23-12-13

Happy Holidays!

Foppe and Peter would like to wish all our friends and fans a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014!

Thank you for your interest and support in the past year, it's been an exciting and good one for Foppe's Acre Originals and we're looking forward to treating you on many new creations in the coming year!


20-12-13

Forwarding Feedback

I still feel honored and proud that people like and enjoy my creations. It's always a treat to receive feedback from my customers and I'd like to share a few of them because apart from the joy in making my pieces and selling them I really feel rewarded by my clients kind words.

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Beautifully crafted dolls, beautifully packaged and delivered exactly as promised. As ever everything about the process has been a pure pleasure - rounded off by true quality of art and presentation.
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I just ordered several absolutely wonderful handmade gifts and cards from Peter from his Etsy site (www.etsy.com/nl/shop/foppesacreoriginals). I'm in the US, he's NOT. They arrived in about a week with a modest shipping cost (combine your purchases to reduce the overall cost) and they are some of the most wonderful handmade delights I've ever had to give my friends for the holidays. Peter is wonderful artist and took such great and personal care of my order - sending me pictures for me to approve ahead of time.
Thank you, Peter!!!
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Peter's work is so joyous! I can't wait to share his Christmas images on these beautiful handmade cards with my dear friends. Thank you, Peter!
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I love the lino print 'Forever Love' and the cards! All of them make my heart warm. Foppe on the tags with wrapping smile at me. I'm so happy with it Thanks so much!
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Who can resist Peters cat figures?
Wonderful handmade cards! I just love Peters work.
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Really great and joy-bringing cards, thank you for them!
Wonderful, I am happy that I bought them!
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The bag is completely adorable. It was been sent to me the same day I ordered it. The seller is very attentive and agreeable. A pleasure to deal with.
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This candle kit is beautiful. I am very pleased with it. I got it yesterday and already set it up. Great quality. Thank you!

18-12-13

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

A personal note to my Fans and Friends of Foppe's Acre Originals:
Normally at this time of year I would send out Christmas cards to my clients but this year I chose to do differently, I'll explain:
All of you who know me know that (my) animals are my passion and a constant source of inspiration, there would be no Foppe's Acre Originals art without them.

2013 was a difficult year for me as I lost six of my feathered friends to accidents and illnesses, to this day I still miss Hans and Grietje (geese), Solo, Suus, Sjoukje and Suki (Muscovy ducks).
We all know how much joy and love animals can give so I've decided to spend a percentage of this year's sales not on cards but donated it to people in need in the form of a flock of geese and a flock of ducks via Heifer International.

I'd like to thank you for your loyal support and interest in my work and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Foppe (the cat) and Peter.


08-12-13

Three Sisters

Three tiny and cute treasury boxes in Hindeloopen folk art style painted in commission for a client recently.
The client asked me if I could make three similar boxes with stylized portraits of three of her best friends on the top to be gifted at them during a Christmas party.
The client was very happy with them.
It was a fun assigment and I enjoyed every minute of it!


02-12-13

Cats and boxes, a purrfect match.

I'm working on a new treats box for our felines, this one will be a bit different than my latest boxes but I can't tell you more at this point. Here's a sneak preview of the little bugger that will be celebrated on the top of the box. It's a miniature (clay) version of our own lovebug Puck, isn't he sweet?