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!


Best Wishes & Good Luck!
~ Johanna

Original Sweet Heart Sale...

Hello Dear friends & Happy New Year ~ I know, I know... it's already February!! That said, I'm popping in for a quick post and update. Next week, I will be releasing a handful of original Hearts & Love Bug folk art characters via Newsletter notice. Included will be a free Valentine Printable, so if you haven't done so, please Join my Mailing List. This will be my first V-Day collection, donning the traditional red and pink palette. I look forward to sharing them with you!

Also, many thanks to those that adopted last month's medley of New Year's Snowmen! What FUN!

Love & Hugs,
~ Johanna


Halloween Original Sneak Peek...

Hi Friends..... It's been a frenzied last few weeks, and now we are so close to this Saturday's Art Walk in the Glens Neighborhood! Thankfully, I have finished a fun medley of originals, and I even took some pretty photos of each :) I am posting a sneak peek of these one of kinds which will be up for adoption at the show on October 1st. I will also have a variety of signed reproductions for Halloween lovers to collect along with my candles and notepads. I hope to see you at:

The Glens Art Walk
Saturday, October 1, 2016
10 am  - 4 pm
Find me & my Halloween at 1690 Glen Dee Drive, Lakewood, CO 80215
More Details HERE

Enjoy & Happy Halloween!
~ Johanna















Dear Robin ~ Silent Auction

I love Robins! These animated characters usher in spring, and always make me smile! In honor of these dear creatures, I was inspired to create my very first robin! I'm partial to this piece, and as it is difficult to place a value on him, I have decided to leave that up to you. If you are interested in this one of a kind robin, please EMAIL ME with your Best Offer. I will be accepting your bids through Thursday this week. On the morning of Thursday April 2nd, I will notify all bidders via email of the highest bid along with the option to place another offer. The winning bid will be determined that evening by 8pm EST on April 2nd, and the winner will be notified via email. I appreciate your bids of affection and support! HAPPY SPRING!

This Auction has ENDED. The winning best offer is $1,082.00  THANK YOU so very much for your bids of affection! I am grateful for your support :) xoxoxoxo

My first Robin.....

- 5.75" tall x 3.75" wide x 6" deep (from beak to tail)

- One of a kind, hand sculpted and painted standing bird

- Accents include hand sewn vintage crepe paper collar and glass glitter hat trims

- Signed and dated 1/1

EMAIL your Best Offer to:

You will receive an email confirmation. However, if you do not receive a reply, please try sending your best offer to:  During this auction, bidders & bids will not be revealed. This is a silent auction. Many thanks to ALL participants :)


HUES: Ruddy orange, vintage sea foam green, hints of plum, chocolate browns, mustard and coffee cream


What a Dear! Enjoy him on display ALL YEAR....







Signed & dated...

Thank you for your interest!

Best Wishes,
~ Johanna

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P.S. : Those who follow me on social media or read my occasional entries on my Scoop page will know that I am hosting a Spring Web Sale of originals soon! Tomorrow, Monday March 30th is the official date. Please Join my Mailing List to stay in the loop. I will have just a handful of one of a kinds up for adoption. 

Candy Corn Butterfly...

The whimsical creatures that always capture my imagination in the summer garden have inspired a fun series of buggy delights in my workshop this year. And as Halloween is one of my most favorite themes, a mirthful mix of the two subjects gave rise to this sweet Candy Corn Butterfly! A first of his kind, this little sweetie has a delicately painted wooden egg cup base, and a removable top sculpted from papier mache. Indeed, he is a one of a kind that promises to delight! He is available tonight via the EHAG Emporium, where you can shop for unique originals from the talented artists of the Eclectic Halloween Artists Guild! The EHAG Emporium opens and updates at 9pm EST on the last day of each month with fresh works available. I finally squeezed in a little time to make something special and participate this month! Here on my  blog, I am offering additional angles of this sweet piece! If you are tempted, please EMAIL ME to secure this piece! More images, info and price to follow..... Thanks for looking!

"Halloween Butterfly Egg Cup"
5.25" tall by 6.75" wide
$495 plus shipping
* SOLD *
Thank you!!!

* With a removable top, you can stash tiny trinkets in his wooden egg cup!

* The thought occurred to me to paint candy corn butterflies on this base... What fun!

* And with hand-formed wire wings and curly antennae, this bug is certainly a fun blend of patterns and textures.....

* Don't you just want to pinch those bulbous cheeks?

* His orange cap is accented with a hooked hat, trimmed in black glass glitter...

* And a wispy collar adds that final touch!

"OH"..."Are you buggy for me? Let me fly to you!".....

Best Wishes,
~ Johanna

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Holiday Bustle in the Workshop...

Oh my, Oh my! It's November 12th, and my heart beats pitter-patter as the calendar nears the month of December! I have been fully focused on creating my collection of one of a kind, winter delights for my 10th Annual Holiday Folk Art Show & Open House! As JP finish-sands the second round of characters from this year's collection, I am painting the first batch. Lots of snowmen, owls, mice, a few Santas and other characters round out the menagerie. I am anxious to complete these festive fellows so that I can tidy the house, decorate and prepare for the big event! Boxes of my holiday licensed designs will soon be arriving as well, so the juggling act between artist and shop & house-keeper begins. Wish me luck as I will need it. For now, I'm offering a tiny peek at what I am currently working on. This is just a snapshot of my collection. Please join me at our Open House to see all the whimsical delights! Members of my Mailing List will soon receive the official invitation.

Best Wishes,
~ Johanna


* A festive owl ball character comes to life with holiday-hued paint...


* An audience of captive characters watch as I add more cream-colored paint to my palette...


* Fa-la-la sings the snowman to his fellow festive friends...


* A birds-eye view of just some of the guys currently awaiting paint & details in my workshop...


* I feel like I am being watched!...


* The process of painting can be tedious and time-consuming as there are endless ways to paint each character. Design decisions are constantly being made with each brush stroke!


* My first bear ornament gets a coat of red interior paint...


* EEk!

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CATCH this Cat if you can!...

Surprise!... I just finished this fun one of a kind black and cream-colored cat! And now, "Scaredy Cat Pat" is ready for adoption! GO to my WEBSITE to see details and be sure to click on the image for more views and descriptions once you're there. Please send me an email if you'd like to adopt this one of a kind cat atop a chartreuse & orange-hued jack-o'-lantern, and later I will update the page to reveal who caught this collectible piece!....For now, I'm off to sleep....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz . . . . . . .

Thanks again for looking!
~ Johanna

UPDATE: Sorry to keep some of you waiting - I woke up with a lovely headache and snoozed a bit. Now, that I am more alert, and checked my emails, I was amazed at the speed of the first "Catcher"! Celeste must have snagged this piece right when I turned my computer off for bedtime, and just 6 minutes into the game! Go Celeste! Many many thanks to the rest of you that came in at a close 2nd, and 3rd and so on... I always appreciate your interest and support!


Holiday Hoot Hoot!...

For all of you owl lovers out there, I just posted a special one of a kind owl kettle cup on eBay! He's the only holiday-inspired owl kettle cup I made this season, so enjoy, take a peek by clicking on his image below, and thank you for your generous bids!

~ Johanna

* © 2009 Johanna Parker Design *Owl Kettle Cup design is the property of Johanna Parker and may not be used without permission.