Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Getting Ready for 2009

Notes for Today

What are your plans for 2009?

Have you made your New Years Resolutions?

Don't put away all your decorations, some like my art angel by artist Louise Chisholm will be admired all year long as well as some of my other christmas decor. Christmas art still available with % discount for a few more hours.

Martime artists are busy with new creations for your viewing soon at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

Look for new artist arrivals.

Wishing you all the best in the coming year HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Almost Time for HAPPY NEW YEAR

Notes for Today

Almost time for the phrase Happy New Year . 2009 is fasting approaching.

The Christmas sock for 2008 is nearly empty. However, there is still Christmas treasures at reduced prices that are available at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com
Payment trouble free with pay pal worldwide. Shipping the next business day after payment.

New art will be arriving soon in Jan. 2009. Maritime artists are now putting on the finishing touches of new art work.

Happy New Year

Saturday, November 22, 2008

An Old Fashioned Christmas

Notes for Today

Christmas can bring lots of expectations, if too many then fatigue can settle in and
take the spark out of the season.

Everyone has their own idea of what makes Christmas work for them.
The gifts, the food, the decorations, the getting things in the mail.
In recent Christmas's I have decided on decor mainly inside with just my mechanical
snow man outside.

I don't bake as much and think more of just deserts for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
I used to cook and freeze for weeks. It is our family tradition to have Christmas dinner
on Christmas Eve and have Christmas Day (the leftovers) no cooking and spend time with family and friends (relax)

Shopping for gifts in the spirit of an Old Fashion Christmas (with a modern twist or two) can be found with lots of variety at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com One of a kind gifts for your Christmas gift giving. All original Nova Scotia art from Nova Scotia Artists.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Gift Giving Has Changed Do you agree?

Notes for Today

I suppose this really dates me but in my young years gift giving was for the most part small
luxuries , like handkerchiefs , mini perfumes (evening in paris ) panties , bars of scented soaps, towels, mittens, gloves, scarves . Practical stuff.
Things homemade were popular as well, they took time, patience and creativity.
I still have the clown that was made by hand by a childhood friends mother with an embroidered face made from cloth and thread only given to me over 45 years ago and feel it is a treasure I keep.

Creativity , and Originality is now the new wave of Gift Giving.

People now for the most part can buy most of the things they need, including electronics etc.
It is the original, hand crafted one of a kind unique Art that will endure time and create memories and be remembered as the gift to cherish. Why not Shop online at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com and get that original gift for that special someone or yourself. Artsycraftsyfolks specialize in Creativity from many different Nova Scotia Artists. Make gift giving special you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Do you like Originals?

Notes for today : Nov. 1 2008

I like the things that I buy to be original.

I look for items for myself that have taken a lot of time and thought in their creation.

I look for what they are made of and where they come from . These are important to me when I make a decision to buy.

Original quality items that fit this description are now for sale at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

Everything is hand made so no too exactly alike. Hand made and designed by Nova Scotian Artists. Prices are low for art of this quality. If you like Originals this is the online store for you . www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lets Get Away From Plastic and Go For Something Unique

Notes for Today

Are you tired of decorating with plastic ?

Plastic has a coldness about it, cloth and paper and natural materials have a warmness
that seems be make a home more inviting and original .

You can find lots of art created from cloth and paper and other natural materials made from Nova Scotian artists at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

Also kits to make your own creations. Lets get back to natural shop at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Are you Ready For the Holiday Season?

Notes for Today

The weather is getting colder and now after supper it is dark outside.

You can find awesome one of a kind original items , Nova Scotian Artists and Designers have gifts for all your family and friends waiting for you at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

For fast safe shopping check www.artsycraftsyfolks.com you won"t be disappointed check it out.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Do you think Fall is A Beautiful Season

Do you Think Fall is a Beautiful Season I do:

The air is crisp but not too cold.
The colors are fantastic and fall has lots of options for travel and fun.

Halloween and Thanksgiving are soon approaching.

You can find all you decor needs at : http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

Friday, August 29, 2008

Follow Me To


Follow me to http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

There are many new additions for Fall and Halloween.

Sales have been increasing weekly and since 99% is one of a kind when they are gone they are gone.

Don't let the one you like get away.

Shopping is fast , safe and easy at http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Just Checking In

The Internet certainly has changed life everywhere even in remote areas.

I live in a remote area no shopping malls , no taxis, a trip to do errands can take up an entire day. The internet brings shopping right into our homes and keeps us connected with friends old and new around the world.

And now we have high speed internet in our remote area that is not available even in places on the mainland thanks to a local guy Kevin who has started his own service Coastal Wireless. This certainly enables one to save lots of time and myself and http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com/ have this service and recommend it . It certainly makes the internet lots faster , and is a real time saver .especially
getting pictures uploaded or videos.WOW
To the right is my recently sold aceo collector art card #1
one of a kind artist card. You can find more of my aceo's at

Monday, August 11, 2008

Halloween Gothic

Hallow - Halloo- shout and encouragement, announcement
Halloo which is to call out and attract attention be noisy .
Halloween - A time for celebrating with masquerading and in general intended for fun.
Gothic -style as in architecture in Europe, during the years 1200 to 1500 also literature of the medieval supernaural and art . Halloween is abit of both in that the grotesque is intriging
and can be creative and has a bit of mystery.

It is all for abit of fun the decorating the masquerading the mysteries of the past.
Stop by at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com to see some of the dolls and decor for Halloween.
I encourage you all with a Halloo to visit www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

Monday, August 4, 2008

Looking Good Pumpkins

Have you thought about Fall and Halloween Decor?

Well things are already for your Fall Decorating at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com
Have a look at the Pumpkin People Dolls .
No 2 alike.
Nothing exactly like it anywhere else.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Primitive Decor

Every once in awhile I add something new to my home that gives it that personal
touch. I don't believe that everything has to match. I just buy what I like and put it where I like; afterall our home is our castle.

I have recently purchased bowl fillers ( love , hope, joy )my first ones,and quilted place mats from http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com/ the place mats give my kitchen a colorful country look, and the bowl fillers give me a primitive look and messages to live by. Thought I would include a couple of pictures. These are handmade and very affordable, and you can order them custommade.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Do you move your furniture around?

Changes around our living spaces, moving the furniture around,adding a little unique decor here and there. takes only abit of time and can be lots of fun.

I move my kitchen table regularly as well as other furniture, no matter how big or how small your living spaces a few changes makes a new atmosphere.
Things no longer have to match like in our grandmothers time. Primitive and modern art and decor pieces can work together. It is the colors and the bottom line what you like. Colors that you like . It is you that you have to please.

At www.artsycraftsyfolks.com you can find affordable home decor items that will add color and uniqueness to your home. Also there primitive dolls, bowl fillers , small format art(art that doesn't take a lot of space but makes great conversation pieces)useful good things(cards, tote bags, quilts,
jewelry, purses , and much more) Hundreds of things that can give your home a new look. all affordable. no taxes, no handling fees , no stress.

Enjoy safe friendly shopping online worldwide payment by paypal the safe way to pay .

In my next blog I will show how I use bowl fillers from www.artsycraftsyfolks.com on my kitchen table.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Painting on Paper Canvas

Forest Fairies

is now available for sale at http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com/

framed .

A new painting has been started and will be available soon,on paper canvas . A small format painting, using acrylic paints.

Art on paper canvas allows many options for framing and displaying.

As with all small art they brighten a room and are always a conversation piece.

Look for my new work coming soon.

Have Fun!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Focus On One of A Kind

One of a Kind Art

The new art trends that are gaining in popularity are , aceos, small format art(art no larger than 14 in.)

There is growing interest in art made from fabric , things recycled, using things that are made for one thing but imagination takes it and uses it for other purposes. Vintage colors, themes, victorian styles, all are inspiring new art .

There is a large variety of One of A Kind Art at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

Have a look , they are hundreds of different items, from primitive dolls,

paintings, quilts, mixed media art,collages, aceos , Halloween decor, Home Decor, Christmas Themes , Angels , Paper Dolls, Tote Bags,
Bird houses, and much more.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Do you like Spooky Art?

Do you like Spooky Art?

I really haven't looked at the spooky side of art .
Until now .
Spooky and still cute.
What great art for decorating on the spooky gothy, primitive ,
whitchy . I am inspired to create something spooky .
Have a look at what is already available at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com
fun art on the spooky side. I hope to be able to add to this theme soon.


Forest Fairies

Forest Fairies Ever See Any ?

They are very small. These were inspired by the woods when it is just getting dark.
A fun painting I finished yesterday and will soon be for sale at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com online store.
It is a bright and colorful small painting 5 x7 in a colorful frame. Acrylic paints used , lightly varnished. for dust protection.

Forest Fairies An original small format art one of a kind artwork. Artist signed. and dated.

If you like the fairies they can be yours.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Do you save your Birthday Cards?

Do you Save your Birthday Cards and other
cards you receive ?
A lot of people do and they certainly are great memento's but
take up alot of space and are hard to display.
I have been making Aceo Birthday cards for my loved ones
and friends this year and they are welcomed.
They store well as they are carefully sealed and fit nicely in
top loader collector sleeves or in small frames and magnetic frames.
Little mini works of art that can be displayed and collected.
Check out some ACEO samples at http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com/
If you would like a Birthday ACEO card these can be made on commission and will be soon available . Stay tuned.

Friday, July 4, 2008


Early summer sale at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com
Check out some of my work on consignment there.
New Contest .

Pattern Kits available. Also lots of new One of a Kind Items.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Fog Is In

Well the fog is in thick tonight so it is official. Summer is here.

I have a new project on the go a collage. I made 3 aceo cards over the weekend. One as a gift and the others still wondering whether I will offer them for sale or just keep them in my collection,
http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com/ has a couple of my latest paintings for sale. I really enjoyed mixing the bright colors and drawing the shoes and whimsical gull.

Artsycraftsyfolks shop now has jewelery and it is wonderful work. Beach glass from Nova Scotia shores. Beach glass is a rare find, and the necklaces one of a kind. Fabulous.

I am using a new medium for me in my collage , if it works out the way I hope it does, I will post the results soon.

Weekend has gone quickly , a new work week ahead , hope I can find time to finish all the projects I started last week, and start some new ones.

Gotta go . Take Care.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Two more Paintings

Hello I have been working on two paintings for sometime now , and both are now finished.
They are both very different in subject and size. They are colorful and fun.
If you like bright blue and pinks then have a look at these .

They are soon coming on www.artsycraftsyfolks.com for sale.

Monday, June 2, 2008

June 2 2008

Last week a very busy time
Everyday had some challenges and
art really had to be on hold most of the week.
What art time was available I spent making some artsy stuff
for my oldest grandson who turned teenager last week.
I made him a painted box , aceo card, other small
art pieces ,memory letter , and money as I certainly don't know the guitar hero,
and all the game lingo .
We went shopping all of us plus 5 other grandchildren, They were alot of us 3 cars for all to fit. The birthday guy got Rock Band with the drums, guitar and mike.
Lots of noise .
Lots of fun till late at night.
Now today I have alot of creative plans , so to get started. I have a canvas waiting.
and 2 other unfinished pieces.
These will soon be available at http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com/ on consignment.
There is a piece of jewerly I have my eye on there , have a look at the silk pin dolls.
These are in the Sew Sommerset magazine so I had better choose one or I may miss out.
Don't buy the one I have my eye on.
Have a great Day!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

New Painting at ArstyCraftsy Folks

I have been very slow in finishing my painting with the subject of Lizards.
Peace Lizard is finished and now on consignment at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com
I added a lizard friend in the painting for peace.
It is a small painting 5 x7 and unframed. A one of a kind colorful work.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Saturday Up Date

Goodevening !

Rainy busy day however, I have managed to complete a small acrylic painting I have been working on . It will soon be for consignment at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

Peace Lizard needs only a spray coat of varnish for dust protection and voila complete.

I have also been working on a ACEO card. needs its final touches.

Hoping for fine weather for rest of week-end Happy Mothers's Day take care.

Sunday, May 4, 2008


I just was window shopping at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com
and see that some of the large art dolls have lowed in price to
celebrate May and Spring. The magic bunny looks very lucky.

I haven't finished my several projects that are still in the works , that will eventually be for consignment at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com .

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Upsy Daisy Wow

Saturday Night A week already since my last blog.

My the time sure flew by this week. Very busy but still have empty canvases. and unfinished
projects. and a new project started. Will all come together soon and have more for artsycraftsyfolks.

If you think something is missing at http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com/ it is in my kitchen.
What a beauty . I couldn't resist Daisy. She certainly is a great addition to my decor.
Wonder what will be in her place at http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com/ .

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Busy Saturday

What a busy day. What a busy week.
Prepared the canvas but still blank. However , started a new project and have a
birthday present for my grandson that is half done.

There are special promotions for Spring and Mother's Day at http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com and reduced prices . You will find some of my finished work there.
At this time I am working on a gallery web page which I will link soon.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Today was the Day for Painting

A rainy Saturday and a perfect day for painting and doing art projects.

I finished 3 aceo , cards, prepared some canvas , and finished a 5x7 painting. WHoooooo ! day just flew.

Also I have a carnation painting nearly done , for consignment at www.artsycraftsy.folks.com I was just checking out artsycraftsyfolks and there is a new spring gal there. What a beauty ? and an inspiration for spring it is a must see .

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Preparing the Canvas

Yesterday got the high density board cut , now need to fine tune and get out the gesso.
Also need to handcut watercolor paper and prepare . Alot of behind the scenes with art preparation before one begins art work. (oops didn't mean to use the word work) kinda takes from it somehow. In any case getting ready to paint.

Completed another aceo card on watercolor paper now listed on consignment at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Some Things Work and Some Don't

Some things work out and some don't . I tried my mini book and another photo experiment and not a go didn't work out.

However, I painted on driftwood and was pleased with the outcome.
I also got inspired and finished an aceo card on watercolor paper. You can find my driftwood painting and my new handrawn aceo card soon at www.artsycraftsyfolks.com

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

ACEO (harder than it looks)

Aceo cards they are harder to do than they look.

Inspiration on a small scale , these little minature works of art

take time as well as inspiration. But when one is completed

it is the same feeling of expression as if you painted a big canvas.

I worked on a couple in the past few days , but they need to be fine tuned

I haven't gotten the feeling that they are completed as yet, and since a little

shadow of oneself goes into a piece of art I am not satisfied that they are ready.

So still working on aceo cards this week and by the end of the week I hope that I will feel that they are ready for consignment at http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com/

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

New work in Progress


Weather certainly has changed for the better.

I am working on a new project ( l st. time trying ) mini book

Also still have a few more aceo cards to finish.

Should have something new soon on consignment at http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com/

Have a great day

Monday, March 24, 2008

aceo card all done except for

Well I got some time to work on the ACEO card I had started . Just need to put a sealer on for
protection and VOILA!

Will be blogging pictures soon.
and I plan to send something new tohttp://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com/soon.

Sunny today again that always makes working nicer whether inside or out.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Art Room

I never thought that I would be blogging on the Internet but here I am just starting to find my way around the world wide web.
Collage, painting, mixed media, art of all kinds holds my interest. Each day can be a new art discovery. I am working with different mediums. Here is one of my completed works . Acrylic painting Umbrella.
What do you think of this painting?

You can find more at http://www.artsycraftsyfolks.com/