Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Whirligig Art



We have a whirligig festival in our town of Wilson, NC, every year and it evolved from an artist by the name of Vollis Simpson who makes whirligigs out of scrap metal. My husband and I decided to sell some of our art this year in the festival. He does the wood crafts and I do the painting.

Our crafts are old-time Amish marble chasers, bird houses that look like birds, whirligig pinwheels, candle sticks, weathervanes, signs, and anything else we can think of to make. I am painting them in a folk art look.

The festival is the first week in November so we've been working like crazy. Lots to do, in fact I'm painting a marble chaser right now and two pinwheels. You may want to check out the festival news at http://www.wilsonnc.org/whirligig/. In fact, you might just want to come and check out our wares.

2 comments:

Galen's manspace said...

Donna,
Kudo's on getting your Blogspot going. I notice that there are a lot of Donna's Art on a Google search. How about a post on your daughter. See you Friday for our anniversary escapade to Wrightsville Beach. I forget how many years it has been though.

pedalpower said...

Those birdhouses are sooo cute!