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.
So perfect, it looks like it was done by a machine! Amazing it’s done by hand. Good stuff!
Thanks, Michael. Maybe it’s the broccoli & Blue Moons that keep me steady. And Gail’s TLC!
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!!!
Nice to be missed, Pat! Thanks. You and the 13 others must still be out there. Two comments in one day. Amazing!!
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
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
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.
Thanks, Keith. Always good to hear from you. Hey, your work is right up there too! Keep in touch.
Mary…..Glad to hear from you and know you’re still getting a bit of inspiration from here! Keep in touch.
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
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.