The artist at work. Personalizing a leatherbound journal.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Personal Journal Title Page in Pennsylvania German Fraktur Style

This page is one of the options that I can do for you own journal title page.

These Journals with their handcrafted irregularities, antiqued edges, pale watercolors and scribbled notations, look like the remembrance books that individuals recorded their travels and adventures in decades ago.
These journals come in an assortment of sizes. The smaller size is perfect for keeping in  your haversack. Great for that trekking journal!
The middle size is great for those of you who like to sketch or watercolor while on the trail.
If you are a trader or a merchant the larger size might just fit your needs as  a ledger.
Size 4"x 6" $49
Size 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" $59
Size 8 1/2" x 11" $85
Please add $10.00 shipping, handling.

Journal pages

Monday, October 25, 2010

Handmade Art Boxes/Paintsets

Here are four Art/Paint sets
that I put together some time ago.
I still make sets like these, prices start at $65.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Article on Conner Prairie Pouch Making Workshop

Yours truly discussing the nomenclature
of an American Hunting Pouch.

Larry Pletcher, Publisher of Black Powder Magazine 
recently visited the Arms Makers Workshop at Conner Prairie, 
A special thanks to Larry for promoting Black Powder the way he does.

Check out this article on my class. Just click on the link below.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


A special thank you to everyone who visited my blog to play the Blog Giveaway! The winner for the Record of Marriage or Record of Birth is Mike Rumping!! If you would contact me with the information needed to complete your Record, along with your mailing address, I'll complete your Record and get it shipped out to you. If you would like a Record of Marriage,, just send me the name of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding. For the Record of Birth. I need the name of the child, sex of the child, date of birth and the names of the mother and father.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Personalized Records of Marriage or Birth


Record of Marriage Fraktur

Record of Birth Fraktur
 Personalized, Hand water colored and unframed $49

RECORDS OF MARRIAGE & BIRTH FRAKTUR a wonderful way to remember the best moments of life! Great for anniversaries, weddings, new births and birthdays. A blend of original art and personalized sentiments.

In early America, these announcements featured primitive drawings of angels, birds, flowers, hearts, etc. The resulting Early American Folk Art art or Fraktur was often the record of a family's history. These items were hung on walls, pasted inside trunks and passed on from generation to generation.
You provide the details to create a wonderful keepsake, Each one is personalized with the information that you send. I'll combine that information and then hand watercolor each one individually. Size: 8 1/2 x 11” can be cropped to it into an 8” x 10” frame.

If you'd like a RECORD OF MARRIAGE, just send me the name of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding. For RECORD OF BIRTH, I need the name of the child, sex, date of birth and the mother and father's name.  If they are a Mr. and Mrs., let me know. Otherwise just give me their names. 

Personalized, Hand water colored and unframed $49

please include $6 for shipping, handling and insurance. 

I accept checks or money orders.  I can also accept PayPal at this time. Email me for my address.

Note: I offer a 100% mistake free guarantee that you'll never have to worry that your Record of Marriage or Birth will come back with spelling mistakes or omission errors. But if that occurs just let me know. If the mistake was my fault,  I'll replace your Record at no extra charge.

Martin's Station

Here is some cropped portions of a recent painting I did of Martin's Station.

Ink and watercolor on a laid paper.
16" x 20"