Sat & Sun March 28 – 29 2015 JaxWhirligigs Events

Saturday March 28, 2015 1st Annual POP Arts Festival Sunday March 29, 2015 Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market

JaxWhirligigs will be participating in the 1st Annual POP Arts Festival being held in conjunction with the Orange Park Performing Arts 5k Run and Arts Festival.

https://www.facebook.com/OPPerformingArtsAcademy

This Saturday Mar 28, 2015 starting at 8 AM until 2 PM ET at 1324 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073 at the Orange Park Performing Arts School.   They will have a number of vendors as well as Food trucks and Entertainment.

Then on Sunday we will be at the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts market at the corner of Kingsley and Park (US 17 for you Jax residents) St from 11 AM to 4 PM ET, there are aver 90 vendors currently scheduled to attend so it whould be a really great day for every one AND it is also Bark’n at the Park Day at the Market so there will be lots of special stuff for your Furry Friends 🙂

Make sure to stop by one or both of these fun events and stop by the jaxWhirligigs Booth and say HI!

Till next time,
Bob

Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market just another Great Time :)

We just got back from another day at the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market and it was just a beautiful day and it was Kids day at The Market and the Kids really seemed to be enjoying themselves, they had face painting, a REALLY HUGE bounce house and climbing wall as well as a Barrel train ride around the grounds.

There were over 90 Vendors and people were streaming in and out all day long.  Some really neat stuff, handmade planters, wind chimes not to mention Salsa, Honey, Pickles and really good Hot Dogs 🙂

We had a bunch of folks stop by and you could see the Whirligigs walking around the Market, another great day for us and we want to Thank everyone that stopped by today.

We will be at the Carrie Clark Day festival next Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 from 10 AM to 4 PM, and it should be a really fun day so mark it on your calendars 😉

Till next time,
Bob

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Selene and Ashley at our Booth at the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market, which we will be back at in one week, March 15, 2015 (Can’t promise the tiger print every week 😉 )

Also on March 21, 2015 (a Saturday) we will be one of 25 Vendors at the Annual Carrie Clark Day, so make sure you mark it on your Calendar

Hope to see you at one of the upcoming events soon 🙂

-Bob

Another great day at the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market

The day started a little on the questionable side weather wise but we never had so much as a sprinkle and actually saw the sun for a few minutes 😉

We unveiled our newest Whirligig, a Dachshund, that was originally requested back in November at the Mandarin Corner Handmade Craft Fair, took us long enough I know…

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Got to finally meet Tasha, who organizes these events for the Town of Orange Park and also another bunch of really nice folks that stopped by our Booth.  Thanks to everyone that stopped by and a Big Thanks to those that took home a Whirligig 🙂

We will be back on March 15, 2015 and hope that the weather will finally cooperate fully… So mark Sunday March 15 on your calendar and plan on stopping by the Market, looking forward to being back again.

Till then,
Bob

Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market Sunday Mar 1, 2015

We will be at the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market this Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 from 10 AM ET 40 4 PM ET Booth #32 right along Kingsley Ave, Selene, Ashley and even me ;).

Corner of Park and Kingsley, Orange Park FL.

So if you haven’t made plans for Sunday yet make sure to add the Market to your stops or if you are just out and about please stop by.

There will be over 90 vendors so this would be worth your time not to mention getting to see our Whirligigs 🙂

We will have our newest Whirligigs with us, the Goldfinch $10.00 and Large Cardinal $15.00

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We also plan on having yet another new Whirligig, a Dachshund which was a special request from Mandarin…

So come on by this Sunday and say HI!

See you there,
Bob

WOW what a GREAT Day at Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market

We just got home from our First time at the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market and we had a Great Day!  It was a bit chilly at the beginning and end and the wind really whipped up on and off all day but wind is good for Whirligigs… right 😉

Just a quick post to thank everyone that stopped by our Booth, a bunch of you bought Whirligigs, which we thank you for.  A bunch more stopped to talk and got business cards and asked about special order Whirligigs, we look forward to hearing from you all 😉

Some other really great vendors were out as well and folks if you haven’t taken the time to visit the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market you are missing out!

We will be back on March 1st, 2015 and look forward to meeting more great folks and hoping for a little warmer weather 😉

Till next time,
Bob

Orange Park Farmers and Art’s Market – Feb 15, 2015

JaxWhirligigs will be making our first appearance at this weekends Orange Park Farmers and Art’s Market.  Over 100 Vendors are expected and it is Kid’s Day at the Market as well.

Kids Day at the Market

Join us this Sunday (February 15th) at the OP Market for a fun filled day of kid activities and your regular market vendors! We will offer free barrel train rides, kid friendly entertainment, kid appropriate vendors and more! The market is from 11am-4pm and is located at Town Hall Park- 2042 Park Ave, Orange Park FL.

JaxWhirligigs makes over 55 different Whirligigs and we will have about 100 with us this Sunday, whew…  Selene and Ashley will be there as usual and I will be making an appearance as well.  😉

We will have three new Whirligigs that have not been seen at a Fair yet and two of them haven’t even been added to the web site yet. A new $10.00 Whirligig, a Goldfinch, very colorful and will add brightness to any Garden.  Also a Large version of our very popular Cardinal will make it’s debut at $20.00.

We hope that you can make plans to visit the Market this Sunday and stop on by our booth, or if you are just out and about take a few minutes to drop on by should be a Fun day for all!

Also for planning purposes on March 21, 2015 we will be at the Carrie Clarke Day Celebration, more on that as we get closer, but mark that date on your Calendar.

See you this Sunday 🙂
Bob

New Whirligig – Pileated Woodpecker

I first saw a Pileated Woodpecker on a telephone pole across the street from my house a number of years ago, and heard one for the first time.  I was struck by how large it was and it’s very unusual call.  I just thought they looked really cool 🙂

So naturally I had to figure out a way to make a Whirligig of this magnificent bird and today we are proud to announce the newest Whirligig Addition to JaxWhilrigigs.  A Pileated WoodPecker!

This is a JaxWhirligig Original Design and is approximately 13 1/2″ long with 19″ wingspan. Normally $25.00, it is our February Featured Whirligig and is just $20.00 during the month of February 2015. (incl PVC yard stake)

You can read more about Pileated Woodpeckers at the below links:
http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/pileated-woodpecker
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/pileated-woodpecker/
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/pileated_woodpecker/id

Till next time,
Bob

JaxWhirligigs Wings… Solid Wood!

We mention that our Whirligig Wings are made from solid wood and not plywood, commonly referred to as Finnish Plywood in Whirligig circles.

Finnish Plywood is generally 5/32″ thick and is still plywood which is layers of wood glued together and has a susceptibility to separating over time. To combat this Whirligig makers do their best to seal the wings, especially the edges with paint and clear coats, however the possibility of separation still exists.

We wanted a better solution and the only better solution was solid wood.  You can buy 1/4″ thick solid wood pieces online however the cost for enough material for a set of wings would be more than we sell our Whirligigs for…

So what we do is hand select 2 X 4’s and then cut them to individual planks.  Below is a picture of our wing material before…

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Then below is the same block after cutting into our wing blanks

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We have had many folks ask about our “Solid Wood” wings so I thought we would show you a little of the behind the scenes look 😉

Till next time,
Bob

Do Blue Flamingos Exist?

Recently a Friend of JaxWhirligigs asked could we make a Blue Flamingo…   Well my first thought was HUH…  There is no such thing.  BUT my wife Selene pointed out we had made a Pink and Lavender Penguin for someone already so why not a Blue Flamingo… *sigh* she was right of course. 😉

However I did think it could be possible, I guess, so I did some searches and surprisingly enough I found some references to Blue Flamingos in those searches…  Supposedly a Fauna Specialist discovered Blue Flamingos in the Galapagos Islands in 2012.  I also found one or two other mentions however they all used the same picture and my gut tells me this is a Flamingo Legend…But I will let you search and make up your own minds

I can tell you that Blue Flamingos do exist, at least in JaxWhirligigs World 🙂

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We have also added a Caribbean Flamingo which has an Orange tinge to it’s Pink as well as a more traditional Pink Flamingo.

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You just never know what you will find in the wild or at JaxWhirligigs 🙂

Til next time,
Bob