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Folk Art Mary - Carved and Painted Folk Pictures

Email update sent September 12, 2013  (Please open links to further information by clicking with your mouse on the blue colored portions of the text!)

Autumn is coming to the Ithaca Farmers Market, and it's been a good summer. As I said in my July 23 email, I've had regular sales and it's been hard to keep up with demand. Sales for an artist are like applause, they feed my confidence and give me time to do my artwork.

Coming right up next weekend (September 21st and 22nd, 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 4 am on Sunday) is the 2013 Bedminster Traditional Artisan Show. Fifty excellent traditional artisans will be there in the convenience of one spot. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, Maryland and Delaware folks - it's your opportunity to visit Bucks County, take a drive to see the protected agriculural land that remains open, undeveloped and beautiful thanks to the Bucks County Regional Land Conservancy. The show takes place in the Upper Bucks County Technical School, just 2 miles from the farm where I grew up, so this show is special to me.

Ithaca and local folks - most likelyI'll be at my booth (#3) at the Ithaca farmers market well into November. Please remember my work as a surprise gift for that person you love. The crowds quiet down in the fall season and the parking situation improves vastly.  I've had a few people say that they felt they couldn't come into my booth if they weren't ready to buy. Don't be silly, come in and enjoy it close up. I am very gratefull to all those people who have stepped up throughout my career and made purchases. But I am also very grateful for those who express their curiosity and appreciation but may never buy. 

Save the dates December 7-8, 2013 for the Plowshares Craftshow at Nottingham Highschool, Syracuse, NY. I'll be there. 

This summer I've been experimenting with making short videos where I talk about my work. Because I'm making them myself and I am not a filmmaker they are kind of shaky.
Watch these latest videos by pressing on each link: Wind blowing the Hat off my Head,
and Adding Sparlies to my Artwork.

Commissions as always are welcome in the winter. I've got to keep busy out in that cold studio of mine. Speak up soon if you are wanting a special order piece.


Below see my newest work currently on view at the portfolio section of my Mary Shelley Folk Art website. Click on each thumbnail and it will enlarge.


Waitress Icon #10. $425.00. 13.5 x 7.5 x 2.5
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine

Here to Serve



 Rooster Icon Number 14. $495.00. 15 x 9.75 x 1.5.
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
Glorious Me!


 Rooster Icon Number 15, Big Tail Feathers. $550.00. 15 x 9.75 x 1.5.
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
Take Me to your Coop!


Horizontal Sheep Icon Number 20. $395.00. 6 x 14 x 1.5.
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.



NEW! Guard Dogs Icon Number 35, $450.00. 10 x 8 x 3
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, copper, brass tacks
howling to live with you



NEW! Guard Dogs Icon Number 34, $450.00. 10.25 x11.5 x 2
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, copper, brass tacks
We Say Woof!


NEW! Ear to the Wind, 1, $450.00. 11 5/8 x 7.75 x 3.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, brass tacks
Say Yes to Me!


NEW! Camping and Trees.  $4200.00. 21 x 27.5 x 1.5. 
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
For your camp


NEW! Feed me Now Cats #12. $450.00. 12 x 12.5 x 1.5.
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf, copper whiskers.
We Need to Eat


NEW! Feed me Now Cats #11. $450.00. 9.5 x 14.5 x 1.5.
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf, copper whiskers.


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Blog, blog, blog. Please tell others about my blog. Check it out for work in progress, guest artists, green painting techniques.

The blog has been inactive over the summer although I intend to start up entries soon.

Other ways to find me-

 Facebook fan page, where I regularly post my blog entries. Become a fan! Or go to facebook, search for my name and ask to become a friend.


You Tube Videos page

Link to an article on my work in Voices, the journal of New York Folklore society.


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