Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Share the Love ~ Bloggers Unite ~ Artisans of the Month

Every two weeks there is a new Featured Artisan
Because of Illness I'm a little behind on my wonderful group
I apologize and Hope you all have many sales.

Featured Artisan This week is:
Mary Catherine Lunsford
I truly think this is such an amazing lady
and what a treasure she is just like her hearts.
I got to know her from being in another group together for Networking.
Mary Catherine is always so nice and helpful and supportive.
I couldn't ask for a nicer lovely lady.
So I was very excited to see that she was the Featured Artist.

Hide a Heart

This weeks Featured Artist is Mary Catherine Lunsford
 Hide a Heart!
Little Hearts that say so much! 
Keep the language of love alive
 with one of our glass hearts
 to create an enduring, positive, sentimental,
 romantic, fun and charming expression of affection
 for a lover, family member or friend.

To find her amazing hearts.
Above are her glass hearts all with a special saying for a loved one or a friend.
Here is what she has to say about her wonderful hearts.

Hide A Heart on Etsy

Keep the language of love alive
with one of our glass hearts to create
 an enduring, positive, sentimental, romantic, fun
 and charming expression of affection for a lover, family member or friend.
Twenty-eight years ago my husband hid a little glass heart to surprise me
 and the simple gesture grew into a cherished ‘love note’.
Little Hearts Say A Lot- Given with love….Hidden for fun!
Made of quality, durable glass imprinted with words or symbols in gold ink and smooth to touch–
Our hearts measure 1.5 x 1.5 x .5″ and weigh 1.6 oz. and-
Promote non-verbal positive communication between couples and family members

Make a memorable bridal and anniversary gift

Make a charming Hostess and House Warming gift

Are hidden for guests at Bed and Breakfast Inns

Offer hospital patients a special message of encouragement and comfort

Offer a sustained message of support and sympathy

Are a sentimental and appreciated gift of remembrance
Some of you may remember Mary as a Singing Artist
Mary Catherine Lunsford
Originally recorded during the summer of 1970 and released in 1971,
this Polydor recording of 'Mary Catherine Lunsford' has recently been re-packaged as a CD.

The vinyl recording has been seen for sale on Ebay and other rare record sites for extraordinary sums.

I began my performing career in 1965 at the age of 17
 in a small club called The Paradox in Tustin, CA.
where muscians would gather to sign-up on a list to perform 3 songs or for 15 minutes
 in the Thursday night Hootenanny.
This led to playing what might be referred to as a circuit of 'Hoot' nights in coffee houses
 such as The Golden Bear in Huntington Beach,
 The 5 Muses in San Clemente,
 Doug Weston’s Troubadour on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood
 and The Whole in Glendale + others.

Known as the 'California Folkies' we honed our skills
 during a rich and inspired decade of music.
I had the privilege of knowing, learning from and/or performing with
 Jackson Brown, Mary McCaslin, Penny Nichols, Steve Noonan,
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Hoyt Axton, Linda Ronstadt,
 Tim Buckley, Steve Gillette, Pat Paulsen, Jose Feliciano,
The Sunshine Company, Steve Martin,
 John Denver, Brewer and Shipley, just to list a few.

I wrote and perform the eleven songs on the album.
'Mary Catherine Lunsford' was released in 1971
 during the same week as Carol King's 'Tapestry' album.
 My claim to fame that week was a billboard on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, CA.
 Alas, as youth is apt to be rather an egotistic time in ones life,
 I thought that billboard would be only the first of many and never took a photo!


I love this photo of her,
She reminds me of my Mom and Aunts.
She is a beautiful lady from the Heart


Wait there is more :)
There is so much more to learn about her and her work and art.
I hope you check out Mary Catherine's Facebook

See her smiling face and Follow Mary Catherine's Tweets on Twitter

I hope you stop by any of these sites to tell a very lovely lady Hello
For the holidays keep her in mind.
The Holidays are the best time to give someone your heart.

Thank you to all for stopping by
Please leave a comment to say Hello to me Or Catherine
We all love comments and to hear from you.
To leave a comment there is a area that says comments and a number before it
click there it will open up the comment box.
Hugs and Blessings,



MCatherine said...

My Dear Kim! I was looking at yesterday's Networking project to see if someone posted a link after my own that I may have missed and clicked! OMGosh, what a wonderful surprise to find your post about me. I am delighted you chose me as a featured Artisan on your blog. Thank you so much and Hugs Galore!!!

Carol said...

What a lovely interview Kim. Thank you for taking the time to highlight our good friend.

Patchwork Mill, Maria said...

It was good to read about Mary Catherine, thank you so much Kim! Both of You are really great!

Annette Ewert said...

Such a compelling shop!! love what you have to offer and how you interview such a great person who inspires others with the simplicity of her hearts and love!! thank you! enjoyed this~
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