Practically FREE DYI with your Dog!

Recently it was, Kristina’s puppy, Chloe’s FIRST EVER birthday!! Chloe was rescued from Heritage Humane Society, after being there for a whole two and a half months! So we knew we had to make her birthday special… but we needed something within hours! Oh what to do!!

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So… in true “girl” fashion, we turned to Pinterest and found this SUPER easy, and practically FREE, DYI Doggy Cake!

You can take any cake pan, and fill it with water!

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Then add some drops of peanut butter throughout the cake pan…

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…add some toys! Chloe’s favorite are her kong and ball!

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Then throw in some random treats and stick it in the FREEZER!

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A couple hours later, voila!

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We sang Happy Birthday and Chloe was the most excited puppy in the whole world!

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Even with her strong pit bull teeth it took her a over TWO HOURS to devour!

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Hope your doggies love this treat just as much as ours did!!

Whimsical Paintings from Savannah

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This artist from Savannah, David Gildersleeve, was originally sparked by comic books – Batman being a favorite!

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David paints subjects that invade his subconscious, using a wonky style to help bring these images to life!

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David has been published in several magazines including Playboy!

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He uses a wide array of media including acrylics, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink and others to create original art and prints. 

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In addition to his many stupendously successful and creative projects, Dave enjoys spending as much time as he can with his talented and beautiful wife Samantha and working on classic muscle cars from the 60′s and 70′s. 

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While David is teaching, Samantha, his wife, runs the gallery as well as her own successful graphic design company!

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Since opening the Gallery, they have met many interesting people from all over the world and they hope that more people come to enjoy David’s work.

 

POCKET MONKEY- the really, really thin multi-tool

This SUPER thin tool can just about save your world in almost EVERY circumstance!

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It fits perfectly in your wallet to ensure you ALWAYS have it on you!

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…AND if that wasn’t enough.. it’s only 1 ounce!

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I mean, come on… Would you rather carry this around all day?

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Yeah, we wouldn’t either! Now, for it’s features! Drumroll please….

The obvious bottle cap opener, but who doesn’t have one of those hanging around on a belt or keychain?! We need MORE!!

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…like a banana nicker!

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OR for the forgetful who always loses their keys.. a DOOR LATCH SLIP to get inside!

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FLATHEAD SCREWDRIVER! One of the most commonly needed tools – now in your back pocket! Need we say more.

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HEX WRENCHES! 5 sizes of standard English hex-bolt/nut wrenches nested into one another. Slip the tool over a bolt-head and slide sideways until you find the right size. Convenient and easy to use!

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A FLAT PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER?? That’s right! The cross blade isn’t the key to the phillips head pattern. It’s the angled tip. This novel 2-D phillips screwdriver works!

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PHONE KICKSTAND! Insert your credit card to make a stand for your touch phone.

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RULER! Sometimes all you need to know is the difference between 3/16ths and 1/4 of an inch. Now you can measure those small details that life throws at you!pocketmonkey-ruler-260

By now, we know what your thinking… I HAVE TO BUY ONE FOR EVERY SINGLE PERSON I KNOW!

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And guess what! YOU CAN!!! Just check out our website and order away! :)

Vintage Dictionary Art!

Our newest addition to our artist list is Vintage Dictionary!

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These pages come in a wide variety, with everything from quotes and images about love & life…

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… to more humorous topics ;)

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They can give a very contemporary look or something a little rustic too!

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This one is perfect for anyone’s entryway!

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We love this page of vintage microphones!

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And we all know SOMEONE who needs this one hanging in their room!

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All prints just $24.95!

No Interest or Payments for 6 Months with Bill Me Later Option

This can come in handy when making larger purchases…Enjoy NO PAYMENTS OR INTEREST for 6 Months with purchases over $99.
Simply select the “Bill Me Later” option when checking out on our website.

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Our favorite new local artist!

Artist, Acara Phipps, is currently working on an undergraduate degree in Public Health with a minor in studio art at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia!10156110_666301633405350_4396224044443708639_n

Her handmade jewelry is made of copper washers from the hardware store!

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We love it when people can make something beautiful out of ordinary things!

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Each washer is enameled using a jewelry kiln.

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The “Lindsay” Necklace which goes into the V shape! This necklace can comes in an array of colors!

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All pieces range from $25 to $49!

New Featherwood Earrings

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The artist lives and works in view of the beautiful Black Mountains near Burnsville NC and draws inspiration from the beauty around him.

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The artist cuts earrings from a large block of dyed and natural hardwood veneer about 275 layers thick.

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He personally dies most of the veneers himself and no two pairs are ever exactly alike.

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 They’re coated with a durable semi-gloss finish and fitted with surgical steel ear wires!

All earrings $26-$32

11,000 Fans = A Giveaway and TWO Promo Codes

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We are so excited!  Our Facebook page hit 11,000 Fans AND it’s our 3-Year anniversary of our flagship store in Williamsburg, VA!  We love to celebrate by giving stuff away ($100 Gift Card), having fun contests (see below), offering discounts (two promo codes below), and eating treats (join us Saturday for Emily’s Donuts custom-made for us)!

Enter to win your choice of one of these best-selling metal script wall signs by Prairie Dance, valued at up to $169!   Click on this photo to go to our website and PIN your favorite metal script sign… Add hashtag #quirksofart and you’ll be entered to win the sign of your choice.The winner will be announced on Saturday!

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Click on this photo to pin your favorite metal script sign… Add hashtag #quirksofart and you’ll be entered to win the sign of your choice.

Take 11% Off your in-store purchase
OR
Use discount code: freeship for free shipping on our website!
Not valid on previous purchases, custom orders, special orders, layaways, clearance items, or in conjuction with Save30 certificates, donated gift certificates, or any other sale, promotion, giveaway, or special offer.
Expires 06/29/2014
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New Mini Art Poles from Painted Peace

Stephanie Burgess’s Art Poles have been a customer favorite since their debut in January 2013. Her signature wood-burned and hand-painted style makes the items in her Painted Peace collection truly unique. We are thrilled to be adding even more new items to this popular line! Below you can see a few of the new 20-inch Art Poles, including highly-requested Dog and Cat Memorial poles.

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One very special item we are releasing this summer is the Survivor Art Pole (shown below). Stephanie was inspired by her own experience as a breast cancer survivor to create this pole as a symbol of hope, strength, and courage for all those who have been affected by cancer.

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In addition to releasing new Art Poles this season, Studio M will also introduce 4 brand new birdhouses. These all-weather, fade-resistant birdhouses are made right in St. Louis, Missouri. Each one is fully functional and features a universal 1.5” hole, fledgling ladder, ventilation and drainage holes, and a removable rooftop for easy cleanout. painted peace stephanie burgess birdhouse

Thanks, Stephanie Burgess for sharing your whimsical talent with us!

BurgessPhotobooth These new products will be available to ship in August. Guarantee yours by pre-ordering yours here!  Use online discount code: lovemyquirks to save 10% off on your pre-orders!
This can come in handy when making larger purchases…Enjoy NO PAYMENTS OR INTEREST for 6 Months with purchases over $99.
Simply select the “Bill Me Later” option when checking out on our website.

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DAD Gifts for FATHER’S DAY!

Father’s Day is COMING UP! Just TEN DAYS away!

We know.. it snuck up on us too! Ditch the boring toolbox gift this year and get your Dad something he will love forever!

Glass melted onto copper creates beautiful images with quotes along the side! $115 See them HERE

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Handmade leather cuffs are comfortable and stylish! $110

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“Eat good food, Be kind, tell the truth” patina sheet metal sign! $129 See more HERE

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Whimsical Clocks for his office or in the kitchen for everyone to enjoy! 149-ish ;)

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Frame a picture of your family with this eXtra-large “Make Memories” frame! $89

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Got a garden-loving Dad?! These glass orbs can be the perfect display to add to his pride and joy! $27

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We love this quote for our favorite Dads! $74

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For the man who has… well… EVERYTHING. $320

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Crazy frames from crazy kids! $25

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