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The Polka Dot Pig: Rustic Primitive Folk Artsy stuff

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Some things I have been working on: Some folk artsy primitive wall hangings- dimensions appx 10 by 10; made of pallet wood with copper nails; hand painted and distressed by yours truly. All things considered, these were pretty fun to make. The original designs of the pig and sheep are not mine-(Kimbel and Hilliker but I did hand cut the stencils and painted :) LOL

Another tool box- this one is “cherries” Made of old 5/4 decking wood- size is about 24 inches by 8ish by 12- 14 inches. Handle is a tree branch. This design is mine.

I have made some other stuff to- sconces and small primitive folk art boxes , but as usual the batteries in my 99 cent camera died before I could take all the pics. Another day. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 1285 days ago

Kelly. you have the eye.
The 70’s Pink Pig is my fav.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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patron

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#2 posted 1285 days ago

some really oink work

you keep coming up with nice stuff

hooray for you !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1285 days ago

:—))
good job there RiverGirl
you realy have an eye for this kind of work

take care
Dennis

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LEITH

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#4 posted 1284 days ago

RiverGirl, YOU ROCK! These are really nice. My wife would love to have these. Great work!

-- LEITH, SOUTH CAROLINA

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 1284 days ago

Thanks you guys. I just keep trying to find projects to keep me busy through the winter. I keep dabbling here and there. Leith, thanks also for your kind words. Your wife can find my stuff on facebook. She can just go to the page and click the like or add me or whatever it is. :) I also list and sell on etsy.com- seller name is riverhouserustics. Better watch out or the wife will have you learning how to do folk painting. LOL Also, I am always looking for new ideas so tell your wife to send her ideas to me! :)

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Riverhouse-Rustics/171105596257712

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 1284 days ago

That poka dot pig is awesome :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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mafe

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#7 posted 1284 days ago

You are crazy! I love that piggy!
Smiles,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 1284 days ago

Kelly, you’re always coming up with different things to make. You have a creative mind and are quite productive and you should be very proud of your accomplishments. I like your work and I can easily see you having a shop and retail showroom right around the corner so just keep on keeping on just like you’re going and you will get there before you know it, little sister. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Tim29

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#9 posted 1284 days ago

Yep, that’s a polka dot pig alright. Nice work and very creative.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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peteg

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#10 posted 1284 days ago

there is a bit of Grunt in this one, If the pallet guys knew what you did with them bet they’d charge more for them. Individual as usual :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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FredG

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#11 posted 1284 days ago

Hi Kelly,

How about ten of these a day for your ‘rustic’ line ??
http://www.etsy.com/listing/64488205/ipad-docking-station?image_id=202563667

-- Fred

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rivergirl

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#12 posted 1284 days ago

Pete- I get the pallets for free. My sister finds them and brings them to me in her pull behind trailer. :)
Fred- Nice find on etsy. I have to get a table saw so I can cut nice straight rabbit lines in logs. ;) I suppose I could try the router.. but I am not that good with a router. LOL Keep sending me ideas – spring will get here eventually and then I can go outside and make some sawdust. As for now I am just making a terrible mess of my kitchen counters. :)
Charles- I think you are my best cheerleader. I on’t think I will ever have a retail store- it would be so boring to sit there and wait for someone to show up to shop. ;) But I will make my rounds trying to drum up some consignment buisness as soon as I have enough inventory. Because I use all reclaimed junk wood, and then attempt to hand paint on it this stuff takes longer to do than one would imagine. I can tell you this- on a good day it comes out to about a penny an hour. HAHA…

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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learnin2do

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#13 posted 1283 days ago

You need to send a link to my stepmom! – i never thought i’d find your etsy…my daughter and i finally found it -but send it to me again -we were on Laurel’s computer.
-i’ll send you some pics of my renovated laundry room!

-- christine

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 1283 days ago

Kelly, I was thinking more along the lines of one connected to your workshop so I suppose it would be more like a showroom or gallery and not a store. However, I do believe that you have a lot of potential and your rustic furniture is fabulous. Everyone who comes into my home loves the footstool that you made for me. You just need to get your shop set up first and get some more tools to make what you do a little easier and that will give you even more time to be creative. God Bless you, little sister. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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rivergirl

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#15 posted 1283 days ago

Aha Charles.. I see. Well that may be a possibility down the road – A little show room inside the shop… when I have a shop.. hehehe

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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