Posted in Retail, tagged art, bird, Bloomington, clothing, craft, DIY, IU, kirkwood, retail, sadly harmless, sally harless, shop, vintage on April 13, 2012|
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I spent last Thursday in Bloomington to host a webinar with Traditional Arts Indiana. I had a few minutes to spare before the webinar started so my daughter, Hannah, and I stopped to chat with Sally Harless at Anatomy Vintage and Handmade.
Shop is located on what appears to be an alley a block south of Kirkwood Avenue near the I.U. campus. The most striking part of the shop is its size — it’s tiny! This unique little building began life as a residential garage. Sometime later some shed additions were added to the south side of the building as well as a two story storefront addition. It really is a unique and interesting space.
Though small and filled with merchandise, it’s not tight or cluttered. When shared the space with 2-3 shoppers as well as Sally and had no problem navigating. There are interesting things to look at (and to purchase) at every level iincluding a shelf of my flatties — full size 2-dimensional versions of my carvings.
I must confess that I didn’t look at much — the selection had a decidedly female appeal — but my youngest duaghter, Phoebe, would love to explore!
Don’t miss this tiny hidden gem while roaming the Kirkwood shops.
Phone: (317) 606 – ERAS
visit my storefront at 116 S Grant St., Bloomington, IN
shop the Etsy store: http://anatomyvintage.etsy.com
twitter @Anatomy Vintage
blog (you’re there!) anatomyvintage.blogspot.com
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Posted in 50 Birds for Blue Stone Folk School, carving, Folk, New at 50 Little Birds on Etsy, tagged carving, etsy, indiana folk folkart, narwhal, Noblesville, sally harless, unicorn, whale, woodcarving, woodworking on May 2, 2010|
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I know that this isn’t a little bird. I’ve been so taken with Sally Harless’ narwhal illustrations that I had to create on of my own! I think you need a carved narwhal and one of Sally’s coffee mugs.
See Sally’s work on Esty or on her Website.
2 1/4″w x 9″l x 5″t
Basswood, Spanish Cedar, Brass, Cotton and Steel
Label: 50 Little Birds for Blue Stone Folk School, No. 61, GB Davis, Noblesville
Each of the 50 little birds (and one narwhal) is designed and carved using traditional hand tools. A specialized finish technique involves up to 20 different steps using traditional methods and materials to achieve a finish that not only looks old, but exhibits complex and subtle colors and textures. A visiting artist once offered that the birds beg to be held in the hand and rubbed.
50 Little Birds is a project begun early in 2009 in order to fund technology and construction costs at Blue Stone Folk School, a traditional arts program in Noblesville, IN. As of November of 2009 over $1500 has been raised for the school. Every dollar of sales of birds numbered 1-50 goes towards the Folk School. 10% of birds numbered over 50 benefit the school. For more information about Blue Stone Folk School and 50 Little birds visit http://www.bluestonefolkschool.wordpress.com.
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