Overwhelmed…

ALL ORIGINAL FOLK ART COPYRIGHT PROTECTED BY BUTTERMILK HILL FOLK ART–JANET SKIBO  2014    ….DO NOT PIN!   

 

                                                                                   Hi everyone!  Mea Culpa once again…truly I do try to post more often, but it just never seems to slow down here!  We have had two shows since I last posted….actually three weekends of shows.  We traveled first through West Virginia to the highlands of Virginia for a two weekend show. How I enjoy that trip!  I love mountains and the higher the better.  We were a bit nervous about the weather, but it cooperated and we safely made the trip.  What was interesting about this year’s trip was the number of deer we saw…literally probably close to 200 of them!   Deep deep fields line the roadway to the edge of the mountains and we saw herd after herd of deer, sometimes mingling with the cattle on the farms.  In one herd I counted 45 until I lost sight of them.  We always see groups of them, but never before have we seen this many!    Of course we also saw many tiny lambs and calves as well, but not as many as usual…perhaps because of the never ending winter?

Stunning Seneca Rocks…

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The valley in the Virginia Highlands…

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How I love barn quilts!  I missed getting a few more because to avoid a snowstorm we had to drive home a different route…

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My neighbor at the show made this GORGEOUS walnut pie safe…the tins are antique barn tin.

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The show ended up good, especially the very first day which was a record crowd…and a buying crowd.  Our second show was in Buffalo New York.  Everything went smoothly and we were happy to be up each of the three days.  Everything went smoothly , that is, until the wheel on our dollie broke during load up and we had to hand carry half of our stock.  Al has since replaced the wheel and we are good to go again.

Our business page on Facebook is doing better than I ever dreamed it would…I once again am overwhelmed by custom orders …and am so very grateful and flattered by such response to my work!  I just finished a group of vintage wash basins…I paint on the bottoms of them. While finishing orders, I try to put some stock away for shows.

A vintage enamelware pot…

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and a vintage basin…just finished four more basins today…

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and , of course, a couple more paintings…this size is so popular!  Smile

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I am preparing another group to put up on my page Monday….then I think I will take a short break…I have an urge to sew a few things for myself…and of course Easter is coming!  Brian will be coming home for a few days and it is always good to see him.  The only thing that would make it perfect would be if Craig could be here too….but we do always talk to him on holidays when he can’t be here.  Brian is doing OK right now medically, but has other issues stressing him.  Maybe being home will relieve him of that a bit. 

It feels so good to post again…hopefully I’ll be back soon!  Welcome to all my new followers!    I’m so flattered you are so interested in my poor neglected blog!  Thank you so much…and have a great weekend!  …Jan

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2 comments on “Overwhelmed…

  1. Cindy says:

    Jan…I know how busy you have been making goodies for your shows. I’m just now starting to make things for my 3 shows…2 Fall shows and a Christmas show. Love the enamel pieces that you painted…very prim and vintage!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

  2. steph says:

    So glad to hear that your art is selling so quickly!! Sounds as if you’ve kept pretty busy. How exciting to have Brian home. That’s something to look forward too. Have a great day. -Steph

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