I have been fortunate enough to come in contact with several wonderful folk artist through my blog, facebook, and through A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine. These folk artists are not only creative, but they are kind and considerate people who have a true love and passion for the items that they create.
I decided that it would be fun to start highlighting a folk artist through my blog occasionally. Today is the first installment of what I hope will be a series of very popular posts. I will be calling these posts Folk Artist Spotlight.
The first folk artist that I decided to highlight is a very sweet and talented lady, Kathy Parker. Some of you may know Kathy from her home being featured in Country Sampler magazine. It has been featured three times!!! I got to know Kathy when we were painting our house for the second time. I saw Kathy's house in Country Sampler and loved it. I knew I wanted to paint my house like she had painted hers. I contacted Kathy through email with my questions and she emailed me back. She also called me to talk me through the process. Through all of this, Kathy and I have become very good friends. We continue to email each other almost daily and talk on the phone occasionally. We have never met in person, but Kathy is a very dear friend and a very important person in my life.
Kathy has been a folk artist for many years. She has a real passion for primitive decorating and early antiques. In fact, Kathy was the person who inspired me to start stitching. Her creations are beautiful and I have been fortunate enough to find some of her work at primitive stores in my area and Kathy has also graciously sent me some of her work as gifts. I cherish all of them. Here is a small sampling of Kathy's work.
"Believe" Santa pillow
"Joy" Christmas tree pillow
"Spooky" pumpkin pillow
"Live Simply" daisy pillow
Chick with sunflower make-do
More of Kathy's creations are for sale through Primitives by Kathy. You can click ~here~ to visit Kathy Parker's artist page.
I hope to feature many other talented folk artists in the future. I have a list of some of my favorites that I am hoping to feature. If you are a folk artist or know of a folk artist that you would like me to feature, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"Every artist was first an amateur."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
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