Holly Hills Primitives Grand Opening

Tomorrow, May 6, 2017, Holly Hills Primitives is having their grand opening in their new location in downtown Holly. If you love primitive decor, you’ll love their store. Located at 107 N Saginaw St, Holly Michigan.

Dawn and Dick Rossell, the shop owners, are all too familiar to moving. Their store was originally on main street in downtown Holly but they outgrew that space and moved to the Old Mill just off main street. The Old Mill came with it’s troubles as it was an old uninsulated building and was almost impossible to heat in the frigid Michigan winters. In 2015, they moved their shop “back home” to their historic house a few blocks from the downtown area. As quaint as the shop was in this charming location, it was too far from all the action taking place downtown hence their recent move to the 1858 furniture building on the main drag heading into downtown Holly.


Dawn and Dick are very talented themselves! Dick custom builds furniture and also builds furniture to sell in the shop. You can see some of his work in the video. Dawn sews primitive dolls, creates prim stitchery and hooks rugs. They are two of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet so be sure to stop by if you live in the area or are just passing through.

As if they aren’t busy enough, they also host two large primitive shows at the Karl Richter Center in Holly. Vendors from all across the USA clamor to participate in the “Early Homestead” antique, primitive, and early goods show which is held in the spring and fall. People come from all over the country to shop at this unique show.  For more information, you can visit the site for these shows.

This new shop also has a large room for teaching classes. I will be teaching the first punchneedle class June 22, 2017 at 6pm. Join us if you can! It’s always a great time. You can call the shop for details. (248) 634-7040 Dawn’s having teachers come in to teach rug hooking, needle felting, wool applique and more!

Make sure to join their Facebook page for the latest updates. Check out their site as well.

Have you ever visited their shop? If so, what did you purchase? Share you experience with us.





I’ve been busy adding to my whimsical dog series. Here are the last few: Tails, Furbaby & Dance.

“Tails” acrylic on 18×24″ canvas

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“Furbaby” acrylic on 18×24 canvas

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“Dance” acrylic on 16×20″ canvas

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These paintings are for sale….please visit my Etsy Shop. Then click on categories “Acrylic Original Art”.


Starting a New Dog Series

February 11, 2017



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“Dogs Rule” acrylic on 16″ x 16″ x 1.5″ cradled board, sides painted black ©Teresa Kogut

Remember all the dog sketches I did for the whimsy 365 challenge?? There were quite a few and now I’m starting to paint them! Having a ball with it, too. This is the first in a series of dog-themed acrylic paintings. I have four more in the works. Stay tuned :)

This little gem is for sale for $249.00 plus $20.00 shipping (USA only) Contact me for international shipping.

Here is the second painting in the dog series:

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“Each Day” 18″ x 24″ acrylic on stretched canvas. Sides painted black. ©Teresa Kogut

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This painting is available for purchase: $349.00 plus $20.00 shipping for US residents only. Contact me for international shipping.


Unboxing Demdaco

January 28, 2017

Unboxing Demdaco

You are not going to believe how amazingly beautiful the new angels turned out that Demdaco made from my artwork. I am so very grateful to be working with a company with such high standards.

As I’m opening the boxes, it sounds like I’m just seeing them for the first time. Well…it kind of is??? I actually saw them in Atlanta but I didn’t look real closely as there were too many people around and I had to capture a couple snap shots quickly. I didn’t even read the writing on them! You have to understand….when I’m at the Atlanta Gift Mart, I’m on sensory overload. The show is three buildings, approximately 20 floors each. I’m not sure how many showrooms are on each floor but let me just say….a ton! There’s so much to do and so much to see in the two days I’m there, it is seriously overwhelming!

So, this is the first time I’m getting a close look at them and actually seeing the differences between each one AND reading the engraved quotes. I hope you enjoy watching the Demdaco unboxing as much as I enjoyed doing it for you.

These angels are shipping to your local gift shop starting in January 2017, so go check it out or call first to see if they have them. Please support your local gift shops…..without our support they won’t survive!



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Flower Girl Speed Painting

January 6, 2017

In late 2016 I finally started an art journal….well, actually two of them. The first one I picked up at the store and the paper is not of good quality so I purchased another one with thicker watercolor paper. Anyhoo, I’m really enjoying working in these journals! It’s the perfect place to experiment, play, let loose and just be messy! Hopefully as I “play” in these journals, I will embark on new techniques by using new products and unleash creativity I never knew was there.

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“Flower Girl” was an amazing experiment. I had never painted flowers in a girls hair before but I loved the process. I had also just gotten some new W & N inks and tried them out for the first time. I painted this art journal page for my Kogut Studio Uncut members so they can create their own. If you’d like to join me in my studio each week via raw, unscripted, uncut videos, check out Kogut Studio Uncut. Come paint with me!

Enjoy this speed painting video of “Flower Girl”.




Cedar Hill

November 14, 2016

Cedar Hill

Did you see my newest collaboration with Park Designs??? “Cedar Hill” was released this fall. It’s really beautiful! Perfect colors for my home.

Cedar Hill 2I’m thinking about giving away the runner the first of the year over at my Facebook page.

Let me know your thoughts!





Art Journaling

November 8, 2016

I’ve wanted to create an art journal for a few years now and I’ve finally started! These are the first two pages. I filmed them for Kogut Studio Uncut (which you can get for one month FREE to try it out).

If you are a member of KSU, you will see the “real time” video and be able to paint along with me. These videos have been sped up 20x. Enjoy!

1st journal page is “Good Day” mix media acrylic.

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The 2nd page is “Drink Tea” mix media acrylic.

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If you’re interested in trying out a FREE month of Kogut Studio Uncut (KSU), you can go here to learn more.




Special Offer!!!

October 14, 2016

Special Offer!!

Join the fun at Kogut Studio Uncut and get your first month FREE!!!!

What is Kogut Studio Uncut (KSU)?? 

Each week you can join me in my Michigan studio to see what I’m creating. (via video, of course 😉 One week I may be painting in acrylics, one week I may be painting in watercolor. I may be making a bracelet or finishing a punchneedle project…..we may even do road trips! Who knows where the creative whims will take us!

As a member, you have instant access to the videos. The weekly videos will be available for approx 6 months. They are categorized by month so you’ll get four videos each month. You can log in anytime to watch. You can watch a video as many times as you want until it is taken down.

I share my tools & techniques along with stories about life, art & business – unscripted, unedited, uncut.

To get your first month FREE, use coupon code KSUFREEMO during check out at www.gatherdreamcreate.com/uncut  Click “learn more” to continue.

Here’s the best part……if you LOVE Kogut Studio Uncut, do nothing and you’ll remain a member for a small monthly fee, however, if you decide it’s not for you, simply cancel your membership before the month is up to avoid getting charged.

You have nothing to lose! If you join now, you’ll have three months worth of videos to watch. You can paint along with me or grab a cup of coffee or tea, relax and watch me create.

Hope to see you there!

Here’s what some “uncutters” are saying about KSU:

Robin Suarez on Watercolor for Country Bear Calendar (part 1)  “I LOVE being invited into your studio life:) I always seem to let life’s struggles get in the way of my creative time. Thanks for being real :) Hope you got a good night’s sleep and your shoulder feels better!!”

Ridgely Johnson on July 19 – Midnight Flight (part 2)  “Love the colors… Your shared stories … Wished I could bee-bop over and hang around … You know — keep you in clean water-make sure you have on your apron, and catch a few up close moments watching you paint!? Questions sure to follow after last segment!”




Whimsy 365: Day 365

October 8, 2016

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I can’t believe it’s over!!!!! This is THE LAST sketch in the 365 day challenge. Mid way through I thought “oh my heaven’s, how can I keep going?” But I must say now that it’s over, it kinda freaks me out how fast the year went!!!!!

It’s been an entire year of sketches, at times it was a struggle to wait for inspiration….and sometimes I just closed my sketch book and double up the next day. I can remember like it was yesterday making the commitment to this challenge. Wow, time flies, y’all! Do a challenge such as this and you’ll really see what I mean.

Thanks for following along. Hope you enjoyed it. I now have enough sketches in my arsenal to paint to my hearts content.

God Bless,



Whimsy 365: Day 364

October 7, 2016

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