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Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down...build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence...help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dirtroad Team with Valentine Fiber Art and Big Fat Art Barn

Welcome to another feature of two members from the Dirtroad Team.  Each living in a small town and having very different forms of art.  The first shop is Valentine Fiber Art, Donna lives in a small town in New York.  Donna learned how to sew from her Mother and  Grandmother.  Her Dad taught her the wonder of clay and making paint.  Now that she is retired she is filling her shop with some wonderful crochet items.  From flowers to add to your own craft project, to needle cases, and facial scrubbies.  Some of her items have part of the profits going to an Animal  Rescue unit in Massachusetts.  Take a minute to check out the cute cowboy owl she has made.  You not only will find some great items, but a shop filled with bright colors.  








The next shop comes from a small town in Georgia.  Sherry name her shop Big Fat Art Barn, after her and her husband renovated the barn on their farm.  Sherry is lucky to work in the loft and can look out all the windows at her horses, chickens and garden.  Sherry loves to work in  all mediums and does combined them for a different look. She is self taught with a few lessons from a retired art teacher, her work is totally amazing.  You will enjoy looking at all of her work, from oil painting, to mosaics and everything in between she can do it all .   If I remember this correctly her art barn is painted purple and everyone can find it.  


If you have a shop on Etsy and live in a small town comes and join us. This wonderful team is open to all forms of arts. Enjoy your visit and come back next week for two more shops.

1 comment:

Melbe Creations by Melissa Burness said...

Two wonderful artists! Donna is always quite the comedian and Sherry the groups storyteller!