So, I have the best friends in the entire world…each time I see them, I usually leave with bags, boxes, purse full of treasures they have found and decided I could use to create something very special. Flip side, can you imagine the organizational challenge? If you ever wonder why I turn product so quickly…it is simply me keeping up with what is coming in. A girl could get lost in this studio!
So back to the story, Ms Delaine, who is one of the very first people ever to get a VIP trunk show in the parking lot of the Belle Mead Mansion, decided to bring me a bag of 5 unique cigar boxes. Along with the cigar boxes she had tile that she had left over from a project…and some other crazy things. She said “I want to see what you can do with these” – that’s what they all say! LORDIE!
So the Cigar 5 were born. I decided to make each one unique and tell a little story, or honor someone that has influenced, inspired me to be better.
The first bag that came to mind is called “C’est La Vie” translated “Such as life” and Ms Nancy Rhodes Harper ( http://www.nancyrhodesharper.com ) is one of the most creative, funny, smart, silly, caring, loving, crazy people I know. One day soon you will find her on the streets of Paris painting away a moment in time – just her way of capturing it and sharing it with the world.
“Nancy has studied with many of the finest artists in the world today, Quang Ho, Kim English, Ken Auster, Nancy Chaboun, Karin Jurick, Carol Marine, Anne Blair Brown, Elio Camacho and The Cumberland Socity Painters (Dawn Whitelaw-Roger Dale Brown-Michael Shane Neal-Paula Frisbee- Pam Padgett).
Nancy’s love of portraying people while they go about their daily lives while capturing a small moment in time is what keeps her excited as an artist. Using bold color, lush descriptive brushstrokes and very often whimsy Nancy sets about doing what she loves. Painting everyday!”
Each one will be numbered and signed, this one was made with all vintage components – they are great to use as a purse, but just as beautiful sitting on a side table or shelf in a very special place.
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