Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Just finished up two new items that will be available tommorow on my PFATT Marketplace. Here is a sneak peak!

 Jingle Stanta is a hand sculpted 10" tall gourd with rusty jingle bells added to his hat.
 All of his features have been hand sculpted using Apoxie Pro Sculpt, which is a air dry clay.
 He has three rusty jingle bells going up his hat and 3 larger bells with tinsel on the brim.

I also have a pair of vintage ice skates called Reach for the Stars available.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Selling Venue

I am now selling some items on American Holiday Artist site, there is a link on the right side of my blog, go check things out!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pre Christmas Sale!

Beat the rush and buy some unique Christmas gifts and or decor.  Go to my ETSY shop ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/countryhollow ) and use code CHB10 for 10% off.

Friday, November 18, 2011

More Sculpted Santa Gourds

Here's three more sculpted Santa gourds I just finished.  All three of these are BIG gourds!  One is on a vintage oil lamp base and he has an old pocket watch on his side.  The blue snowflake gourd has a old opticallense on one eye.  The thirds one is holding a sculpted teddy bear and has a big pipe.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Unique Boutique Idaho Falls Idaho

Leaving tomorrow to head up to Idaho Falls for Unique Boutique on Saturday.  If your up that way stop in and see some of my one of a kind sculpted gourds. 
Saturday is also the last day for my show at Weber County Fairgrounds in Ogden, Utah.
These will be my last two shows of the year but I will have items for sale on ETSY, Ebay and a couple of places.  I will provide links to the sites next week.  I will be having some Black Friday sales on all sites.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sculpted Santa Gourds and Other Santa's

Here are a few pictures of some Santa gourds, some Santa salt & pepper shakers and a Santa funnel I just finish up.  These have all been sculpted using Aves Pro Sculpt. 
All of these Santa's are at Candy Cane Lane, Weber County Fairgrounds, Ogden Utah until Saturday at four.  I will post some more pictures Thursday or Friday of some Santa's that I will be taking to Unique Boutique in Idaho Falls, Id. for a show on Saturday.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Now selling on PFATT Marketplace

I am now selling some of my art on the PFATT Marketplace, here is a link to my site http://www.pfattmarketplace.com/thecountryhollow.html 
I will get the pictures posted of the sculpted Santa salt and pepper shakers, funnel and gourds that I am working on in the next couple of days. 
Here is a few pictures of some of the Gourd Santa's I have done.  The first picture of the Santa on the vintage candle stick is on my PFATT site, the blue Santa will be at the Weber County Fairgrounds, the other Santa's are already sold.

Next week I do my last two shows of the year.  Wednesday through Saturday I will be at The Kottage Kupboard Candy Cane Lane, Weber County Fairgrounds, Ogden, Utah and Saturday I will be at Unique Boutique, Bonneville High School, Idaho Falls Idaho. 
I will also be having a big Black Friday sale on my ETSY site....stay tuned for details!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sculpted Santa's in Progress - Gourds, Salt and Pepper Mills and Vintage Funnel

Here is some pictures of my WIP's I am working on.  There are a few sculpted gourd Santa's, sculpted Santa salt and pepper mills and even a sculpted Santa vintage funnel.  One of the sculpted Santa gourds is on an old vintage oil lamp base.  I should have these all painted by next week, I will post finished pictures when they are done.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Little Grandbaby

We had a little Grand Daughter born in August, at 26 weeks, she weighed 1.7.  She is now 37 weeks and weighs 3.3 and will be coming home in a week or two.  The attached link is an article in the Salt  Lake Tribune about the formula they have been giving her.  If you click on the photos you can see some good pictures of our little Faith. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52677060-78/milk-company-moms-human.html.csp?page=1

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Back to Sculpting!

Had a very busy week, had to go to Portland for work.  On Friday I had breakfast in Portland, lunch in Plain City, Ut. and then dinner in West Yellowstone!  Back home now and started sculpting some Santa's last night, I will post some WIP of the Santa's tommorrow.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Items in my Etsy Shop

Just listed a bunch of new itmes in my ETSY shop, go check them out!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sculpted Halloween Gourds

Here's a few Halloween Gourds that I sculpted this weekend.  They will all be at the Kottage Kupboard show next week at Weber County Fairgrounds, Ogden Utah.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stanley Idaho Show

If you have never been to Stanley Idaho, up in the Sawtooth mountains, you would not beleive how beautiful it is.  The below picture is one of the views I had out of the front of my booth.
This show was the first show for the new grid work display.  The grid work is so much better than my old wood display especially with the wind that kicked up every afternoon in Idaho.

I am now done with all of my summer items, got to get busy on Halloween.  I will try to post a bunch of Halloween pictures for you to see. 
Again, if you see anything you would like to buy just send me an email at thecountryhollow@msn.com.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Some new items finished for Stanley, Idaho show.

 I had this old sifter down the basement and decided to paint this great Zebra face on it.  I have a great big oil can that I am putting another Zebra on but it is not quite done yet.
This bowl is made out of a carved gourd.  I cut out the top of the gourd and then cut out places here and there between some of the leafs.  It is painted with several different shades of green, with yellow, gold, and mauve highlights.
 This is another carved gourd bowl that I just finished.  I painted two rows of daisey on it.
This is a very unique vintage teapot that I painted a dragonfly with cattails on.  It is based in ivory with several shades of orange and browns in the sunset.  The cattails and dragonfly body are all black, the wings are a very pale yellow with black details.
All of these items will be in Stanley, Idaho this Friday and Saturday for the Mountain Mama's show.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

All Natural Gourd Birdhouses

 These three birdhouse are each made out of two gourds, their body is one gourd and their roofs are a separate gourd, the roofs are wired on.  Their shingles and around the entrance are toasted gourd seeds.  Their perch and the stick that the hanging wire is attached to are twisty willows.  These are all natural except for the coating of polyethylene on the outside to protect it from the weather.
 This birdhouse is all one gourd but finished in the same fashion as the three double gourds.

These two birdhouse are small gourds with the roofs made out of torn apart pinecones.

All of these birdhouses will be in Lamoille Nv. this weekend for a show that I am doing.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sculpted Gourd Frog

This is a great Gourd Frog that I hand sculpted using air dry clay and a real gourd.
Her body is a old wood candle stick, her arms are posable.  Her hands are also sculpted, in one she is holding a sculpted bee and the other has a sculpted flower.  I made a ribbon rose to put on her head and added a piece of vintage jewerly for the center.  I also added a piece of vintage jewerly on the tie at the back of her dress.  Her collar is a piece of wired ribbon that I ruffled, the same ribbon is around her waist and the flower on her head is made out of the same ribbon.  This a a one of a kind original piece of art.  She will be going down to my booth at the Kottage Kupboard, Weber County Fairgrounds this afternoon, this show ends on Saturday, May 7th at 4:00.  The next chance to visit my booth will be in Lamoille, Nv. on June 26th and then Stanley, Id. on July 16th and 17th.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Koi Bread Box and Canisters

 This is an old tin breadbox with a metal shelf on the inside.  I based it in black and the painted some great Koi fish and some lillies on it.  It has been protected with a poly acrylic finish for duribility.
I found this set of canisters at an antique show, sanded them all down, based them in black and then painted the same Koi design on them.  They also have a poly acrylic finish.
Both of these items will be at The Kottage Kupboard show, May 4-7th, Weber County Fairgrounds, Ogden Utah. 
If you would like to puchase either item prior to the show please email me at thecountryhollow@msn.com.  The bread box is $35.00 plus shipping and the canisters are $40.00 plus shipping.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New items for spring

This is a cookie sheet that I painted with a great tree design. There is a hanger on the top and 5 hooks at the bottom to hang anything you feel like.
Here ia a second cookie sheet with a contemporay design painted on it. This sheet comes with 8 magnets with different sayings on each one.

This third cookie sheet is a chaulk board. I have painted some great flowers around the edges.

These last two sheets both have a flower design painted on them and they both have 8 magnets. The above sheets magnets have sayings on them, the bottom sheets magnets are flowers and says Home is where you are loved.

All of these will be at my spring show at Weber County Fairgrounds in May. If you would prefer to buy any of them now they are all $25.00. Just send me an email and we will get you taken care of!