Friday, March 4, 2011

October Pumpkin Etsy Shop News

October Pumpkin Rubber Stamp news... as many of you that are fans have read in the previous posts and now in the Etsy Shop announcement...Judith Fogt was my stamp designer. I created many of the cards and did the photography and sales, but I did not draw the initial designs. Therefore, since Mother's unexpected passing, I am restructuring October Pumpkin and I am kind of not sure where I am going to go with it. In the meantime, I have remaining packaged stock, I will post for sale. What is not packaged you will see listed in a listing that states this. It will come to you in a clear cello bag or box with kraft krinkle. It will not have a printed, laminated card, but will have some sort of tag/ card enclosed. Again, the listing will tell you if the packaging is not what I was previously used. There will be a deduction in price, since some of the labor and packaging product will be eliminated for these products. I will also be combining various pieces from other sets. You are also likely to see paper products, such as tags on the site or cards made from prints of some of Mother's artwork. I have used small prints for a couple years on cards that are simple and tasteful. I also have my own style of tags I sold in an Etsy shop seperately, but will likely include them in this shop. So...all in all the appearance of the shop will be different...not all rubber stamps, but paper art related for sure! Hope you can stop by in the next few weeks and find something for yourself! A percentage of all sales will be
equally donated between The American Lung Association and Polycystic Kidney Foundation as well as donations to charity favorites of each of my parents. Thank you and please leave a comment if you have a question or see something you would like that isn't posted in the Etsy shop.

Early Days

I LOVE this picture of mom in her early days of art! Her art really transformed as I grew up and she finally decided to work mostly in watercolor. The early works here are in oil I believe. What is interesting is the portrait of the girl. The painting media was mixed with coffee grounds. Somehow that stood out to me as a young girl and the painting hung above our fireplace. I kept thinking, "What is that texture?" By then, I was about five and the portrait had hung there awhile. Many people that visited our home asked if it was a self portrait. Mom always said "No." but as you can see in this photo it does resemble her in her young twenties. Mother began her art studies at The Dayton Art Institute in Ohio.