Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Check This Out

I'd like to introduce you to our Maine Man.



He sits on our hearth and at Christmas time he wears a Santa Hat.

I came across the artist, Bill Jacobs, at a craft fair in October 2003 and fell in love with his granite sculptures. At that time, he wasn't making the sculptures with flat bottoms, so you had a plant them in your garden. Not what I had in mind. I heard him say he planned to make some with flat bottoms (brilliant!) and I took his card and tracked him down at another fair later in the holiday season. I gave this piece to Jeff for Christmas that year.

(Of course, you remember my affinity for rocks and you are not surprised that I think this is super fantastic!)

My parents have become fans of the Maine Man too and have considered buying a piece. We looked at a couple of pieces at the local crafter's consignment shop... but passed. Someday we'd like to go visit him in his studio (back yard) and consider a larger selection. The gal at the shop did direct us to his website and I'm delighted to share it with you.

super cool stone faces

I guess I'll drop him an email and let him know he can expect a bunch of artsy-fartsy fiber folks checking out his website.

6 comments:

Deb R said...

Those are SO cool!! I'm not crazy about the layout of his website, but I LOVE the faces. It's amazing how distinct the personalities are.

Karoda said...

Jacob's faces are great! I'm going to email the link to some friends.

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

These are great! Too bad I live so far away and shipping rocks sounds so expensive...

Gerrie said...

I can just see that rockin' man with the santa hat - what a neat tradition. I just love the faces on his website.

teri springer said...

Boy...they sure are great. I would love to have about a dozen (actually, I would love to have them ALL) for the trails in my woods. But, like Lisa, I imagine the shipping to Michigan would be a bit much.

teri

JulieZS said...

I love those faces! Especially since I "see" faces in rocks anyways, without the carving. I'm sending this site to my husband, who will get a kick out of it too.