Thursday, September 27, 2012

getting ready...

14 x 20 acrylic over collage papers
©Teresa Kogut

Collection of 5 x 7 framed silhouette
cut-outs that I adhered to antique Halloween
party book pages. They look super great!

Getting ready for the Handcrafters show in Davisburg Michigan this weekend and then the following weekend, October 6, I will be in Findlay Ohio at Early American Home store. Barb, the owner, is having some primitive folk artists set up booths in her store parking lot and yard! Sure to be a blast! Hope to see you at one or both!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

hot off the needle...

CaT & JaCk
©Teresa Kogut
punchneedle pattern

Just finished this piece today!!! I was so inspired after going to Sauder Village this year that I decided to create some patterns that look more like hooked rugs....and this one does! I love how it turned out! I will be working on the directions soon so that I can offer this pattern to all of you Halloween punchneedle fans :)


Friday, September 14, 2012

creating some folk art...

"Crow & Basket"
©Teresa Kogut, all rights reserved
12 x 12 acrylic on cradled board

I have shows coming up so I am feverishly painting some smaller folk art paintings. I will be posting a list of shows I am doing shortly (on the sidebar). Today I am working on a Halloween folk art painting.....stay tuned.....

Thursday, September 13, 2012

last weekend...

My friend, Peggy, and her husband, Bob, transformed their home into a Country Shoppe!! They spent days and days with much help from friends taking down all their own decorations to make room for all the goodies! They were gracious enough to ask me to display some of my work for their show and, of course, I said yes! Here are some photos of "A Place We Call Home Gathering". (Sorry the photos are so blurry....I was using a very professional camera but lacked the knowledge of how to use it!)

They opened up their family room (entrance and check-out), the kitchen (supplied food & punch for all the guests), the bathroom, the kitchen, another family room and living room.....all stocked full of great Halloween and Christmas goodies! Oh, and let's not forget the entertainment! All three days of the home show they had live entertainment to greet their guests!

Peggy took a tree branch that had fallen in her yard, painted it cream, put lights on it and hung Halloween ornaments on it......Fantastic idea! She gave me the another one to give to my Mom :)

 I wanted to buy this but waited too long!

Peggy and Bob's friends, Dawn & Dick were there helping all week. They own a primitive shoppe in Holly Michigan called "Holly Hill Primitives". She makes wonderful primitive home decor accessories and Dick makes awesome wood funiture and accessories such as the make do chair they are standing behind.  I enjoyed meeting them and getting to know Dawn while we "fluffed" a gazillion Christmas trees together!

 Here is a shot of my display

Definitely making more of the silhouette framed pieces for future shows....they sold and I wish I had more of them!

Peggy & Me

I have to say the best part about the entire home show was the time I got to spend with such wonderful people! Meeting new friends (Dawn, Dick, Judy, Cindy & Mark, Nancy), seeing some that I haven't seen in an age (Lauren, Alison, Christina, Gina, Virginia, Colleen, Teresa) and hangin' out with good friends (Bob, Peggy, Linda)

A big THANK YOU to Bob and Peggy for being so welcoming and kind enough to open your beautiful home to all of us! 

Friday, September 7, 2012

september give away

"Halloween Parade"
8x10 print
©Teresa Kogut

Win this print in time to hang it for Halloween! All you have to do to enter is comment below or on my facebook page.....but this time please tell me your favorite thing about Halloween!! I will draw the name of the lucky winner the first week of October :) favorite thing about Halloween is painting for it! I love designing and painting whimsical and/or primitive Halloween art! 


The winner of the 8x10 angel print August give away is......

Melinda Hipsher

Congratulations Melinda! Send me your mailing address and I will send your print right out :)