Saturday, January 19, 2013


Hi! My name is Marlynne Joy Snare and I'm a Folk Artist. At 76 yrs. old and a great-grandmother I still like to create art and have fun! As you can tell red is my very favorite color and add yellow to it and I'm off an runnin!  This is my first blog I started  3 yrs. ago to satisfy the Folk Art side of my personality. Then a year ago I started the "My Precious Cottage" blog at  to share my love of  the Victorian Style. I love to create with paint, wood, fabric and discarded materials.

This last year I decided to move my art table into the sunny sewing,T.V. room where it was inviting to create. I just love it!

This is the other side of the room where I can use the wall for a small art gallery. as you can see great-grandson spends a great deal of time in here too!.The red and yellow and green quilt on th chair back was made for me for Christmas this year by good friend Karen. The red & white basket quilt on the wall is an antique quilt from a former neighbor.

This shows the whole room in all it's glory! I made the banners special for this Grow Your Blog Party! I like them so they will stay . The string of fabric hearts in the window and the "Be My Valentine" banner in the other window are new creations too!

I made this heart pillow last year and have had it in my chair every since.

My sister and I had our monthly outing last Tuesday and these were two of my purchases. We love to go to thrift stores and Antique Malls. Now to decide how to use them to best advantage.

I made this Studio Sign  and fabric flowers several years ago for outside my Studio #1 door.

As you can see this Studio is Full to Overflowing with Folk Art and Collections. I still love to go in and look just not stay in there to create!

I'm very fond of painting Folk Art Town Scenes and writing little stories that tells about them.

Dollhouses are every where!  I have 8 of them, and have made a lot of the furniture and furnishings. And one dollhouse from scratch. I have a friend who has offered me 2 more houses. I'm thinking on it but when am I going to have to stop? Hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back! I anxious to visit your blogs and will be sending comments your way. Happy Blogging!


Fun With This and That said...

Love folk art painting
You have so many things to see will be looking for awhile
I will be back

Crisann said...

wow! so much fun! found you from the gyb party. hope you'll stop and visit me as well. happy creating!

laurajane said...

Love visiting your blogs Marlynne,you always show us interesting things.big fan of folk art.
We have canal art here,and I love it.
Your paintings look wonderful,would like a closer look.
Love from Laura.xx

Beansieleigh said...

Oh boy.. Just commented and it didn't take, so here's Take Two! Love all your ginghams and patchwork!.. But most of all love your dolls and doll houses! You ask if one should stop collecting? I think certainly NOT! (0; If I come across an unwanted dolly, she is coming home with ME! Where there's a will, there's a way, and I will definitely find a place for her!... Nice meeting you via Grow Your Blog, and hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend! ~tina

EvalinaMaria said...

You have a lovely blog. I'm a new follower and participant of 'Grow your Blog'. Have fun at the party!
Evalina, This and that...

Sandra Kaye said...

Lovely art space Marlynne!!!

Mary said...

I'm nominating you for a Liebster Award!!! Check out my post with the details and let me know if you have any questions! It's all about new bloggers getting to know each other and motivating each other!


Debbie said...

Hi Marlynne,
Your blog is great! I love your craft room.

Iantha said...

Love the folk art town paintings! The doll houses are great too, I may just have to resurrect my from the basement. Thanks for sharing.

girlunwinding said...

You have blown me away with all that great ART on your walls and then I scrolled down and saw the photos from the Annually Costume Party and about died! so flipping funny!! I love it. I'm hooked. I'm coming back for more-- have a great week.

CatieAn said...

Hi Marlynne,
I am so intrigued by all of your art---the paintings are beauiful!! I love your style. can't wait to learn more about you and see what you will be doing next. Am visiting from the blog party!! Come say howdy if you get a chance!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Your blog is so cheerful; visiting via Vicki's GYB Party.

Becka said...

Hi Marlynne-
I stopping in for a visit via GYB party.
Your folk art style is beautiful.
I too enjoy shopping at Thrift & Antique stores.
I'll be following along, and hope to get to know you a little better.
-Becka @ Girasole farm

Terri said...

Hello Marlynne, it is nice to meet a fellow crafter! You have a lovely blog, I can tell by your photos that you are very creative! 8 doll houses! Wow! I must confess, I have built two myself. I do love them!

hueisei said...

Nice to meet you at the party!
Beautiful Studio and I love your lovely projects...
I am looking forward to more inspiration posts from you :D

Everyday Things said...

Hi marlynne - wow what a colourful and fun blog! I think I'm going to have a heap of fun visiting you here... just joined your group of followers!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Ahhh! How did I miss this post???
I just read through the whole thing, and now I'm going to re-read it! lol
I simply LOVE your artistic style Marlynne! It's cozy, all American, and from the heart! Speaking of HEART, I love the heart pillow you made!
So happy that you posted more about yourself-
Erica :)

Cache-Mire said...

Your town scenes are amazing! What talent you have! So nice to meet you at this party.


Patti said...

Oh boy - your blog is going to be a favorite! Red is my fave color, too - I have to have it around me.

vivian said...

what a wonderful blog and such fun art! Im glad Erica posted about you. how nice to find a fun new person to visit!

ImagiMeri said...

Hello Marlynne,

Erica asked us to come over and visit you, and I'm so glad she did. First of all, you are such a pretty lady and my goodness your painting is amazing! My mom is an artist (watercolors) and she's turning 81 soon and still loves to create. I see my good friend Karen Valentine designed your blog.....isn't she the best? I will be back for more visits, as I wish to learn more about you. Come check out my blog if you get a chance.


Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Hi Marlynne! Visting from Erica's Valentine swappies post. You are a wonderful artist! So enjoyed my visit here and now I'm following you.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Hi Marlynne, I'm visiting from Erica's Valentine's swap. Your paintings are so unique and very beautiful!! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! xx Holly

donna said...

I just love your style. Your paintings are amazing and I am in love with the dolls houses I have seen on your blog. Love your room.

VintageBettys said...

Hellow Marlynne,

I love your sweet heart with the little red bird on it :)! Your blog here is lovely!
I am one of your newest followers!

sandy said...

Hi, I'm here from Vicki's GYB party! I love your happy blog! Your folk art paintings are wonderful! That's something I've wanted to of these days. You have a creative and inspiring room in which to create!
Have a great week!
sandy ;)

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Your artwork is amazing, Marlynne! Love,love it!

Ziggyeor said...

Oh lovely art work. I wish I had a nice big space like that to create in. I enjoyed reading through your posts. It looks like the Halloween party was a lot of fun.

Lisa said...

I love all you lovely thing, I think we will get along just great! I am a new follower

camp and cottage living said...

It's so nice to get to know you and see your vibrant create space!
It's apparent that you are enjoying your life and doing what you love.

Marilou Bain said...

Marlynne I love your creative workspace, so colorful and fun, I would love to come and play! You make me want to drag out my doll house and find a spot for it, maybe this spring! Hugs and love, Marilou