Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A collection of work over the last few months

well its April 15th,4 am and I am up and fixing to work on the cook book.one nice thing about no husband,children grown, my hours really my own, and after 30 years of raising children and working on a farm,with only the chicken and the dogs to feed and my vegetable garden to tend to,it is nice to have my time for my creating.I am fixing to see about hand writting the recipes in indian ink.later gators,right now I am drinking my Mountain Dew and I am happier that a tick on a dog,off to create

o check out this photos of the family,mamas beads,sequins ect,on the inside is one of mama's rashion books and photos of her,aUNT bEA(YES WE HAVE A REAL aUNT bEA) AND THE FAMILY AFTER HUNTING,AND ONE OF MAMA'S HANDWRITTEN RECIPES.THE BOOK IS GOING TO BE FILLED WITH ART,DRYED FLOWERS,VINTAGE FAMILY RECIPES ,SOME DATING BACK TO THE 1800'S-1990 AND LOTS OF FAMILY VINTAGE GOODIES.iTS GOING TO BE HAND WRITTEN WITH INDIAN INK.i HOPE TO MAKE IT VERY ORGINAL AND DIFFERENT, http://www.parteagoodiesgiveaway.blogspot.com/

Just wonted to share some art:AND CHECK OUT FOLK ART ITEMS FOR SALE AT MY ETSY STORE!

HERES A SWAP ITEM FROM MY SWEET FRIEND ,I HAVE A PACKAGE ON THE WAY TO HER. CHECK OUT HER SITE: http://a-bird-in-the-hand.blogspot.com/,I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER WORK,ORGINAL AND FUN.SHE IS ALSO A SWEET LADY FROM CANADA. I FOUND HER ESTY SHOP AND CREATED ONE FOR MY EYE CANDY GOODIES. BE SURE TO VISIT AND SEE WHATS NEW. I AM STILL WORKING ON MY COOK BOOK DUMMY WILL DO NEW POST IN A FEW DAYS. Since I could not sleep all night at daylight I went and gathered some flowers,ferns to dry for the cookbook. heres a page and part of the cover.

what I have been creating:

A sharecropper's daughter ~ Places Of The Past

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A sharecropper's daughter ~ Places Of The Past A Southern Folk Artist:My art is in collections and Museums in the U.S.A,Canada and Europe. It has been written up in INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINES LIKE RAW VISION AND SOUTHERN LADY as well as being shown at the Huntsville Museum along with the art of Grand Ma Moses and Norman Rockwell. I have shown at the Atlanta Folk Fest and at Kentuck with International artist like Lisa Cain, Woddy Long, Jimmy Lee Suddeth. On Sept 23,after the death of my beloved Mother who died in my arms, I said good by to a 30 year art career as a folk artist on the art circuit to sell and paint as a Independent folk artist , So come and travel the road back to my childhood days where the late afternoon drifts into long shadows and where I paint the memories of my days gone by. my family canning,making moon shine, the chain gang,working in the fields.email me with orders and questions. be sure to see purple cucumbers who is creating altered art hats and play sets in a tin.Check out my new blog at http://jessielavon.blogspot.com/



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SOLD Baptism in the creek

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SOLD Wash Day

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Coca Cola 5 cents market day

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SOLD Picking Cotton

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Plowing

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catching lighting bugs

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my mothers family-share... in the cotton fiels

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penny candy

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tea party

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lemonaid for sale

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ACEO outsider black folk art angel

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SOLD And the Angels carried my MaMa home outsider art

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Alabama angels

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SELF TAUGHT ARTIST

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GATHERING OCTOBER PECANS

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CHURCH QUILT SALE

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FRONT PORCH BOOGIE

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Mama's memories

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Saturday Afternoon

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tent revivle

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swamp witch

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I went down 2 the crossroads 2 sell my soul

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Alabama school days

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blue moon honkeytonk

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON

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canning time

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green county cock fights

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been cat fishing

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picking strawberries

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primitive/mixed medium /tea party

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primitive/ea... watermelons

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primitive/fe... chickens

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primitive/pi... cotton

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large shelling beans

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large front porch boogie

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play set in a tin paper doll ,bead charm

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childrens apron

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altered hat front

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altered hat sidr/back

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altered tin

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dolls,bride & brides maid


30 comments:

A bird in the hand said...

Hon, you need to post your etsy shop link. I found it, here it is :-)

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5119586

I added you to my Favorites.

So happy you liked the art. I'll post yours on my blog when I get it. I can't wait!
xx

Izabella said...

wow! what amazing art! and so much... that would take me a life time to paint all those, the ones you just shared~

thanx for stopping by my blog & leaving your note~

looking forward to seeing more of your lovely art!

~Izabella

Southern Heart said...

Such beautiful art! I am very taken with it.

I'm so glad that you stopped by for a visit, and I appreciated your kind note. I've enjoyed visiting you and seeing your lovely creations---I look forward to visiting again soon!

Lori said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful art. I saw you out and about in Blog land today and wanted to pop in and say "hi".

Eleanor said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my place and leaving your calling card. :)

Your art is gorgeous and I'll definitely be back!

Marilyn said...

You are so talented! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I've enjoyed visiting you and will return often.

wisteriagirl said...

Hi! Thank you for visiting my Blog. Just looked at your blog and your work is wonderful!

Twinkle Pink said...

Hi Jessie, great to see all your art and looking forward to a look at the cookbook.

best wishes Ginny

Anonymous said...

Jessie,I was so glad to find you again,Wish you would return to the International art circuit.I have 12 of your paintings. LOVE ALL YOUR DIFFERENT STYLES.
You are so talented in a unique way.
I have your other two cook books and am looking forword to the new one,Was glad you are adding vintage family photos,and your Mothers things.
Can't wait to see the War Ration Book in there and your pen and Ink drawings.Have you thought of a title for it yet? I will email you in a few days.
Besy Wishes, Anna and Tim

Anonymous said...

We always enjoy seeing your work and talent.
Great orginality.

Naturegirl said...

The art work certainly tell a story of life on the cotton field looking at each piece! Lovely talented artist you are!I look forward to seeing the ~fairy ~ chair~ completed!hugs NG

Anonymous said...

Hi there; nice to meet you on my blog. I stopped over to yours, and you are an amazing fascinating woman!

The south is such a different world than the north. I have been to New Orleans once...right before the flood, and have friends in North Carolina, but never been to the deep south other than to N.O.

I loved your post on Rilke. My husband left me a copy of it in my mailbox when we were a courtin'. I am going to bookmark your post...and go back to it.

Keep making art and living life to its fullest! Patti
http://pagibbons.blogspot.com/
http://meganaid.com (for my 22 year old daughter who has cancer)
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http://stores.ebay.com/PA-GIBBONS
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~~Mikki Jo said...

Very creative paintings. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Blessings to you and your family and have a wonderful weekend!

Sadie Olive said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your art is beautiful. I will be back for sure!

ValGalArt said...

love your art!

Rosa said...

I love your mom's scrapbook. My mom grew up in GA during the depression and she has similar things I need to pull together. How wonderful. Nice meeting you!

Carla Sonheim said...

I've been a fan of "outsider art" for years! So glad to have found you... Love this body of work.

A bird in the hand said...

Sorry it took this long to get back to you Jessie! YES, you're welcome to use the paper doll piece in your book. It would be an honor! xoxo

PEA said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog:-) I've just been admiring your art...everything is so very beautiful!! I love how creative you are, no matter what medium! Take good care and have a terrific weekend:-) xox

Anonymous said...

WOW! I have NEVER SEEN A ARTIST WHO CAN TAKE ANYTHING,CLOTH,TIN CAN,PAINT AND CREATE THE WAY PURPLE CUCUMBERS DOES.
You are truly a great,one of a kind artist.
So glad you are here and sharing with us.

smileymamaT said...

Hi there, thanks for stopping by. I am just in love with so many of your paintings, and the faerie chair....how sweet! I think I will do this too....I've been painting faeries lately, the kids love them...so why not! I'll be back again to visit!
:) T

judie said...

Being a southern gal, I know your paintings are a wonderful history of life in the deep south. I love them. Linked here from PamAries and I'll be back. Nice to meet you.

Pam Aries said...

HI ! THANK you SO much for visiting my blog! I am glad you did, now I see what fun art you have ! I love folk art! I actually am an artist, altho you wouldn't know that from the lack of art I post! ha! I see that my good friend Judie came by! There are lots of wonderful gals on here who are fun!...Don't you just LOVE Colette! She is amazing!

Susan Tuttle said...

Jessie,
What beautiful art! I love the concept of your cook book!

Warmly,
Susan

robin sherwood frecklefarm said...

Hello Jessie,
Enjoy your work. What a talented artist you are. Thank-you for passing through my blog. But I was so unhappy you did not sit on the porch for a while. Please come to visit again.
xo
Robin
robin sherwood frecklefarm

A wildlife gardener said...

Beautiful artwork, showing passion and dedication and a sense of fun and enjoyment. Well done, creative you!

paige said...

oh my ....9 girls & 1 son. you must be quite a patient saint!!
i love your artwork especially the alabama angels & selling lemonade...would love to purchase.
take care!

purple cucumbers folk art said...

paige darling,thanks for holloring back,if you contact me by email and we will talk sells.

Merci-Notes said...

Gorgeous and profound artwork!!!I everypiece is so wonderful. Saw the liitle dolls you made, I mean another version out of US somewhere. I do not remember where though! sorry. I still love scater rugs and agree, than are practical also!
With Kindness,
Mary

catiepillars said...

:) hi i was wondering if any paintings were available still and if you could contact me with prices. i tried to leave comments on them on folkart.org but it wouldnt let me sign in. finding your blog for me was like finding my family that has passed on. you make me very homesick and im glad i found you! i love bluemoon honkytonk and would like to purchase more depending on price,. thanks! xo leeanne
catiepillars@yahoo.com