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!