Thursday, April 10, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
Friday, March 14, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Rosemary's outside job took her to a beautiful country club. Rosemary finished the country club & the customers were very happy. While Rosemary was working at the country club, these enormous mirrors were dropped off at the shop. Here's Rosemary working hard on these mirrors so they can go back to the country club.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Rosemary is a great artist in every way. When it comes to baby creations, Rosemary goes the extra mile. This cute high chair (which is a decoration) was purchased by mom & dad in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Rosemary took the time to paint peeken ducks, cherries, & everything baby on this chair. See what Rosemary can do for your nursery in your home today. Rosemary has done toy chests, bookshelves, & lots of other great things.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
The weather forecast called for snow, about an inch or two. Well with the way it's snowing, it feels more like a blizzard & the temperature has mom working with her jacket & me crocheting on top of the heater grate. Sow's Ear Studio would like to know if you're ready for spring, because we're ready for spring. Drop a comment here, Facebook, or on Wordpress.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
As you can see, Sow's Ear Studio is busier then ever. Rosemary has been out all week working on a faux finish at a country club. These delightful mirrors are a part of the project. Mirrors will be revealed soon. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Just a few days ago, Rosemary was painting this cute Raggedy Ann chair a few days ago. Here's the winning results for this cute, little chair that's going home soon. Keep Rosemary in mind for painted furniture & accessories.
Rosemary is well known for painted furniture & accessories, but did you know she's well known for gifts for kids. This huge piggy bank was brought in by new clients & Rosemary did her magic. Made with a lot of girly colors, this piggy bank is a winner. Piggy bank was completed over the weekend & will be ready to go home.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
After our diaper drive photo shoot this morning, we're back to work. Rosemary has been working on this lovely rocking chair for the past few days. I decided to grab a quick snapshot of Rosemary painting the chair. Keep Sow's Ear Studio in mind for painted gifts for your kids.
Well, thanks to local people of the capital region, Sow's Ear Studio was able to collect 52 boxes of diapers for SICM. Rosemary & Lauren are filled with joy to be able to this for single mothers & mothers that are not able to afford to buy diapers. Sow's Ear Studio was not aware of the fact either that you're not allowed to buy diapers with food stamps. We feel good that we helped others out this holiday season. See the diaper drive at Sow's Ear Studio for next year.
52 diapers collected from local people. Thanks for your help.
SICM, The Times Union, & Channel 6 news covering the diaper drive & pick-up.
SICM, The Times Union, & Channel 6 News covering the diaper drive & pick-up.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
It seems like every Sunday, mom & I are working at home preparing items for the shop & online shop. Well, we finally decided to do something as a family. Dad ask us if we wanted to go to a Siena basketball game. Mom & I said yes. We had a great time at the game & a nice dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. Mom got a chance to enjoy a nice birthday outing as well.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Custom work is Rosemary's big thing, even when she spends time with her daughter in the shop. Rosemary's big client brought this lovely bookshelf in for a new grandbaby. The client wanted a woods theme on the bookshelf. Rosemary did her magic and these are the winning results. Rosemary pulled out all of the stops with owls, birch trees, leaves, and much more. This is a picture of Rosemary painting the owls on the side of the bookshelf.
The bookshelf has a mommy, daddy, and baby boy on each side. No woods is complete with a deer on each side as well. See what Rosemary can do for your little one this winter.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Sow's Ear Studio would like to give a warm Happy Birthday to the founder, Rosemary Prock. Happy Birthday Rosemary, you're the best. Sow's Ear Studio is currently working on getting our etsy shop underway. If you love our shop, but are not local, stop by our etsy shop. Purchase a piece of furniture, painted accessory, jewelry, & much more. Hope everyone had a safe and happy new year, and looking forward to 2014.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
It's always a last minute thing at Sow's Ear Studio. Can you paint something for my grandchild for the holidays? This cute piggy bank was brought in on Saturday & the customer wanted her granddaughter's name to be painted on it. Rosemary did just that & the customer came and picked it up & was thrilled with it. As you can see, Rosemary is painting the name on & adding some embellishments to it. Here's the winning results to the award winning piggy bank.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Customers always love having something painted around the holidays & this lovely sled does just that. Brought in by a customer, Rosemary did a classic winter wonderland on the sled. Sled was picked up yesterday, & the customer loved it.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Christmas falls in the beginning of the week this year. Rosemary & Lauren discussed when they were going to open & close for the holidays this year. So here's what the discussed.
Tuesday: Christmas Eve: CLOSED.
Wednesday: Christmas Day: CLOSED.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Give the gift of a gingerbread bowl this holiday season. Beautifully painted bowl painted by Rosemary Prock. Bowl is completed with tools, gingerbread mix, & the most important thing, the bowl. See what Sow's Ear Studio has this holiday season & follow us on Facebook.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Just to let you know, our diaper drive drop off for SICM has been moved to the back of the shop, right next to the electric fireplace. Our shop is filled with artwork by local artists, we're having an ornament sale, & we have lots of great new items. See what Sow's Ear Studio can do for you this holiday season.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
We've had a few people in the shop this morning since we've started this diaper drive. Sow's Ear Studio loves giving to those less fortunate. Buy a box of pampers & drop them off for the holiday season.