Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ehag Emporium Tonight!

 He comes from the Misty Mountain,
unusual though it may be;

His croak and call bids Adieu to all,

 as he sits atop his pumpkin, neath a tree;

Ribbit, be tender, be you young, be you old;
Ribbit, come closer,

and I'll swallow you whole!
Muuuuuaaahhhhahahaaaaaa! Gulp!


Mistic Frog  is a hand sculpted and painted piece, made of Paperclay
and he is my Ehag Emporium piece this month.
He's signed and numbered by me, and he's one of a kind.
6" (h)
... don't worry, he can't swallow anything bigger than an arm chair.

The Emporium opens it's doors tonight at 9:00pm!

Congratulations to Anne of the ChunkyMermaid for winning "Chuff", 
my owl pumpkin Ehag Giveaway!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Uncle Sam Cow Folk Art Woodcarving

Today the new listings for the PFATT Marketplace
go up with more fun folk art to be had.

This month my piece is a handcarved vintage style folk art Uncle Sam Cow.

Complete with a red and white striped vest, a patriotic red hat with a blue hatband with white stars, and formal spats. He is hand carved out of hardwood, and is done in a vintage and distressed Folk Art style.
His tail and ears are made of leather and there is a bit of wood burning for added detail. He's hand painted and his carving tool marks were left as a sign of the carvers hand. He’s ready to add touch of Americana to your old shelf or hutch. Uncle Sam Cow measures a healthy 14” long; 4” wide (7” including his ears); and 9” high to the top of his hat.
"Uncle Sam Cow" is an original design and if you're interested, pop on over to the
PFATT Marketplace!
Thank you for looking! ;-)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

PFATT Charity Auction for breast cancer awareness

This Sunday, June 12th, 2011 the PFATT group will begin a charity auction
on Ebay to benefit breast cancer research.
The PFATT artists will be donating hand made ornaments which will hang on a
cream colored goose feather tree
which will be auctioned in it's entirety.

Horses are so much a part of my life, and that's why I chose to sculpt a horse for my ornament. White horses tend to be associated with the Hero, strong, liberating, positive and protective energy.
He's hand sculpted of Paperclay, with just a touch of pink on his banner reading, "strength". (I'm not one for pink), and glitter for the spark of life.

The auction will go from Sunday to Sunday. June 12- 19
6:30pm (pst)
9:30pm (est)
So please join in if you're able.
Thank You!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Bloom...

"Perfectly Picasso" Petunias enjoying our cool June weather.
Love their chartreuse edges!

These orchids had been divided and weren't supposed to bloom till next season,
so I guess they're happy and like their new shade house!

I'm finally getting a chance to get back into the studio so
more art is on the way soon! :-)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Remembering Uncle Kenny...

Kenneth E. Behen
1922 - 2011
This Memorial Day had an even more personal meaning this year as last week
our family lost our dear Uncle Kenny.
Kenny was at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day in 1941, and to hear him tell the stories of seeing the Zero pilots faces as they flew low,
brought history back to the forefront.
He was also in the Korean War conflict as a Naval Seabee and devoted 27 years to the Long Beach Naval Ship yard.
 Kenny was a master wood worker and a visit to his shop was like visiting The New Yankee Workshop, but with a slightly rustic flair,with every tool imaginable hanging from the walls, rafters, and tucked in drawers. The smell of freshly cut aromatic wood was sweet perfume, with undertones of lacquers and stains.
A quiet, unassuming family man, with bear paw hands, a heart of gold and a mile wide smile.
He's greatly missed.
In loving Memory.

Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the lakes
From the hills.
From the sky.
All is well.
Safely rest.
God is nigh.

Fading light.
Dims the sight.
And a star.
Gems the sky.
Gleaming bright.
From afar.
Drawing nigh.
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise.
For our days.
Neath the sun
Neath the stars.
Neath the sky

As we go.
This we know.
God is nigh

Hawaiian Plumaria