It was a bitter sweet day for me when we moved to the farm from the city on the last day of school in 1976. I loved our "Child Rearing Home"! It was a beautiful home and so convient to everything, schools, shopping, church. work and cultural events. But the schools were changing and ten acres of the family farm was waiting so we decided to build our "Ranch House in the Country.
Husband, Maurice checked out "Building Houses books from the library and learned how to build everything even the windows and doors! All we hired done was digging the hole for the foundation. He is my "Hero". I made the City House Needlepoint picture in 1972. It now hangs in the Dining Room of our Farm House. The Farm Painting I did on a slab of wood for Maurice on Valentines Day in 1978. It now hangs in the T. V. Room with the 3 boys Senior Pictures below.
Finally finished my Friendship Quilties Book. Here's how I made mine: I cut 2 pieces of 9x13x1/4th inch fine grade plywood. Drilled 2 holes in each for cord, then painted in light creamy- yellow, painted on my flower garden and embellished with buttons. After dry I brushed on an Acrylic Varnish on all sides. I found the cord at a Beauty Supply Store. They had all colors.
Each double fabric page is 8 1/2x12 inches with a low loft batting inserted. I made the holes with point of sissors and did a buttonhole stitch around them. I Hand stitched each quiltie on the page, usually 2 per side. Before doing this though I wrote with a fine point black fabric pin onto the fabric page the information on the back of each quiltie So far I have 8 2-sided fabric sheets with 31 quilties in the book. Think I can add maybe 4 more fabric sheets and finish out the year with Sandra Kaye Trade Quilties.
I really enjoy Art Journaling, and this is just another way of doing it!
Hope your day is happy & sunny just like my sunflowers! I bought these recently at the hospital fund raiser. Thought they needed to be in a Folk Artists front yard, don't you? Also put my painting in a different place this year. I like it better!
The Dicks 5 & 10 Store in Branson, Mo. still has the Pink Flamingos for sale in pairs. So for 3 trips I purchases a set. This year after losing the Red Bud Tree in front of our barn the flamingos found a new home! The bird bath just fit on top of the ivy covered stump too, so we now have a new look!
The Earth Day Banner is now home in my Secret Garden. I have lost a few of the older trees so the banner is kinda helping to fill in the gap while the younger trees are growing The smaller Earth Day Banner is now hanging at the entrance of the garden. I made the Inspiration banner on the way home from Augusta, it hangs just inside the garden. I have another Art banner hanging also which I haven't taken a picture of yet as my camera has bit the dust! Hopefully I will be able to replace it soon!
Hello, my name is Marlynne Joy Snare (pronounced Marilyn) and I am really excited to be jumping into this new world of "blogging". I call myself a "Folk Artist" and enjoy creating with fabric, paint, wood and all types of natural materials. It will be fun to share some of these inside and outside the house projects with you too!