Sunday, November 25, 2012

Quick Peek for the Curious...

It's less than a week away ~ GULP! I'm referring to our 10th Annual Holiday Folk Art Show & Open House. My workshop looks like a crew of elves had their way with my holiday creations, yet you and I both know that I don't have any elves! So, I can only blame myself for being such a mess-maker! It's countdown week for me, so I am only peeking in to say hello and to somewhat satisfy the curiosities of collector friends, wondering what goodies I am creating for this event. With little time to spare, I quickly snapped some images on my iPhone via Instagram. So, please excuse my quick, blurry pics. I typically shoot with my Nikon camera, playing with my lenses and such, but I honestly have no time for that right now. I am still finishing the painted details on a few one of a kinds, and with any luck, I hope to have everything complete by Monday's end so I can focus on transforming the house into a holiday shop! From one of a kind bell ornament characters, to kettle cups, sitters, candy containers, egg cups, ball guys and busts, it looks like I will have 30+ originals to offer! Of course, the rest of our house will be filled with a fun variety of my licensed reproduction designs. So, I hope you will join us. For details and the official newsletter invitation, please join my Mailing List.

Back to the workshop......
~ Johanna


* The process of painting a collection of originals is a long series of many many steps and design decisions that sometimes make my head spin... I'm getting closer to finishing these guys, and I look forward to seeing the delight in the eyes of those who will adopt them!


* My new snowmen ornament rattles, from Bethany Lowe Designs have all been signed and will soon suspend from feather trees in our front room. I was able to pre-order a special batch of these cuties, despite their official Christmas 2013 release date!


* My snowmen and Santas from Primitives by Katby line up for signatures, pricing and placement... The whimsical, vintage style bottle brush trees will also be available for shoppers!


* New this year are these adorable stocking snowmen ornaments from my Primitives by Kathy Christmas collection...


* One of a kind holiday characters await their aged patina, subtle shimmer, wire accents and trims....


* To pair with the snowmen rattles above, these Santa ornament rattles are also debuting a year early, and only for the attendees joining us next weekend!

See you soon!


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wishing you good weather, some time to rest and much enjoyment the day of your show. It's a lot of prep time before hand, but your items are lovely and I'm sure you'll have much success. ENJOY, but take time to Breathe too.

Johanna Parker said...

Thank you! It's a simpler reminder, but often overlooked. A few deep breaths will help me get there :)

~ Johanna

Melissa Kojima said...

Ah, Johanna, thanks for the peeks into your studio and all the prep you're going through for your Holiday House Event. How exciting. I appreciate all the work you put into it. Just love your holiday creations. Best wishes for much success.

Elma said...

Oh I pray you have a wonderful weekend!! What fun it would be to come to this!! I wished you lived closer!!!
They are all so beautiful!! You are so talented and the lucky people who get to buy some to:) Have a great time!!!

Johanna Parker said...

Ahh, thank you both! I so wish you could join us :)

~ Johanna