November 2016

As some of you may know, we’ve been working on opening up a new art space for our local artists and makers to come to have a place to work on their work and also display and sell it to the rest of the public.  Anyway, we’re just putting the finishing touches on the space now, but there are a few companies that donated materials or their products to help bring the space together.  So we’d like to thank them now.  We honestly couldn’t have done it without them.

Sherwin Williams donated 12 cans of their Emerald Interior Paint to cover all of the walls with plenty of coats. I have never really worked with this paint before, but I thought the painting turned out great and I expect it to last for years and years to come. Again, thanks so much, Sherwin Williams.  That was such a huge help.

Our friends at Matco Tools supplied us with basically all the tools we needed during the construction process.  We’re not quite sure how they found out about our little project, but I think one of our resident artist’s husband used to work for them or something.  Regardless, we are so so grateful and I know the small collection of rusted nuts and bolts in my shed would’ve been enough to see this through.

Finally, the most random donation came from Southwestern Rugs Depot.  The owner stopped in our shop a few months back, was looking around, and stumbled into the construction area of the new space. He asked what we were up to, went to his car, and asked us if we wanted a free rug to “tie the room together”. He gave us an 5 by 8 foot American Dakota rug and left. Totally unexpected, but I really love the southwestern style of the rug. Anyway, I doubt he’ll see this because I didn’t get his contact info, but thanks so much! We love the rug.

Anyway, we’re so thankful for the companies that helped us out and we would also like to thank all of the volunteers that volunteered their time to make this happen. The space will be done at the beginning of January. Come by and say hello.

We’re really proud of local band, Cloud Nothings, that have really seen to have made it. They’re a “new age rock band”.  A few of the members grew up in Licking and I remember going to one of their shows that they put on out of their parents’ garage. They were all very young, but I could tell that they were all very talented musicians. We hope that they come back to Licking sometime for a reunion tour. Luckily, they have a new tour coming up and have a show in Cleveland at the Beachland Ballroom on January 26th. We hope to see you there.  You can purchase tickets and see the rest of their tour on their website: http://www.cloudnothings.com/

Also, be sure to watch their latest music video.

11 Ideas For Christmas Gifts from Our Shop

  1.   Flapper Girl Dawings ($25 for the larger size. $15 for the smaller)

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2. Palm Tree Stained Glass ($45)

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3. Holy Valley Painting 8×10 ($165)

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4.  Hand-Made Angel Ornaments ($10)

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5.  Hand-Made Ceramic Tortoise ($85)

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6.  Original Christmas Cards ($8)

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7.  Butterfly Tile ($20)

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8.  Ceramic Bowls ($15)

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9.  Hand-Made Pant Pot ($12)

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10. Whispering Woods Acrylic Painting 11×14 ($210)

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11.  Ceramic Coasters ($35)

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