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Kitty's Glitter

Updated: 2018-03-05T08:17:55.550-08:00


Double-Heart GIVEAWAY!..


With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I would express my affection for my dear fans and friends by hosting another Giveaway! And as I just received my initial product samples from Bethany Lowe Designs, I have the perfect set to share! I am offering my sweet pair of ball-character cherubs that are debuting this year. One says "Love" and the other, "Cherish," and they will arrive signed by me, the designer of this heart-warming duo! To enter to win this signed collector's set, simply leave a heartfelt comment below! Of course, if you'd like to increase your odds, keep reading for additional ways to be entered. I will be drawing the winner on the evening of January 28th, so you have plenty of time to play along and spread the word. Best of LUCK to you!HOW to ENTER to WIN:The more ways you enter, the better your chances!1.) Leave a heart-warming comment for me here at the bottom of this post by clicking on the "Comment" button ( and no worries, you do not have to create a Blogger account in order to leave a comment - you can simply click the "Anonymous" option when leaving your message. But, just make sure that I can somehow identify you if you are chosen! ) IF you are unable to leave a comment here, you can email me, and I'll add your comment for you.2.) Simply become a "Follower" of my Blog by clicking on the "Follow" button at the upper right column of this page.... (All of my Blog Followers will automatically be entered)3.) If you have your own Blog and choose to spread the word about my Giveaway on Your Blog, then I both thank you and welcome you to leave a 2nd comment here for a double entry! You can use the following Blog Badge to advertise on your blog's sidebar, or just grab the first, larger image above! Please remember to link back to me!4.) Join my e-mailing list if you are not already a member. Just click on the "Email Johanna" link, top right of this page. (PS... the kind folks already on my e-mailing list will be entered as well, but I recommend those of you leave a comment, etc... to boost your chances of winning!{ email: }5.) Follow me on Twitter & share a TWEET about this fun Giveaway! If you do so, you are welcome to boast about it here in an additional comment for yet another entry at winning. You can visit jparkerdesign ~ my Twitter link!OK!... So, as I said, there are LOTS of ways to enter!..... I look forward to reading your comments and hearing from you :) I will be posting the winner of this collectible SIGNED set of chubby cherubs in one week!.... Stay tuned and spread the word, and a big thanks to all of my loyal collectors and artist friends who have supported me through the years. Cheers to you!!* Each cherub is signed with Love....Will you be the lucky winner?..... Thank you for entering!XOXO,~ Johanna posted by Joh[...]

Johanna Parker is having a giveaway!!



Johanna Parker is having a giveaway!! Enter to win this charming and whimsical snowman!

Tinsel and Treasures


Back from Tinsel & Treasures, what a beautiful show! Got to see so many good friends, and seeing Sammie was a surprise BONUS!! Colleen Moody's dolls were to die for, wish I'd taken pics.. especially of her tall Halloween witch. Our Whimsy Queen Christy had her wonderful creations, yay it was awesome to see you Crusty! I could have spent a fortune, but had to hold back, though I did find a beautiful charm necklace made by Sylvia Anderson that will go to Germany next week as a birthday gift. Sue Bartolucci had an amazing display of her wild and wonderful art, as did Iva and all of the artists.

I met Gina Gabriell from the shop Tangerine, she was giving out yummy chocolates and yummy gummy treats!

Thanks for putting on such an amazing show Iva, wouldn't have missed seeing you all for anything :). I'll post a few pics later.

Fun Sketching


I have had to rest my back regularly, and since I cannot do my paper mache right now it has been easy to pick up my pencils and a sketch pad. This is a portrait of my daughter, who I have had fun turning into an elf. It is not done, I'll post the final version.

A Fun Surprise!


(image) Twilight Companions

I am so thrilled to be chosen as the October cover artist for Wisdom Magazine. Wisdom Magazine is one of the country's largest free holistic publications with 150,000 copies printed monthly in three regional print editions. Wisdom is dedicated to opening people's hearts and minds to the philosophies, products and services of the new millennium.

To the readers of
Wisdom Magazine who are visiting my blog, and website for the first time, welcome! I am rather embarrased to admit that I have not updated my website in a good long while, but am working on it. I will list all my available artwork here on my blog over the next several days. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Martha Stewart's favorite Doer of the week. Vote for Johanna!


As some of you already know, our wonderfully talented friend Johanna Parker was recently named as "Doer of the Week" in Martha Stewart's Dreamers into Doers contest. She is now eligible for the favorite Doer of the Week award. The voting is very close. Please help by casting your vote today! Click this link to navigate to Martha's website, and select Johanna's name from the column on the right hand side of the page.

GO Johanna!



(image) I have not posted anything since November, yikes where does the time go? I have been incredibly busy but I do manage to do a little sketching from time to time. Here is a colored pencil piece that I am currently working on. I just love foxes!

Halloween Pics!


(image) My son's Optimus Prime costume I made from a cardcoard box.

(image) Optimus Prime~transform and roll out!

(image) My little rock star.

(image) The kids ready to head out and pilfer the neighborhood for candy!

Fun Hallow' d Creations!


(image) I found this wonderful cabinet at Antiques by the Bay in Alameda, CA. It was originally oriental, I pried off the Asian decorations, sanded it and made it my own :). Lucky for me, it now resides with a wonderful collector in South Hampton.

(image) Found objects become treasures with a little elbow grease, paint and imagination!

(image) These ghoulish Jack 'o Lanterns were created with paper mache, using a wonderful antique German chocolate mold. The trims were all made using vintage materials. You can find the plain cardboard cones at Michael's!

(image) I made this little Halloween Cat
candy container out of paper mache using one of my antique chocloate molds.

Thank you for visiting my blog, have a
SpOoKaLiCioUs HalLowEen!



(image) What a Wondrous Winter Fete it was!

Thank you Kimberlee and Melissa for including me in your beautiful show, a great time was had by all!

Please Join Us!





My Bizarre Beastie, I call this painting "Unleashed".
He is from my 2007 collection and is available for adoption. He measures 16x20. If interested, please contact me for pricing.

Thank You!

Garage Sale Find "Transformed"


(image) My little elves hard at work sanding

I bought this bookcase for a few dollars at a garage sale several months ago, and finally got the gumption to paint it! It is to go in my son's room, he is a Transformers nut, so of course you can guess the theme he chose.

(image) Still hard at work!

(image) They did the hard part, I got to have the fun part.
Actually, we all had fun! I printed out the Transformers lettering and transfered it onto the bookcase using transfer paper. Then I hand painted the lettering and gradated red and yellow to look like flames.

I drew the flames by hand then painted them in. FUN!

My son was very specific in how he wanted his bookcase painted, he is a very particular customer! Luckily for me, he was more than satisfied :). The best part was that we all did it together!

Thinking "31" Already!


(image) Is it just me, or are any of you getting the itch to create in black and orange already? I created this vintage style Halloween treat cone using my collection of vintage sheet music and crepe paper. I don't know what I would do without Wendy Addison and Kimberlee Edgar to always provide a wonderful selection of goodies to use in my work!

The crepe ruffles are always so much fun to make, though somewhat time consuming. I like to sew the seams, and do my snipping while watching my favorite television show (Martha, who else)?? It's about the only time I seem to rest these days! I got hooked on making Victorian style folded paper ornaments last Christmas, aren't they fun with the Halloween as well?

My children will be back in school soon, and before we know it the pumpkins will be turning orange, amazing!

Enjoy your Summer months, I am cherishing them.. my tomatoes are turning red and I'll be up to my neck soon with Mr. Stripeys, Mama Mia's, Purple Russians, Black Kirims, and Super Sweet 100's.
Yummy, my mouth is watering..

The Crab!


YES, born on the first of July, I am officially a crab! I took this crabby pic on my recent vacation to the quaint coastal town of Mendocino. The ocean was breathtaking, the B&B's divine! What an amazing place to celebrate surviving yet another year! To view more of my Mendocino pictures, you may visit my flickr page!

Oops, I need to buy my hands-free cell phone device, it's now the law here in CA!

Happy July everyone!




(image) Dress Up!

Ahhhh... to be 8 years old again :~). This was an impromptu dress up moment. My daughter was playing with some of my vintage goodies, including this wonderful dress given to me by my friends Kimberlee and Sandra Edgar. The yellow tole tray was a thrift shop find and will soon be hanging in my daughter's room. Isn't it wonderful that our children afford us the opportunity to become young all over again?

It's nearly Summer!


(image) Peace Doves Candy Container

I made this piece several years ago, and have really enjoyed having it as a part of my collection. It is a 2 piece candy container, as you can see. It is painted in the exact same design on both sides. I had much fun designing this piece, with the pendant flag in the center. Figuring out how to have the flags fold and wave was a challenge!
Can you believe that July is almost here?? Yikes! Happy Summer everyone!

A special visitor!


(image) Isn't he just gorgeous?

It's been years since we've had a great blue heron in our yard, the kids and I really enjoyed watching him, even though he ate some of our fish!

Miss Madison's Tea


(image) I am finally able to plan my daughter's 8th birthday party, she and I decided to have a small tea party for her closest friends.

I made these invitations from gorgeous vintage floral papers that I purchased at

A Joyous Spring Fete.
A beautiful Spring show put on by my friends Kimberlee Edgar and Melissa Tereck.
The vintage crepe paper was from my personal collection. I am not really finished with the invitations but since I have been missing in action here for so long, I thought I would post what I have done so far.

It's been fun to do something creative again!

Feeding our Western Bluebirds


I hope you enjoy this little clip. My kids and I have been feeding our wild Western Bluebirds for about 4 years now. They are so beautiful!

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As you may have noticed, I am taking a sabbatical from my folk art, in order to take care of personal matters. However, I would hate to lose touch completely, so I will post goodies here from time to time!

This is my son, singing one of his Mandarin songs for me :).

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My son in the news!



My Son Ray and his Mandarin immersion Kindergarten class are in the newspaper today! He is in the red shirt. There is also a video on the newspaper's website. Very exciting for our little guy!

Here is a link to the article.

Happy Sunday!



(image) Happy V-Day Everyone!

(the little boy is my son, Ray..
after he painted his own face)!!
And of course, my 7 year old, Madison.

Valentine PFATT Tuesday offering


Valentine Treat Cone listing this evening at 5:00 pst on ebay




(image) My little Chicklette!

I made this lil cutie from a borrowed mold, so she is a one of a kind. She sits atop a lidded container which is trimmed in a soft vintage pom pom fringe. Her Sunday hat is topped with vintage milinery flowers.

I am already looking forward to Spring? Aren't you?