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Dan DiPaolo's artwork is all about personality. His characters and motifs from August Moon (his new collaboration with Karen H. Good) positively shine and crackle with it. His ravens aren't simply black birds, but keen feathered keepers of the cornfield with witty bon mots about to fly from their beaks.

Not surprisingly, much of Dan's inspiration comes from people he knows: his best friend's mom; the couple that lives on the farm down the road; a gaggle of girlfriends from his hometown of Lockport, New York.

Dan makes his home now in a Federal-style brick farmhouse in Indiana that he decided to buy the moment he pulled into the driveway because it 'just felt like home.' He's converted several of the rooms into separate studios for the different mediums he works in, but the epicenter of his creativity is the kitchen table--where he can be found in the pre-dawn hours sketching and drawing before going out to feed 'the girls' (his barn full of Merino sheep, goats, hens and turkeys).

Full of whimsy and playful, Dan's art celebrates life and the quirky perkiness that stripes the human spirit. It will definitely make you smile. And it might make you laugh out loud. And it just might make you kick up your heels and dance around the coffee table as well.

Karen Hillard Good
Karen was born and raised in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania where she still finds inspiration for her distinctive artwork featuring traditional American Folk Art motifs with a touch of modern whimsy. In more recent years, Karen hangs her hats in Illinois and Wisconsin.

"My purest joys are family, friends, listening to good music and painting pictures," she says, with a smile as enchanting as her artwork.

2002 and 2003 have been busy years for Karen. Besides getting married (see her note below), she also designed the delightful Homestead Pottery Collection; created a brand new Collection entitled Ordinary Women filled with a whole slew of most charming characters; and has recently begun work on a very exciting project to be released next year.

Stay tuned for updates! And in the meantime, enjoy Karen's celebrated artwork. It's sure to but a grin on your face.

A Special Note from Karen:

Hello, everyone!
Wow! So much has happened since I spoke with you last! First, I have met an incredible man and we are now married! His name is Bob Good and he absolutely lives up to his name! Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily . . life is but a dream. Bob G. has a passion for alpine skiing and snowboarding.

I always have to make mention of my family. My mother and father, Gail and Don Hillard, have given me my spirit and a wonderful foundation which gave me the freedom to grow. My three super kids. . .Dustin, Kelly and Deidre. They make me so proud, I could burst! To my grandsons, Logan and Lee. Those little thieves, they stole my heart! And last, but not least, my sister Becky and her family. I love you all so much!

My friends . . . I don't even know where to begin. I have had the good fortune to be surrounded by a quite colorful group of friends who inspire me always. I don't dare begin to list their names because I would feel awful if I accidentally left someone out. So, all I can say is that I'm sure I have the best friends any girl could ever ask for. Thanks to all of you..

Anyway, life couldn't be better (actually, a tropical island wouldn't be half bad!) and I want to thank all of you who have taken an interest in my work.

Best wishes and happy dreams,

Karen Hillard Good


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