4th Annual Glens Art Walk!

It's official! We have a Date for this year's Glens Art Walk! Mark your Calendars for Saturday, October 13th in historic Lakewood, Colorado. Join us for another round of Halloween delights, both signed reproductions and one of a kind original sculptures. Find all the details along with photos from last year's show on our Events page.

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Until then, have a Spooky Summer!

Cheers,
~ 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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Pattern Pleasures with a Burst of Color!


Hi Friends!

I am excited to share my 2nd round of pattern designs with you! Included in the mix is my new and very colorful "Garden Delights Collection"! I must admit that I do love color, so this group really brought me smiles and joy. The swatches just arrived, and I've been marveling out how close the colors match  my original designs. I also added a medley of accent hues to the doodle patterns that accompany the whimsical hummingbirds in my "Nature's Frolic Collection". I look forward to seeing what lovely projects some of you makers out there will dream up with these designs. And, lastly, I added a couple new Halloween patterns that are oh so fun! You can find all of these designs and more in my JohannaParkerDesign Spoonflower Shop! Hop on over and look around...

Thank you for your support & Happy Creating!

Now, I really feel like we are creating together :)

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* That's me holding up my latest sheet of fabric swatches :)

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* Then, it was time to slice 'em all up!

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* Here's a quick and colorful glance at the swatches of my Garden Delights Collection! It's a wide palette of many colors, but they bridge across each other, offering coordinates for your crafting.

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* I just added the two front designs to my Halloween grouping. I designed the Halloween Cat & Owl Checkerboard design to fit just right on a standard 8" x 8" swatch!

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* "Nature's Frolic" ~ It's one of my favorite groups... I used the same color palette throughout in order offer coordinates for your projects. Don't forget that these come in gift wrap & wallpaper too. And, the Roostery has lots of pretties over there, just ready to be ordered and made to enjoy!

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* Jack played a little hide & seek with the fabric swatches...

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* A closer peek at my Halloween checkerboard design shows the depth of detail that is achieved in these prints. Yay! This is the kinda thing that makes an artist sing :)

I hope you enjoyed the peek! I need to take some crisper pics with a decent camera as most were captured with a cell. But, I was anxious to snap some photos!  There will be more to come. I hope you enjoyed the peek. Please feel free to share your feedback, and I hope you'll think of my Spoonflower Shop when dreaming and designing your next projects. I can't wait to see, and I hope you'll share a photo or two.

Happy Creating!
~ Johanna


Holiday Blog Sale * Round 2


Fa La La my friends! Another festive round of Vintage Holiday delights is here! Thanks to all for joining me for last month's Vintage Holiday Blog sale. I did a little treasure hunting and have decided to release a few more limited edition goods that I have on hand. I am adding a couple new lit box signs that plug and GLOW. Although fleeting, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an assortment of samples from this screen printed Vintage Holiday collection of reproductions, so this is your chance to collect a few rare pieces, each signed. Please review the descriptions below each image for more information, and click on the photos for a larger view. To reserve your faves please EMAIL ME and include the name of the set or single you wish to adopt! Also include your namephone number and shipping address. When your order is prepared, we will send you an e-invoice to complete the sale. Thank you for interest in my collectible holiday licensed designs!


* Happy Holidays *

CHEERS!
~ Johanna ~

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Ho Ho Ho Light Box

~ Signed by the Artist ~ 3 Available

Santa Light Box @ $36 plus shipping


- 1 "HO HO HO" Lit Box Sign - Stand
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)

* Inner bulb allows word & dot cutouts to GLOW
in a soft, frosty blue/green hue!
Electrical cord includes on/off switch
Approximately 6.5" tall by 8.5" wide by 2.75" deep
Screen Printed on Wood

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Fa La La Fox

~ Each Fox Signed by the Artist ~ 2 Sets Left
Collect both Foxes and a Pack of Cards @ $58 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES ~

- 1 "Fa La La" Fox Stand-up
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 6.5" tall / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 "Fa La La" Fox Box Sign - Stand or Hang
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 6" tall by 1.75" deep / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 Pack of 8 Christmas Cards
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Cards include an illustrated full color scene on the inside too!

Inside Message:

Ho Ho Ho: "Wishing you a jolly holiday!"
Happy Owlidays: "Hope your holiday is a hoot!"
Jolly Be: "Frolic and glide along the ride!"
Warm Wishes: "May your den be cozy & bright!"

Each 4.75" x 7" with Envelopes 

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Ornament Plaques

~ Each Plaque Signed by the Artist ~ 2 Sets Left
Collect all 6 @ $54 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES ~

- 1 "JOY" Santa Ornament Plaque
- 1 "Fa La La" Fox Ornament Plaque
- 1 "Happy Holidays" Candy Cane Ornament Plaque
- 1 "Jolly Be" Santa Ornament Plaque
- 1 "Happy Owlidays" Owl Ornament Plaque
- 1 "CHEERS" Snowman Ornament Plaque
(all from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Each Approximately 5" wide / Screen Printed on Wood


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'Tis the Season!

~ Ornament & Box Signs, Signed by the Artist ~ 1 Set Left!
Collect a Snowman, 2 Box Signs and a Pack of Cards @ $74 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES ~

- 1 retired Juggler Snowman Ornament
(from Johanna's retired Bethany Lowe Designs line)
Approximately 7" tall / Papier Mache & Resin

- 1 "Home for the Holidays" Box Sign - Stand or Hang
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 3.5" tall by 1.75" deep / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 "Tis the Season" Box Sign - Stand or Hang
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 4.5" tall by 1.75" deep / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 Pack of 8 Christmas Cards
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Cards include an illustrated full color scene on the inside too!

Inside Message:

Warm Wishes: "May your den be cozy & bright!"
Happy Owlidays: "Hope your holiday is a hoot!"
Jolly Be: "Frolic and glide along the ride!"
Ho Ho Ho: "Wishing you a jolly holiday!"

Each 4.75" x 7" with Envelopes 

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Johanna's Limited Edition Christmas Cards
* available *

1 Card Pack - $19
2 Card Packs - $32
+ USPS shipping - $6.50

~ Each Pack INCLUDES ~

- 8 Christmas Cards
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Cards include an illustrated full color scene on the inside too!

Inside Message:

Warm Wishes: "May your den be cozy & bright!"
Ho Ho Ho: "Wishing you a jolly holiday!"
Jolly Be: "Frolic and glide along the ride!"
Happy Owlidays: "Hope your holiday is a hoot!"


Each 4.75" x 7" with Envelopes

* Take a quick video tour of the Inside & Out of each Greeting Card design!



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Sweet Fox Hooked Pillow

~ SOLD OUT ~
each $44 plus shipping

- 1 Hand-Hooked Fox Pillow
(from Johanna's new Peking Handicraft, Inc. line)
Concealed Zipper on backside allows for
easy removal & cleaning of hooked slip-cover casing

Approximately 18" tall by 14" wide

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Home for the Holidays!

~ All Signed by the Artist ~ SOLD OUT!
Collect a Standing Snowman & 2 Box Signs @ $92 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES ~

- 1 retired Juggler Snowman Figurine
(from Johanna's retired Bethany Lowe Designs line)
Approximately 10.25" tall / Papier Mache & Resin

- 1 "Home for the Holidays" Box Sign - Stand or Hang
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 3.5" tall by 1.75" deep / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 "Tis the Season" Box Sign - Stand or Hang
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 4.5" tall by 1.75" deep / Screen Printed on Wood

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Joy Light Box

~ Signed by the Artist ~ SOLD OUT!
Snowman Light Box @ $38 plus shipping


- 1 "JOY" Lit Box Sign - Stand
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
* Inner bulb allows word & dot cutouts to GLOW
 in a frosty blue/green hue!
Electrical cord includes on/off switch
Approximately 6.5" tall by 11" wide by 2.75" deep
Screen Printed on Wood

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Happy Owlidays

~ Each Signed by the Artist ~ SOLD OUT!
Collect both Owls @ $60 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES ~

- 1 "Happy Owlidays" Lit Box Sign - Stand or Hang
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
* Battery operated LED lights allow wreath berries to GLOW!
Right side switch includes on & off & 6 hour timer options
Approximately 12" tall by 1.75" deep / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 "Happy Owlidays" Owl Stand-up
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 6.5" tall / Screen Printed on Wood

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Christmas Tree Santa

~ Box Sign & Santa, both Signed ~ SOLD OUT!
Collect all 3 with bottle brush tree @ $40 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES ~

- 1 "Oh Christmas Tree"Box Sign - Stand or Hang
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 5" tall by 1.75" deep / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 retired Santa Ornament
(from Johanna's retired Bethany Lowe Designs line)
Approximately 4.25" tall / Papier Mache & Resin

- 1 small white bottle brush tree with mica shimmer
(from Bethany Lowe Designs)
Approximately 2.75" tall

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Vintage Holiday Blog Sale!

Ho Ho Ho my friends! Vintage Holiday delights are here! Although fleeting, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an assortment of samples from my screen printed Vintage Holiday collection of reproductions, and now I am releasing those to you! Each piece is SIGNED on the back or the base by me, the artist behind the design. A few of the sets also include an 8 pack of my matching Christmas cards! You'll see that with some sets, I have also included a snowman ornament in the mix. ALL of my designs being released here have been retired by their original manufacturers. Please review the descriptions below each image for more information, and click on the photos for a larger view. To reserve your faves please EMAIL ME and include the name of the set or single you wish to adopt! Also include your name, phone number and shipping address. When your order is prepared, we will send you an e-invoice to complete the sale. Thank you for interest in my collectible holiday licensed designs!

* Happy Holidays *

CHEERS!
~ Johanna ~


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Jolly Be Santas

~ Each Santa Signed by the Artist ~ SOLD OUT!
Collect all three Santas & a Bottlebrush Tree @ $56 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES ~

- 1 "Jolly Be" Box Sign - Stand or Hang
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 4" tall by 1.75" deep / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 "Ho Ho Ho" Box Sign - Stand or Hang
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 7" tall by 1.75" deep / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 "Jolly Be" Santa Stand-up
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 7.75" tall / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 small white bottle brush tree with mica shimmer
(from Bethany Lowe Designs)
Approximately 3.5" tall

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Frosty Frolic

~ Each Signed by the Artist ~ SOLD OUT!
Collect all three Snowmen @ $75 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES ~

- 1 "Frosty Frolic" Snowman Stand-up
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 8" tall  / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 "Frosty Frolic" Box Sign - Stand or Hang
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 12" tall by 1.75" deep / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 Snowman Ruffled Ornament
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
*ONLY 6 ornament samples were ever produced by PBK*
Approximately 4.5" wide / Papier Mache & Paper

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Oh Christmas Tree!

~ Printed Trees, Signed by the Artist ~ SOLD OUT!
Collect all three Trees and a Pack of Cards @ $59 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES ~

- 1 "Joy" Tree Stand-up
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 7" tall / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 "Oh Christmas Tree"Box Sign - Stand or Hang
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Approximately 5" tall by 1.75" deep / Screen Printed on Wood

- 1 small white bottle brush tree with mica shimmer
(from Bethany Lowe Designs)
Approximately 2.75" tall

- 1 Pack of 8 Christmas Cards
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Cards include an illustrated full color scene on the inside too!

Inside Message:

Ho Ho Ho: "Wishing you a jolly holiday!"
Happy Owlidays: "Hope your holiday is a hoot!"
Jolly Be: "Frolic and glide along the ride!"
Warm Wishes: "May your den be cozy & bright!"

Each 4.75" x 7" with Envelopes 

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Peppermint Snowman Candy Bowl

~ Signed by the Artist ~ SOLD OUT!
Each Candy Bowl @ $72 plus shipping

~ INCLUDES ~

- 1 paper pulp / resin snowman candy bowl
(from Johanna's retired Bethany Lowe Designs line)
Approximately 9" tall

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Johanna's Limited Edition Christmas Cards
* Available *

1 Card Pack - $19
2 Card Packs - $32
+ USPS shipping - $6.50

~ Each Pack INCLUDES ~

- 8 Christmas Cards
(from Johanna's retired Primitives by Kathy line)
Cards include an illustrated full color scene on the inside too!

Inside Message:

Warm Wishes: "May your den be cozy & bright!"
Ho Ho Ho: "Wishing you a jolly holiday!"
Jolly Be: "Frolic and glide along the ride!"
Happy Owlidays: "Hope your holiday is a hoot!"


Each 4.75" x 7" with Envelopes 

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Vintage Holiday Sneak Peek...

I've got a special treat for you! I am releasing my small collection of vintage style holiday graphics, screen printed on box signs, ornament plaques and character stand-ups. These limited edition collectibles made only a brief appearance via Primitives by Kathy at last summer's gift market. Shortly after, PBK's themes and color palettes took a different path, and hence, this retro winter collection came to an end. As these designs were not introduced at this January's market, it's safe to say that production was low, making these finds extra special! I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an assortment of samples, and I will soon be releasing those to you! Each piece is SIGNED on the back or the base by me, the artist of each design.

Check back this evening, November 22nd at 6:30 pm EST for a medley of Collector Sets that will be posting here on my Blog.

Thanks for your interest!!
~ Johanna

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Johanna Parker Halloween Giveaway!!


Let's Share in the Happy Spirit of Halloween!
~ with a GIVEAWAY and ~ 
3 Prizes to WIN!
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* WINNERS UPDATE *

We drew 3 names, and the Winners are:

1st Prize: Ruth in CA
* An Original ~ "Batty Jack Bandit" *

2nd Prize: Angel G.
* A Signed Reproduction Hooty Owl *

3rd Prize: Lauri T.
* A Candle wrapped in Johanna's Illustration *

You can watch me draw the names out of a vintage lantern on my Instagram or Facebook page.

VIEW all the PHOTO submissions 
here in my Flickr Album!

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All you have to do is take a photo of your Johanna Parker Design Halloween decor & share it with us! 
Just one photo please, and we'll do the rest. In sharing your admiration for my Oct. 31 creations, we will enter your name into our raffle. 
Three winners will be drawn on November 3rd!

Thank you so very much for your support! I truly look forward to seeing your photos as they inspire my creative spirit and bring me JOY!



To Play along, see the Easy Steps below....

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~ TO ENTER ~

Please submit ONE photo of your Halloween Decor that includes at least one Johanna Parker Reproduction or Folk Art Original or a Mix of both! Have fun, be creative and show off your collection! I can't wait to see how you've infused my designs into your home for Halloween :) 

SUBMIT a PHOTO:

(Title your email: "Halloween Giveaway" & 
Please include your first Name & Location in the email)

~ OR ~

Post your Photo to Instagram using Hashtag: #johannaparkerhalloween

I will share your images to a public folder on my Flickr page, here on my Blog and perhaps other social media avenues. This is all about SHARING the Happy Spirit of Halloween! Please play along :) Photo submitters will be entered into a raffle for the 3 Prizes, and 3 winners will be drawn on November 3rd. 

We would be grateful if you would SHARE the above Halloween Raffle graphic with your friends online. Choose whatever social media means you wish. The more the merrier for more eye candy * Share for Good Luck!
(All are welcome to join in.... including friends, family, ghosts and all)


Again, we want to THANK ALL of you that collect my Halloween characters and welcome them into your homes. It is a pleasure to imagine the smiles that we generate via holiday folk art. We shipped many of my collectibles out this year, and it will be a treat to see some of these guys displayed in your decorated dwellings. 'Tis the spooktacular season!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
xo,
~ Johanna ~


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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

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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 Hallowbaloo...

We're finally back from exhibiting at the Hallowbaloo in Washington! It was a long journey's drive across beautiful mountains and valleys, but we made it to and fro, thanks to JP and his mastery behind the steering wheel! THANKS to ALL my dear collector friends who made their own trek out to see us and adopt some special Halloween folk art characters. It was a pleasure to see you! It was also a treat to reconnect with fellow Halloween artist friends and meet others that I had only chatted with online. Big Hugs to the guys that wove the big Hallowbaloo web and created a memorable day for both artists and collectors alike! And, another big thanks to my parents for hosting us at their lovely home and for letting me borrow all those cool antique props! There's no way we could have stuffed all that into our VW beetle! hehe! As shows are always such a frenzy from A to Z, I did what I could to document the event from behind the camera. Below is a small collection of images along with a couple of photo collages that offer a glimpse of the Halloween magic at the Hallowbaloo. ENJOY....

(And don't forget.... I'll be exhibiting at the 10th Annual Halloween Trunk Show in Denver on October 10th! I hope to see you there!)

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* That's me smiling big before the start of the show!

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* A trio of jacks with overhead bats topped off my mom's cupcake stand. These guys were popular, and fortunately I made a few more for the Denver show! (I still need to paint them!!)

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* More of my Halloween originals were displayed in rustic antique cubbies...

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* BOO! An original ball ghost character and other sweet friends awaited collectors...

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* An arrangement of my pressed paper illustrated owl ornaments were popular at the show! I made a few more for the Denver show too...

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* Here's another peek at my Halloween folk art originals, perched and waiting to meet and greet!

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* That's me and mom all decked out for Halloween! She was truly donning the orange and black from head to toe! After all, she's my Halloween Mommy as I was born on October 31st!

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* JP sneaks a peek from behind the spooky window!

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* More Halloween characters brought smiles and delight!

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* Here's one of two collages, depicting fellow Halloween artists and their creations... I sure hope I captured everyone!

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* And this second collage captures more of the enchanting creations...

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* Lastly, here's a peek from Friday night after we set-up! Mom & Dad, living just minutes away, came to help!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all of YOU!




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Hallowbaloo Peek-a-BOO...

My oh My! My last blog post was 3 months ago! I guess it's about time I popped in for an update. It's evident that scheduling 2 Halloween art shows this year has kept me rather busy!! I think I spent my whole summer, crafting in the workshop! Now that September is here, the Hallowbaloo Show in Redmond, Washington is just around the corner.... I have been adding the final touches to this special collection and photographing them as I go. Although I have a few more to finish up, I thought I'd share a sneak peek-a-boo at some of these unique guys. I am taking over 30 one of a kind Halloween folk art sculptures as well as some handmade ornaments featuring my pressed paper illustrated designs. With my parent's house so close to the show, I will have my pick of some of mom's antique treasures to help prop my table and add interest to my display! (Thanks Mom!) So for now, I am focused on completing this collection and preparing for the journey. I look forward to seeing old friends, meeting online friends (finally in person) and making new friends too! See you soon!!!

For now, ENJOY this PEEK-a-BOO....

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*  A sweet cat plays Peek-a-Boo, peering out of a pumpkin jack...

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* A quartet of Jacks are topped with illustrated paper bats...

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* A pair of Halloween hued bulldogs promise not to bite....

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* Spooky fun egg cup characters raise their arms in Halloween glee...

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* Bees can Bee for Halloween too!

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* An autumn hued owl strikes a perched pose for Halloween...

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* We've got a few sitters, just sittin' around!

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* This Halloween carnival cat can balance!

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* A jack-o'-lantern's container base is painted with a jolly melon man & face...

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* Oh Bats!

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* Two black cats grin with illustrated hats. "Happy Frank" in the foreground is my first "Folk Lantern!" I had visions of making an entire family of these folk lantern characters. But, after realizing how much time it took to create this concept, I only made two. An owl folk lantern counterpart will be headed to Denver's Halloween Trunk Show in October. (He still needs paint!) WISH me LUCK!

I hope to see you at one of my Halloween Shows this season!

Happy Haunting,
~ Johanna




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Workshop Peek-a-Boo!

It's about time for an artist update! My workshop is beginning to look a lot like Halloween! As I have decided to exhibit at 2 Halloween Art Events this year, I figure it's best to begin building my collection of October-themed originals now versus later. Before I forget, please mark your calendars for these 2 special events:

* 2nd Annual Hallowbaloo in Redmond, Washington
SEPTEMBER 19th, 2015 

* 10th Annual Halloween Trunk Show in Denver, Colorado
OCTOBER 10th, 2015

I know I have been a little distant and distracted with gardening projects around the house and designing art for licensing. So, I have not had much time to blog. However, I have been juggling my papier mache sculpts with all the rest. Here's a current sneak peek from the workshop of my one of a kind characters in the works. Keep in mind, these guys are unfinished as many need painted accents, trims, and other final touches. But, I thought I'd share my process. And yes, there are many more to come! So, if I disappear again, know I'm busy creating :)

Happy June to you, and I hope to see many of you this fall at my Halloween Art Shows!

Best Wishes,
~ Johanna 

Halloween-Busts-in-the-Works

* A couple of Halloween character busts in the works, pose with unfinished party hats....

Halloween-JackoLantern-ball

* A sweet jack-o'-lantern ball character dons a lovely aged green hue.... The hand-sewn vintage crepe paper collar will soon decorate his neck, and maybe a thin bead of black glass glitter will trim the base of his stem...

Halloween-Illustrated-Hats

* For this year's hat, I hand-illustrated a version of my flying witch design that appears on some of my graphic-designed products from my Primitives by Kathy collection. A variety of hat sizes, glued and sealed, are now closer to being ready to top some of my folk art sculptures!

Halloween-Painted-Cat

* My ball characters are always a popular choice. This black cat ball is trying on a 2-toned vintage crepe paper collar for color-matching and size.

Halloween-Rabbit-Character

* A black bunny here and there always adds more variety to my Halloween mix! This guy dons a medley of painted sweets on his round-bellied base... I think he needs a collar too...

Halloween-Hat-Cluster

* Just another view of my handmade party hats! It looks like a conical parade is coming to town!

Halloween-Naked-Bat

* Cover your eyes! This bat is bare! Sans his wire wings, he still needs an appointment with JP for final sanding, and then we'll take it from there!

Halloween-Owls-Sculpts

* An owl with no eyes and missing wire wings and feet is wondering when the heck I will allow him to see! Looks like his buddy is one step ahead, but still cannot fly. I have my work cut out for me....

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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

Halloween-Jack-with-Hat

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

Halloween-Folk-Art-Corner-Cupboard

* 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!

Halloween-Owl

* 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.

Halloween-Collectibles

* 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.

Halloween-Cage-Crow

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

Halloween-Folk-Art-Collection

 * 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.

Halloween-Collectiblel-Shelf

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

Halloween-Candy-Containers

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

Halloween-Spider-&-Novelties

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

Halloween-Lantern-collectible-Shelf

* 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!

Halloween-Owl-on-Vintage-Suitcases

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

Halloween-Corner-Shelf

* 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...

Halloween-Living-Room

* 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.

Halloween-Trick-or-Treat-Bag-Pillow

* 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…

Halloween-Bouquet

* 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!

Halloween-Dressform-Light

* 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.

Halloween-is-Calling

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

Halloween-Sunroom

* 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.

Happy-Halloween-Jack-with-Hat

* Once again, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


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Collector Spotlight ~ Martha in So Cal, Part 2...

Well, the pleasure is all mine to post the Part 2 portion of Martha's Collector Spotlight! As a follow-up to last year's holiday feature, we are sharing with you Martha's Halloween folk art collection. This season, she has graciously taken some stunning photos around her home, sharing peeks at how she decorates with the Halloween originals that she collects. And, I hear that he son Connor, had a hand in the photo-taking fun! Together, they took existing photos, and then played with alternative arrangements to offer additional decorating ideas for you! I am honored to see so many of my one of a kind characters, gracing this lovely home and treasured by the family that dwells here. It is touching to see handmade art being appreciated and loved in this way. Martha collects from a variety of folk artists, and you will some of those handmade works in her photos shared. I want to extend my hearty thanks to Martha for sharing her home in two, lovely Collector Spotlight features! What a treat! So, let's begin with an Artist & Collector Q&A that will meander throughout this Halloween post. Enjoy!

Halloween-Collector-Spotlight-Martha

J: How did you learn about my Halloween folk art?

Martha: I was sitting at my dining room table on my computer.  I have always loved decorating, for all seasons and holidays.  I was web surfing (this was before Etsy, Pinterest, etc) and I think I typed in Halloween folk art and found you!  I'm trying to remember if you were having a web sale at the time, or not but I know that I bought my first piece then!  I think that was 2006???


J: Yes, and I'm also thinking that maybe my feature in Better Homes & Gardens, way back when, could have led you my way as well. Whatever the magic was, we made the connection!


Martha's-Photo-Johanna-Parker-Collection-Tabletop-Halloween

* Speaking of the dining room table, I really love this tabletop centerpiece! A decorative lazy-susan serves as a rotating display wheel for a grouping of Halloween delights. Included in the mix is a Halloween cat ball character original and a reproduction spider candle stick by Johanna Parker Design along with a sweet faced pumpkin by Jo James of Cart Before the Horse. Off in the distance, we see other seasonal vignettes that we will explore more along the way!

Martha's-Photo-Johanna-Parker-Collection-Tabletop-Halloween-Bat

*And if we give that wheel a spin, more Halloween characters emerge! A spooky wire-winged bat with a #31 on his belly is an original by Johanna Parker Design. The pair of metal owls are from Pottery Barn and the winking jack-o'-lantern is another sweet piece from Jo James of Cart Before the Horse.

Martha's-Photo-Johanna-Parker-CollectionHalloween-Display

* Martha shares a closer look at a festive coffee table display! A collection of grinning jack-o'-lanterns by Tammy Strum of Light and Shadow Studio, nest in a leaf-filled primitive dough bowl. Above, a crate makes a rustic roost for an original moon man sitter by Johanna Parker Design. A beautiful bundle of wheat offers a harvest touch.

Martha's-Photo-Johanna-Parker-CollectionHalloween-Egg-Cups

* A ladder-style shelf offers a high perch to group Martha's collection of my Egg & Kettle Cup characters. A ghost, bat, skelly and cats make for a fun family of little ones, lined up to delight!

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* Peeking beyond the autumn leaves, a grinning Jack by Johanna Parker Design, flirts a little with the camera :)

J: How long have you been collecting my Halloween originals?

Martha: I think my first originals are from 2006, or 2007 at the latest.  I remember I sent you an email and you were so kind and happy that I loved your work!   (You included that first email in my Christmas Collector Spotlight post.....still blown away you had it and could find it!)


J: I do have a tendency to hang on to emails, and it's fun to go back and watch a relationship bloom! I'm so happy that you reached out to me!


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* What a lovely corner this is for a pair of my original owls to call home! The warm fall hues of these feathered friends compliment the nostalgic framed typographic art. And Martha's autumn-inspired arrangements add a lovely texture and softness to this scene. Just beautiful! One of a kind owls by me at Johanna Parker Design.

Martha's-Photo-Johanna-Parker-Collection-Halloween-Jacks

* High up in a nook, we see a yummy Halloween scene in rich hues of orange and black! My Jack ball character glances up to a candlestick pumpkin by Ginny Diezel. A pretty ceramic pedestal ties the group together ever so nicely.

Martha's-Photo-Johanna-Parker-Collection-Cat-in-Pumpkin-Patch

* Nestled amongst a collection of fabric pumpkins by Willow Creek Sparrow, one of my cat ball characters grins quite wide.

J: What is it about these characters that captures your imagination?

Martha: I just remember loving the feeling I felt when I saw them.  From the expressions on their faces to the current, yet retro feel.  The colors are always beautiful and I love the warmth they exude.  It's as if you can feel all the time and love that you put into them!!  I just love the holidays/seasons and each character that you paint, whether Halloween, Christmas, Spring, Vday, they all bring your whimsy to that season!  And they just bring me joy and make me smile!  :)


J: Well thank you for the sweet sentiment. I make pieces in a style and feel that I would be drawn too if I were hunting for treasures. I am happy to be able to capture that vintage charm and release that joy through my artistry. 


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* Speaking of smiles, this sweet Frankenstien ball character - my first Frank - offers a sweet little smirk. He is carefully paired with a vintage green pumpkin by Willow Creek Sparrow for a lovely color duet.

J: Where have you had the best luck in acquiring my original Halloween pieces;
shows, web sales, Collector's Catch, eBay, etc?

Martha: I have never had the pleasure of going to the Halloween Trunk Show, Halloween and Vine or Ghoultide.  But I have gone to your Holiday Open House twice and bought plenty at your home!  I have had amazing luck with the Collector Catch!  I think I have a Johanna Sixth Sense and get an impulse to check your website! HAHA.....lucky me!  I have gotten one piece from your lucky list.  I have found some originals as they pop up on Ebay every now and then.  And, I am pretty quick and usually grab one at each websale! 



J: Yes, I think at times, that JPD Sixth Sense of yours has been strong! All in all, it looks like you have found success down the various avenues where I offer my folk art. I must admit that I have been absent lately from posting Collector's Catch pieces and chipping away at my Lucky List. Thanks for reminding me, as I need to put those back on my radar :)

Martha's-Photo-Johanna-Parker-CollectionHalloween-Cats

* From Martha's mantel collection of Halloween cats, this close up reveals a trio of cats that date several years back. There is a noticeable difference (I hope) from my more primitively sculpted originals at the start of my career to the more refined work I do current day. It's fun to see the artistic progression.

J: Do you have a favorite piece in your Halloween collection?

Martha: Hmmm.....gosh I love them all!  Of my Halloween, one of my fav's is Dolly Crescent....she is the beautiful black and white candy container with the AMAZING moon on it. Not to mention the adorable mouse sitting on the moon.  I also especially love two of my shelf sitters: Full Moon Marcus (2008), probably no additional description needed of this moon man, and Vinny Vine (2012) a super cute JOL sitter with black and creme striped arms and legs!


J: I know, it's not a fair question. Each year, after making a collection of Halloween originals, it's always difficult for me to pick my favorite :)

Martha's-Photo-Johanna-Parker-Collection-Various-Cats

* Here, at center is "Dolly Crescent", one of Martha's faves! Dolly crowns a collection of cats on the mantel. Drift wood risers, a pumpkin and a candle stand, all act as clever perches for these fun folk art characters. A painting of pumpkins by Carrie Huber of 40th and Plum, makes for a bold, graphic backdrop.


Martha's-Photo-Johanna-Parker-Collection-Cat-&-Moon-Sitters

* At left along the mantel sits "Full Moon Marcus"once again. Another favorite find of Martha's, he sits with a companion carnival-style cat, both one of a kind sitters that I sculpted. I love the lantern style cabinet as both a display case and as an architectural backdrop for the scene.

Martha's-Photo-Johanna-Parker-Collection-Jacks-on-Shelf

* And then there's "Vinny Vine," another favorite from Martha's collection. Gathered in a nook with two of my ball character JOLs and a sweet jack-o'-lantern painting by Diane Duda, they all offer harvest cheer!

J: Is there anything in particular you suggest I try making in the future?

Martha: Loved that I had said reindeer at some point and you did!  Love that I said elves, as I know others did too, and you did!  And that I got the first ones of those!!!  Hmmmm.....I would love a Christmas Skunk!  They were my fav animals growing up and I think the black and white would be cute!  Also a huge chipmunk fan.....love the stripes!  Oh, and foxes are awesome too! Additionally now you did foxes!!!  I missed out on those this season as I couldn't make it to your Halloween Trunk Show.  So I guess I'm still pushing for a skunk, a chipmunk, and now how about a white fox for Christmas!!! 


J: Hey, that's good news that I am listening to my collectors. I know I haven't attempted a try at all the various suggestions that I receive, but I do like a good challenge! And when time and mood permit, I will give it a go. Yes, skunks, chipmunks and white foxes would be sweet!…. 


In following, I will share a few more arrangement ideas from Martha's lovely home. You will spy some of my previous pieces making appearances in new arrangements along with the clever works of fellow artist friends….

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* It's a pumpkin patch, and props are certainly key to great composition. Here, Martha uses a vintage style cubby to display a line-up of my jack-o'-lantern ball characters below, while a sweet jack by Mandy Broome of Fiddlestix Studios perches above. A cart carrying a lumina Jack by Nancy Malay, tucks under a bundle of wheat. And, I spy my "Vinny Vine" sitter again, resting on the edge.

Martha's-Photo-Johanna-Parker-Collection-Halloween-Nook

* These arched nooks in Martha's home are the perfect stage for a Halloween scene. Above, a pumpkin painting by Diane Duda adds color and a harvest motif. Below, a sweet jack scarecrow by Melissa Valeriote rests next to one of my JOL ball characters.

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* OH Bats! These two bat originals by Johanna Parker Design get cozy with a carved pumpkin.

Martha's-Photo-Johanna-Parker-CollectionCount-your-Blessings-Owls

* And a HOOT HOOT here and a HOOT HOOT there…. What a fun collection of owls from various artists from left to right: Pumpkin perched owl - Jo James, Cart Before the Horse, Sculpted Owl on a mound - Johanna Parker Design, ceramic owl - unknown, Owl bust - Johanna Parker Design, hanging Owl bucket - David Everett of Chicken Lips, large Owl sculpture -  Lisa Bivona
And…..Count your Blessings the sign says!

I hope you enjoyed the tour of Martha's home for Halloween! I know I did! What a pleasure it is for me to see my handmade art and the wonderful creations of fellow artists living in harmony and all so lovingly arranged. Many thanks to Martha for opening her doors to us and inspiring many during this special season. I am honored to be a part of this lovely home.

To leave a message for Martha or myself, please click on the "comments" link at the bottom of this post. Thank you!

Happy Halloween,
~ Johanna





Spooky Sneak Peek!

Well, it's that time of year again! I am counting down the last few days before the 9th Annual Halloween Trunk Show opens this Saturday! Today, I added the final touches to this year's collection of Halloween originals, and then they each smiled for the camera. At last, I will have 35 one of a kinds to share with collectors this weekend, and below is a sneak peek at some of these special collectibles. I hope you will join us this Saturday to meet them in person and also enjoy all the Halloween eye candy from a variety of artisan vendors that make this show so very unique! Beyond my collection of originals, I will also have a festive medley of my signed reproductions and illustrated notepads, all donning orange and black! Denver's Halloween Trunk Show is a free event located in Leo's pristine garage on historic S. Pearl Street. Bring your family and friends for a spooktacular fall experience!

See you soon!
~ Johanna
Owl-Pair

Frank-&-Witch-Bust

Halloween-Egg-Cups

Cat-&-Jols

JOL-&-Bat

Smiling-Cat

Halloween-Foxes

Halloween-Hoot-Owls

Ghost-&-Mouse

Owl-&-Jack-Bust

Jack-Trio

Bat-&-Bulldog

Halloween-Trio

Owl-Mini-Bust

HOOT HOOT!  Happy Halloween to you!  :)

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Spring Folk Art Delights...

My spontaneous Spring Folk Art sale debuted this evening, only via my e-Newsletter, and I want to offer my THANKS to all of you that adopted a collectible original. I know some of you were anxiously awaiting for the sale to start with eyes peeled on the 'ol inbox! Thank you for your perseverance and your patience. I wish I had made more pieces to go around, but I appreciate the interest of so many art-loving friends hoping to acquire a special piece! For those of you that missed this sale, you can peek at my "Spring it On" Newsletter for links to more photos of each piece. Prior to the sale, I snuck a few artsy photos of these blooming delights. So, Enjoy!

Happy Spring,
~ Johanna

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* A sweet tulip egg cup blooms from a vintage flower-shaped ice cream bowl! I love mixing my old pottery with my folk art....

Spring-Trio-by-Johanna-Parker

* A trio of spring folk art characters nestle together on an old green serving tray. McCoy pottery finds, turned upside down, make the perfect pedestals...

Earth-&-Sea-Owl-by-Johanna-Parker

* More pottery, in various shades of blue and green, complement the painted earth and sea hues of this sweet owl egg cup....

Tulip-Folk-Art-by-Johanna-Parker 


* Folk art tulips blush while posing for another photo. A primitive garden trellis adds design interest to the background...

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* And, this sweet tulip bust was the perfect topper for a lovely antique Roseville vessel...

Connie-Cocoa-by-Johanna-Parker

* A chocolate brown bunny looks delish on this vintage pink serving dish...

Choco-Cats-by-Johanna-Parker

* And a pair of chocolate brown folk art cats take a spring sun bath together......
Purrrrfect :)


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Spring it On!...


Hi Friends,

It seems that my blog posts are fewer and farther between these days, Although I have had good intentions to post and share here, time has been slipping away. For some reason it seems that the hours are speeding up, and my to-do list often falls short! I hope I am not alone! Lately, I have favored the convenience of snapping a quick photo with my phone while I work and simply posting with a touch of the button to Instagram and or Facebook. So, for those of you that follow me there, these photos will be yesterday's news. I must admit that there's nothing quite like choosing a camera lens, adjusting the lighting and styling a photo. But sometimes I just do not have the time... especially when my fingers are covered in papier mache and paint!

Well, spring has just about sprung, both outside and inside my workshop! And my excuse about time speeding up also extends to my art. I feel like I have been working on this small collection for months, as I have been juggling other projects as well. But, with Easter just around the corner, it's time to wrap it up! While I had hoped to schedule a spring web sale, I have now decided to simplify things a bit by "springing" a spontaneous newsletter which will include links to these items. So, please keep an eye on your inbox during the next few days. I still have to add trims to each piece, and take their individual photos with a real camera. So, don't hold your breath just yet. But, thank you for your patience! And when my newsletter arrives, and if you see something you like, please EMAIL ME with the name of the piece you are interested in. I will be reserving each piece in the order of inquiries received. If you have not joined my Mailing List just yet, you can do so HERE...

For now, I am sharing a sneak peek at my spring original works in their various stages of progress.....

Cheers,
~ Johanna

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* A peek from above of my spring originals in the works, all laying on their sides...

Spring-Originals-in-the-works

* An earlier photo reveals my rather random process of painting these whimsical characters... This is the first time I have added a flower character into the mix! I had fun making a few tulips.....

WIP-Spring-Tulip-&-Bunny

* Included in this small collection of eight pieces are busts, ball characters and egg cups...

Spring-Palette

* And, here's a look back at one of my colorful palettes where I continued to mix my colors of spring!


HOOT HOOT Giveaway!!!

Helloooo Friends!

It's always a pleasure to host a Giveaway and express my gratitude for your support! As there is a growing population of Owl Lovers out there, why not share some of that Wise, Wide-Eyed Whimsy with you! Today through March 10th, I am taking comment entries for your chance to win this sweet set of hoot-hoots, including a one of a kind, signed owl magnet and a trio of my illustrated owl-themed notepads. To enter, you just have to make a simple Guess!!!..... And, there are multiple ways to enter to increase your odds!

UPDATE: We have a WINNER!

Congrats to Gina Burt (on Facebook) who guessed the exact number of originals that I made!
120 is the official count!
From little ornaments, to larger pieces and even a couple of sculpted artscapes, I made 120! I can't believe I made it into the 3-digits... Some were donations and giveaways, I kept a few that I could not part with and the rest reside with my cherished collectors! THANKS to all who played along in my guessing game. I can only dream of making many hundreds per year, but thanks to those that imagined that I could. Each original is hand-sculpted and unique, so the process is a timely one, and I tend to take longer each year. Many of you came quite close too! Well, that was fun, & thank you for participating here on my Blog, on Facebook and on Instagram. Cheers!





 To ENTER, simply....

Guess the Number of original sculptures I created last year, for a chance to win this Owl Lovers set!

- Enter your number in the Comments portion below this post by clicking on the comment link

- Follow my blog (right sidebar "Join this site" button) to leave another comment here with different numbered guess

- Enter on my Facebook Page to extend your chances there with yet a new guess

- Pin the image above on Pinterest for yet another chance/ new guess to comment here on my blog

- Follow me on Instagram @jparkerdesign & leave a comment under my Giveaway photo on IG to guess again

(If you have any troubles leaving a comment here, you can EMAIL ME, and I will add your comment to the blog)


On Monday evening, March 10th, I will collect all the names that guessed the correct number, and I will draw a winner from that lucky group! If no one guesses the correct number, I will do a drawing from those who guessed the closest...

Good Luck!
~ Johanna

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Halloween Blog Sale Today!

Happy Halloween to YOU! Speaking of, are you looking to festoon your home in happy-spirited Halloween? Well, take a peek at the following orange & black whimsies from my Bethany Lowe Designs line of Halloween reproductions! Quantities are limited, so please let me know if you would like to adopt some of my spooky fun, licensed designs! All figures are inspected and signed by me! I take all major credit cards and checks. So, EMAIL ME if you want to collect some of my Halloween delights!

THANK YOU!!!!


*This Set includes a Black Cat and an Owl Candy Cone! Remove the heads/lids and fill each cone with treats! They are made of paper pulp & pressed paper. 
Hang from a hook, a chandelier, in a window, OR hang the cone separately on a door knob, and place the spooky head on a shelf. 
The options & the FUN are endless!

SOLD OUT

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*This Set includes a Juggling Black Cat figurine and the illustrated paper garland with cat & jack motif!
Double-sided garland is made from pressed paper, and the cat is paper pulp.
What FUN!

SOLD OUT

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* Perched Owl on a Pumpkin's main purpose is to keep watch over your house while looking spOOKy cool! He's made of paper pulp and carries a parade stick!

SOLD OUT

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*This set includes a Black Cat, an Owl & a Jack-o'-lantern Candy Box! Made of paper pulp and pressed paper, these boxes are both fun and functional!
Remove the lids & fill with TREATS!

SOLD OUT

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* Smilin' Simon is a hollow black cat paper pulp vase with removable hat!
Keep him as is or create a spooky Halloween bouquet with this unusual container!

SOLD OUT

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* This Set includes a whimsical Jack-o'-Lantern & Owl ornament - both early arrivals and slated for fall 2014 along with a 5 foot illustrated garland! Both ornaments are signed.
It's time to festoon the house in Johanna's Halloween delights!

SOLD OUT

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* And Last, but not Least!
I have one more Halloween original to offer from my 2013 collection!
"Laughing Folly" is a one of a kind, hand-sculpted, hand-painted black cat bust with illustrated hat. She's signed, dated and marked 1/1 and will never be reproduced.
For more Details, visit Laughing Folly's page.
~  SOLD ~

THANK YOU 
for joining Me!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!