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From the Heart Collection

I love what I do, I feel blessed every day that I’m able to pursue my passion to create. And for the most part I approach each subject the same way, I put as much care and attention to detail into a small Butterfly design as I do into a large Nativity set. That’s part of the fun for me, and it never gets old. But every now and then a special project comes along. Something exciting that’s beyond what I normally do, that makes me think new ways and explore new ideas. My new From the Heart collection did that for me. It’s about the important emotions and sentiments we all share, gifts for those moments in life that touch our hearts. It’s a subject that made me re-think what’s important in my life and in my art. And I love the execution, the color palette. It’s more subtle than my usual work so, these designs can fit in most any room of the home. Here’s a short video where I talk about. Take a look and watch for it to arrive in stores in February. I think you’ll see what I mean.

Comments

by Joy Ott

Thank you for sharing with us some pieces from your “From the Heart” collection, in stores this month [February 2018]. I’m sure those who collect your art and those who are just getting to know you will be purchasing many of these pieces. I am interested in the young angel holding the dog, because I have numerous angel pieces, many of which were given to me by my married daughter throughout the years. You have been asking those of us who like/purchase your art to suggest new ideas for your collections. I have seen a cross [an ornament] in your collection (maybe there are more), but I was wondering if you would consider making various sizes [small to big and sizes in-between] of crosses to stand on mantels, shelves, and tables. Possibly you could offer in both the light [Woodland] palette and the bold colorful palette for baptisms, nature, Spring, Easter, and/or Christmas. May God continue to bless and protect you and your family always.

by Al Bangert

Just wanted to say that we love the santa collection, but would really like to see more pencil santa’s.

by Diane Hilton

Happy New Year to you and your family! I absolutely adore these new pieces. I started out collecting mostly your angels many years ago. As much as I love your colorful designs, your White Woodlands collection has become my favorite. They are simply elegant, literally and figuratively!! This from the heart collection looks equally beautiful. I know they will become my gift of choice for all the special people in my life. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us!
Hoping to add more Bible pieces to my Noah’s Ark and Ten Commandments Bibles, too!!

by Diane Hilton

Happy New Year to you and your family! I absolutely adore these new pieces. I started out collecting mostly your angels many years ago. As much as I love your colorful designs, your White Woodlands collection has become my favorite. They are simply elegant, literally and figuratively!! This from the heart collection looks equally beautiful. I know they will become my gift of choice for all the special people in my life. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us!
Hoping to add more Bible pieces to my Noah’s Ark and Ten Commandments Bibles, too!!

by Joan Katz

I am a fan of your work and have many of your figurines, from bunnies to angels, Santas and snowmen. I just wondered if you had ever considered doing a “gingerbread” Christmas theme?