HAPPY 2016! I’M BACK AND TURNING THE PAGE A BIT LATE. HERE WE GO AGAIN!

Historic.  Averaged over 125 bottles a day from December 1 through December 22.  More on that during a later post.

The kenbrown.com website is about to undergo some major changes; at the moment it shows only the 2015 events.  Here are the first few events for which I have dates and places for free wine bottle engraving at various MARKET STREET stores in the Dallas, Texas, area.  Each event is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, Feb 5, Frisco

SATURDAY, Feb 6, Plano

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, Colleyville

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, McKinney

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, Allen

SATURDAY, Feb. 13, Coppell

SATURDAY, Mar. 5, Colleyville

SUNDAY, Mar. 6, Frisco

THURSDAY, Mar. 17, McKinney

FRIDAY, Mar. 26, Flower Mound

Below is one of the first bottles in January, done in my Studio.  The label front and back of this 3 liter beauty was photo-etched and painted; the bottle came that way. Classy, $499. bottle of wine given by employees, to a company manager being moved to another location. I hand-engraved the message on the side. Used a #6 round carbide for the name and a #3 for the message. Filled engraving with Antique Gold, Rub ‘N Buff. On this size/price bottle, the engraving and color fee was just under $200. The MEEKER bottle beside it was there merely for size comparison.

Hope to see you at some of my Market Street events where your personalization on the bottles….up to 7 words/names and a date is FREE.

-Ken Brown

 

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11 Responses to HAPPY 2016! I’M BACK AND TURNING THE PAGE A BIT LATE. HERE WE GO AGAIN!

  1. Michael Brown February 4, 2016 at 11:31 am #

    So perfect, it looks like it was done by a machine! Amazing it’s done by hand. Good stuff!

  2. KenBrown February 4, 2016 at 11:39 am #

    Thanks, Michael. Maybe it’s the broccoli & Blue Moons that keep me steady. And Gail’s TLC!

  3. Pat Schabel February 4, 2016 at 11:40 am #

    I’ve definitely missed your blogs! Glad to see you ‘surface’ again! Love hearing about your projects. This particular bottle is outstanding! Thank you for sharing the info….more! more! encore!!!

  4. KenBrown February 4, 2016 at 11:43 am #

    Nice to be missed, Pat! Thanks. You and the 13 others must still be out there. Two comments in one day. Amazing!!

  5. Keith Tuten February 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    I must fully agree with Michael, your engraving still amazes me every time that I see a sample. I love to engrave and constantly try improvements but I don’t think I will ever come close to this perfection, you are the master of engraving! Thanks again for sharing your talent with me and so many others to enjoy. Keith

  6. Suzanne Erickson February 4, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    So perfect. Always takes my breath away! Truly a master, Ken. Hand engraving is addictive and a true art form!
    Thanks for sharing your work. From your student in Vancouver Canada, Suzanne Erickson

  7. Mary Haynes February 5, 2016 at 12:16 am #

    There you are! Glad to see you back on the blog. I always enjoy reading your blogs and seeing what you have been up to. I agree with the others, your engraved bottle is beautiful. Your work always inspires me to keep striving to perfection like yours.

  8. KenBrown February 5, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    Thanks, Keith. Always good to hear from you. Hey, your work is right up there too! Keep in touch.
    -Ken

  9. KenBrown February 5, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    Mary…..Glad to hear from you and know you’re still getting a bit of inspiration from here! Keep in touch.
    -Ken

  10. Richard A. Kent February 5, 2016 at 9:55 am #

    I’m glad you started your blog again. Thank you Ken for the wonderful class held in January. I can only hope that I will be able to be even half as good as your beautiful work is. I’m proud to have been through your 3 day class held here in Dallas in January. I’m also proud to have been one of your students. I will keep practicing to work towards my Certification. Thank you again, Ken Brown.

    Richard A. Kent

  11. John Stassi February 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    Ken-I have been a fan and student for years, and I mean years. I am looking at the autographed “Listen” poem that you sent to me back in April…….of 1989! I have it framed above my desk and see it very day. Those were the pre-engraving days. My how you have progressed in the craft. I look forward to catching up with you at one of your classes in the near future. Very much enjoy your blog and seeing the fine creations you keep producing. Your work inspires me and feel privileged to have learned the craft from you. Thank you.