Foole has taken the first step to healing is doing 42 things including…

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Foole has taken the first step to healing has written 17 entries about this goal

this one was commissioned by

Tikini. I love doing these barn stars. The quote is from Kahlil Gibran’s “the Prophet”, an excerpt from “on children”. “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself.”

Be Bop A Lu La Pair

This is a special commission and the first new thing I’ve done since January. Working on a second commission, too, that is a secret for the time being. Just let it be said….it’s KEWL! Ahhhhhh! It feels good to be back at the drawing table, once again.

The only things not under contract

is my folk art, furniture and crafting items. Sadly, this is all I’ll be able to display here.

Oh crap! Here's another

with pink dahlias. The saying around it is Latin for love conquers all and let us submit to it.

Here's another

with sunflowers.

been fartin around with tole painting again

This is proof that the Chinese and Americans can work together. A local shop sells these spiffy “barn stars” made of tin, made in China. They’re just blank, no design. Well hell! Can’t have that.

Barn stars a part of a folk art tradition that started in the 20’s and 30’s. Kind of a take off on Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs. Stars represent good fortune and protection. In fact, there’s a superstition that applies to stars in quilts. Star quilts confuse evil spirits and protect from the evil eye.

Hex signs fascinate me. Colors and symbols each have meanings. It reads like a language. My paternal ancestry is German. The first Bedsaul ended up in south western Virginia way back in the late 1600’s. Not Amish or Mennonite, but “fancy” German. So I’m wondering if my interest may even be genetic. Anyway, I’m adding barn stars, barn quilts and hex signs to my reportoire, with of course my own special touch. They’re just fun to do.

This here's where I'm

going to put all the new stuff, that’s all finished and ready to show off.

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