Prince Whitaker is this weeks Featured ArtFire Artist here at On Fire for Handmade. Unique Gifts that last a lifetime available for purchase in this shop! Allie and Phil are the owners and designers that work behind the scenes in this Shop! Memories artistically burned into wood. Our custom pyrography is available for rustic weddings, engagements, baby & bridal showers, children’s parties, save-the-dates, religious items, home decor, and more. Email us for friendly, knowledgeable assistance with your custom order needs.
Allie & Phil have been together for 20+ years and counting! “We are grateful for each new day and the opportunity it brings to live life kindly, with compassion and joy.”
Allie, our artist, is a 2x breast cancer patient. Two breast cancer diagnoses in 6 years. 4 surgeries, 8 rounds of chemo, and radiation. I lost my boobs (but got fake firm ones that won’t sag!), I gave up my ovaries (but not my womanhood), and I have scars, I mean ‘lifelines’ all over my body. It’s weird sometimes to look into the mirror but then I take a deep breath and I’m grateful for every one of those scars. They gave me another opportunity to fight. My battle shields are organic veggies, my juicer, and the love and laughter I get from my husband. Together, with family and friends, we’ve raised over $32,000 for the Avon39 Walk to End Breast Cancer.
Blessed with this work, almost as therapy, Allie hand draws and then hand engraves each and every piece in the shop (with tiny & very hot tools – NO machines!). It’s a tediously slow process but definitely a labor of love. There is a something special about creating one of a kind pieces that will become someone’s keepsake – a little piece of herself goes into each one.