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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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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.  



Saturday, February 1, 2014

Country Club Mirrors

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

Baby Talk

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

Frozen

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

Full House

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

Raggedy Ann Chair Completed

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.



Gifts For Kids

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

Raggedy Ann Chair In The Works

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.

Diaper Drive Results

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

Family Day, Taking A Break From Work

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

Baby Bookcase

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 was completed and varnished today.  Rosemary's client was thrilled when she saw the results of the bookshelf.  The client wanted to put the shelves on when they brought it home.
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

Happy Birthday


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

New Year's Eve Hours

Rosemary & Lauren hope that all of our beloved customers, friends, & family of Sow's Ear Studio had a wonderful holiday.  We hope that you had a wonderful meal, good laughs, and much more.  Rosemary & I were discussing our New Year's Eve Hours for next week.  This is what we discussed for our hours for New Year's Eve. 

Monday: CLOSED.
Tuesday: 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 10:00a.m.-5p.m.
Friday: 10:00a.m.-5p.m.
Saturday: 10:00a.m.-5p.m.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Painted Gifts For The Holidays

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. 
 
 

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