Bird Dog for Autism New York Bird Dog Series

Donated by TheWoodGrainGallery

NYBDS Supports Children with Autism

We were contacted by Julie Glynn through our Etsy Shop in August 2015. Here is her e-mail.

Hi! I love your work and was wondering if you would be interested in advertising by way of a tax deductible donation. My husband is the president of New York Bird Dog Series and he, along with a friend who is the president of New Jersey Gun Dogs collaborate to hold a Bird Dog Challenge National Player’s Championship each year. Up to 300 Bird Dog Hunters will be participating this year. At the banquet where awards are presented, there is a silent auction/raffle and all proceeds are donated to the Autism Center at Ontario ARC to provide camp scholarships to children. If you would like to donate, please send me an e-mail address and I will send you the form. Check out the organization(s) at NYBDS.net Thanks for your consideration!

NYBDS Supports Autism

After the event, Julie sent me the following e-mail with some pictures from the event.

Dear Johanna,

The Bird Dog for Autism event was a big success! As you see in the attached image, we raised $10,000!! In the picture you will see two of the campers that benefit from the scholarships, my husband Tom, his business partner Jack, Diane Vandewater of The Autism Center at ARC and myself. The other pics are of the top 3 silent auction items for bids. Amazing artists, like you made our night extra special and profitable! My brother-in-law actually out bid everyone on your weather station and then gave it to us for our 30 year anniversary because he knew how much we liked it! It looks beautiful in our home. Thanks again for your support! Julie

BD event 1BD eventLook at the work of these amazing artists who help make this event extra special and profitable. We were honored to be asked to participate in such an important charity.

Have you been “touched by Autism?” I encourage you to educate yourself and become part of the cause! Each and everyone of us can help in our own way. This is a GREAT website with an amazing blog! Autismspeaks.org Here is a blog link for 10 Ways to Help and Support An Autism Family

PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT AUTISM AWARENESS! SHARE IT!

Seahorse Corbels Nautical Decor

Custom Seahorse Corbels Set of Two
5 out of 5 stars ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Words cannot express how absolutely beautiful our Seahorse Corbels are! However as beautiful as they are so are the folks that own this shop. The customer service was superb. You just don’t find the service we were given in today world very often. You will not be disappointed if you buy from this shop…

These seahorse corbels are STUNNING! Our customers have made this product one of our most popular items in our shop! You can buy these seahorse corbels in various sizes, order them unfinished, stained or painted. You can order these wood carved seahorse corbels as a pair or with a shelf.

Are you looking for new and exciting Nautical or Beach Decor to enhance your home? This seahorse corbel set with matching shelf is perfect for your bathroom, kitchen or beach house. We offer a “floating shelf” allowing you the most flexibility when hanging your corbels. These corbels are very sturdy and will hold up to 35 pounds with the brackets placed on studs in your wall.

We install dual keyhole hardware on each corbel for stability.

Aren’t these adorable? These are our small seahorse corbels that you can purchase as a set or with the floating shelf. These are great accent pieces for any room in your home or beach house!

Custom Made Business Signs Northside Service Lansing Michigan

NORTHSIDE SERVICE

24-Hour Towing & Road Service

Northside Service offers fast 24-hour Towing Service 7 days a week in addition to their full-service auto repair and preventive maintenance center. This was an exciting project to work on. We were approached by one of the company’s employees who wanted us to create a business sign for the owner’s office as a special gift.

As we worked with the employee, we began putting the design together. The design needed to be an extension of their business model. We began the design process by placing the tow truck in a strong position within the sign to be the focal point of the wall hanging. Next, we placed a “stone design” as the background to solidify the design into a rustic style wood carving. We took the provided “engraved words”‘ for the sign and placed them in such a way to balance the final design. We finished the project by creating a simple frame. The final sign was carved out of 1-inch solid cherry wood, stained with cherry. We pooled the cherry stain into the engraved words to create this stunning custom business indoor sign for our customer. Finally, we sealed the 3D wood carving with a polyurethane gloss finish. We attached the saw-tooth picture hanging hardware so it would be ready for immediate hanging.

We will fully customize your Business Sign with your Family Name, Company Logo in our full service woodworking shop. Customize it with your choice of wood species, stain or no stain preference, finish, size and budget; indoor or outdoor signs available.

Here at TheWoodGrainGallery Etsy Shop, “custom relief carving” is a personalized service we provide to all of our customers to create unique 3D wood carvings for your home, office, church, cabin and business specializing in one-of-a-kind wood gifts that can be personalized for any special occasion.

To start this process, simply fill out a Request a Quote Form and give us as much information as you can to include your budget, dimensions, date needed by and any drawings, artwork or photos to help us better understand your expectations. We take that information and create computer pictures (CAD images) of your request and send them back to you. We continue this conversation until you are completely satisfied with the design of your custom wood carving. Next, we will create a private listing for you to purchase through TheWoodGrainGallery Etsy Shop.

Are you interested in our backstory? We invite you to listen to the podcast and you will hear what our passions are, what inspires us, what it takes to produce high quality custom wood carvings, customizing your buying experience and providing personalized customer service.

Dog Groomer Gifts Etsy Pet Groomer Gifts Ideas

Dog Groomer Gifts

As an avid dog lover with a history of breeding border collies in the past, now with a passion of adopting rescue animals, there are 2 very important groups of professionals that I depend on to keep our animals healthy and clean; veterinarians and pet groomers!

Today, I’m going to focus on the custom gift I created for our dog groomer; Beth’s K-9 Care. Beth has been taking care of our border collies and rescue dogs for several years. Beth is by far the best groomer I’ve had the pleasure of bringing my dogs too! She is professional, reliable and caring. I adopt rescue dogs and Beth has the compassion and understanding necessary to groom my rescue dogs!

I want to share with you the process of creating a custom wood carving from the birth of the idea to the finished product. I want to show you how easy it is to take your idea and turn it into that unique one-of-a-kind gift that you will be excited to give and experience what I call “the WOW effect.” My customers contact me quite often and say, “the pictures of the finished product you sent me were beautiful but I was amazed how the detailed carving brought my project to life!”

I started this project by making a list of items that described Beth. She lives in the country with pine trees, has 2 dogs; Springer Spaniel and Golden Retriever. Her grooming facility is a separate building located on her property, which is very rustic.

Next, I pulled the model components from my extensive library; pine cone frame, pine trees, building front that looked a lot like her grooming building, added the dog dish, Golden Retriever and Springer Spaniel and found some grass. There was a place on the front of the building to put her shop name, which was the perfect personal touch I was looking for! The last decision was to decide on the wood species and stain finish. I ended up using solid birch wood and stained it with Honey giving it that rich rustic finish I was looking for! On the back, I placed my personal “thank you” for taking such great care of our dogs! It was a successful piece because she was almost speechless when she received. She tried again to thank me by calling me later and she had difficultly expressing how much she loved it because she was still caught in “the WOW effect.”

Are you one of those creative individuals who have an “idea” that you want to turn into a unique, one-of-a-kind gift? We love working with our customers and taking their pencil-to-paper ideas and create that special piece of wood art. We welcome custom design work.

To start this process, fill out a Requst a Quote form and give us as much information as you can to include your budget, dimensions, date needed by and any drawings, artwork or photos to help us better understand your expectations. We take that information and create computer pictures (CAD images) of your request and send them back to you. We continue this conversation until you are completely satisfied with the design of your custom wood carving. Next, we will create a private listing for you to purchase through TheWoodGrainGallery Etsy Shop.

Are you interested in our backstory? We invite you to listen to the podcast and you will hear what our passions are, what inspires us, what it takes to produce high quality custom wood carvings, customizing your buying experience and providing personalized customer service.