Monday, October 22, 2007

Winget Auto Detailing!!?!

I love sharing my gift of art with family and friends outside of the
studio. But today's project was perhaps my wildest artistic venture to
date. I could not resist sharing some photos with you all… a look at the
more rugged side of Winget Art! My youngest son Sam's trucks are his
greatest passion. He builds them, drives them and loves working on
their mechanics – I was honored to take part in the detailing when he
asked me to paint flames on the hood of his current vehicle. Sam built this
one from scratch! I had never painted a car before and had a blast at my
first attempt. I probably won't go into the auto detailing business just yet
but it was a fun project all the way!


Monday, October 15, 2007

Ninety Birthday Cards!

Today is my Mother-in-law's 90th birthday! Mom is a wonderful woman
that has touched so many lives over the years; a loving wife, mother
and grandmother she has always held family close and requested a quiet
afternoon celebrating with us on the farm. Yesterday we took her to visit
Winget Park Elementary School, which was named in her honor, to see
the mural of our farm that I painted with my studio. The children at the
school had also made a DVD of themseleves singing Happy Birthday to
her which was so special!

Then we celebrated her 90 years of love and nurturing with the family
on the farm. Our biggest surprise was yet to come – we knew that many
friends would want to play a role in her birthday celebration so over
the past few weeks we collected birthday cards, hoping to collect 90
cards for 90 years. As the word spread, the cards flooded in from
distant family, old and new friends and past students she taught at
South Mecklenburg High School. We had so much fun reconnecting with
folks from around the country- the experience of collecting was so
dear to us as everyone shared their memories and stories of Mom
throughout the years. In the end we collected over 120 cards! Mom was
thrilled at the display and I know she will enjoy reading the cards
over the next couple of weeks. It was a wonderful way to celebrate!


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Children's Bookfair

This afternoon I had the pleasure of returning to Providence Baptist
Church for the pre-school's annual bookfair. I particularly enjoyed
returning to Providence because it is the church that I grew up in and
where my mother still attends today. It was wonderful to spend time
with the teachers and meet some of the children as I signed copies of
my Tucker books for them. Currently we have created two children's
books about the lovable, curious bunny named Tucker- Tucker's
Four-Carrot School Day and Tucker's Apple Dandy Day. Visit our online
store to share Tucker with your loved ones!


Monday, October 1, 2007

Mary Beth's Quilt

Every member of my staff has their own unique talents and artistic gifts. Today one of my artists, Mary Beth, brought a beautiful quilt that she hand stitched from pieces of fabric we designed for Benartex. The patterns come from our Kansas Song collection. Quilting is a wonderful art - dear to so many families as the craft is often passed down through generations. Mary Beth used the same pattern that she learned from her grandmother years ago. Beautiful works of art are created in the unique hand of each quilter and embody wonderful stories throughout our history. Our family has old quilts passed down from both my grandmother and Al’s grandmother. They are heart-warming heirlooms as they always remind us of them. For all of these reasons, I love incorporating quilting elements and themes into my paintings. Please share your own quilts, quilting stories or other crafts with us at Winget Art, you can post a comment below or e-mail us at We would love to hear from you!


Visit the following sites to view some of our fabric collections with Benartex: