Rich and I travelled to Grass Valley today to pick up the Lovermore sign from Ron Ramsey and his assistant, Gavin Clark. It is even more beautiful in person than in the photo! We are so thrilled with it. We will hang it right outside the front door of Lovermore.
Ron Ramsey sent us a picture of the completed Lovermore sign today. It is EXACTLY what Rich and I were imagining! We are so happy! We are going to go to his studio in Grass Valley on June 4 to meet him in person and pick it up from him. As Rich is an artisan himself (leather), he really enjoys meeting other artisans and communing about their craft. And it means so much more when an artisan, who has put his heart and soul into creating a piece of work with a customer in mind, can hand it over personally to the customer who has manifested it.
We have been working with a wood carver, Ron Ramsey, that does great custom carved wood signs. We’ve gone a few rounds on the design but now we’ve got something that we really love. The design features the long-eared rabbit, which is my (Kathy’s) spirit animal, and the stag, which is Rich’s spirit animal. Of course because Lovermore is located in a wine region and we are wine aficionados we had him add grape leaves and a grape cluster. What do you think?
The next step is he is going to create a color print of the design. Once we approve that, he will do the actual wood carving. When it is completed, we are going to mount it just outside the front door. I can’t wait!