Sunday, December 1, 2013


The art of Primitive Americana comes naturally to Sandra Somers who was born and raised in a small Midwestern town “full of large old houses, horse barns and lush farmland within roller skating range.” Sandra grew up in Findlay, Ohio, and has been a Michigan resident for many years. Her primitive art, created using acrylics, depicts an active, bustling world that time has somehow overlooked. Nationally recognized museums, historic townships and individual collectors have commissioned nostalgic portraits. In Sandra's Americana, the houses are real and architecturally exciting, while the people are childlike individuals dressed in vintage or modern clothing enjoying the seasons. Available as original paintings and lithograph prints, Somers’ primitives are set in handmade wood frames that enhance the pictured scene. Notecards are also available. Sandra also creates custom primitives, undertakes restorations of old homes, decorates furniture and cabinetry, and is available for consultation. She is presently living and working in an 1860s farmhouse homestead with restored outbuildings, including a chicken coop used as a showroom studio. Visitors are welcome by appointment.


A little about myself-I first learned to sew around the age of twelve. I've been sewing full time for the past 6-7 years. I've taught myself everything I know about sewing and I still continue to learn each and every time I sew. I love to create one of a kind clothing & accessories. Some of my items are made from recycled fibers & materials. I love the idea of recycling to reduce the amount of waste that reaches our landfills!  I also offer handmade clothing made from my own handmade pattern/design. I'm a little crazy about flowers so you will find a lot of my items will have handcrafted flowers attached to them! I am so happy to be a part of the Chelsea Holiday Trimmings Show this year! I would like to send out a big thank-you Susan Ogden & Deb Kureth for initially inviting me to participate in last years show! Rebecca Burford

My online Etsy shop can be viewed here: