Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Art . . .New Friends

Some new work to share. I have been dabbling with a new style recently. I am using alot of reclaimed frames and "boxes" that my wonderful partner in crime builds. The frame is embellished with bright colors to give it an original and cohesive look. The pieces are then built up with lots of three-dimensional elements.

One of these projects was created as a special order for some new friends. We met Dave and Ingrid at our Memorial Day sale at the Coast. I have never met anyone as warm and open as they were. From the minute they introduced themselves they treated us as long-time friends. They truly have never met a stranger. They asked for a piece that reflected a statement they live by - "You are only invited once." They believe, embrace and practice an "open door policy". Once you have been invited - you are encouraged and expected to come again and again and an invitation is never needed. How many of us are that approachable? What a wonderful attitude. From the minute we entered their home we felt comfortable. There piece will hang above their front door to serve as a reminder to all that come to visit that they are welcome to come back often. We will be delivering their art work to them so that we can spend more time getting to know these friends.

We are building our inventory in preparation for the annual Sandy Mt. Days Festival. It will be held on July 10th and 11th. Lots of great art, food and music. Hope to see you there!


Trishelle said...

Soooooo beautiful!!

Jodene Shaw said...

Wow Laurie! I LOVE, love, love your art. Love the vibrant color!

sister in flying lessons,
jodi shaw

jacqueline said...

Gorgeous new pieces!! I really love your creations and so happy to meet you on our flying lessons! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

helen said...

Love your work - so colorful and uplifting!