Archive for March, 2011
Monday, March 28th, 2011
Since spring is, finally, here I’m getting out and walking around the neighborhood. Every now and then I’ll spot a Carruth sculpture peeking out from someone’s flower bed. I do mean peeking. Often it is barely visible under a pile of matted down leaves from last autumn.
While passing by, I can’t help but wonder if the home owner remembers placing the stone there, or will re-discover it when raking and tidying up the yard.
Does this sound familiar to anyone?
I’m also aware of the vibrant chatter coming from all the birds. Although we hear them all winter, you can almost feel a different level of excitement with the warmer air and radiant sunshine.
Several years ago, while sitting on our porch, there were several birds on the roof, hopping around on the gutters, probably hunting for bugs or seeds. With the angle of the sun that morning, shadows of these birds were cast on the ground in front of me.
The silhouette shadows of these little fellows hopping around, had the same jerky motion and energy of a puppet show. While they jumped around full of what I perceived as playful energy, I imagined a medieval puppet master using high pitched funny voices, entertaining a gathering of children, synchronizing his voices to the motion of the bird shadows.
What are you discovering as Spring approaches?
Share your stories with me. Who knows what they might inspire? I never know what I’ll be working on next.
Monday, March 14th, 2011
Here’s a new video by Toledo.com. I often have a hard time being in front of the camera but I think they did a nice job and this video really works. In the video I talk about how Deb and I got started with Carruth Studio and Garden Smiles and I also talk about some of the things that motivate me to sculpt. We shot it in inside of Garden Smiles so it gives you a real feel for the store and for the Carruth designs we sell-at Garden Smiles and online.
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Sunday, March 13th, 2011
This included the Smithsonian, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial etc. They gave the impression that selling American made products were impractical, too costly or unobtainable.
The announcer then went across town and visited a craft gallery called Appalachian Spring, who sells ONLY American made products. At that point, they discussed how American jobs could be created by simply including domestic products in just the Smithsonian gift shops alone ( which sold $44 million last year). Little things add up very
So buy American made. Appalachian Spring craft gallery is a shining example of the quality and affordability of American made products. By the way, they have been in business for 43 years, and successfully carrying Carruth Studio sculptures for over a decade.