Monday, February 27, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I would like to properly introduce Miss Fanny. The time is 1863, and Fanny is a young girl living in Natchez, Mississippi. Her dress is made of Civil War era reproduction fabric, and her boots are handmade of two colors of leather. She is carrying a handmade cross stitch pillow that she made to commemorate her 12th birthday. Fanny is made of cloth, and her facial features are sculpted of paper clay and painted in oils. Her bonnet is black velvet lined with gold moire taffeta. Fanny is for sale on Early Works Mercantile this month.
Monday, February 6, 2012
The Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi, of which I am a proud member, came up with the idea last year for a calendar featuring some of the artisans from the Guild. They called it "Expose Yourself to Craft" The idea was a big hit, and the calendar received national attention. I was very honored to be chosen for one of the "pinups" for the 2012 calendar! All the proceeds go towards funding children's art classes at the Guild, so we all embarrased ourselves a little for a good cause! What we do for our art!!!