An aspect that’s been an enjoyable, but difficult part of our process, is managing to document everything. If I’m being real, the idea of still missing a step in the process here and there would not be a surprise for me. There are a lot of steps from concept to delivery. Recording though, can be really fun and Pyro and I have gotten into it more over the past year. As we’ve changed the shop around, it’s been great for certain steps, but we’re not fully equipped to capture it all for our enjoyment and sharing. However, I’m always pushing us to elevate our images and videos with what we have, one may argue too much at times.
It was worth it in the end though, haha! Our galleries have been coming out really well and cohesive! As much as I love/hate the planning, I really do mean to get to it more, but I can’t make it a back breaking priority. When there’s everything there that there can be to do in a day, I’m just grateful to have Phil to share the load with. If a social media post is about to break my overactive, espresso-fueled processing gears, then it just has to wait for another day. That being said, there are so many videos from behind the scenes that I’ve been wanting to share with everyone since the beginning of this Spritz and Pyro chapter. The intense amount of learning is a huge bonus to this work since it plays into our productivity and efficiency in and out of the shop.
s h i f t i n g g e a r s.
I’m looking forward to using the end of this year to gather all of those files, organize them (somehow) and start releasing them through our site! Possibly more… We shall see what the future holds! But, I rather not share information too early, at least not before certain checks off the list have been made. All of these files open so many opportunities for us to share with you about ourselves, what we love to do, highlights on what we’ve learned, and how we manage to get through these days in our little wood shop. We’ve been meeting so many people in person and we have the foundation to finally share with all of you here, too!
custom, designed orders.
There’s something very big and wonderful that I’d like to share with you. Earlier this week, we brought some news to the table as far as the 2021 Holiday expectations, but there’s even more that you’re going to be pretty stoked about. You may even do a little happy dance. We’re joining up with Etsy this year in the Cyber Week Sale with 20% off all of our handmade products that you can custom design, just in time. Until December 1st, your orders will be 20% less and this is the biggest, last sale we’ll be doing for 2021.
And that’s not the news that I’m even excited to announce.
o n e.
Throughout Spritz and Pyro, we’ve bounced around the idea of using my 3D modeling skills to better articulate our ideas. It’s an easier way for us to translate the concept without requiring material and potentially wasting. Neither of us mind making mistakes (depending on how hungry we are) since it’s how we’ve learned, but we don’t want to waste our resources when it comes to executing big pieces. Woodworking is about measuring twice and cutting once. If that’s the case, we’ll pre-measure what we need inside of a program and save the trees for when we really need them.
Why haven’t you seen anything yet…?
3D modeling and rendering are a whole other time vampire, but it’s one genre that I came to really love in motion design. Recently, we’ve had an opening for more time and a lot more availability to focus on our development. Then, I began shopping to sprinkle some events throughout and voilá―our season started to feel fuller as more orders, commissions, and goals came in. Thanks to these developments and recent support, I’m diving back into 3D modeling to get myself reacquainted with an old friend.
It’s the program.
The beauty of 3D modeling is the limitless ability to translate our concepts. Does it feel odd though? There’s something that can make this program (and other ones!) even more enjoyable―especially for you. It needs something, perhaps more modern, even a tad industrial? One might suggest: a CNC machine.
You wouldn’t be wrong. You’re so not wrong, that you’re right. We did get ourselves a CNC and couldn’t be grateful for it! This was a bittersweet deal, gaining a new silver lining in our craft as our CNC specialist was the one who sold it to us. He’s doing awesome things in the South Florida area as a realtor, but he wanted to give this machine a new home and was kind enough to reach out to us. It’s seriously a game changer for us and I’m really glad/nervous/pumped because this is all for you. I mean, there could be some underlying, unquenchable desire for us to play with and discover its power, but this is genuinely a big upgrade for your inner gifting imagination, friends and families.
You’ll be seeing a new line of our “Special Effects” tickets coming around soon, where you can engrave your wedding highlights, brand your realtor logo onto unique, thank-you gifts, or you’re looking for a small monogram, letters or a time. Once we have it clarified, we’ll let you know when to expect the next drop!
look out for Pyro
Thursday will be an explorative day for Pyro as he enters the scene as Chef Phil, working on the feast! We’ll be winging it out of the woodshop, frying something glorious and we’re all looking forward to being a little unhealthy. I’ll let you know when we have the video ready or you can follow @phillys_phood now so you don’t have to wait and you’ll be the first to know. On his Intstagram account, you’ll get all of the information pertaining to Chef Phil’s recent developments.