Gere Flick ~ Wood Turning

Gere Flick  is a resident of Linwood Park in Vermilion, having moved here after retiring as an insurance executive for forty years.  He has been married to his wife, Carol for over 55 years and they have three children and 5 grandchildren.
Gere has always enjoyed woodworking and took up wood turning after retirement.
He became interested in exotic woods while serving in Vietnam, where the local craftsmen turned wood goblets and other objects from amboyna wood.
He mainly turns small pieces such as pens, bowls, and, his favorite ~ kaleidoscopes, in which he uses beach glass he and Carol find on the Linwood Beach, and they’re turned from Lake Erie driftwood!

Carol McDonald ~ Mixed Media and Beach Glass Art

Carol McDonald is a retired enterostomal therapy nurse.  She and her husband moved to Vermilion three years ago from Minnesota. Growing up in Ohio, they came home to retire.
With a life long love for the arts, it didn’t take long for Carol and her husband, Jim to combine their two joys: His, the love of the outdoors and hers, creativity.
Jim began bringing home handfuls of beach glass, interesting pieces of driftwood, and other beach finds.  It didn’t take long for Carol’s creative juices to start flowing.
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From driftwood and beach glass lamps to small desktop canvases (like this one), the fun began!  Soon, Carol began getting requests for custom pieces.
“I get to do what I love, and make others happy”.

 

 

 

Rosie and Don Faulds ~ Photo Note Cards

 

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Rosie Faulds and her husband, Don, of Galion, Ohio, have shared a mutual love of photography and nature for many years. Rosie’s passion is creating handcrafted greeting cards by combining their photography and her calligraphy. Don’s passion is not only photography, but also his artistic ability to create snow sculptures that Rosie then photographs and uses on her cards.

They both enjoy all that Vermilion offers, especially sailing and visiting with friends, walking local beaches hunting beach glass and treasures, all the while “chasing the light” in search of yet another photo opportunity!

You will definitely find ‘just the right card’ with Rosie and Don’s collection of summer beach themed, birthday, sympathy, thinking of you, Thanksgiving and Christmas, or choose a card that’s blank inside for your own message.