Category Archives: behind the scenes

Uplift Artisan’s Hollywood (Hawaiian) Debut

Unexpectedly cool things happen every day. But, some days, really, really, unexpectedly cool things happen. I received an order for 2 uplift artisan plain kites with red tails plus a request for them to be sent as soon as possible to Honolulu. And that one of them would possibly be used as a prop for a TV show. A TV […]

Being Part of Someone’s Epic Day

Here’s what’s real. The thrill I feel knowing that the marry me kite I’m making today will be part of an epic moment in someone’s life. It will be part of the photos taken of the couple. They and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren (and so on) will look at those photos for. . . […]

Gaping Holes at Uplift Artisan

CEO of Uplift Artisan, Michelle Jones, announces that this week there were lessons in overcoming challenges, including, but not limited to: 1. Having a cold. Which makes sleep difficult. 2. Having a cold while being a ‘work widow’ most of the week and having two, small children under her care. 3. Brain explosions with too […]

Unexpected Post Office Excitement

I’m not one who likes to scurry around town, running random errands. I don’t like to return books to the library or pay the overdue bill (although I live for taking the books out). I don’t want to drop off or pick up dry cleaning. Or dog food. Or that dang health form my son […]