Monday, February 22, 2010

Our Featured PFATT Member is............

(Just click on the Banner above to go visit her blog)

Laurie Hardin of Monkey Cats Studio!!!

Laurie Redfern Hardin attended the University of Nebraska-Kearney, receiving both a BFA and MA in the visual arts. Laurie taught in the art department at UNK for 11 years as an adjunct faculty member teaching design, drawing and art appreciation courses. Laurie later worked for the University at the Museum of Nebraska Art, serving both as the assistant curator and curator.

In 2005, Laurie returned to the studio to work fulltime at establishing her own art business, initially focusing on landscape and still-life painting. In the fall of 2006, Laurie expanded her repertoire to include holiday inspired handmade papier mache sculpted figures. Intrigued by the look and texture of papier mache, Laurie worked at developing a line of figures, plaques and containers that could be discerned stylistically as "hers," which led to her one of a kind designs in 2007. In the spring of 2008, Laurie discovered the internet blog world, established a blog, became a member of PFATT and was invited to sell her work on the SpookyTime Jingles internet marketplace.

Laurie's adorable paper mache creations stand out with her signature look of those big grins and soulful eyes. The detail in each and every one of her creations is absolutely amazing. Each one of them is a true One-of-a-kind creation.

Pictured above is the adorable creation that Laurie made for The Penny Feather Tree Auction that just ended on Ebay. All preceeds went to The Leukemia & Lymphoma, Inc_Alabama Chapter.

One of Laurie's favorite holidays is Halloween and this little cast of characters can't help but bring a smile to anyone's face! Laurie was also very honored to be one of the Halloween artists invited to do the Halloween & Vine Show in Petaluma, CA this past September. Below is a picture of Laurie with Scott Smith of Rucus Studios in front of her table full of characters.

This year, Laurie will be showing at Ghoultide Gathering in Northville, MI. (You can view Scott's Slideshow from last year's Ghoultide Gathering on the sidebar to the right.)

If you are a lover of won't want to miss this most prestigeous of shows featuring some of the top Halloween artists in the country! Make sure you stop by Laurie's table and tell her Hello! She would love to meet you!

You can read more about Laurie and her amazing journey by reading the article that the Kearney Hub did on her this past Halloween by CLICKING HERE.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Penny Feather Tree Auction is Listed!

Click on the banner below to go place a bid! The Penny Feather Tree Auction ends tomorrow evening..........Sunday February 21st at 9:00pm EST-6:00pm PST! Hope to see you there to watch the ending with us all! ♥

Thank you to our winner of The Penny Feather Tree...........shabbychicshar!

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Penny Feather Tree List of Contributing Artists...

Here is the list of contributing PFATT Artists that have donated an ornament for the Penny Feather Tree Auction starting this Sunday February 14th at 9:00pm EST-6:00pm PDT.............

Colleen Moody of Merry Wishes & Vintage Dreams

Christy Meyers of Ccswhimsies

Johanna Parker of Johanna Parker Designs

Kaf Grimm of Oldecapeprimitives
Alice Foley-Kaf's Mother

Nancy Malay of Victorian*Whimsies

Lori Davis of Vintage Palette Art

Joyce Stahl of Enchanted Productions

Melissa Valeriote of Queen of Holidays

Karen Milstein of Lovella Ranch

Laurie Hardin of Monkey Cats Studios

Carolee Clark of King of Mice Studios

Diane MacNaughtan of Dianie Mac Designs

JoEllen Laurita of BeFruitful Kreatons

Brenda Ostrowski of Little*Dollings

Joanne Harper of Disgustedcats

Kathy Hunka of Kathysprims

Pam Gracia of Soft In The Head

Noelle Falvo of Trickystitchesprimitives

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor of Gypsymarestudios

Rose Gilpin of Rosebabys

Zinnia Galligher of Zinniastreasures

Iva Wilcox of Ivascreations

Sandy Wood of Samiamcreations

Linda Kennon of Gourdqueen

Lori Rudolph of Retro*Rudolph's

Cindy Keim of Fancypantscreations

Debbie Garlam of Bittersweet Pastimes

Joan Sturtevant of Joandougart

Jo Ellen Dismukes of Lacey Jane Primtives

Susan Pilotto of Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art

Annette Schwerdt of Confounded Concoctions

Arlene Taddei of Sweetthingsbyarlene

Janena Bartram of Antiqueannies

I would like to thank each and every one of you for giving your time and talent for such a worthy cause! I know that our Penny is going to be so proud of you all!

♥ Hugs and Kisses ♥

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pass The Word!

"The Penny Feather Tree Auction" will be listed on ebay on Sunday evening February 14th at 9:00pm EST-6:00pm PDT.

We hope you will pass the word among your friends and family. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc.-Alabama Chapter . Please place a bid to help this very worthwhile cause.