Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Woo Hoo, I just finished my American Gothic set! I just love the painting American Gothic by Grant Wood..
I found out some fun facts as I was making this set.. I had always thought the couple in the Painting were Husband and Wife but they weren't..
Then when I read about how Grant Wood wanted people to believe the lady in the painting was, the Daughter of the Man in picture, I was floored.. Well just a bit taken back. .
The lady was named Nan and she was Grant Woods sister! The man in the painting was the family dentist Dr. B.H. Mckeeby.
Grant Wood Loved his Family and he showed it with his painitngs.. Grant Wood died at a early age 50 of Liver cancer.
Just some good ole Fun facts for people who want to know..
The West Texas fair will be here on the 4th of Sept.. I plan to make another set for the fair, God Willing. I pray that God holds my hands and Paints them the way they are suppose to be!

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Mae Hoover was born in Texas and traveled the world by being an Army Brat. As a Child she didn't have a lot of dolls, most were left behind in her many moves. Mae has had great deal curiosity in the mechanics of doll making and clothes. When she was just 11 years old, she asked her Mother for an old Sheet. Her mother was resistance but gave her the sheet anyway. Mae cut and Hand stitched her first Halloween Dress without a pattern. She has been hooked ever since. Designing and creating dolls is her passion. She has a natural ability when creating "One of a Kind Fabric and Clay Dolls". The Scissors are her Pen and the Fabric is her Paper.... She never using molds when working with the Clay. She only works with the gifts that have been given to her by God. Always made with "a Wing and a Prayer". Her dolls can be purchased on e-bay or from the Artist exclusively... Ever wonder why a name like TatteredCowWings? It's Simply because she hit a truck loaded down with cows, hit her head and woke to see cows with wings.. She had a second chance at life.. God is Good!