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, August 4, 2016

Halloween Critters Doodle Booklet
Halloween Critters Doodle Booklet

This is a Booklet with 4 wonderful designs that can easily be adapted for Rug Hooking, Punch ...
Price: US$7.00

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Been way too long ....

These got mis placed here... These are pages I've worked on from the DLP Project
Hello all ... I've been gone from here for a very long time , but I have been busy doing all kinds of fun stuff. 
At Christmas I made my very first video of a flip through from a December Daily Junk Journal I made.  
Here is the link if anyone would want to take a peek:

After Christmas I got the bug to organize my studio a bit and start dabbling in done painting / doodling again. 
Here are a few things I played around with : Some watercolor illustrations

Doing a painted paper using acrylic paints , to use for collage , etc


Making some pages for my Documented Life Project: 2016 The Unplanner 
Here is a link if you would like to sign up. 
It's keeping me in the creative frame of mind while setting up my own planner....

I was also re covering my Bible, ... I redid the cover on a composition book for my new journal and redid the cover on a doodle tablet.  A black paper one I doodle with white gel pen in it. 

I also made some splashy papers for collage or to use in my DLP Project ... I will need to put a very thin coat of clear gesso or matte medium in them since it is watercolor , 

I even played around with my Paper 53 app  and my pencil ( stylus)

And ........ A FREE GIFT FOR YOU 
I used watercolor and created a " TO DO " List. 
All you need to do is right click and save to your computer and print it out whatever size you want. 

Well , that's it for now ... Please leave me a comment let me know what you think .... Always love a little feedback. 

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 ...