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Folk Art Mary - Carved and Painted Folk Pictures

 

Email update sent November 29, 2016

Next Weekend, find me at Plowshares Annual Craftsfair and Peace Festival, December 3-4, 2016. The show takes place at Nottingham Highschool, Syracuse, NY.

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I will NOT be at the Ithaca Farmers' Market on that weekend, and this may well be the end of my outdoors Ithaca Farmers' Market season unless the weather in December is mild.

I've had a great season at my market booth this year - getting people's votes on their favorite pieces, being energized by the process of talking to people about my work, and of course selling my work, the ultimate of applause for an artist. This year I sold a number of large more elaborate major pieces.

What am I working on now? I've got some great larger pieces (two farm pieces, a woman by fire with dogs piece)  that are mostly carved but still unpainted. I hope to complete painting thesepieces by the 2017 Farmers' market season. I also have several commissions that I am excited to complete this winter.

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COMMISSIONS: winter is when I like to take on commissions, or special order pieces. Please speak up if you want to run an idea by me and see what I think.

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This has been a great year. I wanted to thank those who have stepped up to purchase original work in 2016 because it is this support, in addition to the encouragement of many others, which has kept my work going over the years.

Especial thanks to Margie, Michelle, Andrea, Jennifer and Graham, Nancy and Larry, Betsy, Sam and Julia, Colin and Debra, Tom and Pat, Luke, Philip, Sandy, Alison and Edward, Jackie, Linda, Cay and Peter, David and Denise, Gib and Wendy, Daniel, Alan and Joanne. By your purchases you made it happen for me this year!

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After 43 years of making my carved and painted pictures, artwork keeps flowing out of me. There's never a problem in coming up with ideas. Instead there's just not enough time.

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Consider a gift to you or someone else - anniversary, wedding, Christmas, birthday or other special event. Discounts apply to some older pieces, please enquire. Buy on time, I do payment plans. And yes, I ship.

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Thanks for reading. Please pass this email on to any interested friends, Mary

 

 Below see latest work, also shown at my website.  Click on each image and it will enlarge:

 

 NEW! Rise Above, Yes,  Number 5$425.00. 13.5 x 8.5 x 1.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf.

Buy Me!

 

NEW! Rise Above, Yes,  Number 4$450.00. 15.5 x 10.5 x 1.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf.

Say Yes to Me

NEWEST! Farmer Hugs Cow Number 12. $450.00. 18 x 8 x 1.5
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
MOOOve to your House

 

 NEWEST! At One with Nature Number 6.  $395.00 11.25 x 9.5 1.5. 
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.

Buy Me

 

NEWEST! Horizontal Sailing 2016, Rounding the Buoy.  $3500.00. 19.5 x 24 1.5. 
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
Sail Me Away

 

NEWEST! Lady Liberty Icon, Number 7. $395.00. 13 x 8 x 1.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint,
gold leaf
Buy me Now

 

 NEWEST! Lady Liberty Icon, Number 8. $495.00. 10 x 10 x 1.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint,
gold leaf
Buy me Now

NEW! Livingroom Accordian. $2500.00. 16.5 x 19 x 1.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint,
gold leaf
See a BLOG posting on this piece 
SOLD

NEW! Sailboat Race on Cayuga.  $2200.00. 21.5 x 14 x 1.5. 
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
See a BLOG posting on this piece.
I could be Yours

 

NEW! Small Smile with Blue Earings. $395.00. 9.25 x 9.75 x 1.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint,
gold leaf
Buy me Smiling

 

NEW! Early Morning Row Number Two$3300.00. 26.5 x 18 1.5. 
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
SOLD

 

NEW! Sailing Icon Number 30.  $450.00. 13 x 10.75 1.5. 
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
See a BLOG posting on this piece.

Buy Me Please
 

NEW! Guardian Angel with Birds and Loved Ones. $475.00. 15 x 9 x 1.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

See a BLOG posting on this piece
Buy Me Now

 

 

NEW! Sailing Icon 29, Different Shades of Blue  $550.00. 13.5 x 12 x 2. 
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
Buy Me

 

NEW! Crows Show Off, In a Circle$950.00. 11.5 x 15.5 x 1
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

We Can Live on Your Wall

  

NEW! The Old Couple. $750.00. 10.75 x 16 x 1.5
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

Say I Do

 

NEW! Horizontal Sheep Icon 25. $495.00. 10 x 22 x 2.5
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
Ba-a-a-a Us

 

NEW! Rooster Icon Number 20. $450.00. 12.5 x 7.75 x 3
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
SOLD

 

 

NEW! Waitress Icon 13. $395.00. 10.5 x 10.5 x 1.5
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine, plywood

Time to Eat

 

  NEW! Dreaming with Birds$350.00. 10.75 x 7.25 x 3
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

Buy me now

 

 

 

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Press this link to see pieces for sale at my website!

Short self made videos of my work: Wind blowing the Hat off my Head,
and Adding Sparklies to my Artwork.

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.

Website: www.maryshelleyfolkart.com

You Tube Videos page

Instagram: @folkartmary

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

Email: BMEZ@lightlink.com

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