StoriesandTapestries

Stories and Tapestries in Wood

New York, United States · 48 Sales

StoriesandTapestries

Stories and Tapestries in Wood

New York, United States 48 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(5)

Announcement   Welcome to STORIES AND TAPESTRIES IN WOOD. Bring magic to your child’s everyday world as nursery rhymes, fairy tales and fables come to life on furniture, wall art and other accessories. Using inks and colored pencils I give unique expression to each individual story. Items can be personalized to coordinate with color and décor. My specialty is the custom order. I also make greeting cards and prints suitable for hanging from my original work.

Tell me your favorite story and I will tell it back to you in wood. Make the practical in your life a little more enchanted!

Please visit my other Etsy shop, PET PORTRAITS IN WOOD, custom hand-painted portraits of your pet on wood:

www.etsy.com/shop/petportraitsinwood

Announcement

Welcome to STORIES AND TAPESTRIES IN WOOD. Bring magic to your child’s everyday world as nursery rhymes, fairy tales and fables come to life on furniture, wall art and other accessories. Using inks and colored pencils I give unique expression to each individual story. Items can be personalized to coordinate with color and décor. My specialty is the custom order. I also make greeting cards and prints suitable for hanging from my original work.

Tell me your favorite story and I will tell it back to you in wood. Make the practical in your life a little more enchanted!

Please visit my other Etsy shop, PET PORTRAITS IN WOOD, custom hand-painted portraits of your pet on wood:

www.etsy.com/shop/petportraitsinwood

Colony Elliott Santangelo

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Colony Elliott Santangelo

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(5)
runannie

runannie on Jun 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What a beautifully painted clock! Thank you!

islandgirl50

islandgirl50 on Nov 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So thrilled with this lovely piece of artwork! I purchased it as a Holiday gift and I know the recipient is going to be "Over the Moon" with it! So VERY pleased! Wonderful artist! Careful shipping ~ it arrived safe and sound! Lovely communication! Overall ~ a great experience shopping with you and hope to back in the near future! THANK YOU! <3

kcpoler

kcpoler on Sep 7, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Everything about this table and chair set is perfect - love the art and love the artist - my daughter ooohed and aaahed over it the minute she saw it - sure to be a family keepsake - thank you!

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Hey Diddle Diddle Treasure Box for trinkets!

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TREASURE BOX - Hey Diddle Diddle
TREASURE BOX - Hey Diddle Diddle
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THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF -
wood story set, new at Stories and Tapestries in Wood

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Three Billy Goats Gruff - Handpainted Story Set
Three Billy Goats Gruff - Handpainted Story Set
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HUMPTY DUMPTY mini hanging coat rack - new at Stories and Tapestries in Wood

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CHILD'S COAT RACK - Humpty Dumpty
CHILD'S COAT RACK - Humpty Dumpty
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About

MY STORY - IN WOOD

As a lifelong New Yorker, living in the same two-bedroom apartment for the past 40 years, I’ve learned how to optimize space. So, in the corner of the living room where the piano once stood when my children were young, I have carved out my studio. ‘Studio’ is a generous description. It is tiny, but, right off the very small foyer as you enter the apartment, I have two desk areas, shelves for my inks and brushes, bookshelves, a chest for tools and paper supplies, a slide-out shelf for my computer, and, most importantly, a big pillow for Finn, my cat, on top of the printer. I have the hairiest printer in the world! Visually part of the living room, my studio, when I sit down at my desk, wraps me in a private, creative world. This is where magic happens.

At the school I attended, along with the academics, girls and boys learned to knit, crochet and use chisels and mallets to make wooden spoons, bowls and boxes. We learned to paint and sculpt. We sang, played instruments, and, perhaps most crucially, were surrounded by narrative, whether the fairy tales of first grade, the Norse Myths of fourth grade, or the Russian novelists of high school. This was my art education. I am comfortable using my imagination to ‘see’ things, and my hands to make what I see. For me the practice of magic is adding another dimension to the everyday, the functional. It is portraying something wonderful, or, rather, full of wonder – like polar bears dancing on a table, or Humpty Dumpty hanging on your wall, just about to fall, or the Owl and the Pussycat sailing through the sky on the seat of a rocking chair. It is turning the world on its head from the safe place of ‘story’. My children’s hand-painted furniture and wall art are informed by this place of ‘story’ – of fairy tales, nursery rhymes, fables and legends. Story creates a stage where we can all be heroic.

I recently expanded my creative repertoire to include painting pet portraits. After you’ve browsed through STORIES AND TAPESTRIES IN WOOD, please visit my other Etsy shop, PET PORTRAITS IN WOOD, using the 'shop website' link above.

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  • Colony E. Santangelo

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    Born and raised in New York City, I have been painting children's furniture, accessories and wall art for 35 years. Recently I've added a new dimension to my work - painting pet portraits. Children and animals. My joy and inspiration!

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Last updated on Mar 24, 2016
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Custom and personalized orders

I delight in doing custom orders. Just contact me via Etsy conversations or email to ask about having your favorite story painted on the item of your choice. We can discuss color, personalization, etc. I will work with you to create a piece of art that is unique to you and your child.