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ELAINE

From: California, born in Los Angeles and lived most of my life in San Francisco Bay Area

How long have you been doing your art/craft? 5+ years

What is your specialty? Greeting cards and Gift Bags……. Elaine makes greeting cards and gift bags. She says, “I started making greeting cards about four years ago, just for my personal use. Then, when so many people told me how much they liked the cards, I decided to make them for the Gift Shop.  “When I work in the shop, people tell me how happy their friends and family are to receive a handmade card. It’s a wonderful way to contribute to our community, meet new people—and learn more about what folks want and like.  “Talking with customers, I discovered there’s a need for special types of cards. A lot of people want cards with dogs, cats and age-specific messages. These are hard to find in regular card shops, but we have them here in our Gift Shop!  “Part of my enjoyment is finding new and different embellishments and interesting papers. Recently, I started making gift bags and wine bags that are holiday-related.”

ROLAND

From: California.  Born in San Joaquin Valley and spent most of my life in San Francisco Bay Area

How long have you been doing your art/craft? 4+ years

What is your specialty? Wood, acrylic and deer antler projects ( pens, stylists, bowls, pepper grinders, flashlights, magnifying glasses, cheese platters, etc)  With a touch of humor, Roland says that after building two homes from the ground up, he decided it was time to scale down to smaller woodworking projects, starting with cutting boards for the   family. “For the Gift Shop, I moved on to pepper and salt grinders and small bowls made from beautiful exotic and local woods. I also make pens, flashlights, wine openers, and magnifying glasses from wood and from acrylic materials. I’m always looking for wood that has color, character and movement.”

Elaine makes greeting cards and gift bags. She says, “I started making greeting cards about four years ago, just for my personal use. Then, when so many people told me how much they liked the cards, I decided to make them for the Gift Shop.

“When I work in the shop, people tell me how happy their friends and family are to receive a handmade card. It’s a wonderful way to contribute to our community, meet new people—and learn more about what folks want and like.

“Talking with customers, I discovered there’s a need for special types of cards. A lot of people want cards with dogs, cats and age-specific messages. These are hard to find in regular card shops, but we have them here in our Gift Shop!

“Part of my enjoyment is finding new and different embellishments and interesting papers. Recently, I started making gift bags and wine bags that are holiday-related.”

With a touch of humor, Roland says that after building two homes from the ground up, he decided it was time to scale down to smaller woodworking projects, starting with cutting boards for the family. “For the Gift Shop, I moved on to pepper and salt grinders and small bowls made from beautiful exotic and local woods. I also make pens, flashlights, wine openers, and magnifying glasses from wood and from acrylic materials. I’m always looking for wood that has color, character and movement.”

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