Paula is a native of Michigan – after residing in other states, she returned home several years ago to be close to her family. Paula has always loved watercolors due to the fluid, transparent nature of them. After more than 30 years of working as an Occupational Therapist, Paula pursued her dream and obtained an associates degree in Fine Arts. She began playing with alcohol inks in 2014 and fell in love with their flowing, vibrant, organic ways. The primary medium used in her prints is alcohol ink, sometimes mixed with watercolors and other mediums. The use of alcohol inks in fine art is unique. The colors are vibrant and illuminate the paintings. These brilliant and vibrant alcohol ink prints are made from the original alcohol ink paintings and come ready to frame. The alcohol ink prints include a matted 8 x 10 white mat with a white backboard and signed by the artist, Paula Pollifrone Neys.
“Bailey is such a blessing to me,” Angela said. “I’ve never had a dog like her.” Bailey, an Airedale Terrier, has been in Angela Farver’s heart and life since 2010, ever since Angela saw this wiggly ball of curls just four weeks into life.
When Angela thought about creating beauty with paint and wood and words = she wanted the words to be inspiring, words that made a head nod, or curved out a smile, or gentled one’s soul. “There are plenty of harsh words out there, and sayings that hurt. I want to remind us of faith, hope and love.”
As Angela cuts and glues, stains and stencils, she has the blessing of husband Bill, who has been known to lend his hand to saw cuts and wood selections.
Both Angela and Bill are proud of son Brandon, a Senior Airman in the United States Air Force. With a tour of duty overseas and currently several states away, Brandon has made the world seem much smaller to his parents. Angela’s sign, “Home of the Free Because of the Brave,” gives recognition to her son and all those in military service.
Angela, Bill and Bailey live in the woods, surrounded by trees and sky and God’s good earth. Deer browse and meander in the trees about every day, so often that Bailey does not consider them strangers. Of course, those trees are not for slicing and cutting into signs. No, Angela and Bill purchase kiln-dried tongue and grooved pine, to construct each sign.
When you purchase a sign, you’ll notice that both front and back are completely finished with stain or paint. No raw edges here. The wooden slats are reinforced with two 1/2″ wood strips on the back of the sign. Bailey B’aire’s Blessing and paw prints add an additional bit of fillip.
And what’s on the front of those signs? You have many choices, of words and colors, stencils and designs. Dogs and babies, friendship and love–it’s hard to choose just one. Angela and Bailey will help you bless the little baby, the new marriage, the comfortable friendship, the loving home with these inspirational signs.
Purchase Your Bailey B’aire’s Blessings Inspirational Wood Sign
Mi Old Barn is taking the Michigan Thumb by storm and reclaiming 100 year old barnwood! The barnwood used in the Michigan signs is over 100 years old. Mi Old Barn’s signature HOME/LAKE/LOVE barnwood signs are unique in their own way and no two signs are identical! The barnwood is cut, washed, sanded, traced and painted. The “O” or “A” in HOME, LAKE, LOVE is replaced with laser cut wood in the shape of the state of Michigan.