Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Project, and a busy schedule.

         I am taking on an ambitious art project. It includes the creation of 3 books at once,  a calender and  a line of stuffed, mohair critters. So far, I am in the planning stages using my notebook and several sheets of  15x15 watercolor paper. These are items I can stuff in my travel bag which is important at this time of year, as I have 4 big art shows in a row. That means very little time at home for the next month.  . I can work my art while on the road. I'm so grateful for a reliable friend who takes charge of the farm while we are away.  Here, I list my shows for the month of September and invite you to attend, if you are near any of these locations.  If I weren't doing these events, I would never have seen some of the prettiest towns and locations in the USA. So, this September, as I participate in these shows, I will visually share with you  each location via photos and video. Starting with:
1st show: Sept.6-7th 
Wild Wind Folk Art and Craft Festival
Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
Warren Ct. Fairgrounds
       This wonderful show is pure happiness, with true folk-art and craft, spinners and weavers, potters and carvers and quilters and painters; as well as music and a fresh farmers market. This will be the 35th year for the Wild Wind Festival  held at these quaint fairgrounds 6 miles from the gorgeous Victorian town of Warren PA. I am the Guest Artist this year. Come and see me and all the the other wonderful artists and craftsmen, for a day in the Pennsylvania countryside.
Check out the website for all the details.
Country Living Fair in Columbus Ohio
Sept. 12-14

Fabulous folk art, antiques, food and demos, book signings, you name it. Hey, if you don't want to purchase a book from me, check out Will Moses!
This is my favorite of the Country Living Fairs held in Historic Ohio Village, a charming place. You must try the Blueberry, Apple or Cherry Cobbler, it is my one weakness ( as Dorcas would say)

3rd show:
Sept. 27-28
Madison, Indiana
This is one of the  most beautiful  Historic towns in America, circa 1840's. High Quality Artists and craftsmen
line the streets with a back-drop of  Federal style homes and mansions.
Many of the booths face the Ohio River, where ferry boats still tug along the water.
 In 2013 I won an award at this show, 3rd place in fine art. From 2012  and backwards,I won the award for Best Booth presentation, 4 times in a row. I am probably jinxing myself telling you all this, and will never win again! Booth design REALLY is my forte. They always give  nice awards AND a check.

4th Show is in
 Louisville, Kentucky, Oct.3-5
       This will be my first year at this show which is held in the neighborhood of the largest grouping of Victorian Homes in Old Louisville.  For years, I've heard rave reviews from other artists  concerning this event. I hope it is as good as everyone says it is!  A very large show covering many streets and avenues. I will be in Booth 895 on Third Street,
historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes, the St. James Court Art Show® - See more at: http://www.stjamescourtartshow.com/#sthash.vD5xttZB.dpuf
historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes, the St. James Court Art Show® - See more at: http://www.stjamescourtartshow.com/#sthash.vD5xttZB.dpuf
historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes, the St. James Court Art Show® - See more at: http://www.stjamescourtartshow.com/#sthash.vD5xttZB.dpuf

 I guess I won't be doing much gardening this month!
But I will try to do a lot of drawing while I travel to and fro from these shows. Stay tuned for the photos of each town as I attend.
Fondly from the Hollow, Jeri


  1. Oh I do wish you were coming to the Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain, GA! Safe travels to you for these shows.

  2. I'm so happy for you and glad too that you can work on your projects while traveling!
    PS-please feel free to take my chippy photo or ANY that you like at my blog and paint them! Any time!
    Please give Fionna a big hug for me. Her photo and your drawing are right beside this comment form!!!

  3. Jeri, I'm really disappointed that none of these are anywhere near me. I will look forward to your posts. If Frederick is on your way for any of these and you need a place to hang out in between, you're very welcomed to drop in!

  4. Dearest friend,
    What an enormous undertaking you have... Creating three books, a calendar and stuffed critters! Plus all the traveling to shows.. Good gravy, I am tired...
    Wishing you the very best at the shows... How exciting to be the guest Artist at the Wild Wind Folk Art show... and congrats on your award last year... You are such an inspiration to me Jeri.
    Safe travels my friend.. I will keep you in my thoughts.
    Love and blessings,

  5. Jeri-I also meant to say congratulations on your awards....your art is truly amazing. I can't wait to see what you do with the chipmunk!

  6. You do sound like you will indeed be a busy bee ~ creative one.
    We all look forward to seeing more.
    Congrats on the awards !

  7. Oh my gosh Jeri ~ Your have a busy and creative time ahead of you. I'm worn out just reading about it. I wish you well at all of the shows and safe traveling.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  8. Jeri, good luck to you as you present at all of these shows. How I wish I lived closer to one of these venues, as I would love to meet you. I'm looking forward to your new projects. ♥

  9. Good evening my friend! Jeri, you have an energy that is so necessary to travel these shows! And to work on all of these things at the same time? WOWSA....but I can see how you would probably LINK the ideas and drafts of illustrations in order to make each piece magical. I am going to follow you along, virtually, for I want to see your work AND these fantastic places. I pray these fairs and show never die because FOLK ART is what keeps us dreaming! I just adore you.....have fun and SHINE!

  10. Jeri, I want some of what you're having. All those shows in a row? I can hardly believe it and that you have someone to take care of the farm too? That is truly amazing. Best of shows and can't wait to see the pics.

  11. Hi Jeri, Wow this sure does look busy!! You amaze me!! How accomplished you are
    and you must be so very organized as well!! And your James must be a great help too!
    Looking forward to see your posts of all the craft shows!
    How fortunate to have care takers to keep after your farm! We do not know anyone here yet to help us, (all our family and friends live more than an hour away from us)
    Have fun traveling, and many many blessings and safety, Hugs, Linnie

  12. Dear Jeri - would love to visit one of these shows...hope you have great success and get lots of drawing done while you are traveling. Take care and have a great week-end.

  13. Jeri Landers! Thank you, you busy, busy artist, for coming to visit me! You must be packing up and getting the animals and the farm ready for your guest and yet, you come to visit. Yes, I am going to keep it up until one day, I have something to publish. I'm so stubborn, something's gotta happen one day! teeeheee....

  14. Jeri, You blow me away.. you are a true inspiration. If anyone has the energy, imagination, and perseverance to accomplish all these things... You Do!!!! all the Best.

  15. Congratulations on all your new projects, Jeri! Enjoy your travels, and thank you for sharing them with us. Blessings to you!

  16. Dear Jeri,
    How sweet of you to come by for a visit... I know how very busy you must be right now.
    So happy you enjoyed Dexter.. Yes, I imagine he would like peanut butter. I think he would eat just about anything... Who knows what he has stored in those fat little cheeks!
    I will keep you in my thoughts as you travel.
    Love and blessings,

  17. I'm bringin a painted grinder to Pittsfield!!!...(99.9% sure) ;-D
    xx oo

    1. Seriously? Oh, it would be so great to meet you in person Linnie!


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