"Damask Fruit" collection by Color Bakery is a hit!

Jul 27, 2012

The  "Damask Lerain" pear Collection by Color Bakery is a new introduction by CIC.  It's already a "hot" item at the Atlanta Gift show and was noted as the best-selling NEW item at the Dallas Gift show.

Be on the look out for more collection from this talented artist ….


Please visit our link to Color Bakery's portfolio.

CIC damask tabletop

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Cabin Christmas Collection by Color Bakery at Evergreen

Jul 27, 2012

Another new best seller for Evergreen is a Christmas Collection called "Cabin Christmas" by Color Bakery.

The displays at Evergreen's showroom in Atlanta are stunning.  Here are a samples of a few of them.

 

  

  

  

To view more images by Color Bakery, please visit our website. 

 

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Pat Yuille's whimsical images are perfect for all occasions!

Jul 27, 2012

Pat Yuille is one of our top stationery products artists.  Her whimsical images and clever messages are timely and appropriate for many and all occasions.  Here are photos of Pat with her spring/holiday cards and halloween greetings at Legacy and Pictura showrooms respectively in Atlanta.

 

   

     

 

To view more images by this talented artist – Mrs. Pat Yuille, please visit our website at:

Pat Yuille- Garden

Pat Yuille- Holidays

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Artist Tom Antonishak is a one man show

Apr 18, 2012

Our very talented artist, Mr. Tom Antonishak recently had a one-man show in a gallery in Ohio. Fifteen of Tom's original were included in the show.  These images have been licensed for puzzles and they were also available for purchase. Attendees were able to meet with Tom, purchase the original paintings or the images on puzzles. Tom personally autographed the puzzles for all of his fans.

It was a unique and successful event for Tom!
Congrats!!

See Tom's full portfolio.

 

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Spotted at the recent 2012 Toy Fair Show at Javits in New York City

Feb 25, 2012

Traffic at the recent toy fair was super busy and the atmosphere was electric.
Buyers were buzzing about - trying to spots new and innovative products.

Mega Brands has launched a line of "Garden Delights" puzzles and images by our artist, Ms. Nancy Wernersbach are featured in this series. The new packaging is brighter and more colorful with the image and info displayed on the side of the box – easy to view and identify when stored.  Image featured is titled "Twilight Romance Garden".


 

Ceaco has also selected two more images by Mr. Bill Bell for their Christmas collection.  The images are "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Rockefeller Center".


 

Ravensburger is launching a new 3D puzzle line of famous landmarks around the world.

These puzzles are available at many retail locations, such as walmart and an online stores, such as amazon.com.

Wishing all happy puzzling!

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Wheel of Fortune, Fab Food Week

Feb 16, 2012

A mural by artist John Zaccheo was featured on one of the Wheel of Fortune sets last week, during Wheel’s “Fabulous Food” theme week. The mural was produced by one of our licensing partners. Wheel of Fortune – created by Merv Griffin is the longest-running syndicated game show in United States television history, with over 5,000 episodes aired. This is excellent exposure for both the artist and manufacturer.

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Introducing Staveland by artist Bill Bell

Jan 20, 2012

Read the whole story on www.stavepuzzles.com/Staveland

Read the whole story on www.stavepuzzles.com/Staveland

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Talented Ms. Lucie Bilodeau

Dec 23, 2011

Talented artist, Ms. Lucie Bilodeau has a diverse portfolio of African Wildlife, photo-realistic kittens as well as florals and landscape.... Lucie’s favorite model is her companion, Max. Below are photos of Lucie at her home and studio in Massachusetts.

View her entire portfolio.

 

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Best of Show

Dec 23, 2011

Our talented artist, Ms. Susan Brabeau was awarded the BEST OF SHOW Prize at the N.C. State Fair held in Raleigh, NC from October 12-23.  The winning image is titled “And the Ribbon for Best Cake Goes To...”

View all of susan’s humorous, nostalgic images.

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Charlsie Kelly is transforming the world one hotel at a time!

Jun 30, 2011

While in Costa Rica, watercolor artist Charlsie Kelly, was hired to redecorate a small hotel in San Jose. This opportunity has opened other doors for such a talented artist.

"The first wall paintings I did in Costa Rica were at the Hemingway Hotel in San Jose.  A small and charming hotel, it looked as if either hard times had hit it or maybe the management didn't visit the rooms very often.  What I discovered was that the manager was a gentleman in his early 20's from the States, and decorating wasn't a priority; besides, he was working full time at all the other necessary duties that come with running a hotel.  I suggested to him that I would be happy to dress up some of the rooms as an "inter cambio", barter in Spanish, and that I could be his Costa Rican version of Martha Stewart.  He didn't seem to pay much attention to my idea, but later in the month, when his mother came down to visit from Virginia, I got a passionate plea by e-mail asking me how fast I could make it back to the Hemingway.  It seems that his mother had come down on him hard for clearly lacking a woman's touch, oboy!"
 
"That young man became a good friend, and I was welcomed at the Hemingway anytime!"

"While painting at the Hemingway I met a wonderful woman who was working with a multi-national volunteer organization, and she invited me to a tiny mountain village to mentor young people and paint murals.  So cool, the community of el Sur de Turrubares has only 57 people, most of them related in some way, and it's only accessable by horse or major 4 wheel drive, still easy to be stuck in the mud for hours.  A beautiful, beautiful village with a clear and cold river, wild orchids, mangos, frogs, you name it.  Total paradise.  I've been there many times to paint in the volunteer quarters, the towns only business  (the general store owned by the "mayor"),  worked with the kids on paper mache projects, and even painted a life-sized crucifixion scene in the church."
 
"Another friend I met at the hotel invited me to her vacation home in a small village on the Caribean, and after that first trip I made sure to bring my paints with me each time I visit.  I've painted the front of the house with a jungle scene and done faux bamboo in a rental apartment that's there as well."
 
"The Hemingway then had a new manager and I continued to paint for him, and when he moved on to a position at a Spanish language academy he asked me to meet the owners there and paint some murals.  Inter cambio for Spanish lessons, and a bit of money too.  So now with my Spanish improving I felt easier in presenting myself to other hotels, restaurants, etc."

"One thing leads to another, and right now I've got 4 jobs lined up in Manuel Antonio and Quepos, beautiful beach towns on the Pacific.  And when I return to California at the end of the month I'll continue with murals in a great seafood restaurant in Moss Landing.  I  approached the own

er of Phil's Fish Market and Eatery after seeing Phil win the throwdown with Bobby Flay on the Food Network after getting my first television in Costa Rica.  I turned on the set and saw faces I recognized from my home town area, and thought it must be some kind of sign - and I've been painting there for almost a year.  Too much fun, for sure!"
 
"The folks working at these hotels and restaurants have become extended family for me, and I am so lucky to be surrounded by wonderful people wherever I go.  I think it's all about making people smile and be happy, and I am the happiest of all."

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