Sue struggled awkwardly to balance herself on the bed as she wrestled with the large framed print by famed artist P. Buckley Moss. Young Neighbors had been in the family for so many years it almost seemed as if it had always been hanging in their home. Sue remembered when they brought the print… Read More
What You Have Forgotten about P. Buckley Moss II – The Joy of Moss Cats You see them behind wicker baskets or around the hem of a skirt or a pant leg. They climb around on a Patriotic Pumpkin Stack or sit inside the classroom with children in Golden Rule Days. They get in trouble… Read More
Mary Cinnamon – Gourd Artist Extraordinaire! Gourds by Gertskid Part III – Art Speaks for Itself (See parts I and II in blog ) Mary Cinnamon did a work she titled, “Reunion” that was created in all blacks and beige and included female characters. With that piece she began to realize that… Read More
Mary Cinnamon – Gourd Artist Extraordinaire! Gourds by Gertskid Part II – Finding the Character Within (see part I in previous blog) Mary’s gourds are named for her mother, Gertrude Louise, and Mary is “Gert’s kid.” Her mother always went by Gert, and was completely supportive of all of Mary’s artistic endeavors. Loving alliteration,… Read More
Ironstone China was first made in 1813. It gained its greatest popularity during the mid-nineteenth century. The heavy, durable, off-white pottery was made in white or was decorated with any of hundreds of patterns. Much flow blue pottery was made of ironstone. Miles Mason, the first maker of ironstone china, decorated it to resemble porcelain… Read More
Mary Cinnamon – Gourd Artist Extraordinaire! Gourds by Gertskid In 2001, Mary Cinnamon had never seen a gourd until she and her husband, Jim Cinnamon went to an art festival in Coryden, Indiana. The couple walked past a big wagon full of gourds and Mary asked Jim, “What are those?” “Gourds,” he… Read More
Make plans to attend Waynesville’s Second Saturday Street Faire on Saturday, August 13, 2016. There will be artisans and crafters displaying and selling their works, a free book swap (bring a book, take a book), costumed docents from Pioneer Village, and a ghost dinner and tour at 5:30 (reservations required – call 513-897-3779).
Sometimes as I walk along the Streets of Waynesville, Ohio I can’t help but overhear the conversations of the people strolling the sidewalks. It is fun to hear them mention which shops they love or can’t miss visiting before leaving town. Sometimes they can’t wait to show their friends the treasure they just purchased and pull an item… Read More