Bird In The Hand Primitives

Primitive Folk Art Designs and Finished Items
By: Robin Leuschen

" Who you are is God's gift to you........ What you do, is your gift to God !"

Thursday, June 25, 2015

new blog * Artsy Nest Studio *.....

Just a quick note to say I opened my new blog just for my art and artsy fun..Artsy Nest Studio
I'll still be around here with more primitive folk art and designs for rugs, needle punch etc.....
I'm thinking ahead to Fall / Holidays....mmmmm??lol

Friday, May 29, 2015

Original Folky Americana Animal Paintings for sale

Hello Everyone ! It's been awhile ....You all know from previous posts, how I am on a new creative journey....painting .... I'm loving it so much, but just had to submerse myself in some primitive folk art...
So....I based these 4 original mixed media paintings...These are all Cute Americana themed with a whimsical folky animal in each...
Two of them are painted on Paint board...a thick cardboard with water color paper coating...
the other two are painted on canvas...
all are 8" x 10"..... 

Original Mixed Media Americana Elephant Painting on canvas
SOLD THANK YOU Original Mixed Media Americana Whale Painting on canvas

Original Mixed Media Americana Cat & BeeSkep Painting on paint board

                             Original Mixed Media Americana Rooster Painting on paint board
just a little before pic....first thing I did was added gesso to the sub surface ....then I added gray paint and with the end of a small paint brush, I etched a patriotic saying into the paint
I love painting !! Thank you for taking a peek !!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Working on some new art journal pages and a new Folky Doodle

This folky doodle for sale as a pattern was actually inspired by an art journal page that I finished ...
Spring Bird Sampler Doodle

Spring Bird Sampler Doodle

Cute primitive folk art bird doodle , for rug hooking, punch needle wool applique or stitchery.

Price: US$3.00

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I modge podge old papers to the background, threw in some folky colors and started to draw a chunky bird...
I used all water soluable oil pastels for this.
I love being able to smudge and blend the pastels around....
 this one I also did all in my pastels....not Primitive or folk art but i'm loving the brighter pastel shades and even

Then here is another page i did on Saturday.....
That's it for now.....I need to get outside on this beautiful 70 degree Spring day...
Hope you are all enjoying pleasant weather and creativity......

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Two new Art Journal pages and having fun with paper and fabric art ....

I"m seeing a bird thing ...I LOVE birds anyways...I love to draw them and have them in my doodles/art.....
My second one was done using wax paper and acrylic paint to print the leaves....I painted the leaves on the wax paper then etched the veins with the end of my paint them a nice textured look.
I love working with fabric of course, so I thought I would try this...Sewing fabric and paper to create a collage....

The middle of this is a design of mine that i printed off and cut into pieces. I chose this section to use as the base..... I'm going to make a smaller journal full of more pieces like this one...
So, there we have that...I've kept busy...
Have a great's late, so you are probably sleeping and wont see this till morning, in that case....Have a great day !!!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Incorporating my beloved primitive with the whimsical aspect in to my Art Journaling.

I'm trying to incorporate my more primitive/ folk art style in with the whimsical almost abstract that is commonly identified with this wonderful art journaling. 
The term " art journal" is appropriate  for what I'm doing. I'm on my own little art journey , having so much fun and keeping it recorded in my pages. 
Love what you are doing ...

Friday, March 27, 2015

New pattern new doodle booklet, new art journal loving it all !!

I have been keeping myself working, doing all the businessy things needed to get my patterns on patternmart and sold,,,,not fun like drawing, stitching, hooking or punching,,,,lol
Here is my first new doodle booklet

Spring Fancy Doodle Booklet

Spring Fancy Doodle Booklet

Folky Spring flowers, Beeskep, and a Scherenschnitte design included in this 4 Doodle booklet. ...

Price: US$7.50

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 I just finished up this little beauty of a doodle booklet , its called...I included the pattern from my Sherenschnitte in the booklet....

Then i completed the Fraktur Tulips Pattern for Punch Needle...

Fraktur Tulips Punch Needle

Fraktur Tulips Punch Needle

In the style of the lovely old German Fraktur painting, Ive designed this doodle and punch pattern ...

Price: US$7.50

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a few more art journal pages,,,

Enjoy your weekend...I will be painting and drawing.....

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Art in any form .... I'm loving it.

I've worked on all my art. Feeling so free.

Yesterday was the Primitive Handmades Mercantile update. Here were the offers I posted and both sold immediately. Thank you Lord !

And another item 
This Fraktur Tulips Punch Needle pillow , is actually a brand new design and will be a new pattern in the next few days. 
I've been delving into painting, mixed media art and art journaling. What fun and freedom I fee doing this. But in the second new page it may be too hard to see, but I used my sewing machine and stitched her little flower on and I also sewed her collar to the dress. 
It's fun learning new techniques ( I never took 1 art class) so this is ALL new to me. 

Here are my newest pages:


Last week I cut out another piece from paper , practicing the German Art of Scherenschnite (paper cutting).

I also played around with making my own stamps or even screen plates for printing designs ony art journal pages. 
Here is a sample of that. 
 drew a new doodle as a freebie for the PHM newsletter but I wanted to share here if anyone isn't signed up for the letter. 
Here it is :

Oh I have one more drawing I did up for my art journal last week. Here it is. And read the quote I added to it. 

This is the beginning sketch of the face. Here is the finished piece. 
All in all it has been a very busy few weeks. But oh so enjoyable. I want to just eat, breathe and sleep art. 
Whether it's my primitive folk art or my crazy mixedrfis with my daughters , who both by the way love it and will be giving Me some stuff competition in the art world soon. Lol.