Tuesday, April 27, 2010

new game board!

"bina's boys"

a client of mine, bina, who lives in california, wanted me to design a chinese checker board for her home....she wanted a 'rose', but not to girlie of a rose, for she is the mom of boys and wants to pass this piece on to them one day...after mixing and remixing and then mixing some more....i think i found the perfect 'rose', not to girlie, a bit of brown mixed in there to give it some 'boy' strength...

so welcome 'bina's boys' to my collection of chinese checker boards....i think you are just the perfect mix of mom and sons...

and here are bina's thoughts when she opened her box:
Dear Diane,

I just received the beautiful board you created and I think I shall cry. It's so lovely and I'm glad I listened to your advice re: the colors. The note on the back is so sweet. My oldest is deciding soon where to go to college (probably, UW, Madison) and I know that it's going to be initially hard for me! Thank you for adding the tiny floral touches - they're delightful. Again, thank you for being a creator of such lovely works that will become heirlooms in different people's homes for years to come - a real legacy!
With appreciation!
ahhhh - it makes this oh so worth it when you all are so sweet to me! if you would like one for yourself or to give as a gift, just let me know for i'm happy to make one for you...
19" x 19" - $235.00


Zoe Nelson said...

Beautiful, Diane!

Gloria said...

Hi Diane,

Those two pieces are fabulous together!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I hope I'm not too late. I just now read your blog. Please add the new Chinese Checker to my order of the Gee's Bend piece. I just love those two together. Thanks Diane

Sue M.

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane,

Been crazy week and meant to contact you earlier. I wanted you to know that I did get the gameboards and love love love them! They look great and I am anxious to get them up. I know I will enjoy them a lot and appreciate your talents!

Have a great weekend and thanks again!