Thursday, March 28, 2013

Custom piece created recently

We were recently commissioned to create a family piece for a wedding anniversary gift.  Above is the result.  Customer was very pleased. Don created a new figure to be used for the Dad! (third from the right).  I'll post a better picture of the new male figure soon - we need to make more!  With some secret muttering under our breath, we actually enjoy the challenge of creating new designs to order.  This one needed a new male figure - some of our male figures are not all that interesting, but this fellow, while not exactly dancing, still manages to exude some class!

This piece uses a background a bit larger than our usual 20"x30" background.  The figures are our standard 15" tall size.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Recent Award

 Another recent award - 
made by us, 
and presented to our friend Alice Young 
by the 
Greater Rochester Area Branch 
of the 
American Association of University Women 
International Women's Day - 2013!
We love participating in the recognition of people who serve the community in so many creative ways!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Trash Talk - Marlborough Paradise show

Each Paradise City Craft show features a "themed" area where exhibitors are challenged to create some work in keeping with various interesting themes.  This spring's Marlborough show - next weekend - features work on the theme - Trash Talk.  Cheryl has been making paper "beads" for a while now, and rather than stringing them as necklaces, or other usual uses for beads, she has been decorating note cards, etc. with them.  She took this year's Trash Talk challenge to heart, and created these three figures - the bodies are designed using left over pieces from our many projects, and instead of painted wood clothing, these feature paper rolled beads.  The larger one (33 inches tall)  is called "Oprah - September 2010", and is decorated entirely in beads made from rolled pages of the September 2010 issue of Oprah magazine
The larger figure will be featured in the special section of the show devoted to "Trash Talk". and the other two will be in the booth.  Come early and get all three to adorn your home or office?
  Paper bead detail below.

March 22 - 24 - Paradise City - Marlborough, MA - MAP

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Grandma for Obama pin with Michelle Obama!

It was cool when our pins made it to the Democratic Convention, but this picture - courtesy of our of our customers  -  is even better!