Sunday, April 24, 2016



MEET THE NEW MEMBERS:



MILLIE HINCK

Owner of

Simply Tattered Folk Art & Primitive Dolls


Hi my name is Millie Hinck, I was born and raised in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York .My two passions are sewing and painting. I have been sewing for over 45 years and drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. 

Several years ago I decided to put my two loves into one "DOLL Creating". So I created Simply Tattered Primitives. I am in the process of a website at this time and will notify buyers when completed. I do have a few items for sale and always take orders.....if interested please email me.

Here are some of Millie's wonderful creations!  Stop by and see more of her creations at:




  


JESSE M. VICTOR

Owner of

Sew Raggedies and Prim Folk Art


Welcome to my Sew Raggedies and Prims Folk Art ETSY shop ! Here I will be offering my original Primitive and Raggedy Dolls, and eventually, my Patterns ... Please stop by often, as I will be adding new Dolls regularly ... Hope you enjoy the journey !!!

Here are a few of Jesse's past creations.  You can find her shop here:







CHRIS SOWERS

Owner of 
Cactus Fire Pottery


Handmade pottery from the mountains of southwest New Mexico.
Our pottery comes from the small wild west town of Silver City, nestled in mountains of southern New Mexico, and located near the headwaters of the Gila River. We are surrounded by millions of acres of national wilderness, most of it big Ponderosa forest and deep canyons, Indian cliff dwellings, ancient Mimbres pottery shards abound, and natural Hot Springs pools.
We are located over six thousand feet, on the last major mountainous outcropping of the Continental Divide. 

All of our hand-crafted pieces are made to be used around the home, and to be enjoyed by family and friends.

Because we personally hand make every piece, each one has its own individual spirit; although pieces may be similar no two are ever exactly alike - the human touch exists in every aspect of the process. Our pottery also combines all the elements of nature. It is created with earth and water, dried by the air, and reborn by fire.making pottery with every day use in mind; light and comfortable but also strong and durable. We honestly love what we do, and are truly honored to be able to make a living doing what we love.  You can find Chris's beautiful pottery at the link below.











Thursday, February 4, 2016




Valentine's Day Gifts for your Sweetheart!
from
Handmade Art Fair Etsy Team


Our team offers a wide and wonderful variety of handcrafted items from all over the world!

The items in the above collage can be found at the following shops:


Welcome to New Members Treasury

Come and visit the shops of Handmade Art Fair Etsy Team.  We are proud to welcome six (6) new members to the team this week!  We're growing by leaps and bounds which means a more diverse collection of artists and their wares are available to you.



Tuesday, October 27, 2015



MEET THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

RENEE TOUSIGNANT
Owner of
Crows Roost Dolls





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Renee began selling her wares in craft shops over 30 years ago and she  continues to do so. 

Renee is a self-taught artist who began crafting over 40 years ago creating primitives with a hint of folk art and whimsy for your primitive home decor.

Renee is a valued member of the Handmade Art Fair (HAFAIR) Etsy Team.  She is quick to support the team and its members by curating treasuries and helping out wherever she is needed.

Please stop by Renee's Etsy store and see all the unique whimsical and primitive items she has to offer.  You can find her here



MEET ONE OF OUR NEWEST MEMBERS




Stop by and visit Farmhouse Chic Etsy Store to see the treasure trove of signs they offer. .....holiday, inspirational, family, beach, sports AND personalization!!  

You can find Farmhouse Chic here

Monday, August 31, 2015


Meet the Artist of the Week
Sharon Wittke
of
Ravensbend Folk Art



Our featured artist of the week is Sharon Wittke.  .

She begins each day with a paintbrush in her hand. She is a self-taught decorative artist and her painting style is a blend of naïve, narrative and folk art with a touch of whimsy thrown in for good measure.

Using acrylics, she paints her original designs on a variety of surfaces. Wooden bowls and plates, chairs, three legged stools, cheese boxes, and antique kitchen utensils are among my favorite items to decorate. She will scour local antique and resale shops for odd or interesting items to paint. Her favorite subjects are Halloween, Christmas, other holidays, and scenes of rural life.

Her inspiration is the resplendent autumn days and blustery winter nights of her childhood home in upstate New York. Dancing witches, cavorting skeletons and grinning ghosts were among the many trick-or-treaters who roamed the streets of her village on All Hallow’s Eve. As a youngster, she heard colorful tales about tiny elves and grumpy belsnickles who lived in the snowy woodlands surrounding my town.

She is influenced by legendary American folk artists such as Edward Hicks, Rufus Porter, and Grandma Moses whose prints hung in the village library, where Sharon was a frequent visitor. 

Sharon began painting in 2001, following the September 11 attack. At the time, she was an Air Force operations officer at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Illinois and painting helped her overcome the sadness and stress most Americans were experiencing at that time. Sharon has had no formal art training.  She is completely self-taught.

Sharon states that humor is a key element in most of her designs, and her greatest reward is seeing a smile when someone views one of her folk art pieces. If you see a design that makes you smile, please contact Sharon to create a folk art piece for you.






Tuesday, August 25, 2015




Meet the Artist of the Week



CREATIVE CREATIONS 43

Please allow me to introduce Sue Mikesell, owner and designer of CreativeCreations43. Sue is just one of our many talented designers and artisans of the Handmade Art Fair Etsy team. 

Sue works from home, settled in the middle of Pin Oaks, and walnut, and hickory tree forest.  (Can you imagine the beauty?) One of her favorite things to do is Create. Sue loves to paint, use colored pencils, create greeting cards as she watches the birds and wildlife out her studio window for inspiration.

Everything is individually handcrafted by Sue. If you see something you like, but want a different color or different surface, by all means contact Sue and she will come up with a specially created item just for you. No two items will be the same or alike, as they are each individually handcrafted and hand painted.