John and I are getting ready for our first art show! We were selected as one of the vendors of the WFGA Spring Market at Forest Fest on April 23, 2022 in Wake Forest, NC. I’m a little excited, a little nervous and a lot overwhelmed with all f the prep that it takes to get ready for one of these events. If you so these things, I’m sure it gets easier, right?? RIGHT?? Please tell me it gets easier!
My biggest challenge was figuring out how I wanted to design my outdoor space – a nice 10×10 booth… only to find out about a week before the even that I was actually indoors – now only 8×8. But it’s ok. It’ll be ok. It’ll be fine. I’ll be fine. IT’S OK AND I’LL BE FINE! now breathe, Gayle… breathe.
So, if you live in the Wake Forest/Raleigh, NC area PLEASE stop by our booth this Saturday, April 23rd, at the Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest (Brooks Street) and say hi! We are in booth #3, inside… INSIDE… and we are looking forward to meeting you, and showing off our “unique pieces of art.”
The inspiration for this pen was a photo of a paintbrush pen that a friend had seen online. I challenged myself to see if there was a way that I could recreate it or something similar. After some research I couldn’t find any kits or anything like the pen so I sketched a draft and decided to give it a try! Above are photos of my finished product. I turned a walnut wood pen blank, painted the bottom section with enamel paints and completed the pen with a green slimline pen kit. I’m pretty pleased with it, and am looking forward to completing the next one with changes needed to improve the design.
And away they go!
We are excited to be sharing our pens all over the United States. We have sold and sent these handmade pieces of art to clients in Illinois, Indiana, Alabama, Arizona, Kentucky, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Colorado, California, Washington, and of course our home state of North Carolina.
Our Etsy Shop is up and running. We’ve had it since about December 2019. It’s been a fun way to market all of the pens we are handcrafting. One of the most difficult things for me to do is to part with the created pens. I fall in love with each one of the ones I make. But I’m getting better, because really, how many pens should one person have??
So visit our shop, Lathe Life Creations, on ETSY by going to www.etsy.com/shop/lathelifecreations We recently added a ton of pens because a supplier here hasn’t been able to open back up to the capacity and ability as she was , due to COVID-19, so until that day comes around, we will add those pens to our shop. Some of them are very unique and created for the clientele that they were intended. I hope you find on that you may like. We try to stock every week or two, so be sure to keep checking back. Oh and we can do our best to help you with a custom order. Those are fun, and somewhat challenging, but so far any one who requested a custom pen has been fully satisfied. Be sure to check out our 5-Star Reviews!