Archive for January, 2011
Friday, January 28th, 2011
But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and my Valentine is the sun. Oh Froggieo, Froggieo, wherefore art thou, Froggieo?
For Valentine’s Day this year, I wanted something special. Something different and something lasting. We have several designs that are popular as Valentine’s Day gifts already but I wanted to offer something new.
So with a little red paint, and a lot of patience, I painted, signed, and numbered 50 of two of my favorite sculptures, “Froggy Dreams“, and the “Love Mini Stone“. What a difference a splash of color can make!
”Froggy Dreams” has long been one of my favorites, and now with a tiny stroke of color, it comes to life for Valentine’s Day. The ”Love Mini Stone” is a classic, but the addition of red makes the heart feel contemporary and vibrant. Amazing how such a small amount of color can transform a design and give it more personality.
Join us on our Facebook page. We’re launching a contest where you could win the first of the signed and numbered, hand painted, and hand-cast stone, “Froggy Dreams” or “Love Mini Stone”.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
I just shot a short video with a few additional thoughts about this new design. I appreciate the comments and ideas the previous post has generated.
I’m still looking for the perfect name for this new design though. Want to help me? Post your suggestions here as comments or on our Facebook wall. Thanks!
Saturday, January 15th, 2011
COFFEE, gotta have it, can’t start the day without it! Are you, like me, a non-morning person? Then you know coffee is the one major food group that allows us to function before 10:00 am.
My current sculpture reflects this influence. I have depicted a loving, cheerful couple…well, that’s how they will appear, after their morning coffee. For the moment, they are still waiting for their coffee to brew. Not much conversation while they wait.
Until they have their coffee not even a smile is possible. Thank goodness their pets are available to lighten the mood until that coffee is ready. You can see that each of the pets has an expression reflecting their basic personality. The dog is absurdly cheerful and energetic, the bird seems to be considering his next comment, and the cat is patiently waiting to see if anyone spills the cream. If you look closely, you can see the texture in the coffee cup itself.
My inspiration for this sculpture is based on our love of coffee and the ever-growing number of coffee shops popping up. From the upscale cozy building, the tiny roadside drive-thru or our familiar kitchen table, we gotta have our coffee. And many of us just don’t want to talk until then…
So next time you and your spouse are shuffling around in bathrobes and pajamas, morning hair and all, take time to acknowledge the house pets. Our pets are on duty every morning, purring and wagging their tails simply because they love us–even before coffee is ready.
We’re still deciding on a name for this piece. Have any suggestions? This design will be available in late spring. Do you like this post? If you do, please share it with your family and friends.