Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Just beginning another candy buffet and I posted the following photos from a wedding from last year. The couple wanted a candy buffet but the reception hall would not allow it. So in order to satisfy everyone we designed and printed fake candy labels with fun wedding facts on each box. We had over 100 people and made enough for 300 people and still ran out of candy.
Using baby pictures we created milk chocolate wrappers with photos of the couple as children.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Twenty years ago Andy started work on building two end tables for his home. Unfortunately he could not complete the build on these tables because Parkinson's Disease got involved. Andy kept these end tables in storage since then where they sat in pieces waiting to be completed. Several months ago Andy asked me if I could finish them for him. I had never done a collaboration with anyone my life. From my illustration work and woodworking, I have always done work on my own.
Completing these tables were like finishing someone else's math problems. I knew I would get the same answer but I did not know how Andy got to where he was because he did not show his work. But they were completed and Andy asked me to add a drawer on each one. They are made of cherry and tiger maple with many hand coats of finish. The time spent working on them is something I will treasure.
Yesterday after Arlene and I dropped them off at Andy and Josa's, Andy gave me a large unfinished tiger maple plank from the original piece for the table top. I have no idea what I want to use it for...yet.
But I think some kind of collaboration is needed. Pieces like this should not be done...alone.