A good coach can save a game, a great coach can save a life
A customer recently requested this special saying for some very special coaches so we created a line of photographs featuring the saying “A good coach can save a game, a great coach can save a life”.
The fine art photographs of vintage footballs with the special coaches message can be ordered as coaches gifts as fine art framed photographs for their coaches office or den. Or ordered on products. Several versions are available. More special football coach gift ideas can be found here – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/football
Corn Hole Bean Bag tossing games are a lot of fun and makes a great gift!
What to get that fine fellow of a dad for Father’s Day? How about this premium gift idea? A beautiful, deluxe, luxury version of the fun backyard bean bag toss game known as “corn hole”.
Corn hole is a bit like horse shoes and a bit like skeetball or bowling. Maybe a bit like ladder ball, bocce or other tossing games. What makes corn hole better than horseshoes in my option is the ability for the bean bag to slide up the board and into the hole or to make a perfect “swish” shot.
You can knock off competitors like in bocce or block other people’s shots. This version of the game features regulation sized four foot boards, folds for portability and features a stunningly beautiful playing surface with directional graphic pattern.
Viva Sol Bean Bag Toss Game
Premium All-Wood, Bean Bag Toss Boards – Regulation-Size (2’ x 4’)
Portable with Folding Legs, Nesting Boards, and Heavy-Duty Rope Handle
Thick Metal Legs Add Stability and Store Under the Board for Portability
All-Weather, Canvas Bean Bags (4 Blue, 4 Green) with Mesh Carrying Bag
Designed for Outdoor Use with Beautiful, Durable Walnut Finish
This ultra-premium Viva Sol 2’x4′ Bean Bag Toss Game set will be the envy of your friends. The high-quality materials and superior craftsmanship of these boards are second to none and unlike any board on the market, including homemade boards that overlook the details.
This set features two all-wood boards with a two-toned, walnut finish and oil-rubbed metal legs that provide incredible support. On the underside of the board is a storage location for the legs as well as a mesh pouch to store the durable, canvas bean bags. The superior quality and durability of this Bean Bag game will keep your set playing and looking great for years to come.
How to Play Bean Bag Toss
The rules of Corn Hole are simple and easy to learn. Like all good backyard games, Corn Hole can be played with a beer in one hand.
Viva Sol Bean Bag Toss is played with 2 or 4 players divided into 2 teams – the blue and green team. The boards are set approximately 27 feet apart, and teams attempt to throw the bean bags onto the board for 1 point or into the hole for 3 points. Opposing teams take turns throwing their bean bags one at time at the target.
Teams can also play offensively by knocking the other teams’ bags off the board for fierce competition. Points from opposing teams cancel each other out, so only 1 team scores per round. The first team to reach 21 points wins. Viva Sol Bean Bag Toss is the perfect party game, and will be the centerpiece of any outdoor occasion, from backyard barbecues to tailgating.
Or Make Your Own Corn Hole Backyard Bean Toss Game
As far as DIY projects go, none could be easier than making your own backyard version of corn hole bean toss. Expect to pay about $45 for the materials.
Print sales – Here is what has been selling in the new year.
Five of these framed and matted Vince Lombardi quotes with a photograph of a vintage leather football were purchased for a coaches award dinner in Missouri. Four smaller framed prints of the photograph with the Vince Lombardi quote were going to assistant coaches and a larger framed print with gold trim were being handed out to the head coach.
As the football season winds down, its time to thing about a thoughtful gift for the coaches and perhaps a special award for boosters or those parents who were always around with the orange slices.
These images featuring my father’s old leather football from the 1950s and quotes from Vince Lombardi are popular as gifts for coaches and other special people related to the team and the season including the referees.
The original sense of the word “coach” is that of a horse-drawn carriage, deriving ultimately from the Hungarian city of Kocs where such vehicles were first made. Students at the University of Oxford in the early nineteenth-century used the slang word to refer to a private tutor who would drive a less able student through his examinations just like horse driving.
Britain took the lead in upgrading the status of sports in the 19th century. For sports to become professionalized, “coacher” had to become established. It gradually professionalized in the Victorian era and the role was well established by 1914. In the First World War, military units sought out the coaches to supervise physical conditioning and develop morale-building teams.
A red Christmas present sitting inside an old rusty truck. Quechee, Vermont. Fine art photography by Edward M. Fielding
Someone Remembered takes place in a field in Vermont where an old farm truck took its last breaths and died. Back in the day before we had modern conveniences such as transfer stations, recycling or even dumps. Old cars and farm machinery simply ended where their usefulness ended.
I’ve photographed this old truck in the past and it’s a favorite spot of mine. It’s in the database so to speak – a swirling folder of locations I keep in my head. Since working with book publishers these last few years creating book cover images, I’ve been working on introducing more and more storytelling in my images. Creating images that feel like a frame out of a movie or page out of a book rather than simple documentation of an object or scene.
Rather any simple documentation of a subject I want the image to create story-lines in the viewer’s head. Close up shots of this truck in the past suggested to me that maybe the truck was in an accident, maybe the driver was drunk and hit a tree or it was some tragic suicide. Maybe the truck is haunted?
The perfect gifts for music lovers are the ones that help them show off their love of music. These art prints and gifts items such as coffee mugs, tote bags and more available with these unique art photography designs are designed to do just that and are some of the best music gifts you can give. Unique, different, not found in a national chain store, these gifts say that you care enough to seek out something a cut above. Something as special as the person you are buying a gift for – fine artwork that can be enjoyed for years to come.
Available as fine art prints, framed and matted artwork, canvas prints, metal prints, acrylic prints and more as well as on products such as mugs, tote bags and throw pillows, these music themed pieces and images make great gifts for the music teacher or music lover in your life.
Wood Prints are a unique way to create stunning decor with the images in the Edward Fielding portfolio of over 4,500 images that can be ordered as wood prints.
Wood Prints – Just in time for Christmas, unique artwork printed on wood panels.
Our wood prints are made from 3/4″ thick maple wood and include D-clips, mounting hooks, and nails for mounting onto your wall (see below).
Why print on wood?
Photos printed on wood receive the same benefits as artwork, creating a beautiful and lasting commemoration of your artwork. To print a photo on wood is exactly what it sounds like – we take digital files and print them directly on sustainable plywood.
Wood photo prints differ from other methods like photo mounting and dye sublimation printing on wood in that it does not print the picture on paper first and then glue or heat transfer the picture to the wood surface. The picture is literally printed directly onto the wood surface, providing a richer, more vibrant result.
Grain is king with wood “canvas”
It’s all about the grain. One of the coolest features of wood photo printing is how the natural lines of the wood grain show through the lighter colors of an picture or photo. The primary reason for this is that no white ink is used in the printing process, so any white color is replaced with the natural color of the wood.
Each Print is Unique
Plywood is such a cool canvas for printing because every print is unique. Like a fingerprint, no two sheets of plywood have the same grain signature, so every print – regardless if the same picture is used – becomes a unique piece of art. The natural color of plywood also makes for a great frame.
Cabin in the Woods – “Cabin in the Woods Autumn” is a new watercolor artwork from Edward M. Fielding based on an original photograph taken in Etna, New Hampshire, a rural part of Hanover, NH, home of Dartmouth College in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont. “Cabin” features a rustic old building in Hanover Center surrounded by a forest of deciduous trees in peak fall splendor.
Prints of this artwork are available as prints rolled in a tube for local custom framing by the collector or on ready to hang canvas, metal prints or framed and matted. This artwork of a old rustic cabin in the woods is also available on cell phone covers and other products such as tote bags.
Museum-quality canvas prints are available. Each canvas print is hand-crafted at one of our global production facilities using premium cotton / poly canvases, pine stretcher bars, and archival inks.
We currently offer 230 frames and 100 mats which can be used to create museum-quality masterpieces from any print. Our interactive framing interface allows you to preview your prints in any of the thousands of frame and mats that we carry. You’re sure to find one that suits your taste and enhances the beauty of your print. All of our frames are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and come with a 30 day money-back guarantee. If you are unhappy with the quality of your print, frame, or mat for any reason, simply mail it back within 30 days of delivery, and you’ll receive a full refund of your purchase price.