ModernHexery

Hex signs, painted on barn wood and found materials.

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ModernHexery

Hex signs, painted on barn wood and found materials.

3 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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ModernHexery is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Really. I mean it.
I'm going to have a baby in late January and need to prepare our home and my heart for this awesome event, so my li'l shop here is taking a backseat to all that for now.
I'm still doodling and painting and will be back in business in late February. Until then, have good days!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 16, 2013

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Really. I mean it.
I'm going to have a baby in late January and need to prepare our home and my heart for this awesome event, so my li'l shop here is taking a backseat to all that for now.
I'm still doodling and painting and will be back in business in late February. Until then, have good days!

Malissa Winkowski

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Malissa Winkowski

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About

Hex signs for luck, love, and just for nice.

I have no genealogical ties to Pennsylvania, nor to the Germans who settled there who were mistaken for being Dutch (long story). My roots actually only go a couple generations deep here (but that's another long story).

Several years ago, a friend let me borrow a small booklet about hex signs. I felt a connection with the symbols, the designs, the colors, and all their meanings. Can't explain it. Just felt like something mystical was speaking to my heart. And then I started including the imagery in my own drawings and paintings.

Several years before that, I went to art school.
Illustration, graphic design, photography, painting...I wanted it all...but I also wanted someone to tell me what to do. I needed direction but couldn't find my way. After six years of art schooling, burned out and in a heap of debt, I started baking for a living and drew pictures on the side. That was fine, until, as it happens too often, my passion-turned-hobby on the side fell completely off the side and I didn't have time for drawing.

Fast forward to the present. Okay, rewind about 5 years when I first learned of hex signs. I learned to enjoy art-making again. The intention of the hex symbols...peace, protection, abundance, faith, hope, and charity, and more...were what I wanted to charge up my work with. I wanted to make pictures for friends (and friends of friends of friends) that would hint at a hidden language of care and concern and love.
So I did.
And I still do. That's what this shop is for.

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  • Malissa Winkowski

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    Wife, momma, artist, etc. I love early American folk art, Pennsylvania Dutch barn paintings and hex signs, and Byzantine iconography. Formally trained in illustration and graphic design, I truly do love creating work by hand.

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