Friday, November 28, 2008

"A Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs"

For the last 15 years "Rug Hooking Magazine"has published the finest 30 rugs in a book called "A Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs". Every year I say "this is the year I will enter something in this contest".Well, looks like it may happen this year. I think I have everything I need ready to put my entry in the mail. Entry's must be postmarked by Nov. 30.
I call this rug"Here Comes the Sun". The face has been needle felted with wool roving and the rest of it is hooked.My daughter Amber took these pictures for me.
This is a closeup of some of the hooking.

Here is one eye,everyone that sees this rug up close are surprised by the eyes.

This is a neat view of the face.The rug is 21 1/2" by 18". It will make a great wall hanging.

So now you have seen my entry for the contest.I will seen it off with a kiss tomorrow.Then we will see what the rug hooking world thinks of it.It is so far off anything I have ever seen in the book, but we will see.
To all you hookers at there,"Happy Hooking" and to everyone else "Live Deeply".
God Bless,

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Butterfly award from Ginger

A big thank you to Ginger or at Primitives by the Light of the Moon for the sweet award she has given me.I love her blog and if you have not been there hop over and give her a read.

The rules are:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 10 other blogs for this award.
4. Add links to those blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
6. Give a reason why you consider their blogs cool.

Now for my list...I read new post from each of this great blogs.

Dana of A cat in my lap
Tammy of Skip to my Ewe
Evonne of Out side the Box
Kryna of Pohl Position
Susan of Prim and Proper Folks
Donna of Elm Hollow Primitives
She seeketh wool and flax
Sunnie of Old crow farm
Brenis of That Thing I do..
Lanette of Cottage on Clifford

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Birthdays and House Concert...

This week was Adam's birthday.Dang! he is getting old.His Mom is here for a visit and our daughter and grandbaby came out for cake and icecream.Amber made her Dad a cake with no flour because he is allergic to flour.

Friday night Adam's band played a house concert and the Pontica Coffee House is Springdale Ar.This is a great place that started it's life as a Pontica car dealership.It was built by the grandfather of the lady that now runs the coffee house.

The coffee shop is in the part that housed the new cars and they hold the concerts in the back where they used to work on the cars.
By-the-way they make GREAT coffee.

Above is Adam at his best.He and his banjo are like peas and carrots.He has been playing the banjo sense he was 16 and he started playing the mandolin at 3.He can not read music but plays by ear and can play anything with strings.

This is the whole band New Highway: from the left...Karen and Tim Hill,Ken Jones,Adam Hardcastle and Dallas Prouty.
Stateline Bluegrass Band was also there but none of my pictures of them were any good.

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Etsy Shop...

Well I did it! I just started a Etsy shop.I now have three things up for sale.I think I worked out all the bugs so I will be adding things as I get time.

These cute little folkart bunnies are now listed at HardcastleFolkArt please stop by and let me know what you think.The bunnies are needle felted with handdyed wool.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Gone for a few....Calling all full time artist for ?

I am going to be gone for the next few days, so I thought I would leave you a few pictures from around Eureka Springs,Arkansas.It is a beautiful little town.

When I get back I am starting a new chapter in my art.Have you ever wanted something so bad and felt it was right at your finger tips and if you just had that one little push you could reach your goal? I know some of you out there are making a living with your art.Please share your pointers on how to do that.Is there one thing you can put your finger on that helped?If you were to ask me what I wanted most in the world for my life, it would be to stay home and do my art and to be out of debt.If I could do the one to fix the other I would be in hog heaven or should I say hogscald heaven.hehe Please leave your pointers as a comment.