Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Marketplace Featured Artisan Judy Bailey

 
 
 
 
1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
 I have had the name of 'Foxglove Folkart' for about
12 years or so now, ever since I began to sell my hand
painted items. The reason I chose Foxglovefolkart' way 
back when, is because I love gardening, and Foxgloves are a 
flower I just love, but never had much luck with. Well, if I can't
have the flower every year, I got the name ,lol!
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Ummmmmmmm, for about a year or so.
3. What type of items do you offer?
I offer my hand painted and usually one-of-a-kind items. 
Everything from Shabby Chic Roses to Prim crows and Salt 
Box Houses. I like painting different styles, and 
I love painting on glass!
4. How long have you been crafting?
I've been crafting since I was a kid. I learned to sew in
school, fell in love with that and ever since have made 
my own and others clothing. I have also at one time or another,
done ceramics, macrame, embroidery, doll making, 
cross stitching,
played with Polymer Clay (Sculpy), and I still 
am an avid knitter 
and crocheter. I also used to do A LOT of quilting, 
and still have 
a fabric stash to prove it,lol! I need something to 
do with my hands
when watching the 'boob tube' at night with hubby. 
I taught myself to
paint about 13 years ago, soon after a car accident. 
I'm an x-truck 
driver by profession, but after the accident, 
I couldn't drive my personal
vehicle any distance, let alone the Highway 
trucks we used to own. One day, 
I don't know exactly where, or when, 
I saw some decorative painted ornaments,
and I think it may have been in a magazine 
I seen them in, but I was intrigued. 
Since then, I've bought tons of pattern books,
paints,packets, brushes, 
supplies, and my own scroll saw and sanders. 
I was worse for bringing home 
new power tools than my husband!!! ANyways, 
since learning to paint, it's been
my main focus and a source of added income for us. 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Who or What inspires you?
There are a few designers I just love,which include Terrye French,
Ros Stalcup, Renee Mullins, Holly Hanley, Renee Mullins and more.
But I've also created my own designs from time to time. 
As for inspiration,
I suppose leafing thru my paint magazines or pattern 
books makes me drag 
out the brushes. But in general, I can't point a finger 
to anything definitive 
that inspires me, and I can't say I'v ever given it much 
thought, truth be told.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
I would have to say my Sap Bucket Angel is my favorite. She is my own
design, and done on a 're purposed' maple syrup sap bucket. Painting
on used items is a hand down fav of mine!
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
Just in 2 local shops. One is a make-your-own-wine shop, and I sell my 
hand painted wine glasses there. The other is seasonal, 
and called 'Cabin Savy',
and located near Bala Ontario. 
One of the KEWELEST gift and garden shops around!!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/foxglovefolkart

4 comments:

I Play Outside The Box said...

Cute items! Nice feature!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Judy is so talented - unique offerings - thanks for sharing her work on your wonderful blog!
~*~Lisa

RabbitHollowPrims said...

Yep love em all :)

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Love Judy's work! Thank you for sharing it with us :)
Kim

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