This is the second installment in our ongoing series of posts highlighting the artwork of Spencer offspring. By the looks of things, there will be no shortage of art directors in the next generation.
The masterpieces above were created by Anja, daughter of Art Director Amy Shepler. Anja, a pre-school student at Montessori, just turned five and already shows great use of multi-media and 3D composition. Markers and tape are her favorite media, along with quality papers, courtesy of Spencer paper and print vendors.
Creativity comes in many forms, and Spencer Account Executive Megan Balmer’s unique baby gift tradition proves it.
More than five years ago, when a high school BFF became the first mother in her circle, Megan created a cross-stitch sampler as a baby shower gift. “I wanted her to have something to hang onto as a keepsake to her baby boy from ‘Aunt Megan,’’’ she explains.
The one-of-a-kind present was so popular that a store bought baby gift from Aunt Megan became unthinkable. So far, she has bestowed samplers on one little boy and three baby girls. Knowing how busy new parents are, uber-thoughful Megan has even had each matted and framed.
Of her revival of the nearly lost art, Megan says, “Yes, it’s time-consuming, and I gripe every time about why I got myself into this, but I’m always pleased with how the gifts turn out and my friends are always very grateful.” And, although she won’t be putting down her needles anytime soon, Megan jokes, “Now, all I ask is that my friends space out their pregnancies so I can catch a break between births!” A reasonable request considering the payoff.
Every year, Art Director Jill Brinser (formerly Hammaker) designs a Christmas card from her family. Boxed cards just won’t do for this highly-creative, uber-organized designer!
The first was created the Christmas after Jill and her daughter’s household blended with that of new husband – Eric Brinser – and his two sons. The idea of a Brady Bunch reference – with the help of combined pets to fill out the familiar, funky grid – was just too perfect to ignore. And, while that may have been a tough act to follow, Jill has been able to come up with fresh new ways to spread holiday cheer every year since.
There’s nothing quite like surfing in the Hawaiian Islands. The energy and size of the waves are indescribable. Four-story high waves arrive on the north shore of Oahu each winter. One can feel the vibrations on the sand as they crash and break with perfection.
Our new campaign for the Keystone Arts Collaborative encourages art enthusiasts to come experience something different in an arts destination that’s quite unexpected itself. With the help of director Bill Simone; musician, Eric Stupensky; and muralists from Lancaster-based Two Dudes Painting — we brought our brand message to life right before our viewers’ very eyes.