|"Cozy Winter Home" ACEO|
...the colorfulness of folk art!
...the "use what you have" & "improvise as you go" ingenuity of folk art.
...the "nothing's perfect" and "somewhat wonky is OK" philosophy of art.
..."one of a kind" and "made entirely by hand" kinda art!
Back when my two sons were little & we spent many fun hours in our local library, I loved to hunt for books for myself filled with pictures of folk art, Amish quilts, cottage-style decorating & tales of flea marketing. As a budget-wise mom, I was drawn to the "design on a dime" philosophy I found within these books... Yes, this way of thinking really fit my lifestyle!
Well, many years later, I still love the same things!... rich colors, nubby & woven textures, repurposed materials, artful creations full of personality & originality, art made by hand that tells a unique story.
I hope that the art I create today reflects my love for the beauty of handmade!