Friday, September 13, 2013

Featured Friday - Richard and Richard

 Hi Fest Followers! Each Friday we will be featuring a different Team Fest Member. Whether you are getting featured for a giveaway or because you won a challenge, we will slowly but surely learn all about each other!

So give some love to Richard and Richard of A Third Life, our first Team Fest interview feature!


Tell me a bit about yourself and what you sell:
A Third Life" is a father and son team, Richard and Richard, that makes crafts primarily from recycled wood that otherwise would probably end up on a trash pile. We utilize limbs pruned from our trees, discarded furniture, old fence, and construction remnants along with environmentally harvested exotic hardwoods. Our shop combines the skills of Richard Sr's years as an architect (retired) drawing and designing with the son's skills as a carpenter and painter to create original art pieces such as wooden wall hangings, jewelry, toys, guitar picks and much more.

Favorite piece you have made- and why?
Richard Sr's favorite pieces are the sensuous mermaid wall hangings and the Peanuts wall hangings and Christmas ornaments. Richard Jr's favorites include the life sized Snook and Redfish replicas, with other fish species in the works.

What inspires you?
We are encouraged and inspired by our daughter/sister, Barbara, an accomplished jewelry artist with her own shop "World Treasures Collection", who introduced us to Etsy as a means of expressing our creativity. (Barbara will be moving back to Florida soon and would be an excellent addition to TeamFEST.) We are also continuously inspired by the wood grains, colors and textures to create pieces that incorporate their natural beauty, into our artworks.

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Favorite part about living in Florida?
The best part about living in Florida is the awesome weather and fantastic scenery associated with living in a tropical climate. Where else can you enjoy the beautiful flowers, trees, birds, butterflies, and the incredible beaches and oceans along with some of the best sunsets in the world.

See yourself in 5 years?
We thoroughly enjoy making our wood crafts and five years from now, hope to be doing the same thing, only with more skill and artistry.

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?
If we could trade places with one person for a week, it would be Leonardo da Vinci, a great painter and inventor. His masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and The Annunciation continue to be appreciated long after his time on earth had passed.

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Thank you Richard and Richard! Have a good weekend everyone!

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1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Thank you so much!