Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Perfect Complement

Thank you Mary Butner of King, NC for sharing this photo of your beautiful log cabin quilt and, yes, it is the perfect complement to Dempsey's painting of "Carolina Heritage" which features a log cabin pattern as well. We are so honored to have Essick Art hanging above your bed.

 Note: Mary's mother, Mae Davis, made the quilt for her in the 80's. Mae was not only known for her quilting parties but also her homemade rolls and coconut cake. "I sense Mama's presence with me every day in that beautiful quilt," Mary shared.

Mary Butner's Art & Quilt

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Two Guys and a Puzzle or Don't Go to Pieces!

How many men does it take to work one B.A.S.S. puzzle? Obviously 2 if you ask ROY GARDNER and DEMPSEY ESSICK. Roy brought the completed B.A.S.S. Corner puzzle in to be signed and framed but Dempsey dropped the puzzle while carrying it to the framing room. Nothing would do but for the artist to re-work Roy's puzzle. Roy was very pleased to have a puzzle painted by Dempsey, signed by Dempsey, framed by Dempsey and even worked by Dempsey!
Dempsey signs Roy's B.A.S.S. Corner puzzle.


"If I can paint it, I ought to be able to work it!" Dempsey shared.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Congratulations Roberta

THUMBS UP to Roberta Crawford, our door prize winner at our recent Fall Open House.
"I've never won a thing," Roberta shared but we encouraged her that maybe her luck was going to change. Roberta is pictured here with Dempsey and her own personally signed copy of 'Hangin' Out in the Pines'. We are so pleased to have a presence in the Crawford home.

Roberta was one happy gal!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Have Props, Will Travel

'Have Props, Will Travel" says local customer Judy Greer who was in the shop with her pillow and bed post. She brought those items to assist her in making a framing decision and it was worthwhile as everything coordinated. She even took her pillow shams to Sherwin Williams so Dempsey's Place is in good company. She's a Pisces and they are very creative- what more needs to be said? 
Judy & Dempsey: Fine Taste in Fine Art

Friday, July 31, 2015

Move over Hummingbird Artist...Grace Has Arrived!

Fifth Grader, Grace, from Sheets Memorial Christian School sent Dempsey the sweetest thank you note and I just had to share it with you. Grace is a hummingbird artist too has she included her own hidden hummer and even signed her name with an adjoining hummer as Dempsey does.
A Thank You Note from Grace!

Notice Grace's hummingbird signature as well as
her hidden hummingbird. Clever!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

'Hummingbird Lover of the Year' Award

If there is a dedicated HUMMINGBIRD LOVER out there it has got to be this guy. STEVE sustained a broken foot while attempting to hang his freshly filled HUMMINGBIRD feeder. He stepped on the chaise for a little extra height and heard his leg  'pop' as the chair flipped. Needless to say STEVE'S HUMMERS went hungry that night. He hobbled in the shop today and shared his story and I in turn had to share it with you.
A Bummer Hummer Story

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

And the Winner Is...

Congratulations to Cecilia Yarborough, the winner in our recent Gummy Bear Contest. The intent was to guess how many gummy bears were in the jar without going over. Cecilia came closest  guessing 256 when the actual number was 279. Other guesses ran from 41 to 891. Hubby Jerry visited the shop with her and sure was proud of his wife's good fortune.
Cecilia and Dempsey
each enjoy a gummy from the contest jar.