Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Buddies for Forsaken Art Objects

This new grouping will be added to the Forsaken Art objects. I have been picking up small vintage items for the past 2 years. Just wondering what I would do with these. With a little love and a twist of fate, we have 3d original sculpture.

Take a Seat - Original Mixed Media Assemblage

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Forsaken Art Objects - new catagory

I have started a new line of assemblages called Forsaken Art Objects. I think of the discarded ,, worn,, or forgotten things that are wishing for a come back!! So here it is... with a pop of color and this grouping will add charm to any small niche in your home. Hopefully... his days of despair are behind him forever.. :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Work in Progress

Work in progress!! Only one more show for this year. (yea!) I have already took stock of inventory and started on my long list of things to get painted!! I have a total of 63 active designs. Pieces showing are in process.. they are all setting in drying racks. (re-purposed record holders 45's ) I have finished my first year as an active artist... aka gypsy!! It has been a total success. I send a grateful thank-you to the Lord, customers, friends and family. It has been a dream come true. Here comes 2011!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Be Thankful!! - Family Love

Thanksgiving: Have you every really thought why we should be happy and thankful... every day. First: Family Love, well if you don't have this little gem... you have started on the wrong path. I think this a first step for your health, attitude, and what you make of your self. I have had my share of set backs, bad days, serious issues, just as every one else. But I always have had a great family, the Lord, by birth and marriage, and friends. They help pick you up and dust you off... so you can get back on track.
I have been picked up several times and dusted off, but look at me now.. an successful folk artist. (didn't see that But loving it and knowing it started with "FAMILY LOVE"
So be Thankful today.. for we are all Blessed!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Doswell, Virginia - Christmas Show 2010

This is the first ornament for the 2010 season. First the bird is a hand carved piece I purchased from Will and Kay Studio. It is covered in vintage patterns, with the wings made of vintage music sheets. The block is covered in 1890's ephemera.
The new design ornaments came out for the Christmas season at the Virginia Show in Doswell, Virginia. Nice area with a lot of great vendors. (I've never been so far from home!!)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

You've Got a Friend

You've got a friend, new design as of today. Once I am out in the studio and the old music is playing.. I can dream up about anything. I love vintage ephemera. Every thing used it this piece is older than me. (lol)
Once I come off the road.. I have to get busy.. but sometimes just hate making the same old things. NOW!! I got a new design.. I am fired up. All the time I have wasted this week .. is now gone... new design.. new energy!! Let me know what you think of this one!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Many shows and Great Customers

It has been a busy 3 weeks. In between Mt.Airy, NC, Caton, Ms. and Fairhope, Al, I believe I have lost track of time and distance. North Carolina was beautiful with all the fall leaves changing. Mississippi was hot and dusty, with Fairhope was cool and perfect. Beside the distance between each state, I came across some wonderful folks! My customers were a cool crowd. I just had to take a few photos just to show them off!!

Muffin Man!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Article from Plaid Enterprise blog - check it out!

When you set up for a show, and the elements are not working with you. Some times I give up on making sure everything is hanging just right! As sure as I do... this happens. I get a photo in an article with something hanging crooked !!!

Story from the festival last weekend, enjoy!

Jacki Schklar
Plaid Enterprises
Internet Communications Assistant

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I cant belive its October!!

Well its October 5th, how did that happen? Since I have been working night and day, September slipped right by!! Beside working the whole time I have join a great blog Its a collection of professional artisans that create anything from primitive to Shabby Chic. Its a cool place to visit!! The gals are full of good information, cooking tips, and good stories. Drop in any time.
I was at the Norcross Art Festival. You have never seen such a grouping of talented artist! This festival can be found listed as www// . I was amazed at the quality of art work. Only top notch!
I would like to thank all the patrons of the show. And a special Thank you, to my customers! It was a successful show!!
The photo here is a black and white version of my "Grow Flowers." When it sold.. I wondered if I had taken any photos... Well I found one.. so I guess I did. Check in next week for the update on the next show!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Page - Ackses

Go to my Ackses page, you can see my
studio, photos of shows, and my puppy!!
Just click and a way you GO!!!
My Page - Ackses

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Well it been a few weeks since I have updated, but it has been a whirl wind of time. ALL of my shows have been great. All of my stock is gone. I would like to thank all of the nice folks and good customers I have met all year long. This year has turned out to be the best for the last decade!!

Now that the stock is gone, I have buckled down and worked solid for 2 weeks. The next 2 photos show a grouping of my larger pieces. They run in size 12" x 12" to 20" x 24". These are still reclaimed materials, with a mix of vintage materials. Let me know what you think!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Prairie Art Festival 2010

Well, Thanks to all the cool people I met in the Prairie Art Festival in West Point, Ms. The show was a total success and the folks were just wonderful! I would like to thank the committee that select me for First Place in the Mix Media category. The He / She design, set in the drawers was the wining selection. I am just all silly about it, it must me my 15 minutes of fame!! lol
Just Thank - You again!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Great finds for the studio!

One of the best things that has come out of ART!! Is finding objects that no longer have a use and the re-purpose of each item. This week I have found a printers cabinet and a bust. Both are in great shape, a little dusty, but ready for a second go - around. Take a look in the photos for a closer look!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

My Page - Ackses

My Page - Ackses

A great time in Amish Acres - Aug 5 -8 2010

I would like to thank everyone that came out to Amish Acres supported all the artists. The folks were friendly, the food was tasty, and area was beautiful!! The festival was a total success!! Here are a few photos just to show the good times!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The official open house of "BLOCKHEAD ARTS"

Today was the official opening of "BLOCKHEAD ARTS STUDIO"
As Jerri of "Jerri Junque" stated in her last post...
"Since you are too busy preparing for your open house. I will invite everyone to your studio. Monday at about noon, come on by and enjoy some treats and good company."

So that is exactly is what happened!! From noon till 3pm...
a great group of friends came by to chat and snack!! I would like to thank each one for their sweet comments.. and well wishes. I got most every ones photo... but Karen Morgan will had to drop by once more just to let me get a shot..

I would like to THANK everyone again... it was a dream come true!!

Belinda and Norman has a great antique shop in Arab, Alabama. Not only does she have quality pieces at good prices, she has the talent to paint any piece what color you need. If you will notice 75% of my furniture it just that... vintage pieces that are scuffed up in mint green. I love it!! That touch make my studio a little more special.
If I didn't get my furniture in "Belinor " of Arab, Alabama... the other pieces came from "Dry Creek Antiques" of Cleavland, Al. Another great shop that has quailty pieces at good prices. Jerri... from Jerri Junque ... will show every thing with a great story to add!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

New images of the studio!!

I have work HARD today. I have been going since 7am and I'm not finished yet!! But I thought you might like a few photos.
1. I just love that type writer.... I'm just glad I don't have to use it!!!!
2. My new work station for jewelry and mini mobiles
3. My fan club!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Back to back shows!!!!!

It has been a busy two weeks! I would like to thank everyone that came out and support all the great artist at the Virginia - Highland Art Festival and the Cave Springs Arts and Craft Festival. These are two unique shows that cover a wide spectrum. Virgina - Highland has a fine art flare that covered a use of material I have never seen, and then with Cave Springs covering the traditional high end arts and craft in a family oriented atmosphere. Both weekends were a hit!! In the next day of so.. photos will follow.,... just don't know where I put that camera! I will also have the fall show line up update on the blog!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


2010 Summerfest - Celebrating 27 Years of Art, Food & Fun


Saturday, June 5th - 10am – 6:30pm
Sunday, June 6th - 11am – 6pm
Saturday/Sunday Events Are Open to General Public.

Located in the heart of Atlanta, the legendary charm of Virginia-Highland draws a sophisticated shopper interested in original art in a wide variety of media. The artist booths are placed along tree-lined Virginia Avenue and run beside John Howell Park and residential homes. You will enjoy the interaction with the residents and over 75,000 visitors over the two day festival.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The official announcement

Yellow Daisy Festival

2010 Featured Artist

With the love of discarded, rusty, worn or “just beat up a little a bit”, Marian Baker, the 2010 Yellow Daisy Festival featured artist, loves old materials that have character. Marian, who hails from Oneonta, Alabama had this to say in regards to her work:

“I am an artist that loves the re-purpose of every day materials. Finding the new value of discarded material, should be the purpose for everyone. In the days of “recycle or green", I do not use any traditional materials.”

This contemporary folk art work is created with oil pastels, acrylics and charcoal pencil. Vintage paper is adhered to game boards or cigar boxes. Each piece is painted, stamped, distressed and then sealed with layers of wax. 95% of Marian’s work is on recycled materials and each piece is original art.

Having already received such a positive response from guests and galleries, Marian plans to leave the corporate world this summer and start a new path in the arts. “I feel as if I have been on a long sleep and just have woken up.”

The Yellow Daisy Festival is proud of what this year’s featured artwork represents. Not only is it a creative way to reinvent old materials but it also encompasses the tradition of the Yellow Daisy Shopper. We are all “Daisy Chicks” at heart!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bubba approved of the drafting table. 1950 table with a spring board for that 45 degree slant.
Now an amorie has a second life as the shipping department! Once the package is finished, just shut the door.
The secretary doubles as a scheduling department

2010 Updated Studio - BLOCKHEAD ARTS

I have been trying to organize my studio for over a year. My point of making it a " Happy Place has been consuming, and meeting my criteria of re-purposed materials has been challenging. But I believe we have made a match. Belinda McKinney of Belinor Antiques in Arab, Alabama refinished all the pieces . I purchased the secretary and drafting table from same cute!! shop. If you are looking for any usefull pieces make sure you stop by Belinor Antiques!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gadsden Art Museum

Today was a grand day! The Gadsden Art Museum has an on going exhibit featuring Recycled Art. With a total of 18 artist at 3 entries each, the 2nd floor was full of excitement and dreams. The exhibit was a balanced mixture of wall hanging and assemblages. I received honorable mention with my wall hanging of "Dream the Impossible"
The exhibit will be on display for the rest of the month, If you get a chance go by and take a peek!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A New Day with Love and Hope!!

Every day starts the same.. all we have to do is CHOOSE the way we want it to go! By the photos you see "Love" comes in many shapes and sizes. We have to choose how we love .. one another. .. Have a great Day!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fairhope Art Festival

This has been a great start to the new 2010 season. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported all the artist this weekend. Fairhope is a beautiful place to visit. I have met lot of friendly and wonderful people, but I think this my #1 fan!!