Featured Artisans ~ UniQue Treasures ~ Janet and ConnieBy Janet Colvin (UniQueTreasures) on May 10, 2010
|In the Featured Artisan Articles, I usually bring you other artists whose work I feel you all will appreciate. This time I'd like to share a little about Connie and I and the copper sculptures we have created. I hope you enjoy seeing how our craft has progressed over the past few years. If you would like to be a Featured Artisan, please let me know. I love to show off our Cubits' Artists.|
Music is Optional
My sister, Connie (maidentheshade) and I create Garden Nymphs, Skeeters, Dragonflies, Praying Mantis, among other things.
Some of our sculptures
Balvenie (Robert Dokka) and Penelope
Connie and I have a lot of fun coming up with ideas and trying new things. It's neat to see one of us get an idea and I'm sure it would be comical to others to see the expressions on our faces as our imaginations run amok. See more of our Copper Sculptures.
Connie paints, sews, and does just about any other thing she sets her mind to do. It seems that nothing is impossible for her. If she doesn't know how to do something, she will pick people's brains, or search the internet until she figures it out. In addition to that, she's a pure pleasure to work with. She never belittles an idea, but if she feels it's not going to work, she will explain why not.
It's especially nice being able to enjoy what we are doing. That makes it seem less like work, and more like play! :-) We've enjoyed making the sculptures so much. It's a "me" time for the both of us, rather than being a "laboring" kind of thing. We both learn something every time we create a new sculpture. We both love researching on the internet to be sure we get things right. Things like musculature, and other details that might be overlooked otherwise.
Best thing of all is being able to work together. Connie and I compliment each other so well. She's all about the logistics of the sculptures, whereas I'm all about the "bling". Working together, we add the best of both worlds to each sculpture we create.
We couldn't find pretty enough chains to hang Penelope from
Connie draws out the pattern for Penelope's dress.
I'm proud to say that so far, all of our customers have been pleased as punch with the sculptures we've created. Each of our sculptures is custom created and designed with detail in mind. We don't have any set pricing list, because each one is pretty much unique (no pun intended there). We are pretty open to ideas though and would be happy to hear any special requests. If anyone is interested in having a sculpture created, please just send a cmail to UniQue Treasures and we will give you an estimate on the cost.
I hope you've enjoyed reading more about Connie and I. Your comments are always welcome here.
You can see more articles about our sculptures in the Artisan's Nook. We are currently working on a Coleus Mama Sculpture for Alice in Sweden. You can see more of this sculpture in the Nook.
We encourage you to stop by the Artisan's Nook and post some of your own work. Don't be bashful. There are lots of different studios to post your work in. If you don't see what you do, let me know and I'll find a place for you to post your work. Everyone loves to see how creative they can be. We love featuring artists of all mediums. Perhaps you'll be the next Featured Artisan!
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|I love unique and unusual things. Connie and I create Copper Sculptures from new and recycled materials. I love thrift shopping and love a good bargain.|
I'm married to a great guy, with 2 beautiful daughters and 4 incredible grandchildren and we live in Southeast Texas.
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|Excellent, Janet and Connie!||nap||May 11, 2010 6:31 PM||14|
|Wonderful||kaglic||May 11, 2010 6:00 PM||1|