Friday, October 30, 2009

The Charming Country Folk Art of Claynfaye at Etsy

If you're not yet in the right mood for the season, take a look at these images from the clever hand of Claynfaye at Etsy. Faye involves herself with much more than conventional painting, but I like my choices today because they simply cry out "Fall!" don't they? There are no witches or hobgoblins, no pumpkins in sight, yet I feel the crispness of the air - not too cold, but just right, and I can smell cinnamon and apples, and pastry fresh from the oven. There's apple cider spicily mulling on the stove, cats curled up in front of the fire, and dogs on the chairs.  All this just from looking at these paintings.

I imagine the artist living in a saltbox house similar to the ones she paints, way out in the country, with lots of craft collectibles around, gingham fabrics, pine cones in a bowl. Of course, she could live in a loft in Uptown Manhattan, but the magic would be the same, wouldn't it? Ah, Americana, I love you.

Get into the spirit of this autumnal season and check out Claynfaye at Etsy for more of Faye's wonderful pictures. My mood is lifted just by having this talented artist here today.

Have a spooky and rewarding Halloween! (But stay warm and safe.)

Be extra wary of witches in tandem...double trouble.


  1. Nice. Like the witches. Happy Halloween

  2. Lovely to see your here, Christina!

  3. Love your work! The Folk Art is beautiful, too, but I so love art with a sense of humor, then I can enjoy it over and over. Great site!

  4. Hey Judith, great to see a new face!

    Hope you checked out my writing blog, too...