link. If you appreciate his quirkiness, I would appreciate your bid. Thank you for your generosity! CLICK HERE to visit his auction page...

Hoppity Boo!
~ Johanna


* © 2010 Johanna Parker Design *Halloween designs & photos are the property of Johanna Parker and may not be used without permission.

Friday, February 5, 2010

How Charming!...

I am excited to share with you my new line of illustrated jewelry charms that I designed for Primitives by Kathy ! Each pendant is double-sided with a different and fun image on the flip side, so choose your theme, depending on your mood. Whenever I have the opportunity to draw something intended for a product application, I jump at the chance to give it a try. These were extra fun for me as they are wearable too! I have a fun series of these sweet charms ranging from Garden and Love themes to Halloween, Autumn and Christmas! Below are a few for you to peek at. These goodies will be available in March, and the heart-themed charms are available now! It will be such a joy to see folks wearing my art :)

~ Johanna

* Sing, Item #15914, Pennyrug Cat, Item #15911 and Love Heart, Item #15912

* Ladybug, Item #15913, Bird & Can, Item #15916 and Love Birds, Item #15915

* Cat & Jack, Item #15919 and BOO Owl, Item #15920

* Harvest Crow, Item #15917 and Jack & Crow, Item #15921

To order, you can visit Primitives by Kathy's retail site, and my charm pages start HERE! Thank you for your interest, and spread the fun by sharing these inexpensive charms with your friends and family! They will make such fun gifts.....