Deb Coverdale ~ Wood and Stone

Deb has been carving stones since she was a little girl, starting off with hearts.  Her designs have grown with her, although hearts are still popular, and she has the artist’s eye of matching just the right design to each stone.

The raised cut designs can also be used to make impressions in the sand.  How fun is that?

IMG_2457Sandstone has never looked so beautiful!

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Melissa Francisco ~ Painter, Designer

IMG_2456Melissa Francisco calls herself “Washed Up”, referring to the materials that she uses in her designs that she has found on the shores of Lake Erie.  A good portion of her work brings new life to driftwood; through sculptures, painted pieces, or as accents.

Melissa has something for every season.  Especially stunning are her driftwood Santas!

 

Vince McKee ~ Author

71PdS-Tf3qL._UX250_Vince McKee is a growing force in the sports literary world. His first seven books all helped to build his credibility as a top-notch chronicler of the impact of Ohio sports. Vince is also the MMA correspondent for neosportsinsiders.com. He has also spent time as a High School Beat Reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer & The Medina Gazette. His work has been featured in SLAM Magazine, ESPN Sports Nation and Drennan Live. He has been called the go to source with anything involving sports history. He has personally interviewed some of the biggest names in Cleveland Sports history for his books, including a one on one with Bill Belichick.

Follow Vince on Twitter at Vince The Author

Bette Drake ~ Pottery

“My pieces are about surface and texture. Making impressed designs in soft clay gives the same delight now as it did thousands of years ago. This work is high-fired stoneware in a gas kiln, which affects the glazes in many ways and gives an extra dimension to the surface. My aim is to make work which is functional, beautiful, and affordable.”
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Marcello Mellino ~ Photographer

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“Art in all its forms has been a very strong intellectual personal motivation throughout the years, so my ongoing maturation and growth as a Fine Art photographer seems quite natural, and at the same time very challenging and exciting! The process of photographic imagery ” creation” goes much further than the simple ” taking” of the photograph, since it necessitates a good amount of vision, creativity and curiosity, besides all the technical attributes, and I find immense satisfaction in the sequence leading from that initial “moment of vision” to the final printing act, which is the perfect culmination for a fleeting instant to become permanent reality.”

Marcello is a native of Italy, so naturally a lot of his images are from “home”, which enables us to travel vicariously through his captured sights and events.

No passport required to view Marcello’s photos and sign up for his newsletter ~ Mellino Photography

A BRB EXCLUSIVE!

“THE INVISIBLE MIND” ~ third book of a new series by M.T. Bass is here – now! It won’t be available for public consumption until August 25th.

Invisible Mind

Now unleashed, the “Baron” is resurrecting history’s notorious serial killers, giving them a second life in the bodies of hacked and reprogrammed Personal Assistant Androids, then turning them loose to terrorize the city. While detectives Jake and Maddie of the police department’s Artificial Crimes Unit scramble to stop the carnage with the Baron’s arrest, the cyberpunk head of the Counter IT Section, Q, struggles to de-encrypt his mad scheme to infect world data centers with a virus that represents a collective cyber unconsciousness of evil.

Click here for more books, stories, and musings M.T. Bass

Jo Ann Lawrence ~ Bead Maker and Jewelry Designer

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The look of sand, water, and sky come together in these Storm Watcher beads.

Jo Ann is a self taught glass bead artist. She has been designing and making her glass beads since 2008 when she was “bitten by the lampwork torch”. She resides on the shores of Lake Erie in Sandusky, OH with her husband, John.

You may contact Jo Ann direct at lanfordbeadworks@yahoo.com