Friday, April 15, 2011

welcome to the show!

shhhh, private web show just for YOU....


Thursday, April 14th - Midnight (EST)


through


Sunday, April 17th - 12:00 Noon (EST)





i'm filled with excitement, to see what you will say...




for i am introducing 6 new reproduction game boards

bringing 1 out of retirement for a short time &

1 gee's bend "arcola" piece is available


since i'm a newbie at web shows, i'm searching my mind for an 'easy' way for you to buy or order a piece or two...


so here's the info:


1st come, 1st served - (via email) just email me the name of the piece that you would like - emails will be time stamped so i will be able to go over them in order...

(but if you are not 1st you have the option to order the same piece so you don't miss out...)


i will ship your pieces out on tuesday or after i receive your payment...


discounted shipping of $10.00 on your first board, $0 on any additional boards...


show ends: 12:00 Noon on Sunday, April 17th - i'll contact you to let you know if you 'won' your piece!


here's my email: dianeallison@charter.net

(it is also posted on the left column of this blog)


now....let the show begin...





"the farmhouse"

i loved this piece the instant i saw it...it is a reproduction of a piece from the late 1800's...i do not know the area that it came from, information was long ago lost... eli named this piece "the farmhouse", which i thought was just the perfect name. for it has that 'farmhouse' look that i have in my mind; blue, red, off white, golden brown and green...just seem like farmhouse colors to me....maybe he remembers the time when his dad and i were determined to buy an old farmhouse, fix-it-up and call it home...we visited many old houses when he was small where he was able to run through pastures, climb into barns looking for treasures and imagining himself what it would be like to have a farm....
"the farmhouse" #1 in an edition of 10

19" x 19" - $220.00

(colors: blue, golden brown, barn red, dark green and off white)



"dad's irish eyes"

ode to my dad - an irishman who has raised irish daughters, need i say more? when my own irish eyes saw this piece i just knew that i had to make it, after all, we ARE irish! this is a reproduction parcheesi board that is based on a piece that was a bit smaller, 24" x 20", but in my mind i could only see it on a larger scale, so i did what was in my mind and stretched it out to a longer piece. the date on the original piece is the 1900's, but i have no idea when in the 1900's...it sold for $3,950.


"dad's irish eyes" #1 in an edition of 10


19" x 28" - $245.00

(colors: dark green, soft yellow and off white)



"capture the flag"

I found the photo of this piece on line - but was not ever able to find a date or the area that it originally came from...so when this happens, i play it on the 'safe' side and have to say the original is from the early 1900's, it may have been older than that, but it is at least 100 years old... i especially love this piece because it is so graphic which makes it able to stand on it's own making a bold statement or be mixed in with other pieces, still adding a touch of drama... it is a little pricier than other pieces for it took 7 coats of white paint alone....it has a black base coat, so covering black with another color can take endless hours...but i still feel that the price is very reasonable...


"capture the flag" #1 in an edition of 10


19" x 28" - $295.00

(named by eli, his favorite school game)

(colors: green, straw, white, olive yellow and a orangish brown)



"cops and robbers"



This is a reproduction game board - the original was dated back to the late 1800's and sold for $18,560. I chose the name 'cops and robbers' for it reminded me of kids playing outside, hiding behind objects with the sheriff in the center. I found being the mother of boys, no matter if you let them play with toy guns or not, they will take sticks or other found objects to make their own...



"cops and robbers"


#1 in an edition of 10


19" x 19" - $225.00


(colors: "wow" red, terracotta, choch./grey (charcoal), tans, soft yellow and golden brown....(this piece is way yummier in person)





"arcola"



gee's bend based design - as you know those quilts have grabbed my heart and move me to create game boards using the colors from these quilts...this is #6 in an edition of 20 pieces that will be made of this design...i thought it would be fun to have one done and ready to send out to you!



"arcola"


"19" x 19"


#6 in edition of 20 - $220.00


(colors: red, blue, latte, brown, golden brown and latte)




please keep scrolling down for "part 2" of the web show on the blog below...

4 comments:

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Your work is beautiful. If Mondrian had made gameboards with a folk art flavor they would look like this.

Maureen said...

These game boards are absolutely beyond beautiful. I can tell the craftsmanship is top notch and the hours of work and care that has gone into making them is so evident.

Linda said...
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Anonymous said...

Linda said...
Just wanted to say, Arcola is SO much prettier in person. I am happy that I bought it,love it.