Six Silent Auctions, Ending Soon!

Don't miss the 6 Silent Auctions on our Website featuring a selection of my collectible folk art originals, all appearing in the current issue of Where Women Create Magazine! Best Offers for each piece are being accepted until the auctions end on December 13th. Visit our Silent Auction page for a medley of photos and details about each piece as well as magazine snapshots of each character. ALL Bids are welcome, so don’t be shy! Jump on in with a bid so that we can update you with the latest best offer before the auction ends. THANK YOU for your interest and support!

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Best Wishes & Good Luck!
~ Johanna

Collector Candy Bowls for Halloween! * * * * * * * * Pre-Order by April 15th!


Hey Halloween Collectors! 

I'm now taking your orders till April 15th for my new 2017 Halloween candy container collectibles from my Bethany Lowe Designs line. Each will be SIGNED and shipped directly from me, the artist, in late summer / early fall of this year. All went smoothly with last year's orders & shipments, so we're doing this again! Please make sure you place your order & pre-pay by April 15th so your request will be included in the production count. I cannot guarantee that I will have extras of each piece after my fall show. So, jump on the Halloween Wagon :)

For more Details, visit my Website!

* Please EMAIL ME with your order *

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Add these unique, Artist-Signed Halloween characters to your fall decor this year! You'll be so happy when Halloween rolls around :)

Thank you!!!
~ Johanna
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Halloween Blog Sale Round 2...


Here we go again!.... HAPPY HALLOWEEN dear collector friends!  :) Please scroll down to see the last of of my signed reproduction delights that I am offering this season. Some characters cross over to other sets, so make sure you peek at each image before selecting your fave.

Please EMAIL ME with the name of the set or single you are interested in. We will be preparing your orders and sending out e-invoices after your package has been weighed and measured for a shipping estimate. Boxes will begin to ship out next week!

Many thanks for your interest in my 
Signed Reproduction Collectibles!

~ Johanna ~


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~ Each Signed by the Artist SOLD OUT!
Collect all three Jacks @ $80 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES~

-  1 Jack Box from Johanna's Transpac line.
 Approximately 9" tall

- 1 Glass candy jar with jack /cork lid from Johanna's Transpac line.
Approximately 7.75" tall

- 1 pumpkin scented Candle from Johanna's Aunt Sadie's, 
made in Vermont, candle line
Candle is 4" tall

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~ Each Signed by the Artist ~ Only 1 pair available
Two collectible Owls @ $110 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES~

- 1 Hooty Owl Candy Bowl from Johanna's
 2016 line of Bethany Lowe Designs
Candy Bowl is approximately 7" tall by 4" wide
Rustic fit, handle with care

- 1 Standing Owl figurine from Johanna's 2015  line of 
Bethany Lowe Designs
 approximately 9.25" tall by 8.75" wide

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~ Each Signed by the Artist ~ Order soon! Low on stock...
Choose a single or any combo @ $50 each plus shipping

~ CHOOSE FROM ~

- 5 different  Candy Bowl characters from 
Johanna's 2016 line of Bethany Lowe Designs. 
(Frankie, Bride of Frank, Happy Cat, Hooty Owl & Sweet Jack)

Each is approximately 7" tall by 4" wide
Rustic fit, handle with care

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~ Each Signed by the Artist ~ SOLD OUT!
Collect all four Franken-Love characters @ $125 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES~

- 1 Bride of Frank Candy Bowl & 1 Frank Candy Bowl from Johanna's 
2016 line of Bethany Lowe Designs. 
Each is approximately 7" tall by 4" wide
Rustic fit, handle with care

-  1 Frank Sitter & 1 Bride of Frank Sitter
from Johanna's new "Punkin Peep" Transpac line.
Each approximately 6.5 " tall

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~ Each Signed by the Artist ~ SOLD OUT!
Collect the Purrfect Pair @ $74 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES~

- 1 Black Cat Candy Bowl from Johanna's 2016 line of 
Bethany Lowe Designs. 
Each is approximately 7" tall by 4" wide
Rustic fit, handle with care

-1  Black Cat crepe paper ruffle ornament
(ONLY 6 pairs were made by Primitives by Kathy, and
then the product was discontinued. This is one of the few samples)
Approximately  4.5" wide

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~ Each Signed by the Artist ~ SOLD OUT!
Collect three Jacks @ $88 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES~

-  1 Jack Sitter from Johanna's new "Punkin Peep" Transpac line.
approximately 6.5 " tall

-1  Jack Ball character ornament  from Johanna's
2014 line of Bethany Lowe Designs. 
approximately 5.75" tall including hook

- 1 Jack-o'-lantern Candy Bowl from Johanna's
 2016 line of Bethany Lowe Designs. 
Each is approximately 7" tall by 4" wide
Rustic fit, handle with care

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~ Each Signed by the Artist SOLD OUT!
Collect these festive figures @ $45 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES~

-  1 standing black cat & 1 standing skelly
from Johanna's Transpac line.
Each approximately 7.5 " tall

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Quantities Limited
Collect all Five Illustrated Charmers @ $70 plus shipping

- 3 Fall Scented Candles from Johanna's Aunt Sadie's, 
made in Vermont, candle line

SCENT LIST: 
Black Cat = pumpkin
 Jack o' Lantern = pumpkin
Skelly = Cinnamon Spice
Candles are wrapped in Johanna's whimsical illustrations
 and signed on the underside. Candles are 4" tall

-2 Double-Sided Halloween Ornament Charms
from Johanna's retired line of Primitives by Kathy designs
(featuring an Owl/BOO & Crow/Jack)
Charms are 2" square

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~ Each Signed by the Artist ~ SOLD OUT!
Two collectible Ornaments @ $48 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES~

- 1 Black Cat & 1 Jack crepe paper ruffle ornament
ONLY 6 pairs were made by Primitives by Kathy, and
then the product was discontinued. These were samples.

Approximately  4.5" wide

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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Collector Candy Bowls for Halloween ************* Pre-Order by March 15th!


Hello friends! A while back on social media, I posted a teaser photo of this year's Halloween Candy Bowl collection that I created for Bethany Lowe Designs. Response was very enthusiastic for these sweet ball characters that also double as 2-part trinket treat bowls! Your inquiries for these special pieces have prompted me to offer you a chance to Pre-Order them before they sell out for the fall season. If I receive your orders by March 15, and all goes as planned, you'll be the proud owner of one or more of these collectible delights when they ship mid summer! Visit my Halloween Candy Bowl page for more details, price & payment info! EMAIL ME soon to place your Pre-Order and thank you for your interest...

Have a BOOtiful Day!
~ Johanna ~


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* See more at my Folk Art Reproductions page..


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Happy Halloween, Enter In...

My OH my, friends so dear,
HALLOWEEN is now here!
The hour is bewitching,
and Jack is itching (to show off his conical hat)
I also took photos by evening candlelight,
of vintage novelties and Halloween delight.
An October 31 birthday is ever so sweet,
as I'm often gifted a vintage Halloween treat!
We placed our corner cupboard inside for fun,
to fill it with pieces from my collection.
I also snapped a few photos during the day,
to share a small peek at my Halloween display.
I wish I had more time to festoon the whole place,
with orange and black decor, filling the space.
But, I have been quite busy making my art,
So, with limited time, this is a start….

Best Wishes to you for a Halloween so jolly!
May it be filled with smiles and sweet folly.

Happy Haunting,
~ Johanna

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* Jack perches on a stool, wearing his new hat! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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* Our corner cupboard at glance…. And yes, this is the same cupboard that we take to our shows to showcase my one of a kinds! It's typically stored away, but we decided to bring it indoors and fill it with Halloween delights. I have so many more Halloween pieces in my collection that I will just have to find myself an additional curio cabinet to display them all in!

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* A peek up close reveals one of my original owl ball characters that I gave to JP as birthday present a few years ago. He's surrounded with vintage Halloween finds.

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* Down below, a cloth pumpkin man with a walnut shell head was created and gifted to me by my mom! She also made the sweet woolen stitched pumpkin above, left. Vintage horns, noisemakers and other delights have appeared in packages at my doorstep by dear friends and thoughtful collectors who know that I love antique Halloween novelties.

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* An old orange bird cage reveals one of my reproduction crows roosting inside. A vintage owl clicker suspends along the edge.

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 * A grouping of my original candy containers that I have collected over the years, traipse across the top shelf. Below, a sweet papier mache "Bewitched" cat candy box was gifted to me by a dear artist friend, Kitty Nikolai of Sweet Invocations.

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* Vintage jack-o'-lanterns grin and glow next to an old orange ceramic cat that I found at a garage sale.

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* A closer peek reveals my cat, witch and crow trio tucked in the corner of the cabinet.

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* An older original spider of mine sits atop a timeworn candy tin. Behind, vintage tin noisemakers are mixed with some of my Halloween art.

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* A creepy cool Spooklight lantern suspending from a stylized bat are both designed by my fellow Halloween designer friend, Bindlegrim! I was lucky to snatch this set at this year's Halloween Trunk Show!

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* Below on a stack of old suitcases, you'll find an original owl bust that I created a few years ago… "Wise 'ol Owlexander"

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* And, here's another peek of our corner cupboard from the side… It's tempting to keep this out all year, as it's all eye candy to me...

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* Looking across to the mantel, we see Jack wearing an orange crepe paper bow tie. To bring in a little Halloween cheer, I added some orange accents to the decor.

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* I quickly turned my new "Trick or Treat" bag from Primitives by Kathy into a pillow by stuffing it with another pillow! (thanks Mom for the idea :) In the distance, our handmade fire screen mirrors the play on black cats…

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* JP brought me home a bouquet of birthday flowers, so I added those to a Roseville vase. Two of my new Halloween stand-up characters from Primitives by Kathy add some seasonal spunk!

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* A headless dress form serves as an unusual illumination along with a canvas to adorn for the season. I added my "Oh Bats" hanger and draped the bodice with an orange scarf that my mom gave me last year.

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* An orange and black handmade basket from our close friends carries one of my new Halloween box signs, "Halloween is Calling."

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* And, just a quick glance to the back sunroom invites those who enter to take a seat. Jack has clearly abandoned both his hat and tie to sit and relax for a little bird-watching fun. As our bittersweet vine turns golden outside, a pumpkin and a pair crows add some fall spirit to the inside scene.

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* Once again, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


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Familiar Friends EHAG Challenge...

This week, a handful of EHAG artisans, including myself are offering our latest Challenge art pieces. The theme is "Familiar Friends". For those of you, ~unfamiliar~ with this term, keep reading for a little background history. My collectible piece features a grinning black cat that sits within a delicately painted egg cup. He's available on eBay this week, so visit his Auction Page for lots more pictures and additional info.

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Why "Familiar Friends" you ask? Well, according to European folklore from the Medieval and Early Modern periods, "familiar spirits," sometimes referred to as "familiars," were supernatural entities that were believed to assist witches in their magical practice. According to transcripts from that era in time, these familiars would appear in various guises, often as animals and most frequently seen as black cats. Hence, the classic "witch and her black cat" image was born which we now see as an iconic symbol of Halloween.

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This week, many of the artists of EHAG will be posting their renditions of this fun challenge theme on various sites, including eBay, Etsy and more... And with my passion for black cats, this was a theme not to pass up! For my challenge piece, I blended my signature black cat character with an egg cup featuring a detailed silhouette of a gentle witch cradling her black cat familiar.

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This is a unique collectible, as the painted egg cup can be twisted to reveal a variety of scenes. With his hand-painted details, vintage paper collar, wire arms and a wee touch of black glass glitter high on his hat, this jovial character is certainly a keeper!

Thanks for looking and taking an interest in my creations! I truly appreciate it.

© 2011 Johanna Parker Design, LLC ~ Photos may not used without permission

Hoot Hoot for April!...

Owls for Halloween are always a HOOT, so why not get a head start this spring! After all, the birds are chirping and the feathers are now a'flutter as we look outdoors. What a treat it would be to spot an owl, so I decided to make my own since it's often a rare gift to see one. This particular owl is decorated with a series of intricate moons and a tiny mouse marks his front! He's up for bids on eBay through Easter weekend with an auction ending on Tuesday evening at 7pm PST. You can enjoy a fun variety of photos and a full description of this collectible egg cup character of mine by visiting his eBay Auction Link! Many thanks for your interest and your generous bids if you feel so inclined. I appreciate your support.

Thank you,
~ Johanna

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* Stylized wings of wire certainly bring a touch of magic and whimsy to this striking character!...

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* 'Lil mouse peers into the Mr. Moon's eyes with wonder and intrigue....

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* Another crescent moon decorates his back, while two full moon faces bring smiles and laughs to each side...

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Images & Designs, © 2011 Johanna Parker Design. Photos may not be used without permission.

In the Rough...

Although this is a bit exposing, I thought I would offer you a sneak peek at what I have been working on. Time certainly likes to tick away, and before I know it, the fall season will be here! This happens every year! So, I am starting to chip away at this year's collection of Halloween originals. I will cart some of these characters off to one of the 2 Halloween Events that I will exhibit in this year, while others will be offered throughout the year via online web sales, eBay and more. At the moment, most of these guys are in the rough. It takes layer upon layer for me to attain the desired look and smoothness when working my papier mache. So, if they look a wee bit bumpy, well eventually they will all be smooth to the touch. If only I could snap my fingers and they would all be complete! (still working on that!)

For now, enjoy the peek!
~ Johanna

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* I am really enjoying the ghosts this year! These whimsical characters will be a fun addition to my Halloween line......

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* More ghosts, some owls, cats and jacks, are all at various stages of drying and completion....

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* A cat egg cup cries out for arms and a few coats of paint to bring him to life!

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* Ouch! Looks like I am poking this poor hoot-hoot's eye out, but really I'm just smoothing the papier mache.....

Maybe you'll spot one of these characters all decked out in his or her finery, later this year, or perhaps sooner if I decide to part with a few here and there......

Thanks for stopping by!

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https://www.facebook.com/JohannaParkerDesign
Please join me there for news, photos and fun! Make sure to click the LIKE button once you are there to stay in touch! Thank you......

Photos & Folk Art Designs, © 2011 Johanna Parker Design, LLC. Images may not be used without permission.