Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Flower Power Works in Progress....

April showers bring May flowers, and lots of color too! Visions of vivid blossoms and vintage green hues have me in a floral forward mood. As a result, a small collection of originals are blooming in my workshop! I have designed a new series of cork topped "Flower Keepers." Playing off of my classic ball character, these special sculpts have an inner vial that can hold fresh water. Simply pop the chapeau-style cork, fill with water and add a delicate bouquet of garden grown delights. I am anxious to paint these pretties and see them come to life! And back by popular demand, I have also made a handful of butterfly egg cup characters that too will be splashed with a painterly floral theme. The full collection will be offered via a Flower Power Web Sale this May! Stay tuned for their release date, and join my Newsletter for all the details!

Ta-Ta for now! I'm off to smell the flowers.......

See you in the garden,
~ Johanna :)


* This little girl anxiously awaits a final sanding and then many coats of pretty paint!


* A view overhead reveals the polymer vial that tunnels down into each piece....


* And this nature-inspired collection would not be complete without a whimsical wide-eyed bird!


* It looks like it's time for paint!


* Butterfly egg cups in the nude are surrounded by their wiry wings...


* The wire wings are such a special and tedious detail. From start to finish, one set takes over an hour to create.... I rarely time myself, but this is what I discovered today! Darn, I wish I could speed up that process a bit.

Stay tuned for my Flower Power Web Sale in May!


Martha said...

Flower Power!!!!! Love it! Can't wait to see them Johanna.....glad you are feeling springy. Going to hang a hummingbird feeder in my new backyard today .....bring on spring! :)


Johanna Parker said...

Love that enthusiasm Martha! I am inviting spring via my art as we have had a wintery spring, and I am ready for the REAL thing :)

Looking forward to painting these characters!

Hmmmm, hummingbirds would be a fun addition to my character line..... I just love those little guys. Enjoy them!

~ Johanna

Melissa Kojima said...

Wow! These are so skillfully made. I love seeing your work in progress. I cannot wait to see what they look like with a flower on top. So whimsical and fun. Great for spring.

Johanna Parker said...

Thank you Melissa! I just have started to paint them, and it's fun to see them come to life :) The mini flower bouquets will be a fun way to top them off!

~ Johanna

MoreThanHorror said...

Wow, very nice. These "flower keeper" seems quite good quality. Love them, you should be proud. Where are they available for purchase?

Johanna Parker said...

Thank you!

Well, this small collection of originals will be available on my Folk Art Originals page: http://www.johannaparkerdesign.com/fao.htm
I still need to decide what day to host it!

Stay tuned.....

~ Johanna :)