Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Has Arrived

I did have all intentions of writing first on a weekly basis and then down to a monthly basis when we first started to blog. Honestly. Now as you can see by the date of the last post that this has just become a wild dream on our part, for various reasons. I find that like the weather you can never really count on things to be the way that they were meant to be. Sometimes it does snow in the Spring and other times we are just filled with beautiful tulips, daffodils and other assorted plant life.

Well the same is true for us here at The WoodArt Studio. The winter often can slow us down a bit, especially after the holidays. Its just too plain cold to create in the studio because it takes to long for the wood-stove to heat up the area. We find that overcast, cloudy, snowy weather is just not conducive for creating happy functional wood pieces.

But here we are in the middle of Spring and life is full of growth.The birds are singing and life in the studio is buzzing like the bees. Chips are flying. New items are being added. The cooking utensil and jewelry line has expanded. We have added a limited supply of hair clips and created another in our spirit house Red Barn series.
For the most part we post onto our facebook page daily or weekly so it is the best way to keep up with us. You can still find us at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market in Harrisonburg, VA in C'Ville Arts in Charlottesville, VA, and Lost River Artisan Cooperative in Lost River, WV. We are hoping to expand our market presence and will be doing from time to time the Lost River Farmers Market in Lost River, WV also so watch for news on that.

And to close for now we look forward to meeting many new WoodArt Studio followers again this year so remember to stop by and say hello so that we can thank you personally for supporting The WoodArt Studio.

For now choose the right branch...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A few minutes about us

On a brisk chilly morning in November while at the market we had the pleasure to meet Patrick Dunn of "Real Virginia". What an awesome guy he is. Well for some reason he felt that we were pretty cool also and took the time to do an interview with both Steve and myself about The WoodArt Studio and the Harrisonburg Farmers Market. So if you are so inclined to learn a bit more about us and actually see who we are take a look at the "Real Virginia Holiday Market" video. Thanks Patrick.

Remember that you can find us at the market on Saturday's this winter from 9am - Noon and also at our first semi private event "And it was Good" in Lacey Spring, VA.

Until next time... choose the right branch

Friday, November 15, 2013

Summer Gone / Fall Missed

WOW August 5th? What was I thinking when I said that I would blog once a week and then even later once a month? My saying of Life getting in the way of Life doesn't seem to be an appropriate excuse. I will say that we have been busy but then I know we all are. We are blessed a bit here at The WoodArt Studio to have somewhat of a two member team. Artist Steve doing all of the creative designing, crafting of the pieces and me doing all of the marketing and paperwork stuff. We like that it works for us.
Anyway even though we have not written here we have posted a few of the newer items on and off to the Studio Gallery. After all a picture is worth more than a thousand words they say. We have a more than constant presence on our facebook page with news and photos. In fact we would love to have you follow us there.
We are in several places this winter season so stop by and say hello. We have new pieces coming and going at every opportunity. Special orders are done when Steve is able. In fact one special piece was a communion set that he was commissioned to do for a local church as a wedding present. It truly left us both feeling honored.
We will be in and around for your gift giving needs this season as the schedule below will tell you. Contact us for directions to any event. We would love to meet you. You will find some of our pieces also in any of the year round locations. Keep in mind that we do ship throughout the USA if you are not in our visiting area. We want to take this time to thank all of you who have supported us verbally, financially and spiritually.
Some of our winter schedule:
Mondays Nov. 3:30 - 5:30: Wine Tasting & Craft Event, Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville
Tuesdays, Nov. 19 & 20 7am - 1pm: Harrisonburg Farmers Market, Harrisonburg, VA
Saturdays Nov.16 & 23 7am - 1pm: Harrisonburg Farmers Market, Harrisonburg, VA
Saturday Nov. 30th 9 - Noon: Bonus Market Small Business Saturday
                                                Harrisonburg Farmers Market, Harrisonburg, VA
Saturdays Dec. 7, 14, 21 9am - Noon: Harrisonburg Farmers Market, Harrisonburg, VA
Friday Dec.13 5pm - 8pm: "And it was Good" Fairweather Home, Lacey Spring, VA
Saturday Dec. 14 2pm - 6pm: "And it was Good" Fairweather Home, Lacey Spring, VA
Until next we meet... Pick the right tree.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Anniversary Oops!

We celebrated our anniversary again last week but totally forgot to really celebrate it with you. Running around being busy is really no excuse either. So to make up for it we have drastically reduced prices on some of our inventory. These pieces you can purchase through email correspondence with us or when we are at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market. Prices listed in the Studio Gallery are current retail. Contact us for sale price. Hurry because each is a one of a kind piece not to be around long.
Inventory items reduced are: #51 / #199 / #217 / #232 / #274 / #360 / #368 / #383 / #384 / #404 / #439 / #746. See them all in the Studio Gallery.

Until next we meet… Choose the right tree.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Spring Went Where?

Yes where did spring go? All that I can remember is dressing in multiple layers of clothes for the Farmers Market up until a couple of Saturday's ago. I vowed that I was going to wash my long john's for the very last time until winter arrived again later this year. So with most days now pushing into the upper 80's where did spring go? Did it even happen?

Thank goodness for the outside studio where there seems to be an impression of normalcy happening. WoodArt is being created on a daily basis pieces continue to find their way into many happy homes across the nation. Many mothers received happy jewelry, bowls, bud vases and cooking utensils all uniquely and patiently hand crafted by only artist Steve. How lucky they all must feel. Now with Fathers Day around the corner I am sure the same will be for so many lucky dads. Bowls, flat platters, free form containers and the likes there of will put a smile on many a dad's face soon.

And so with summer actually starting in a few weeks I wanted to share our current schedule with you as it has expanded.

          Harrisonburg Farmers Market every Tuesday and Saturday, 7am - 1pm

          Daylily Festival July 20-21 2013 Fishersville, VA

          Gallery Shop at the Smith Center 20 S. New St. Staunton, VA

          Lost River Artisan Cooperative Route 259 Lost River, WV

To keep up to date with our what's, whys and where's this summer follow us on our facebook page.  

Until we meet again... choose the right branch.

Friday, April 19, 2013

New Growth

Spring brings with it new growth. After the cold seemingly long winter the breath of fresh air is great to breathe in. Everything that seemed to look old is new again. Trees start to flower with their beautiful blossoms of pink and white. Earth in the garden area is ready to be tilled and plants to be planted. Yes it is all starting again.

As for the studio the pace is just picked up a bit. Steve no longer needs to wait for the stove to warm the place up in order to turn a bowl or carve a spoon. And so all the designs that spin in his head the night before can now be brought to fruition one at a time. Yes one at a time because it is only Steve who does all the work. There are no secret wood elves that stop into help him out.
As for me, my WoodArt Studio life picks up the pace also. With springtime comes an additional farmers market day in Harrisonburg. While we have dropped one of the galleries that we were in we added another in Staunton, where we had wanted to be for some time. The Smith Center Gallery Shop will now be offering an assortment of our unique incredible cooking utensils.  

We are also adding a show or two here or there. You will find us at the Daylily Food & Wine Festival in Fishersville, VA; July 20-2, 2013. More information will follow which we will post on our facebook page. If you don't follow us there now would be a great time to do that. Much more is posted there on a regular basis. You know how we all love to be on facebook.
And so that is how we are growing a bit this windy spring.
Until next time… pick up the right branch