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Dryad Studios
Dryad Studios is located on a mountaintop near Osage, Arkansas. The studio, which includes a sawmill and a dry kiln, is situated on a 160-acre tree farm that has been managed since 1978 for sustainable production of the quartersawn oak needed for Dryad's Arts and Crafts furniture.

The artisans, Michael and Judy Schmitt and their children, Jennifer, Alana, and Christopher, originally gained an international following as builders of the finest Arts and Crafts furniture reproductions available. Most sales now are their own designs.

They were offered an incredible opportunity to design furniture for the Arkansas Capitol Restoration in Little Rock in 2000. Their pieces blended in seamlessly with the Arts and Crafts interiors of the Old Supreme Court Chambers,Governor's Reception Room, and Senate Chambers.

View the full range of their work at:

http://www.dryadstudios.com/,
http://dryadstudios.deviantart.com/,

or contact them directly at:
schmitt@dryadstudios.com.

Frock Arts

As a child, when asked her favorite holiday, Jennifer Schmitt would reply, "Halloween!" Not satisfied with the princesses and witches that were the standard fare of Halloween costumes, she soon was creating fantastical and outlandish outfits for herself and her family. Her developing talents broadened and found an eager audience on internet venues. This led to the creation of "FrockTarts."

Whether it is fantasy costuming or haute couture, the lack of an available pattern
does not faze Jennifer in her quest to satisfy customer requests. She will launch a project armed with a single picture, a roll of butcher paper, and ten yards of "mock-up" fabric. Her mind's eye and sense of proportion are uncanny.

For more information, contact her at: FrockTarts@hotmail.com or visit http://frocktarts.deviantart.com/.


Inkibus

Supported at a very early age by her furniture-making family, Alana Schmitt embraced multiple visual and tactile arts. Her keen eye for composition immediately surfaced in her photography. Her drawing talents have required years of persistent, dogged practice to refine, and she has been mentored by an enviable list of international illustrators. Her love of Medieval Culture has produced a portfolio of period costumes and reproduction armament.

Alana is Dryad Studios's furniture photographer. Most days consist of eight hours of furniture making, twenty-five new photographs, an hour's work on her latest drawing, and a few "spare" hours in the evening working on her latest mask, costume, or sword. Anyone who watches her energy is exhausted.

For more information, contact her at:

inkibus@frocktarts.com or visit http://inkibus.deviantart.com/.