Tuesday, March 4, 2014

It's Rhyme Time ~ Make your Offer!

Hoot Hoot!

 I do believe it has been a couple of years since I created and offered one of my collectible Rhyme Time Originals! Unique to my line of one of a kinds, these full-figured characters each balance atop a decorated ball and include a special rhyme that I have written to accompany the piece. "Vowlina Buttonlove" is my first perching owl adorned in vintage buttons, and her corresponding poem details her love for collecting them. Painted in an eye catching motif of vintage turquoise green, ruddy orange, black and cream, she is a collector's delight throughout the year! "Vowlina Buttonlove" is a hand-sculpted and painted folk art curio, standing at 7.5" tall by 8" wide, and certainly unique to the world! I welcome you to study the various images of Vowlina below, read her Rhyme Time poem, and consider placing your Best Offer for this one of a kind, Collector's Series piece!

Thank You!

THANKS to ALL who participated!!!!

Last Updated: March 11, 2014, 1:00pm EST
Winning BEST OFFER: $888
Auction Ends at 1pm EST on March 11th

"With her passion for old treasures-to-beak,
and a will to both hunt and seek,
Vowlina collects buttons by night,
when she furtively takes to flight.
High in the sky she makes a dive,
to collect another row of five.
Then, she totes them back to her nest,
to sort and assemble the rest.
Now, she sits on her ball shaped throne,
where a medley of old buttons are sewn."
~ Johanna Parker

About this Blog Auction: 

If you would like a chance at adopting "Vowlina Buttonlove,"simply 
EMAIL ME with your Best Offer.
So, here's the scoop:

- The Starting Bid is $250
- Bidders will remain private
- My blog will update daily to reflect the highest Best Offer
- Numbers on the wheel will be rounded in increments of 50
- Keep an eye on the wheel by refreshing this page
- Submit best offers once or as many times as you wish during this auction

On Monday, March 10th at 9:30 pm EST, I will email all the participating bidders with a Last Call, announcing the current high offer. Afterwards, bidders will have until mid-day on Tuesday, March 11th to submit any additional offers. I hope to announce the Winning Offer amount here on my blog by 1pm EST on the 11th. So, you have a week's time to submit your best offer/s. Anyone has a chance to participate if he or she chooses, and bidders can keep track of the approximated offers here on my blog. 

How to Bid :
Please study the various photos below to see if you would like to adopt "Vowlina Buttonlove." If she hoots to you, then . . . . . . . 

* EMAIL ME with the amount of your Best Offer (johanna@johannaparkerdesign.com & johannaparker@mac.com)
* Title your email: "Best Offer - $ ____ "
* Look for a reply / confirmation email that your offer has been received

As you submit your offer/s, you are welcome to identify yourself or remain anonymous.  Send emails from whatever email address you choose as long as I can reach you in the event you are the winner!  I will be accepting offers until 1pm EST, March 11th. At that time, I will review the offers and post the pending best offer amount. The winner will be notified and will have 24 hours to respond, identify him or herself and start the process of finalizing the sale. The piece will be offered to the bidder of the next best offer, in the event the top bidder does not to respond.

As for emailing me with your offers, please know that I am grateful for your support and any bids of affection. Best of luck!...... Now, let's get started :)

Up for Offers is "Vowlina Buttonlove"... 

* At 7.5" tall by 8" wide, Vowlina Buttonlove spreads her wiry wings and perches on her button-covered ball!...

* She includes a very special collectible signed rhyme that poetically tells her story!

* She wears a sweet painted party hat, decorated in stylized blooms...

* Her round perch is decorated in 3 rows of vintage buttons, totaling a collection of 15 button finds...

* She's painted in a lovely vintage patina turquoise-green hue with undertones of ruddy orange..

* Hand formed wires create both her talon feet and her stylized wings as well as secure each decorative button in place..

* Her ball shaped perch is painted in an alternating scallop pattern, reminiscent of feathers..

* Black and white glass glitter add sugary shimmer and magic to her conical hat...

* She is quite the unique character!

* And she looks good from all angles :)

* She's signed, dated and marked 1/1...

If you would like to place your Best Offer for both "Vowlina Buttonlove" and her Rhyme, please EMAIL ME...

* Thank you for your folk art appreciation! :)

Hoot Hoot,
~ Johanna

HOOT HOOT Giveaway!!!

Helloooo Friends!

It's always a pleasure to host a Giveaway and express my gratitude for your support! As there is a growing population of Owl Lovers out there, why not share some of that Wise, Wide-Eyed Whimsy with you! Today through March 10th, I am taking comment entries for your chance to win this sweet set of hoot-hoots, including a one of a kind, signed owl magnet and a trio of my illustrated owl-themed notepads. To enter, you just have to make a simple Guess!!!..... And, there are multiple ways to enter to increase your odds!


Congrats to Gina Burt (on Facebook) who guessed the exact number of originals that I made!
120 is the official count!
From little ornaments, to larger pieces and even a couple of sculpted artscapes, I made 120! I can't believe I made it into the 3-digits... Some were donations and giveaways, I kept a few that I could not part with and the rest reside with my cherished collectors! THANKS to all who played along in my guessing game. I can only dream of making many hundreds per year, but thanks to those that imagined that I could. Each original is hand-sculpted and unique, so the process is a timely one, and I tend to take longer each year. Many of you came quite close too! Well, that was fun, & thank you for participating here on my Blog, on Facebook and on Instagram. Cheers!

 To ENTER, simply....

Guess the Number of original sculptures I created last year, for a chance to win this Owl Lovers set!

- Enter your number in the Comments portion below this post by clicking on the comment link

- Follow my blog (right sidebar "Join this site" button) to leave another comment here with different numbered guess

- Enter on my Facebook Page to extend your chances there with yet a new guess

- Pin the image above on Pinterest for yet another chance/ new guess to comment here on my blog

- Follow me on Instagram @jparkerdesign & leave a comment under my Giveaway photo on IG to guess again

(If you have any troubles leaving a comment here, you can EMAIL ME, and I will add your comment to the blog)

On Monday evening, March 10th, I will collect all the names that guessed the correct number, and I will draw a winner from that lucky group! If no one guesses the correct number, I will do a drawing from those who guessed the closest...

Good Luck!
~ Johanna

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