Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More Coming - The Barn Artists

Farmstead is excited to have The Barn Artists here too.... Kathy Truders (potter) began her journey with pottery in
the late 1980s. Her love of horses has been lifelong. She feels forturnate
to be able to combine her two passions, horses and pottery,
at her home in rural Platte County, Missouri. Both provide constant
sources of joy, fascination, inspiration, and unceasing challenges
in her quest for knowledge and improvement of skills. The beauty,
strength, and grace of the horse are the blessings she strives to
incorporate into her pottery. Centering, shaping, and understanding
the clay are what she brings from her pottery studio to her work
in the field or the arena with her horses. In her journey, Kathy has
found that along with all of her great human teachers, these two--horses and clay--are wonderful teachers as

Carl Wilson (multi-media artist), when not creating or
learning a new media, fills in the gaps by teaching beginning
horseback riding and working around the Wild Rose Equine Center
in northern Platte County with his wife Robbin. Carl is a self
taught artist and enjoys working in leather, woodcarving, and most
recently color-pencil drawings. He believes enjoying what you are
doing and continually adding to the pot of knowledge keeps things
interesting. After a 30-plus year career of riding horses, travelling
the country, before settling in rural Platte County, Carl is beginning
to concentrate more on his art than his horsemanship these days.
His studio at Wild Rose offers up carvings in relief and sculpture, both natural and color-enhanced, plus drawings
of whatever interests him that day. Tree branches found on his 60 acres will become an occasional walking
stick through the artistry of Carl’s tools. Horsemanship learned over the years has been an asset, Carl has
found, in the discipline and creativity needed in the artist’s world.

Bill Hankins (photographer) retired from teaching photography
and journalism after 30 years in education. He now freelances
photos and feature stories for The Platte County Landmark. In 2008,
he was inducted into the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame.
Bill’s Walking in the Light Images are what he calls his “assignments
from within.” He enjoys shooting the landscapes and peoples
of the American West, but has concentrated in more recent years on
documenting the lives and places of home, Platte County, Missouri.
Philosophically, writer Henry David Thoreau inspires his shooting
style. When Thoreau wrote about “a moment’s monument” in his
journals, he was not referring to photography, but rather a way of living in the here and now, “to improve the
nick of time, to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment.”
“What better definition of a photograph is there?” Hankins has written. “First with film and now digitally,
I have tried to prepare myself so that at whatever shutter speed I can capture a monument to a moment that
will in some way enhance the human experience--to remind us, to enlighten us, to reveal to us, to entertain us.”

We have already shown some of Bill's wonderful photography... but we will be showing more shortly along with the other artists work. Come back soon!

Monday, April 26, 2010

More in Store

Hi! My name is Debbie; and according to Dr. Phil; I have "stuff-itis"! I love Fun stuff; Old stuff; New stuff and Unique Stuff!!!! But what I love best; is the "Hunt"!!!!!! After having a professional career in Education; I am now enjoying my true passion!!!! My garage is overflowing, and I'm bringing a good deal of it to Farmstead! I also have a boutique space at Rusty Chandelier in St. Joe! One of my favorite memories as a child was to be able to holler; "Do Over!" Thus; the name of my business: "Debbie's Do-Overs!" Everything and everyone deserves a "Do Over" in my opinion! I hope you agree! Come on out and check things out!
See you at the Farm!!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Workshops & New Artist Cathy Kline

Farmstead is working on new workshops. Each month, we will be bringing new inspiration, new creativity and opportunities to learn and connect with others.

Discover your 'inner artist' as Cathy Kline brings classes on painting. Kathy Truder, pottery artist, will be teaching pottery techniques. Sheila Rumney of Blessed and Distressed will be bringing your more mixed media art classes, from soldering, to jewelry making to ephemera and paper arts. Ann of a Vintage Mood, will also be bringing some artistic classes with her refined vintage style. We will be adding more instructors to this line up!!

So mark you calendars and stay tuned for exciting workshops coming your way.

Saturday, May 8th

  • Cathy Kline's Painting Workshop - A Elegant and Rustic Still Life
  • Sheila Rumney - Heritage Home Workshop
    Looking through the Past Soldering Workshop
    In the Garden Workshop
    Visit In the Classroom for Sheila's Class Info & Sign Ups

Saturday, June 12th

  • Cathy Kline's Painting Workshop -Americana Flag, Adirondack Chairs, Clothes Line, Landscape
  • Sheila Rumney - Americana Vintage Inspired Banner, Sweet & Charming 2 Soldering - Just a little Rusty (pictures will be posted soon)
  • More artists on their way....

Saturday, July 24th

  • Cathy Kline's Painting Workshop - We just have to paint your pet! You know -- Your COW Bessie!
  • More artists on their way

Saturday, August 21st
Saturday, Sept 11th

Let's meet one of our newest artists, Cathy Kline --

Cathy Kline is looking forward to teaching some ART CLASSES at Farmstead soon.
Sign up and discover your 'inner artist'
Beginners are encouraged as well as seasoned artists
Imagine painting the landscape of Farmstead's beautiful rolling hills. The horses and outbuildings and trees as well as Cuddles and her other doggie buddies!

Endless list of hunting and gathering objects'd. ART from Farmstead's vast collectibles. Harvest goodies in season.

Sign UP! Call Farmstead at 816-858-0120!!
All supplies will be furnished: canvas, paint brushes and INSPIRATION!

Cathy Kline is a local artist.
You can see examples of her work at Gallery 2010 at the Cross Roads Art District in Kansas City, MO
Piropos Murals One and Two,
The Parkville Athletic Complex Mural
The Original Peach Tree Restaurant Mural
The Cathy Kline Art Gallery in Parkville for 6 years moved home in 09. to teach and paint.
Many residences display Murals, Fine Art Portraits, Still Life, and Abstracts.

Face Book Cathy Kline to see recent work.
website is presently down

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bring a Canned Food Item and Win This Chair

Have you got muchness?
Well then bring it on at the Farmstead Spring Antiques Home and Garden Show! Much giving, sharing, caring, creating and kindness. Come shop, connect and be inspired! And don't forget your muchness for the food bank. For every canned good or non-perishable item you bring, you will receive a raffle ticket. A drawing will be held late Saturday afternoon and the winner will receive this "Blessed and Inspired" backwoods antique garden chair.

For example 6 cans = 6 chances to win! So show your "muchness" by being generous for the food bank and someone will be blessed with our sophisticated chair. Be the changes that you want to see in the world!

Chair created by The Backwoods Sisterhood ~ Sheila, Ann, Claudia and Farmgirl Kelly.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

More Peeks of What's in Store

A new vendor that will you will see at Farmstead's Antiques Home & Garden show is Susan of The Country Store. Just look at her lovely primitive style.Here's a little bio about Susan: My business started in High School when I started making hearts from a antique quilt and I was hooked. As the years went by, I got hit with the antique bug and started doing antique shows, Then I decided to try one of our local antique mall and have been doing that ever since. I love all things primitive and have started making more primitive folk art animal and things that are stained and distressed for that worn primitive look. All the primitive handmade items are all made by me and many are hand sewn for that primitive look..
We hope you come see what Susan of The Country Store has for all you primitive lovers. Visit her blog here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What's in Store

Bill Hankins Photography will be at the Spring Antiques Home and Garden Show on Friday, May 7th and Saturday, May 8th. Just look at his breathtaking photos....
Tina Hathaway is one of our featured artists at our event. She is the associated publisher of Home in the Northland Magazine. Just look at all the beautiful colors.

Check back soon for more sneak peeks of what's in store at Farmstead!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

What's in Store at Farmstead Antique Home & Garden Show

Here is just a few pictures of what is in store for the Farmstead's Antique Home & Garden Show Friday, May 7th and Saturday, May 8th.... Ann Huffman will be there with beautiful wares that are sure to please. Just look at the bling!

Just Claudia have rustled up some wonderful delights too...

just look at all the goodies!!!Sheila at Blessed and Distressed with have chicken wire dress forms, handmade mini albums, redux jewelry, aprons and many more vintage inspired artwork.

and on Saturday, May 8th Sheila will be teaching the following classes:

Heritage Home Workshop:

Sat, May 8th from 10:00 am - 12 noon

Looking through the Past Soldering Workshop:

Sat, May 8th from 1:00 pm - 2:30pm

In the Garden Workshop:
Sat, May 8th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(updated picture coming soon)

Pre-registration is requested. Seating is limited so sign up now. Please visit Blessed and Distressed - In the Class Room for more details on each class.

Come back soon when we reveal some more artists, Bill Hankes Photography, a new class schedule featuring Cathy Kline painting classes, Kathy Truders' pottery classes and Sheila Rumney, of Blessed and Distressed with mixed media and soldering classes.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Under Construction

We are working updating our blog in the next few days...

We will be filling it with pictures of what you will be experiencing at the upcoming Farmstead Spring Home and Garden Show on May 7th & 8th. Which includes class schedules, meeting the instructors and so much more. So check back shortly to see what all the buzz is about.