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Many thanks to Jeff Carvalho of Selectism for posting an image of my soldier wreath on the site. The wreaths are one of a kind, handmade by yours truly, and are a steal for $90-$120 apiece plus shipping and handling, depending on the size of the wreath and any customized specifications you request.
If you’re looking to get a wreath by Christmas, act fast! I am currently working on a few existing backorders and could probably manage to produce a few more in the next week or so. Fair warning: express shipping charges are *nasty.*
If your timeframe is more flexible, I’m currently taking orders for 2011; contact me at margaretweigel (at) gmail (dot) com and let’s talk. While soldier army wreaths are a perfect give for the end of year holidays, consider surprising your loved one with a wreath for Presidents Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving… the list is endless. The perfect gift for the little boy in all of us.
This is one of my first, and favorite, pieces from my paper collaging days. It was a weird hybrid: composed on the computer, then the individual pieces printed out and pasted down. Maybe not the best technique ever, but I do like the mood. It’s *wicked* moody.
Well, I’m still exhausted — if happily so — after yesterday’s Bizarre Bazaar. Bethany and I both sold a fair amount of merch, saw friends, checked out the work of our fellow participants. A couple of quick takeaways:
— it seems that BB is less about unique, handcrafted stuff, but an alternate (smaller) ‘craft economy’. Not art, not craft, but multiples of the same items. Cute as they were, it was difficult to ascertain the craft beyond the design in some of these. Were they manufactured in China? Hard to tell; they might’ve been.
— Folks were fascinated by the encaustic work. But there was very little art for sale here. Most stuff was silk-screen/mass produced (see above). No crime in that, it’s just apples and oranges.
— People LOVED the soldier wreaths. I can’t recall how many people stopped and pointed, with wonderment, or did a double-take, and dragged their friends over to take a closer look. I sold out of the wreaths I had on hand, and am currently working on one to finish in time for Xmas. Very gratifying.
— Should I outsource the production of my wreaths to China? I can totally see poorly-paid workers in dimly-lit factories gluing soldier upon soldier, passing out from the fumes… : )