Monday, January 11, 2010

Art Anniversary Gable Stone Installed

Cari Amici (Dear Friends),

Today is the anniversary of the day I became a full-time artist nine years ago after selling my beeswax candle business, Lumina Candles & Art.

I am celebrating by offering special savings from my Web site that will continue through the last day of February.

But also, I wanted to do a bit of follow-up on a stone carving commission that I completed back in November. While I have shared images and thoughts of my progress on the carving of my first Gable Stone on my Facebook Fan Page, I last mentioned the art commission here on the October 1st posting.

Here is the finished carving. She is sealed 17” x 20” Cordova Creme Texas limestone. “Kalli & Satchel” depicts the young lady of the house and the family pet. The little girl loves balloons and there are three, each representing a human member of the family (mom, dad, daughter).

Lighting with lights at night -- not the best image, but perhaps you can still see that this is sculpture, not painting.

The Gable Stone is mounted in a frame above the doorway.
Houston, Texas
Private art commission – stone carving
Installed mid-December 2009
(house photos sent by client)

PS> Received this today: “Ciao Kelly, come stai? Spero bene!! Take a look of this video on youtube I made it and I put also the beautiful paint from you!!! Best wishes for the new year!!!! gReY, Firenze”

Happy Birthday, Aunt Patsy!