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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My latest folk art snowman on etsy

This past weekend was a bit of a bummer. Had lots of fun plans, and ended up home with a yucky case of strep throat. Was feeling much better this morning and went to work, only to have to leave after an hour with my daughter Abry, because she was complaining her throat hurt. :( As bad as I felt, I'm hoping I can get ahead of it with her. Can't stand to see my kids sick and hurting. She's tucked snugly in bed right now watching cartoons, while we wait to go back to town to pick up her medicine, so I'm sneaking in a few moments here. I finished my latest folk art snowman last week, so thought I'd share my etsy listing. Hoping to work on my shop a bit this afternoon while Abry rests. Here's wishing you a germ and sick free day!

BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE! January 2012 has been SO confusing in this small Iowa town, as is seen by the expression of my snowman's face. He got all dolled up and ready for winter, only to find Spring like temps! Well, the temps have finally dropped, a blanket of fresh sparkly snow has fallen, and my frosty guy is ready to make his grand appearance. :)

This snowman is probably one of my favorite folk art pieces. Lots of time and thought went into his making. His head is sculpted from paper clay, then painted and glittered. His body is a painted wooden window finial. He wears a felt hat with the addition of vintage sequins, a sparkly pom pom, and mini turquoise pom pom trim.
His collar shows off more vintage sequins, a band of pretty baker's twine, and is "fastened" with a vintage painted button. He rests in a bed of faux evergreen decorated with primitively painted bells, all settled in a vintage tin mold. From the base to the tip of his hat, he measures in at approx. 11". I love this little guy, and will have a hard time seeing him go, but know someone out there will love him, and give him a great home! :)

******Excited to say, a few days after my post, my little guy SOLD! :)******

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