In writing this post, I realized I have been remiss.Â I’ve very often told you the start of a story without coming back to tell you how it ended.Â So today’s issue is going to dig back into a few earlier projects and bring them full circle.Â Â (click on titles to read the original posts or images to find out more info about the pieces)
Back in April I asked your opinions about a large Cleveland skyline. I received quite a bit of lovely feedback on the sketches! When I tallied up the emails, blog comments, and twitter responses, the classic black & white design was a clear winner. The bottom sketch was a close second, so when this piece finds its home I will make a companion in silvery teal blues. Here is the final piece â€“ I’m quite happy with how it turned out! I think the moody atmosphere and strong shapes work well in the piece, and pay homage to the Art Deco style of much of our local architecture:
The Guardian was finished in time to debut at Cain Park, where it received a lovely response — including features in three local media sources. In hindsight, I think most people couldn’t decipher how it was made… which is always an interesting dilemma. I want my work to be appreciated purely visually â€“ it either grabs you or it doesn’t â€“ but there is definitely a different level of appreciation when observers learn that it is made from metal, cut apart with a tiny sawblade barely the thickness of a sewing needle. I’m always trying to find new ways to convey the process, I’d love to hear your suggestions!
The boxes have received a lot of attention (and lovely sales), but my offer for a custom logo box got lost in the shuffle. So I’m putting it back out there! If you own or work for a business and would like a box with your company logo or business info on the lid, please let me know! The small box fits business cards nicely, so it’s a perfect match. But I need examples to get started! You’ll receive one lovely wenge box at a discount in exchange for letting me photograph the finished piece for promotional purposes. You get a box, I get a picture, and your business gets a tiny spotlight on the CLS website! No small print, except that I need permission to post it. So if it’s not your biz, just give me a thumbs up from the person in charge!
Hope you’ve enjoyed this glance back through the projects!Â Will be sharing new work soon!
Until next time,