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Friday, June 02, 2006

check this out!

about a month or so ago, i was exploring the next town over where i came across this wicked cool shop>>>which is owned & operated by this extremely talented folk artist named jean... her shop [guidone & co., 13 west main, evansille, wi} is just an absolute feast for the eyes! she mixes her handcrafted, one-of-a-kind creations along with antiques & repoductions & displays everything so nicely about her beautiful shop! we got into talking about collaging & before you know it i was telling her to become a blogger! she actually took my suggestion to heart & created her very own blog! she's been very busy crafting, running her shop, writing articles for the paper & organizing an upcoming art fair>>>which she has kindly invited me to participate!!!! can i say, wow?!!!!! anyway, because of her activities i just mentioned, she has been sporadically posting {in addition to the fact that her dial-up service is wicked slow!}...but she told me today that she was going to try to post something this weekend...here is her link so that you can check out her cool art! {she doesn't have a web site yet, but one day she says...she's hoping her blog will nudge her to get a website created in the near future!}... i visited jean today in her shop & she showed me these lovely pea-hens on candlesticks that she calls make-dos >>>a term jean says come from the 1800s that refers to "new uses for old things"...i guess, you can say that it's what nowadays some might call, "repurposing" {or last century, "recycling"}...aren't they just darling? the tail "feathers" are made from scrapbook paper with embroidery...& the little necklaces are "punched" necklaces {she teaches this at her shop}. wow, she sure is a total whiz with paper, scissors & thread! and that's not all she creates, she quilts, makes collages, dolls, lovely vignettes all around her shop... jean's art gallery...more photos of her shop continue on next post... Posted by Picasa

2 Comments:

  • At 6/03/2006 11:07:00 AM, Blogger Judy Scott said…

    Mary ann what a lucky girl to live where you do. This place looks so full of goodies and treasures. The pieces hanging on the wall look gorgeous. Thanks for the link am just going to investigate. lots of love Judy x

     
  • At 6/05/2006 04:13:00 AM, Blogger weirdbunny said…

    Brilliant shop, I Know I hven't been to your bolg for a few days only the telephone line was out so we couldn't use the computer-sorry!

     

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