Monday, January 31, 2011

Halloween in January!..

Who says you can't start adding to your Halloween collection in January? If you LOVE Halloween, then this is a great way to start out your new year! With a little nudge from both collectors and my EHAG friends in the Emporium, I was inspired to create a couple of new spooky fun originals for January's opening. First off is "Cross-Eyed Crowly," a decorated Owl ball character who is featured in tonight's EHAG Emporium. I have additional images of Cross-Eyed Crowly below. Keep scrolling down to also meet "Spooky-O-Lumino," another whimsically fun lumina jack-o'-lantern ball character with a wild "do". If you would like to adopt one of these collectible works of art, please EMAIL Me with the name of the piece to reserve yours today! And, don't forget to hop on over to the EHAG Emporium for several more original delights by my fellow Halloween artist friends!

Thank You!
~ Johanna


"Cross-Eyed Crowly"
SOLD ~ $365 plus shipping
~ 6.5" tall by 3.25" wide
Signed, dated and marked 1/1

* He is hand-painted in a crescent moon motif which repeats on his backside, and he wears a hand-sewn vintage crepe paper collar. Black glass glitter brims his hat. A textural head, bulbous eyes and dimensional beak bring out the "owl" in Crowly!


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SOLD ~ $355 plus shipping
~ 6.5" tall by 3.25" wide
Signed, dated and marked 1/1

* He is hand-painted in a lumina jack-o'-lantern motif featuring various faces that surround his stylized base. His twisted stem looks like a wild "do", and handmade bow tie trims his neck with a band of black glass glitter. Recessed eyes, nose and mouth give him that classic JOL look!


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Designs & Photography © 2011 Johanna Parker Design, LLC
Images may not be used without permission

Friday, January 28, 2011

We have a WINNER!...

It has been such a pleasure to read ALL of your sweet comments regarding my folk art as well as reading your personal stories! Some of you even went as far as to write me a special poem, and I think I was even offered a foot massage for bonus entry points! Hehehe! This has certainly been FUN! Many many thanks goes out to all of you who expressed your enthusiasm for my set of Valentine's Cherubs featured below. We drew three official numbers from my mailing list, blog comments and blog followers, and then drew the winner from those finalists. It was a tricky task, but alas we narrowed it down to one lucky winner!

Drum Roll Please............

The Winner of my Valentine's Pair is: faerwillow
Thank you faerwillow for your kind comments, and I hope you will cherish both "Love" and "Cherish"

Again, I so appreciate ALL of your kind remarks, and I had such fun reading your comments and receiving your sweet emails! I look forward to doing it again....

I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!
~ Johanna

PS: Many of you have inquired as to where you can purchase my pair of collectible cherubs. Below is a short list of websites (in alphabetical order) whom I know are carrying this sweet set. Thank you for supporting these sites that support me!

* Bayberry Cove
* Shelley B Home & Holiday
* Traditions
... and you may get lucky and find a few listed at this link on eBay

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Double-Heart GIVEAWAY!...

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I would express my affection for my dear fans and friends by hosting another Giveaway! And as I just received my initial product samples from Bethany Lowe Designs, I have the perfect set to share! I am offering my sweet pair of ball-character cherubs that are debuting this year. One says "Love" and the other, "Cherish," and they will arrive signed by me, the designer of this heart-warming duo! To enter to win this signed collector's set, simply leave a heartfelt comment below! Of course, if you'd like to increase your odds, keep reading for additional ways to be entered. I will be drawing the winner on the evening of January 28th, so you have plenty of time to play along and spread the word. Best of LUCK to you!


The more ways you enter, the better your chances!

1.) Leave a heart-warming comment for me here at the bottom of this post by clicking on the "Comment" button ( and no worries, you do not have to create a Blogger account in order to leave a comment - you can simply click the "Anonymous" option when leaving your message. But, just make sure that I can somehow identify you if you are chosen! ) IF you are unable to leave a comment here, you can email me, and I'll add your comment for you.

2.) Simply become a "Follower" of my Blog by clicking on the "Follow" button at the upper right column of this page.... (All of my Blog Followers will automatically be entered)

3.) If you have your own Blog and choose to spread the word about my Giveaway on Your Blog, then I both thank you and welcome you to leave a 2nd comment here for a double entry! You can use the following Blog Badge to advertise on your blog's sidebar, or just grab the first, larger image above! Please remember to link back to me!

4.) Join my e-mailing list if you are not already a member. Just click on the "Email Johanna" link, top right of this page. (PS... the kind folks already on my e-mailing list will be entered as well, but I recommend those of you leave a comment, etc... to boost your chances of winning!
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5.) Follow me on Twitter & share a TWEET about this fun Giveaway! If you do so, you are welcome to boast about it here in an additional comment for yet another entry at winning. You can visit jparkerdesign ~ my Twitter link!

OK!... So, as I said, there are LOTS of ways to enter!..... I look forward to reading your comments and hearing from you :) I will be posting the winner of this collectible SIGNED set of chubby cherubs in one week!.... Stay tuned and spread the word, and a big thanks to all of my loyal collectors and artist friends who have supported me through the years. Cheers to you!!

* Each cherub is signed with Love....

Will you be the lucky winner?..... Thank you for entering!

~ Johanna

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It's Time to Rhyme!....

With a fresh blanket of snow on the ground to draw us into the new year, I was inspired to complete this whimsical Rhyme Time Original piece. I added the finishing touches to sweet "Charlie Cheers" on January 1st. He is my first New Year's-themed piece and is accompanied by a matching rhyme. Charlie is the 4th unique character in my eBay Exclusive series of Rhyme Time Originals. Please click HERE to visit Charlie's auction and perhaps place a bid. Thank you so very much for stopping by to peek at my first creation of the year and for your generous bids of support.

~ Johanna

* With felted mittens and arms wide, he's ready to embrace the new year!


* Alongside Charlie is the special rhyme that I created to accompany this piece. Please visit his AUCTION to read my poem and view additional photos of Charlie Cheers.
Best of Luck & Thank you!

Photography & Designs © 2011 Johanna Parker Design - Images may not be used without permission.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Escort in Style.....

I had a silly vision this morning that Jack would lead us all into the New Year! After all, he does have quite the reputation for celebrating the holidays in style. So, I stripped the mailbox of its rather garish silver garland and brought it in for Jack to sniff. With a little persuasion, he was soon fashioning this shiny stole and leash combo, and I was begging JP to play along. Luckily, all went well and my silly vision began to take shape. And, Voila ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR to YOU! I wish you and yours the best that 2011 has to offer. May it be filled with magic, shimmer and delight!

~ Johanna, Jack (and JP, our willing & ever-ready camera man)

* Jack leads the way to a prosperous New Year!...

* Jack looks up and questions my sanity..... :)

* He glances up once again, just to double check....

* A proud pose he strikes here with that shimmery stole! (He loves the attention)

* One more glance back to make sure we are headed down the right path...

* A swoosh and a jump, and he's ready for a break! Me too :)

Photography © 2011 Johanna Parker Design - Images may not be used without permission.