Saturday, November 03, 2007
My sister, Susan, has recently finished putting together her website, Pawley Farm . She started several years ago, taking some incredibly beautiful photographs of her farm life. After checking into some framing shops, she decided that she needed to mat them herself and then found a local artisan who makes the barnwood frames for her. She has marketed her artwork herself and has them in several Northeastern Oregon shops including some local farm stands where they blend in perfectly with the farm atmosphere. She has also sold a few to a large furniture store who didn't think they would be interested until they saw her work and were so excited that they bought a couple on the spot and ordered several more. You Go Girl!
My sisters story is unique in the fact that she was born with cataracts in her eyes and had several eye operations as a baby and toddler and is legally blind in one eye. I have often asked myself how she captures the beauty around her. It truly is a God given gift. Susan also is a single parent, raising her two sons on her own for these last 16 years. She put herself through college and is a special education pre-school teacher with dreams to someday own her own farm. Susan and the boys live on a large ranch and vineyard in an old ranch house that they rent. They have all worked on and off (more on than off) for the owner and have the use of a big red barn and several different fields to run their critters in. They have a menagerie of horses, one donkey named Elmer, chickens, ducks, sheep and I hear they have acquired a couple of pigmy goats now. Susan grows a big garden every year and sometimes sells her wares at the local Farmers Market.
My big sister is a wonder in my eyes. She does so much and is now on her way to being a locally known artist. It is my mission to get her name and work out to you. Please hop over to Pawley Farm
and have a look at her work. Send anyone you know. Farm art would look wonderful in every house in the country...
Posted by Paula at 11:29 PM