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Hi everyone! Brrrr! It’s still pretty cold in our neck of the woods, but the outlook is for a warming up…at least for a few days! Spring is on the way-I know because my daffodils and crocus are trying as hard as they can to pop up. It’s always hard to work when it is frigid, but Al has still managed to get way ahead of me …there are stacks of readied wood waiting and we are about to go after another load of wood.
I am getting some skates completed….like this one….it is a child double runner that is now in it’s new home in Virginia….usually I fill them, but this lady wanted it to hang on an old sled…
A few days ago we stocked the store we sell in with signs….after our last show of the year, we take every sign we have left to the store. In the Spring we start all over…a very daunting task because we need everything. It’s a lot of work, but I like to keep my product fresh at shows. If you constantly pack and unpack product, you always end up scratching them.
We were very surprised to see one of my paintings posted on Facebook by Kristine of A Primitive Place magazine. The publisher of Country Register of Maine used one of my published paintings for the Jan./ Feb. cover. How exciting! Gail, the publisher, was so kind to mail me a copy….how nice was that!?! She wrote and thanked me for the use of the art and said her Facebook page exploded after it was posted. Thank you so much ,Kristine and Gail!
Our folk art seems to be spreading…we just found it is being sold in a store in South Africa …I love that the prints are selling in more and more stores, but my goal is really to have the work licensed and applied to products like calendars. Last week the publisher emailed us…first asking how Brian is doing (we appreciate that! ) then asking if we would like to design a line of greeting cards for them. Woo Hoo!! YES! They want prim/country Christmas cards, Autumn, Halloween, and everyday. So, I’m trying to hurry and get everything done for our first show so I can finish a group suitable for cards…they want some by the end of the month. Yikes!
Otherwise, everything is somewhat quiet here. The saws are all working (knock on wood) and we were lucky enough to avoid the terrible flu that was going around. I hope you are all well and safe …especially if you are located in an area where the weather has been especially brutal. Have a wonderful week!………..Jan