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Hobby Farm Home Scarecrow-building Contest

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Brought to you by Sand Creek Post & Beam
Wait! Don’t throw out those old clothes just yet. If you read “Hands On: Build a Scarecrow” in the September/October 2010 issue of Hobby Farm Home, then now is time to put your creativity—and your hand-me-downs—to good use.

Gather your supplies, and get busy crafting a scarecrow of your own, using our directions or your favorite scarecrow-building method. Whether you put your scarecrow to work in the field or set it on your porch as an autumn decoration, we want it to look good.

To enter the contest sponsored by Sand Creek Post & Beam, fill out the online form below, and include a picture of your scarecrow creation. Or send your entry by mail to Scarecrow Contest, Hobby Farm Home, P.O. Box 8237, Lexington, KY 40533. We must receive your submission by September 30, 2010, for your entry to be considered.

The HFH editors will select their top three favorite entries to win a painting by artist Wendy Ketelsen.

Painting entry by Wendy Ketelsen

Painting entry by Wendy Ketelsen

Painting entry by Wendy Ketelsen

Read more about Wendy and her artwork:

Wendy Ketelsen, resident artist for Sand Creek Post & Beam, comes by her love of barns naturally. As a child, her family moved around the Nebraska countryside to various towns and farms. Some of her favorite memories are of playing in the hayloft of their barn and making playhouses in the farm outbuildings. Her interest in art started early with encouragement from her mother who enjoyed crafts. 

Using primarily acrylics to accommodate the various surfaces on which she paints, her favorite subjects include old barns and country scenes. As a member of the Northeast Nebraska Art Association, her work has been displayed in many shows and galleries throughout the area. She also replicates personal photos, such as a family’s old barn.

The three pieces chosen for the contest are:
- a 12- by 24-inch original acrylic painting of “Boys Fishing,” framed with rustic barn wood
- a 16- by 20-inche acrylic painting of an actual Sand Creek Great Plains Western Horse Barn in the height of fall color with a rustic barn wood frame
- an original acrylic painting of a beautiful gambrel barn scene with hay bales in the field on a 2½-foot saw

Click here to visit the Sand Creek Post & Beam online barn store  and see more of Wendy’s paintings, or click here to visit our main Sand Creek Post & Beam site and learn more about their barns.


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