Welcome to Woodstown Whimsies!

We hope that you will enjoy your visit... take some time and see what we have been up to! Daryle & Katie

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Off To a New Gallery!

I couldn't be happier... I just dropped these three mixed-media dolls off
at the Mullica Hill Art Center & Gallery.  They were all featured in
Art Doll Quarterly for an article "Folk Art That is Functional!"
"The Memory Keeper" (a repurposed three-drawer jewelry box)

"Music Box Angel" (with a nursery theme wind-up music box)

"Angel Assemblage"  (with a vintage, working clock)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Waiting...


Just a different take on some of our "finds" over in
Lancaster County... 

Overnight in Lancaster County...

We just returned home from a relaxing overnight in Lancaster County,
stopping by The Art of Recycle and the Green Dragon Market in Ephrata, Vintage Kollections at Carson's in the Cornfield over in New Holland, 
and today... Shupp's Grove Flea Market in Reinholds.


The Art of Recycle is a treasure-trove of "finds" and great junk;
This trip I picked up more rusty old springs, these greenware heads
wooden beads and some paint... Sigh
The vintage wooden blocks (spelling "Emily") will be integrated
in an up-coming doll; celebrating the life of Emily Dickinson!


Shupp's Grove Flea Market (Saturday only) is our favorite...
nestled in a huge wooded lot with every imaginable vendor
you could ask for... The pics say it all!





Did I have fun "digging" through these German bisque doll remains, or what!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

South Jersey's Best!

"It's the most wonderful time, of the year..." (sing along!)
One of Katie's co-workers dropped off the watermelon and peppers,
and the peaches & plums are from a local road-stand.
"Jersey Fresh!"

Monday, August 11, 2014

Vignette... Revisited





Between our gardens and our grandsons visiting... 
there is little time left for much else!  
And so a pic of our favorite vignette, hanging on some weathered 
(circa 1900) green church shutters from Vermont, 
which now keep us company in our dining room.

Monday, July 28, 2014

After My Own Heart... a W.I.P.

With paper clay applied to the head and a rusty heart hung
inside an old bed spring... sitting inside his cigar box body;
 this guy is taking on a life of his own!

He has some wood finials and bead for his arms 
and an inverted vintage metal pastry tin for a collar.
I have shortened his neck, changed the position and angle of the wings
as well as added a new door pull and vintage keyhole.
(he has a "twin brother" in the works... making use of both cigar boxes!)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Cherub is Born... (sort of!)

Chubby Cherub... chubby legs!
I have a stash of wood finials from Lancaster County...
perfect primitive legs!  I applied hand-torn pieces of brown butcher block paper to the entire exterior of the cigar box, using Mod-Podge as a medium.

I cut wings out of 1/8 craft plywood and used canvas duck cloth for the armature of the head (to be covered with paper clay).
Plan: Add a vintage metal key hole and wood door pull to the front;
perhaps wood finials for shoulders too!