Tuesday, June 23, 2009

PRIMITIVE EXPLORATIONS

Does this look familiar? Well if you visit Karen at Sew Primitive, you will recognise it from her blog banner. Imagine my delight when it was the first thing I saw when I entered her home as well! If you read my previous post you know that Karen and I had the opportunity to spend time together while I was in Atlanta. We had such fun! Plus, I had the added pleasure seeing Karen's persona displayed in all the delightful accoutrements that make up her home.

The artist must have her studio, and Karen has created quite the artist's habitat in her home. Every where you go you see evidence of her unlimited skills. Sometimes it is represented in the form of workspace and materials.

And sometimes in whimsical displays. I just love this doll!

Cats rule at Karen's house, and lord it over you from high above her neatly arranged stash. Rembrandt went into hiding when I showed up, but sweet old Ginger was not intimidated.
Can you even imagine visiting someone who allows you to investigate their closets? Well, I guess if my closets were this clean and organized I wouldn't mind. Hopefully I will become inspired!
And the design wall! I have seen little previews of these things on Karen's blog, but I so enjoyed seeing the real thing! Hmmm--what is she up to now?

Karen comes across as a rather private person on her blog. She is non-assuming and modest in her self appraisal. That is where I come in. She needs to be exposed for what she really is! She is absolutely amazing!

This little creation of hers is one example of her skill as a designer. I love this! The pattern is available on her website www.folkartchildren.com along with several others that you will love!

Wasn't that fun?!



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12 comments:

Darlene said...

I've been a secret admirer of Karen's talents for a very long time. (guess it's no longer a secret) Thank you for sharing her with us.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the tour of Karen's studio and closets, she can come and organize mine for me anytime. I love the little folkart quilt

Lori said...

Yes, that was fun! Thanks for the tour!

Mary said...

It's always such fun to meet fellow bloggers in person isn't it?

Karen said...

Whoa, I think you had more than a sneak peek! Lol. Its sounds like you had a great time visiting! Now I will have to go visit her blog myself!

*karendianne. said...

What a delight. A delight to meet up with Karen. I've always thought her am amazing talent. What I now know through your eyes is that she really is something else. Not just amazing. Heavenly. One thing to "know" in the Virtual world, quite another to "experience" and know in the Real world. The truth is reinforced!!!

sewprimitive karen said...

Hi, Marcie, nice pix! It was so good to see you and am looking forward to Sept.!

Karen said...

What a beautiful stash of homespuns! No wonder the cat is guarding it.

corry said...

Thanks for the tour, so wonderful the two of you could could meet!

Libby said...

What a fun time you two have had . . . . I bet you can't wait to do it again *S*

Quilts And Pieces said...

Yeah, you wouldn't get a look in my closets!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Marcie, thank you for the tour of Karen's studio....Marcie I too love the doll......I think it is her colouring...warm regards lyn