Happy belated Thanksgiving to my U.S. peeps! Â Hope it was a lovely, relaxing, and filling holiday. Â I meant to say thatÂ before it actually happened, but it got a little lost in the shuffle. Â Speaking of lost shuffling, I have to apologize to those of you who signed up at OhioMart — somehow I convinced myself that I added you to the list when in fact I had left the sheets in the folder, which was left in the muddy bin that I subconsciously chose to ignore for as long as possible. Â If you want a peek at what you missed, here are a few recent newsletters: Â Start to Finish,Â Saturated color
Remember that Box?
Remember the Cleveland Skyline box above? Â I am so pleased to announce that it is going to be on TV! Â It was purchased by the producer of Parenthood, on NBC. Â Of course this was a complete surprise — not only that the box will be on a TV show, but that “Parenthood” is apparently a drama, not a magazine about raising babies (where have I been all these years?). Â I tried to find out which episode, but they cleverly dodged the question — so all I know is that it will be in Season 3. Â If any of you are avid watchers, please let me know if you see it!!
On a related note, said pencil boxes have been selling faster than expected! Â I have a handful left in stock, plus a few of the business card sized boxes. Â I’ve had a lot of interest in people giving them as holiday gifts — but here’s the tricky part… they take about 2 weeks to make from scratch, because I have to order the box part from the woodworker. Â So in order to have them shipped in time, I have to order themÂ now — which meansÂ I’m guessing at how many you might want. Â So if you were THINKING of buying one as a gift, would you be so kind as to send me an email? Â You don’t have to commit to anything — if you change your mind, just let me know. Â But that way I can guarantee I will have one in stock for you, ready to go :) Â (Want to buy one today? Â Click the picture above and I’ll ship it out tomorrow!)
I know it’s still early in the gift-buying season, but it is already frantic here in the studios! Â November was a record month, and custom orders are quickly filling up December. Â So here are some deadlines to keep in mind:
Hannukah gifts ~ please order by December 7th (U.S. shipping)
Christmas gifts, outside of U.S. ~ Priority International (~ $14) is available for orders placed through December 7th — please email me directly instead of purchasing through the website so I can adjust the shipping :)
Christmas gifts, within the U.S. ~ order by December 10th (all items shipped via Priority Mail)
Take care, and have a great week! :)
Good morning all!
An extra special hello to the lovely people who came to visit at Cain Park, and to the new subscribers.Â While we all joked about the weather (the infamous flooding stories that I secretly suspect get deeper every year), it was quite a lovely weekend and the turnout was grand.Â Perhaps it’s because I live here, but the thing I love most about this show is the way it melds community, camaraderie and culture into one beautiful event.Â A bit like a backyard barbecue over Chardonnay with a backdrop of amazing art.
New Work ~ Copper Goes Functional!
The Cleveland-themed pieces were definitely the hit of the show, and I’m very proud to share some of them with you!Â I teamed up with local woodworker Darbynwoods to create these beautiful Wenge & Padauk hardwood boxes.Â The lids are etched zinc with photos of local landmarks, and they come in two sizes to fit business cards, or pens/ pencils.Â I’m quite pleased with the way they came out, as I experimented with (yet another) photo transfer technique.Â The results are beautifully crisp and quite striking, and I couldn’t be happier. Â (click on photos for more info)
I also turned a few into jewelry boxes, and can’t wait to make more!Â They make a great keepsake box for rings and pendants, or would make a beautiful business card holder for someone who wants a more decorative touch.Â Or if you are an avid art card collector, they’ll fit perfectly!Â I’m very excited to experiment with these further, as the boxes were designed to fit my small artwork.Â So all of the cool patterns you can get in an art card or mini easel art will soon be available as functional items!
Well, I’ve been pondering a few ideas lately.Â I’d love to start offering custom pen boxes and business card holders.Â Since the photo process works with any image, it could easily be customized to include a company name & logo.Â I’m going to try it out using my logo, but would love a few other samples as well.Â If you are interested in a customized business card box, please contact me!Â I would love to sell 3-4 at a discounted price in exchange for permission to display them on my website.
Take care, and have a lovely week!