Friday, December 31, 2010

I am sick as a dog today but,

I am sick as a dog today but,  I was able to create this cute blog. Also you can check out my new 2011 Calenders now available at my website!!!  Click the link above to go to my website!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Detail of Folk Art Painting

I found this on flickr. I thought it deserved a little mention. It is very interesting!!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Beauty - Original Folk Art Painting

This is really cute. Inspirational psalm in the background. Very different style.

Merry Christmas to ALL!!!

all rights reserved  "My Little Corner Design"

I had to wait until Christmas to share this little piece with you because it was a commission that I did for a very sweet man as a surprise for his wife.  I didn't want to spoil it just in case,  she was subscribed to my blog.  I just love the homey feel of it. As though, you are ready to cozy up in the chair with a book and some "Sleepy time " tea.

I have taken a couple of weeks off of painting to get ready for Christmas but, I am more than ready to start 2011 covered in paint.  Such is the norm for me. So get ready to see some new an exciting changes coming to my work. I am going to add some new collaging and sewing techniques to change it up a bit.  I also I want to make the setting more the 1940's to 1950's rather than the normal colonial time period. I love the fashions during that time.

I am also hoping to featuring some of my daughters' work in the upcoming year.  My daughter Autumn is a talented jewelry maker and Alyssa is trying her luck with some collaging.  So, make sure you are subscribed to this blog so you can have the updates delivered right to your email address.
Merry Christmas and God's Blessings to all!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Wild Flower Goddess by Dee Sprague

The purpose of this blog is to discuss current trends in folk art and highlight artists that I come across that I are exceptional. I feel I have gotten away from that lately because I have been so busy in the studio. I am taken advantage of this Christmas break so that I can have some time to explore the wild wild web!

Finally, after wading through the clog of average work out there, I came across this little gem. I just love Dee's work. It has a story book feel to it that you could just get lost in. It seems as though the flowers are actually swaying in the breeze. She paints with such purpose. The feel is sublime.
Please, spend a little time in "Dee's world" over the holiday. You will be glad you did. Thanks Dee for sharing this wonderful folk art with us!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

I am spent...

I am sorry everyone. It has been a crazy week here and I am way behind on commissions and shipments.   This Christmas has gotten away from me.   It is this time every year I start to think, I am never going to get everything done. In fact, I can't. Something has to give and this year it is new paintings. I probably won't have any new paintings until 2011. I am totally buried right now with commissions which is the way I like it.  At the same time, I look forward to being able to paint more freely. 
Merry Christmas and Joy to the world!!!!!  Kori

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I had a little time on my hands....


What a wonderful weekend!!! We stayed close to the house to let the kids recoup from their various illnesses.  I finished this piece that I painted last year. I stopped the painting in mid paint, so to speak.  It started as a acrylic paint on canvas.  Then, to change things up a little, I used colored pencils on paper to make the skaters. I wanted to make it a little more interesting. Then, I affixed the paper to the background. At that point, it was just two trees, the sky and the clothesline with a heart. For a year it sat in my studio like that......... What to do, What to do? ......... Today, I was feeling it. I put in a house a fence, dog, and some mittens and we have a story. The story is "Firsts." This is their first house, first winter, first skate, and first dog.  The firsts in life aren't always the best but, they are memorable. Hopefully, for these two, the first is magical!!!!  The original painting is for auction on EBay right now under my id "mylittlecornerdesign" Check it out!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Summer Fun

I have been working on this painting for a while and I just posted it for sale on Ebay last night. It was so nice to work with a piece that everyone wasn't stuck in layers of clothing. All of the children in the scene even have bare feet! I can just feel it!
I will be painting my weekend away! Which is just fine with me! I have been really busy with family things for the past week. So, I wasn't able to get a lot of work done. Except, the regular graphic design stuff. I do both the folk art painting and graphic design work with my business. It is hard to decide which I like more. I love the painting but, the graphic design work I can actually do right in my bed watching tv! My husband won't let me paint in the bed. anymore.....
Have a great weekend all!!!!