Saturday, June 7, 2008

Wow! Just wanted to let you all know that OFG, my Etsy street team, is going to have another great challenge coming up shortly. The challenge this time will be "Patriotic" just in time to kick off the Fourth of July holiday.

What is a challenge? Well, all the members of OldFarmHouseGathering are challenged to create a piece with the topic of patriotism. There will be many talented, and artistic designs for you to view on Etsy during this promotion. As the time draws closer I will post a link for you to view them on Etsy.

We did a Mother's Love challenge in May, and it was so much fun. The creations that came from that challenge were amazing and resulted in many sales for the team. Also during this promotion if you visit the OldFarmhouseGathering blog you will have a chance to vote on your favorite patriotic creation.

I believe that all artisians create from their hearts, and just as the Mother's Day Challenge brought emotions to the surface, I am sure this challenge will tug at a few hearts also. The pieces that were created for the Mother Love challege were just so full of love, treasured memories, and each piece held a story in the heart of the artist/crafter. All of the gals and gent do an awesome job on these.......I just can't wait to see what they come up with this time. So stay tuned, and I will be writing more on the topic as we go along......for now, though, I need to decide on my entry, so I am off to do a little painting........have a wonderful weekend!...Toodles

Friday, June 6, 2008

I wanted to share with you another of my sampler paintings. I love the way this one turned out! I hit a few tag sales here in Sandwich, and found this wonderful frame! It was perfect for this design. I brought it home, sanded, painted, and sanded again and now it looks to have been around for years. You can see other painted samplers in my Etsy shop

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

It has been a few days now since I have been able to get back in and say hello. Life just tends to get in the way of that somedays. It started as a rather dreary morning here but we are seeing some sunshine as the day prgresses, and maybe we can dry out a bit from all the rain we have had the past couple days. My garden is loving it though......hope to add some pictures soon.

Also I wanted to mention that if you love decorating in the primitive or country style, this Ebay Top 100 Primitive list is just full of wonderful artisians. If you have a brief moment today, check us out, and of course I would love your vote. To vote all you need to do is click the banner name of the shop you are interested in.

I have a rather busy day today as I am trying to get so many things done at once. I am headed out to the garden here in a few minutes to try and stay ahead of the weeds, and then it will be back in the house for more painting time. I have discovered that I really like to paint on canvas, so I have been working on a few primitive samplers. Many years ago, I used to do allot of cross stitch, but I just never seem to find the time to do that any longer, so I thought I would stitch my samplers in paint!

I am hoping to do a series of samplers for all four seasons, and of course for the Christmas season. I will be sure to post pictures as soon as they are finished. Well I have to go for now, the weeds are calling my name, and always I wish you all a very blessed day! Be back soon.......toodles.