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by Kelly Borsheim copyright 13 June 2007

    CONTENTS:
  1. Free Bas Relief with "Warrior Spirit"
  2. "Cattails and Frog Legs"
  3. New - Giclée Prints for You!
  4. Invitation - Botkins, Ohio and Indianapolis
  5. Subscription Info.

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[clay sculpture]

"Cattails and Frog Legs"
New sculpture in clay and wax
(Will be cast into bronze)
by Kelly Borsheim

Dear Art Lover,
[new bronze art] You should see this new bronze, "Warrior Spirit" - I love him! I sculpted him last summer, but it was not until I returned to Texas after six months in Italy that my husband John and I were able to make the mold and get this guy to the bronze casting foundry. Although "Warrior Spirit," a composition of man and bird of prey, will debut in Indianapolis and Botkins, Ohio, in late July, I would like to offer you something special:

Right now, until the 15th of July, you will receive a FREE bas-relief ceramic tile of a male figure (your choice of three designs) if you add "Warrior Spirit" to your art collection. That is right: you get to choose one of the following: "Peace," "Tranquillity," or "Vivacity" in terra-cotta when you purchase the limited edition bronze "Warrior Spirit" before July 15, 2007.

View the bronze:
www.borsheimarts.com/sculpture/2006/warriorspirit.htm

View the tile designs:
www.borsheimarts.com/sculpture/2006/tilesmen.htm

Simply reply to this e-mail, visit my contact page on my Web site, or contact your favorite gallery that carries my work.

And many thanks to you!

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"Cattails and Frog Legs"

Who does not like frogs? My earliest memories of them began when I satisfied my curiosity by jiggling slimy frog egg clusters in a creek in Germany when I was about five years old. Another time I took a frog home to keep as a pet. I put him inside an open coffee can and left him outside on our apartment's balcony so that he could eat lots of bugs for dinner. I was horrified to discover the next morning that when he jumped out of the can, he did not land on our balcony.

I often received requests for new artwork. I listen more from curiosity than anything else, really. I have plenty of ideas of my own to figure out how the find the time to create them. So when Wini and Michael Graziano of The Home Retreat in Austin, Texas, asked me to sculpt some frogs, I listened. But this time, I decided that if I could come up with an idea that moved me, I would do it.

In the wee hours of one morning this April, about an hour after I had gone to sleep, the idea hit and I got up and began to draw. I later consulted with my foundry to determine the feasibility of creating this work in bronze and began sculpting "Cattails and Frog Legs" shortly thereafter.

As I was carving one of the wax frogs, I began to realize that this piece was actually autobiographical. When I was about 10 or 11 months old, my young parents had gotten an apartment in Minneapolis. I was alone in my crib and at some point began to cry. And cry. And cry louder. My parents both remember rushing in and seeing the vision of me hanging from both hands on the slightly open top drawer of the dresser next to the crib!

As my dad put it, "It made us more alert to looking in on you, but also it showed us how mobile you were becoming." As a first child, I am sure that I taught them many lessons! This was not to be the first time that my mother would feel terrified at the potential danger her children put themselves into during their exploratory antics.

To preview this artwork (of the artist as a frog) in its original form, please click here:
www.borsheimarts.com/sculpture/2007/froglegs.htm
There is a pre-casting offer on this work, which is in the process of being cast into bronze. $1200 is the introductory price, with a one-third ($400) deposit reserving your bronze sculpture.

Hurry - this offer ends on the 15th of July 2007, before "Cattails and Frog Legs" debuts later next month.

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New - Giclée Prints for You!

Due to the popularity of two of my sold paintings, I have decided to offer limited editions giclée prints of each of them. Each giclée will be printed onto quality canvas with a 2-inch border to aid in framing, and will be varnished to protect the artwork. I am keeping the limited editions much smaller than other artist's editions and I am hand-signing and numbering each giclée, as well as supplying each collector with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Details:
"The Triumph of Icarus"

50" h x 25" w, lim. ed. of 9, $850 (US)
40" h x 20" w, lim. ed. of 27, $550 (US)

"Piano Keys"

50" h x 27.5" w, lim. ed. of 9, $850 (US)
40" h x 22" w, lim. ed. of 27, $550 (US)

Stuart Lee of New Zealand has already purchased no. 1 of the large giclée of "The Triumph of Icarus," saying that "I love your Icarus painting and your positive spin on the Greek legend." Stuart is a writer and won London's A & C Black's Children's Story Competition as part of the publication of their 2006 Children's Writers' and Artists' Yearbook. His winning entry is titled, "The Silo." Adding this limited edition giclée to his home is how he wants to spend his prize money.

Preview these online at:
www.borsheimarts.com/giclee.htm

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Invitation - Botkins, Ohio and Indianapolis

July 28 and 29 are the 2007 dates for the Botkins Sculpture Invitational: Sculpture Exhibit in Ohio. I will be there with bronze and stone sculptures, as well as almost 40 other sculptors.
www.botkinssculpture.com

I will also be making a brief stop at the Franklin Barry Gallery in Indianapolis. Give owner Don Elliott a call if you would like to be sure to catch me while I am there. Tel. 317.822.8455

You can always figure out where I will be showing at:
www.borsheimarts.com/exhibits.htm

I hope to see you!

In closing, thank you for your continued interest. I enjoy your feedback and friendship.

Thank you for reading.
Peace,
Kelly Borsheim
14 June 2007


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