March 5, 2012

Monday Merchant Circle From PAFA

Good Monday morning Fellow Blogging Friends!
I've a wonderful Artisan from our talented PAFA Team to tell you about on this Monday Merchant day!
Meet Barb from Barb's Heartstrokes!
Barb came up with her name "Heartstrokes" because, at the time she was learning to paint, she was working as an Intensive Care Cardiac Nurse.
Her husband was in the Air Force and deployed overseas so she took an acrylic painting class at a local craft store and LOVED it! She has been painting for 15 years + and now declares it her 'Therapy'! Sounds vaguely familiar to me, too!
Barb has had her Esty shop for 2 years now and says she still likes to do a few shows a year.
She is inspired by like Artists in painting and stitcheries. Like me, she LOVES color and the whimsical! She also likes Primitive and Folk art styles, too.
Barb paints most of her creations on Black solar screen with acrylic paints. She also paints on wood, tin, and pretty much any surface she can get her hands on! YEP, I'm REALLY liking this Gal!!
She says, "If you have no paint on your clothes, they're not worth wearing"!! AGREED!!
SHe designs some of her own patterns. Her dad cuts her frames out of old barn wood and occasionally she can talk her hubby into cutting her wood pieces out! Would that be Apple Pie or Cherry, Barb, that you use for bribery??!!
 SEE?? Isn't this just lovely??!
Go see some more for yourself!!
You can find Barb here:


Barb said...

Good Morning Vicky,
What a fun Surprise! Thank you for the feature.
It usually means Cheesecake to get wood cut-but he makes the better I have to rely on the puppy dog sad eyed look!?!Enjoy your day,

yorkie's primitives said...

Great feature on Barb! Love those bunnies! Hugs, Valerie

basketsbyrose said...

Love Barb's painting! She is one very talented lady, who helps everyone out! Great feature!

Firecracker Kid said...

Ahhh, another one who has to bribe the hubby... lol. I could recommend Barb amend her strategy by adding a whip! Works for me :o)
I've got beau coup paint spotted clothes, but not from painting so pretty like Barb.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love Barb's paintings so much, she is one talented gal! Thanks for a great feature Vicky!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Great feature - I love Barb's work - your screen paintings are absolutely amazing! :o) Robin