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Welcome To The Wonderful Blog By Rosemary And Lauren Prock. Rosemary & Lauren Are The Proud Owners Of Sow's Ear Studio And All It's Magical, Handcrafted Artwork. Please Purchase Our Artwork In Our Showroom In Schenectady Or On Our Etsy Shop. Thanks For Stopping By And Have A Beautiful Day.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th Of July

Rosemary and Lauren Prock of Sow's Ear Studio would like to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July weekend.  Stop by our etsy shop for great, handcrafted items.  We're CLOSED Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  See you Tuesday. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Candy Coral Set Uploaded To Etsy

Candy Coral Set was uploaded to Sow's Ear Studio's etsy shop yesterday.  Just a friendly reminder, our etsy shop will remain open 4th of July weekend.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Shop On Etsy This 4th Of July

Hello friends of Sow's Ear Studio.  Just to let everyone know we're CLOSED Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, and Mon for observance of 4th Of July weekend.  Our etsy shop will remain open.  Lauren currently has her beaded and polymer clay jewelry up for sale on Sow's Ear Studio right now.  Rosemary and Lauren are researching shipping costs for shipping Rosemary's painted furniture and more.  Rosemary and Lauren are hoping to have painted furniture and painted accessories on etsy soon.  Stay tuned for more great items to be uploaded on Sow's Ear Studio's etsy shop.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Door Completed For Plum And Crimson Fine Interior Design

For the past couple of weeks, this bathroom door has been sitting on Rosemary's table waiting to be completed. Well, Rosemary finally added the final touches to the door and the door was picked up yesterday afternoon. This is a mirror finish design. Painted with a color called Raspberry Truffle, this door is beautiful and will look terrific in Plum And Crimson Fine Interior Design's new showroom. Rosemary is in and out of the shop most of the week and Lauren is in her place. Stop in and say hello.



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Outside Sow's Ear Studio This Year

Outside our shop is beautiful, lush, and full of color.  We're going to trim back a little bit, but our garden is the most beautiful thing I've seen since spring-summer 2014 has arrived.  Just to let you know, Rosemary is out on job site until Friday and will be back on Saturday.  If you have any questions, give her a call on her cell phone.  Lauren is at the shop until Friday.  Stop by and say hello and grab an awesome handmade gift today.
            
   

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Strawberry Fest 2014

What another beautiful day for our Strawberry Fest 2014 on Upper Union Street in Schenectady.  Sow's Ear Studio has had a lot of people come in and look around and the street has been jumping with people.  We love participating in this yearly event.  We're here until 3p.m. today, so stop in and say hello.





Friday, June 13, 2014

Getting Ready For Summer

Now that spring is over, it's time to get ready for the summer.  Rosemary stopped at Michael's Stores to pick some artificial flowers for our hanging baskets outside the shop.  Rosemary is currently getting the baskets ready for Strawberry Fest tomorrow.  Stay tuned to see what these baskets look like tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Save The Date

Rosemary & Lauren of Sow's Ear Studio would like to remind you that Strawberry Fest is Saturday June 14th, 2014.  A blog post will follow.  Stay tuned.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Trying Something New

Rosemary Prock of Sow's Ear Studio has been researching the past couple of weeks for new, fresh, ideas for the shop, furniture, murals, & faux finishes. Rosemary came across this unique paint called Chalk Paint.  So she called a few places & came across a distributor in Bennington, Vermont.  On Memorial Day, the Sow's Ear Studio family took a trip to Bennington, Vermont.  The distributor was in an antique store.  We looked at the antiques, bought the paints, a book on how to use the paints, & had a good day in Vermont.  Stay tuned to see what Rosemary is going to do with these paints.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Fairy Doors

Rosemary has been enjoying her painting and got a good clean bill of health on her wrist.  Rosemary doesn't need to wear the removable brace anymore, but still needs to take it easy with lifting items and climbing a ladder.  This is a fairy door for a long time client.  Rosemary adds the finishing touches, as Lauren sneaks a picture in for the blog and fan page. 
Lauren has also taken the time to rearrange the shop and clean the windows and the outside of the shop.  Just to remind you that Upper Union Street's Strawberry's Fest is Saturday June 14, 2014.  Stay tuned for a reminder & some great photos from Strawberry Fest 2014.                              

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mother's Day Gifts

Sow's Ear Studio is well known for it's great gifts, gift baskets, and much more.  Mother's Day is coming up soon and now's the time to buy a great gift for mom on mother's day.  We have a wide variety of picture frames, painted accessories, gift baskets, and much more.  This lovely bird feed gift basket is just a perfect example of one of the great gifts to buy mom for Mother's Day.  We're open until 4p.m. today, so stop in and say hello.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Excuse Our Appearance

Rosemary and Lauren would like to say sorry for the way the back of the shop looks today.  Our near and dear friends from Plum And Crimson Fine Interior Design dropped off this huge door for their showroom that's currently be refinished right now.  Rosemary of course will be doing a magnificent design.  This door is currently on the top of our table in the back of the shop (in front of the electric fire place).  Stay tuned for the results of this door soon. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Support And Buy Handmade Today

As artists, Rosemary and Lauren are proud supporters of making handmade items, buying handmade items, and supporting handmade.  If you love handmade, you'll agree.  Rosemary and Lauren are currently working on getting the rest of their etsy shop set-up and configured.  Rosemary will be selling her hand painted furniture, painted accessories, and Lauren will continue to sell her beaded and polymer clay jewelry as well.  Support handmade and your local artists today.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Grab Your Spring Goodies

Spring has finally sprung as far as Rosemary & Lauren are concern.  All of the beautifully, painted spring eggs, baskets, glass balls, and more are on the pussy-willow tree in front of the shop.  Stop by Sow's Ear Studio and see what we can do for you this spring.  These are just a few of the things that are on the tree right now.  Rosemary & Lauren wish you a safe and Happy Easter this weekend.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Gradually Getting Back In The Swing Of Things. The Work Awaits

Rosemary has been gradually getting back in the swing of things with painting, custom work, & more.  As you can see, Rosemary is wearing a brace on her wrist and is painting, but at the same time taking it easy.  Rosemary has three weeks with this removable brace.  So, if you have any custom work that needs to be done at the shop, now's the time to do it. 
I just took this picture of Rosemary with this custom table that is being worked on for a long time client.  The finished piece will be posted soon.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Custom Coat Rack

   Working with a broken wrist, this lovely custom coat rack was completed today for a long time client.  Made with blue and a pearl finish, this coat rack is ready to go back home.  Have Rosemary do some custom work (like this piece) for your home today and be amazed.

Look At What Came Off

Friends and family of Sow's Ear Studio, I'm happy to announce that Rosemary's cast came off on Tuesday April 15, 2014.  Now she has to wear a removable brace for three weeks.  Rosemary show's off her cast sock while she takes a break from this new brace.  Thank you friends for being so patient and understanding while Rosemary recovers from her broken wrist and surgery.  Rosemary has been painting a little bit and letting her wrist heal properly.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Look Who's Painting

Rosemary has been back in the shop now for a couple of weeks with the cast on her wrist and has been painting a little bit everyday.  Rosemary is currently working on a vintage coat rack for a long time customer.  Rosemary's progress with her wrist is getting better with time and hopefully, April 15th 2014, the cast will be coming off.  We'll let you know what happens next with Rosemary's wrist.
                                                                       
                                   
                                    


Friday, April 4, 2014

Claying For A Cause

I finally took the plunge and decided to open an etsy shop that's dedicated to giving to a local hospital near the shop, Ellis Medicine.  As you all know, my father suffered a heart attack one year ago and is doing very well.  When my father was at Ellis, the doctor's, nurses, and staff took good care of him.  I've been talking with mom about doing this & she loved the idea.  So now, I'm creating heart brooches and heart pendants.  50% of the proceeds are going to Ellis Medicine.  For further details about this wonderful etsy shop, stop by http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartsForHealersShop.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring Has Sprung

When they said this morning that the temperatures were gradually climbing, they weren't kidding.  At 3:00p.m. I decided to see what it was like outside while we were working.  I opened the door and to my surprise, it was nice outside.  It's a little warm and breezy, but not too breezy.  We kept the door open for 9 minutes and decided to close it because we felt a draft.  Spring has definitely sprung & Rosemary & I couldn't be happier.  Keep your eyes open for new spring items in our shop, spring and summer events, and more.  Stay tuned.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

10% Off Polymer Clay Clocks

These handcrafted, polymer clay clocks have been in the shop since Lauren started off as assistant manager.  They're made with scrap polymer clay that Lauren used when she was making beads, and other items for her jewelry.  Lauren would love it if these clocks went to a good, loving home.  They've got new batteries and they've been sitting in this spot for a little while.  Stop by Sow's Ear Studio & ask Rosemary & Lauren for details about these wonderful, polymer clay clocks. 
                                                                          

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

Winter was tough this year.  We had lots of snow, closed the shop a little bit because of the bad weather, worked on lots of things for the shop, and so on.  Rosemary & Lauren are so ready for spring.  Rosemary came back for the first time after being out after surgery on her wrist.  She took the Christmas lights off the banister, and put the forsythias on the banister for spring.  Spring is slowly coming to Sow's Ear Studio with new items, freshening up the shop, and by summer, Rosemary & Lauren are going to be adding stuff to their etsy shop. 
Think spring, be happy, the warm weather is on it's way. 
 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

1st Day Back

After two full weeks of being home, reading e-books, playing Candy Crush Saga, & just resting the wounds, Rosemary is starting to come back.  After telling Lauren, I can’t stand being at home anymore, Lauren said okay, just don’t work yourself to hard.  Rosemary will be in here, until the cast comes off.  Stay tuned for Rosemary’s progress.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

On The Mend

                                                                           
Hello near & dear friends of Sow's Ear Studio. Just to let you know that Sow's Ear Studio was CLOSED yesterday because Rosemary got her stitches out from her surgery & a new cast on her arm.  Although being limited to what she can do right now, Rosemary is on the mend & on her way to a full recovery.  Rosemary's cast is on for 4 weeks & is not able to work outside the shop, she's still able to do small things, such as writing & painting a little bit.  We'll fill you in on her progress.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Friday

Happy Friday friends.  Just to let everyone know, due to a broken wrist, Rosemary had surgery on her left wrist one week ago today.  She's doing well, but she's not able to write, draw, or paint with her left hand until the surgeon says it's okay to do so.  If you'd like to book an appointment with her, when she's well again, you may do so by dropping an email at rosemaryprock@gmail.com  Sorry for the inconvience, but she's out of commission for a little while. 
In the meantime, Lauren has been running the shop & taking messages for Rosemary until she's able to work again.  Please understand, that until she's able to work outside the shop again, she's gonna be in here doing painted furniture soon.  I hope that everybody has a nice, pleasant weekend & THINK SPRING!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sow's Ear Studio Says

Rosemary & Lauren says bring on spring, bring on warm weather.  Rosemary & Lauren are currently working on putting painted items on etsy. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Getting Back In The Swing Of Things

Sow's Ear Studio is getting back in the swing of things after being closed withe massive snow storm we had & President's Day weekend.  

Long time client Lois Rowe stopped by to say hello to Rosemary & Lauren & dropped off a milk jug that is in need to be painted.  Part II of this enourmous milk jug will be revealed soon.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Spending Time With The Animals On This Snow Day

Normally, we would have everything open at the shop, but not today.  Today it's snowing, nasty, & miserable out.  Mom & I are working on projects for the shop & spending time with Ginger & Magic.  Sow's Ear Studio will be back open tomorrow as usual.  Stay safe, keep off the roads, & keep warm today.  



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