When thinking about Canvas and Paddle, it’s the same kind of feeling. The kind of feeling that brings us back to days gone by. Nostalgic feelings, comfortable feelings, warm feelings. It’s the feeling of a place or a time that you miss and that you desperately want to go back to. It’s the cabin type of memories that you hope to pass down to your children one day, that they will share the same love of the cabin with you.Read More
When creating the idea of what Canvas & Paddle would become, our number one focus was who our customer would be. That person is an explorer, an adventurer and most importantly someone who appreciates a timeless design. So we wanted our apparel line to be comfortable, yet practical. Affordable, yet trendy. Here is close up look at our line that was made for you!
For daily wear our styles are your best option! Comfortable and stylish, what else do you need? Shop these styles online at www.canvasandpaddle.com
A State of Copper is a new addition to the shop this season, and boy are we glad we can partner with them! An instant best seller and it's not hard to tell why. These copper creations are not only one-of-a-kind, but made with such detail and precision that you just can't look away. Read more about how A State of Copper came to be and get the inside scoop of how these beautiful pieces are created.
"We constructed a copper and stone bar in our Michigan log cabin. We wanted to hang an appropriate piece of art to complete the project. Our desire was to make an image of the Great Lakes on the leftover copper." says Alex, creator and artist behind A State of Copper.
"Not wanting to re-invent the wheel, we searched but were unable to find any tutorials on the internet, or any evidence of a company or of an individual who has ever done anything like this. So... we invented our own process." A State of Copper was then born.
Their copper pieces are not laser cut outs either, but rather all signed-original pieces of Copper Art. How cool is that? The process in which to create a piece consists of 42(!) steps including various natural acids being combined and a crystal clear resin application once the desired look is achieved. This halts the possibility of further oxidation and protects your copper artwork for future generations. Which means you'll be able to marvel for years and even pass it along through your family tree making this piece of art a true family heirloom.
It clear to see that these pieces will be a great addition to any home or cabin, and what's even better is the various sizes they come in. So whether your home or cabin is small or large - we have the right size for you. A State of Copper artworks are available in the shop or online at www.canvasandpaddle.com/shop-home/
(Recap of A State of Copper story: www.facebook.com/aquapell/)
We are always excited to talk about Dani Knoph - a northern Michigan artist who is passionate about the outdoors and art (two of our favorite things!) Read on to see how Dani got her start in painting and why we think her work is a perfect addition to any Canvas & Paddle customer home.
Having grown up spending summers in Gaylord and Kalkaska, Dani gives northern Michigan credit to where she developed a passion for observing wildlife and her love of being in nature. She studied art and design at the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan and the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. After graduating, she began working at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. During these years, salmon and trout species became the primary subject matter of her artwork. She researched artists and thinkers of the natural history era. Her first collection was shown and sold at Urban Hardwoods in Seattle. She now has her roots in northern Michigan where her studio is located in Elk Rapids.
When we came upon her work, we knew it would be a great fit for Canvas & Paddle. The colors, technique and skill she uses in her paintings are something to be treasured and we believe our customers need a Dani Knoph painting in their home or cabin. Whether you are a fisherman or woman or just appreciate a fine art, look for Dani's work to complete any room or serve as great gift to a loved one.
Make sure to keep an eye out for Dani's work this season on the island at Canvas and Paddle, or shop our online store: www.canvasandpaddle.com/shop-home
(Recap of Dani's bio: daniknoph.com)
As a new season approaches, we are so thrilled to announce a new brand we are going to be carrying this season - Himalayan Trading Post. You are going to LOVE their products!
Their fragranced candles are handmade and poured into reusable original containers. All of this happens out of their studio in Georgia. They have been featured in numerous publications including Good Housekeeping. We knew these candles would be a perfect fit for Canvas and Paddle because of the rustic yet refined look they will give to your cabin or home (not to mention the amazing scents that will fill a room!)
The backstory: "The company was started in 2004 by Julia Leaphart in her kitchen. It was founded as a way for her to connect with a childhood spent in a small town in the foot hills of the Himalayas and a need to earn a living for herself and her young daughter. She began pouring candles into wooden containers bought from India and selling them at local antique shows and craft fairs. The company grew from there as it found its niche selling high quality artisan candles." (himalayantradingpost.com)
Make sure to keep an eye out for these great candles this season on the island at Canvas and Paddle, or shop our online store. We will keep you updated about when these amazing scents are available!
The blog is here! 2018 has started off great with many new and exciting changes for Canvas and Paddle. This coming season, we will have even more great outdoors and "up north" products available both in store and online. Be sure to keep up with our blog and social media sites to see updates about our new products. (Of course we are bringing back our favorites as well!)
The Canvas and Paddle blog will keep you in the loop about upcoming sales and new products, as well as helpful insights to Mackinac Island and travels beyond. Useful tips for camping, the best hiking and canoeing spots in the Midwest, and more will be featured here, so stay tuned!