Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Wedding Magnet Launch and Happy Mother's Day

Hope everyone out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day!  We were busy filling orders for all types of Mother, Grandmother, Oma , and Godmother magnets.   We were also very pleased to be featured in two Mother Theme Treasuries on Etsy.  An Etsy Treasury is a group of selected items curated into a collection and titled.  Click on the two we were featured in to see the lovely curated collections from talented Etsy artisans.


I Love My Mommy 

Momma Said There Would Be Days Like This

By far, the most popular magnets this year were our Mother-in-law quotes.  We have two sayings and although you might think they are the same, the messages are totally different.  I was very lucky to have had a wonderful mother in law.  I could have given her both quotes as they were both very fitting.  Here’s to my own wonderful mom, mothers and grandmothers everywhere and to all the wonderful mother-in-laws out there who all share the joy of motherhood.

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Just made and delivered the Wedding Favor magnets for my future niece Ali’s wedding.  Refrigerator Magnets make such a wonderful wedding favors and party favors because they provide a lasting memento of the event that continues to be seen every time the fridge door is opened.  This happens to be a destination wedding in the Outer Banks in North Carolina, so they have selected a seaside theme magnet and are adding their names, date, and location.  This will be a great reminder of what I know will be an amazing weekend.  We have made these refrigerator magnet favors over the years for weddings, both as party favors and Save the Date magnets, family reunions, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, fundraising dinners, and many other events.  These are some of the designs that we suggested to Ali and her mom…can’t tell you which one or if it even appears here because we want to keep it a secret.

We are making these Wedding Favors, Save the Dates available in our Etsy Shop, TheMagnificentMagnet.   Stock designs will be featured as well as the ability to have custom magnets made to match the exact theme and colors of the wedding.    Themes for Family Reunions, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers will also be featured.  Although we have been making all of these themes for many years on an individual basis for local customers, we are excited to be launching them nationally on Etsy with quantity pricing.
Well, back to the studio to create more of our Magnificent Magnets!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Magnificent Magnets and the Pollock-Krasner House

Magnificent Magnets and Pollack-Krasner House
One of The Magnificent Magnet’s newest museum customers is Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.  This is the former home and studio of Jackson Pollock and his wife, Lee Krasner.  As an art major, I remember studying the Abstract Expressionist movement in college when pursuing my degree in art, and Jackson Pollack was an artist that always fascinated me. 
Here is the magnet design the museum selected, which is a photo they provided us of the inside of the studio.  Our magnets will be featured for sale at the museum beginning this month! 

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is regarded as the undisputed leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement. In 1945, he married fellow artist Lee Krasner (1908-1984) and moved from New York City to Long Island’s East End. With a loan from art dealer Peggy Guggenheim, they purchased a small homestead on one and a quarter acres overlooking Accabonac Creek in The Springs, near East Hampton.
The property is a National Historic Landmark, a federal designation that recognizes its significance as one of the nation’s most important cultural monuments. It is also a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program.  Built in 1879, the house is typical of the 19th century farmers’ and fishermen’s homes in Springs, a hamlet in the Town of East Hampton.

Their opening exhibit is The Persistence of Pollock, May 3–July 28, 2012.  Co-organized by the museum’s director, Helen A. Harrison, and art historian Bobbi Coller, the exhibition will feature works that reflect Pollock’s powerful impact and attest to his continued presence as a reference for contemporary artists. The featured artists are Janine Antoni, Robert Arneson, Lynda Benglis, Mike Bidlo, Arnold Chang, Fran├žois Fiedler, Joe Fig, Red Grooms, Ray Johnson, Vik Muniz, Alfonso Ossorio, Norman Rockwell and Lee Ufan. 

I love this image by Norman Rockwell that features Pollock’s work.

                                                     Norman Rockwell, The Connoisseur, 1962.
                                                Magazine cover. Pollock-Krasner House collection.

The Pollock-Krasner House looks like a great place for a day trip or as a destination if you are vacationing in Long Island.  I am planning to visit this summer when I spend the weekend at my friend’s beach house on the North Shore.
For more information on this site, the exhibit and future exhibits, click here to go to their site.  Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. 
We are so pleased to welcome them as a customer and to have our handcrafted magnets in their gift shop!