cigartinstories

cigar-tin stories

Kingston, Ontario On Etsy since 2011

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

cigartinstories

cigar-tin stories

Kingston, Ontario | 380 Sales

Announcement    My shop is named after the original art objects that are cigar-tin stories — a unique combination of painting and fiction. Much of my work is about creating art out of found or discarded things. Escape the dreaming planet ... give the gift of original art!

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Last updated on 31 May, 2020

My shop is named after the original art objects that are cigar-tin stories — a unique combination of painting and fiction. Much of my work is about creating art out of found or discarded things. Escape the dreaming planet ... give the gift of original art!

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Darryl Joel Berger

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Darryl Joel Berger

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About cigartinstories

Sales 380
On Etsy since 2011

I create affordable art objects.

I create affordable art objects. And while much of my art is from new material, I also try to repurpose used or obsolete things as art. More specifically, I love to work with found materials — to rescue and reinvent what has fallen into disuse as art objects with new life.

For example, my cigar-tin stories: I take an empty dessert cigar tin, prime the cover, paint an image on it, seal the cover with varnish, then place an accordion booklet with an original short story or essay inside (all the writing is my own; many of the stories have been previously published in magazines or books).

I also refashion vintage library cards, old/found hard cover books, recycled glass (mostly food jars) and discarded paper (often torn from old books), as well as other things.

Please start a conversation with me if you have any questions; I've done many custom orders.

A local customer recently sent me the following message:

Sender: Darlene Ferrans
Message: Hello Darryl and good morning:
I wanted to tell you how happy i am with the beautiful work. Love your shop and now that you are working on these larger pieces i will be back more often (!). It was such a pleasure working with you to arrange the pick up of your work. I am very happy - she is a lovely lady and hangs in the hallway going up to the second floor so i see her every day - several times a day.
With all best wishes,
Darlene

My heartfelt thanks to Darlene and all my patrons,
djb

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  • Darryl Joel Berger

    Owner, Maker, Draw Things Paint Things Write Things Make Things

    In a small studio above Princess Street, in downtown Kingston, I draw things, paint things, write things, and make things. These things are affordable and transportable, so that wherever you go, they can be part of your life.

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