Well, we’ve finally been able to attack the silver maple we cut in November. Terry’s made some hollow forms which I hollowed. Terry’s also turning platters for future art pieces. We finished processing the blue oak heal-overs but the pile of blue oak is still in back of the shop!!
Well, craft fair season is over and it’s on to processing the piles of wood we harvested this fall. We’re very excited as the silver maple shows a lot of curl and chatoyancy. The heal overs we salvaged from Dan and Louise’s blue oak are showing amazing burl action! Terry’s been calling it “American Spaghetti wood.” I located a black oak burl that was started as a hollow form and flipped it over due to the burn and bug damage at the bottom of the form. Started hollowing it and hope it turns out as great as it promises.
This year will be my year to perfect my box forms and learn to create threads so I can have threaded lids for my boxes. Terry’s working on his artistic forms. Can’t wait to see what he comes up with!! I also plan to enter his forms in art competitions in an effort to build his resume.
Finally, we consigned several pieces to the Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s gift shop. Check out their link at http://www.sacfinearts.org. They really liked our work when we were at their craft fair in December. We’re hoping they sell!!
Happy New Year!
Well, we decided to take on one more craft show and managed to get into the arts and craft show at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center (SFAC) on December 19 & 20, 2015. The hosts were wonderful and my fellow vendors suffered through my constant spiel! A big Thanks to all, especially our hosts at SFAC. We enjoyed the experience and hope to return next year.
We would like to extend a big Thank You to Christy Beeman and the Santa’s Helpers Holiday Boutique in Napa. We had a great time and met many terrific people!!
We would like to say Thank you, to the City of Roseville, for allowing us to participate in the 2015 Holiday Craft Fair at the Maidu Center. We had a great day and met terrific people!
We’ve begun processing the maple we cut in the Carmichael area last month. Our friend, Richard, brought his alaska saw mill and Terry slabbed up the larger pieces of maple. We split the wood with Richard and will start processing the slabs in our shop using our band saws. From that point, we may “rough” out some of the wood or we may just coat it and store it for the next 2 years. There’s some amazing figure in the wood, and we should get some incredible pieces for art.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Nevada County Craft Guild for inviting us to participate in their Christmas Fair at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, CA, on November 28-29. We met a lot of great people!
We would like to extend a big Thank You to Brenda Mossa Events for inviting us to the Rancho Solano Holiday Boutique this past Sunday, November 22. We met some great people and enjoyed the experience. Attached are some pictures of our table.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Kim and Mark for inviting us to the Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire in Napa this past weekend. We met a lot of great people and really enjoyed the experience. Attached are a couple of photos of our booth.
Take a look at Terry’s latest foray into the art realm. The platter measures 18″ across by 2″ tall. It’s silver maple with blue dye and turquoise filler for the “fish.” The movement is natural to the wood and gives the appearance of water. It will be on display for sale at the upcoming Napa Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire at the Napa Expo Center this weekend, November 20-23, 2015.