Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Local Artisan Series

Here at Minorbird, we get a lot of product/sales pitches. Sometimes, they're fun, and the person pitching has a great idea.

Other times, well, there are other times.

Fortunately, we have had a pretty good assortment of local artists with real talent!

So, in response, we are launching a Local Artisan Series.

Kicking off the series are two new artists (who are no stranger to Downtown Milford) and one of our long-term in house artists, whom I believe you will instantly recognize.

Let me Introduce...

Eul Lee

Born in South Korea, Eul moved to the United States in the 70’s with her family. She lived in Los Angeles for 18 years, then Long Island for 12 years before she moved to Delaware in 2005. She currently resides in Lewes. 

Her passion is designing practical and beautiful items for everyday life. She loves simplicity in design with a modern-vintage feel. 

Eul lives her life’s passion and it shows in each item she creates She hopes to pass that loving energy to those who wear and use her designs.
Let me Introduce...

AJ's Origami

AJ was born in Annapolis, MD on a vacation and raised in Delaware. At a young 21 years old, he has already been doing origami for 18 years. He began trying out origami when he was only 3 at the Boys and Girls Club.

In his last year of middle school he had his own origami business going!  At the age of 16 a teacher gave him $1,000 in $20 bills to turn them into a variety of flowers so she could give them as christmas gifts. 

AJ regularly patents and sells his designs. He creates origami jewelry, pinwheels, birds, or just about anything you can dream up! Stay tuned for more designs...

Let me Re-Introduce...

Rosemary Connelly

Rosemary studied fine art and graphic design at Arizona State University and worked for over 20 years as a graphic designer. She specializes in watercolor journal paintings of her travels (remember her from our watercolor journaling session here at Minorbird!), botanical studies, and watercolor journaling.

Rosemary and her husband Bob are transplanted New Yorkers who lived in Arizona for 30 years before packing up and moving to Italy to fulfill their dream to "Live Cheap and Make Art". You can read about and see the paintings and photographs from their two years in Italy on their blog.

Rosemary painted the Sweet Pea Collection that we carry as a regular staple here at the store.

We just love her!

This series will continue through the summer, with new artisans being added all the time! 

1 comment:

  1. How very sweet of you! What a great idea! (love the logo for the series too!)