Wednesday, July 10, 2013

GIRL IN BLUE


"GIRL IN BLUE" was probably the most popular and the most talked about print at the "one man show" at Buffalo Big Print this spring.  It has been restored from an Ecktachrome slide by Mary Lynn Blood.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

THE SAIGON AFFAIR

The flier is out for the one man photography show of STEVE BLOOD's works taken in Saigon 1966-67.
Restoration by Mary Lynn A Blood

Thursday, November 1, 2012

SAIGON VIET NAM PHOTOS


HOLIDAY TREAT

COPYRIGHT STEVE BLOOD 1966/2012


Eggs of all kinds are considered a treat on Tet (New year)
This is another photo that is being published as a limited edition
and will be featured on the new web site.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

SAIGON VIET NAM PHOTOS

Small family boats loaded with the sugar cane harvest crowd the canals in Saigon in the 1960's waiting to sell and unload their goods.
copyright STEVE BLOOD 1965/2011
ANY REPRODUCTION OF THIS IMAGE IN ANY FORM
STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Historical photo of a Saigon canal printed as a limited edition now available is
one of approximately 50 restored photos that will be offered on the new web
site.  Interested parties don't have to wait, they can contact PENROSE DESIGN
now for more information.

TAYLOR WINERY PHOTO

COPYRIGHT STEVE BLOOD 2012

Preview of photos that will be available on new web site coming soon.

COLORS OF FALL PHOTO

copyright STEVE BLOOD 2012

Preview of photos soon to be soon on new web site.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WALL ART PHOTOGRAPHY

TAYLOR WINERY

                                               copyright STEVE BLOOD 2012

We are in the process of creating a new web site.  It will have historical photography of Saigon, the landscapes and architectural photography of Mary Lynn A Blood, rustic lighting, marquetry, antiques, revamped antiques, gifts and misc.  All items will be available for sale. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

THE NEW CRAFTSMAN LAMP

Taking liberties with the "craftsmen" style table lamps, hammered steel and iron are added to hold the shade.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

SHOP RETAIL


We find ourselves dabbling in a zillion different things and decided that the entrance to the studio could use a dressing up, hence the retail corner.  The bright spot is Mary Lynn's photography but we do show a little bit of everything.  Prices range from $4.50 to $10,000.00, we believe in diversity.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

ASPEN FLOOR LAMP

Floor lamp with fret cut shade, mica diffuser, Wyoming lodge pole base and marble base plate was designed for a home in Montana.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

ANTIQUE EMPIRE CHEST RENEWED

 This 200 year old empire chest has been renewed and reinvented.  While many of the veneer chips have been repaired, missing veneer been replaced.  Many of the chips were left alone as it is part of the history of the piece.  The top was cleaned; but years of use and marks remain visible.  A front foot had to be rebuilt, drawers had to be rebuilt and then the fun part began.  Two matching marquetry panels were inlaid on either side of the chest.  The pattern of the Indian is adapted from a 1795 painting by JLG Ferris.  An updated mirror framed was designed with a stained glass mirror.  The piece was finished with old fashioned shellac to give it the aged look that it deserves.  Forged drawer pulls were added to the top drawers with hammered copper back plates and finally quilted drawer liners were added.
                                                      The raw canvas, the beginning.

Monday, September 20, 2010

BUD INLET

Adapted from a photo taken by an unknown Daily Olympian photographer in the 1960's this panel was created for a cabinet door.

GIG HARBOR

This marquetry panel was adapted from the photography of Steve Blood.  It is a simple panel intended to let the wood do the work.

Monday, September 13, 2010

EMPIRE CHEST DETAIL


One of the marquetry end panels on a 200 year old mohogany empire chest that is being refined.  The other side panel matches this side.  There are more surprises to come.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

OLD RANCHER REVISITED

         A work in progress.  The quick sketch is the general plan for the finished piece.                                      

Monday, February 1, 2010

WAGON WHEEL CHANDELIER SHOP DRAWING

contact us at 716-941-0322 or mail us,                        We have had numerous inquiries about wagon chandeliers lately so I thought maybe I could answer some questions.  This is an elevation of the wagon wheel chandelier posted previously on this blog.  Everything on this particular fixture was custom designed and fabricated making it a truly unique chandelier.
Not all lights have to be this complicated.  We can design a fixture using standard or antique wagon wheels and off the rack parts to create a rustic fixture that's just right for your project. 
Discounts to the trade.
copyright Penrose 2006

Friday, January 22, 2010

NEW MOOSE THEMED BURL LAMP


The moose may be familiar to those who follow my work but the lamp design is new.  The Wyoming pine burl sits on an unusual inlaid maple base.  The Shade is fret cut cherry plywood with a cherry frame backed by mica.  The fixture supports a three way light bulb with a switch in the base.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BATH SCONCE

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

BREAKFAST LIGHT

Lights to cook by, lights to eat by, copper steel and mica.

Monday, August 10, 2009

BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY


This is an older fixture made soon after the SNOW LODGE was completed. It stands almost 6 feet high and makes a solid statement in the sports craft store where it hangs in the entry way.

copyright 2001 STEVE BLOOD
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

MONTANA SPRING


This the view off the TOM MINER CREEK ROAD on the way to the GRIZZLY CREEK RANCH where the wagon wheel chandeliers reside. A skiff of snow here turned into feet as we climbed the mountain.
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HOME FOR A WAGON WHEEL


This is the barn that the wagon wheel chandeliers reside, the building is incredible on the inside.
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Friday, July 31, 2009

MEMORIES OF SAIGON

Those who know me know that I have a passion for the arts, photography is one of those passions. When I was in Vietnam in the 60's I was stationed in Saigon. I had a rare opportunity to see and be a part of a Vietnam that most Americans in country were excluded from and had no idea that it even existed. When I had time off I often ventured into the city to shoot photos of the architecture and of the people. I have hundreds of photos and slides that have been sitting on the shelve for years. Mary Lynn and I have decided that it's time to share those images with those who were there and those who are too young to remember. These photos are not about the war but about an exotic city and her culture. To this end we are editing the photos into a coffee table book and hope to find a publisher soon. (photo has not been repaired yet)

copyright 1965 STEVE BLOOD This photo may not be reproduced in any form without written permission of STEVE BLOOD
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