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.
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.
Jacob's faces are great! I'm going to email the link to some friends.
These are great! Too bad I live so far away and shipping rocks sounds so expensive...
I can just see that rockin' man with the santa hat - what a neat tradition. I just love the faces on his website.
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.
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.
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