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Lenny and I live in about 2000 square feet. Since our house has 4180 square feet, we have over 2000 square feet of unused space ever since our kids grew up and moved away. We figured it was time to downsize. In staging our house for resale, our realtor recommended moving several pieces of furniture to the attic to make the rooms look larger. Gone went ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Hits: 12970
We’re just cleaning up from our Garmash/Danish show and now we’re getting ready for our Fifth Annual Holiday Open House (Thursday, December 6 from 7-9pm).  Yikes! It’s a quick turnaround! Before the show, we filled our walls with gorgeous Garmashes and Danishes for their show while the rest of our artists cooled their heels ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 30 November 2012 | Hits: 4406
I mentioned in an earlier blog that Lenny and I are in the process of downsizing. In the last blog, I wrote about getting the house ready to put on the market. Five and ½ months later, our house has sold. Here’s a free tip: Your house sells much more quickly when you give it away. Keeping the house clean and in show condition for that length of ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 09 June 2014 | Hits: 7854
Hi.  Lenny here -giving Arlene some well-deserved, good behavior time off from being our official blogger. Spring is here.  I know, not officially as of this writing, but I declare that spring is here.  ‘Cause I’m tired of the cold, tired of getting colds and tired of being cooped up in the house. So there! And now that spring ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 25 March 2013 | Hits: 5492
... of our gifts. This is our first ever Valentine’s Day Pre-Celebration, so we hope you’ll be there to help us make it a success. We held our first Holiday Open House in 2008 and it has become a highly anticipated annual event.  We’re hoping this will become a tradition as well.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 05 February 2013 | Hits: 3975
... art is sold in Dafen, a small village in southern China. The 700 reproduction shops within a 2.5 square mile area house about 3000 painters who work from photographs of the originals. Many of the workers had no art training until they went through a three-month gallery-sponsored art training course. They work in assembly line fashion.  One ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Hits: 4069
... make very much money. I was in a big hurry to get rid of some pieces when we were getting ready to put our house on the market, so I took them to a local consignment shop. What I made didn’t even cover the cost of the glass. I’d have been better off donating them to GoodWill or Habitat and getting a tax deduction. (Check the fine print on your contract. ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Hits: 9145
You never know when you’re going to bump into history.  Lenny and I were walking our dogs in our new neighborhood when we stopped to talk to a neighbor.  She knew we owned The Art Shop, so she said, “Wait – I have something to show you.”  Her father had passed away recently and she was in the process of cleaning out his house, ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 01 December 2014 | Hits: 6643
... The Art Shop: A housekeeper sprayed Pledge all over a canvas each time she cleaned it, resulting in a huge build up of yellow gook. A housekeeper was mopping and jabbed the mop handle behind her through a canvas and putting a hole in it. A housekeeper thought the dusty finish on a hand carved frame was actual dust and scrubbed ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 05 September 2014 | Hits: 7783
... your art. If you can’t bring it in, he makes house calls.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.      ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 23 January 2015 | Hits: 7552
... an internship with a 24,000 square foot fine art gallery in Atlanta where she organized the art in their warehouse and initiated a business venture with an international corporate real estate firm.  The gallery placed art in all of the offices and boardrooms for a monthly rental fee and changed it every six months.  During that time, staff ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 09 September 2013 | Hits: 3180
... reminded all of us of "Reverend Jim" in the old TV series, TAXI, which is to say he was rather kooky.  One day, Lenny went to deliver the framing to his house and he showed up at the door completely nude.  Lenny and the framer who framed the spider went to therapy together. Framing is great fun and we love working with clients ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2012 | Hits: 3876
A New Year’s Resolution – Buy Local and "Call the Man, Aunt Bea!"  There’s an expression Lenny and I use nearly every time something needs to be repaired in our house – "Call the man, Aunt Bea!  Call the man!"  If you’re an ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW fan, you’ll recognize this right away. In a favorite episode, Aunt ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 26 December 2011 | Hits: 7734
... own "Dr. Andy" will even make house calls. (When was the last time your doctor did that?)         ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 10 February 2012 | Hits: 5440
... house, contributed to her tendency to accumulate various collections. Her mother (my grandmother), orphaned as a baby and widowed in her thirties, was also one of these "savers". Always having to prove who she was, she held onto any family papers, letters, photos and mementos. As a result of all this saving, I have quite a bit of history ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Thursday, 05 April 2012 | Hits: 7389
 
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