JUNGLE JOURNAL

Safari along with us as we highlight our newest creations, point out interesting additions or whatever strikes our fancy whenever we get time!

December Edition 2016  - by Jim Mazzotta

Long time visitors to Jungle Drums will know that I have been creating tee shirt designs since the early 1980s. I've been laboring all summer long on a new collection of illustrations now unveiled on cooling performance wear garments.

 

NEW SHIRTS, NO SHOES, NO PROBLEM!

Performance Wear Tee by Jim Mazzotta

You may be more familiar with this material that the Under Armor brand has made popular. An ultra tight knit fabric that wicks away perspiration from the skin, it's just the sort of thing needed as we sip down our chilled Margaritas while sitting dockside under a swaying palm.

These performance shirts feature moisture wicking technology, odor resistance and stain release qualities designed to deliver maximum performance characteristics.

UPF 30+  with cooling A4 technology moisture wicking.

 

All Performance Wear tees are $32 and can be signed by the artist!

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by Kathleen & Jim Mazzotta

Kathleen and I created a handsome group of hand sculpted Critter Chairs for release last winter. Turns out they were quite in demand and they all left the building! We didn't want to leave our collectors standing out in the cold (Although it's mostly balmy in our parts of the island) for want of our Chairs. So new critters are now available resting comfortably while they await adoption. Frames hold a standard 4 x 6 photo or you can sit your cell phone in the chair and stare at that!

 See earlier creations in our Chairs Collection.

Hand sculpted Clay Manatee chair

I Got Your Back!

Manatees by Kathleen

Alligator Hand Sculpted Clay
Hand Sculpted Clay Gator with photo frame

COFFEE...

And Make it Snappy!

Gator by Jim

5 o'Croc Somewhere

Gator

by Jim

Hand Sculpted clay Manatee Family with photo frame

Story Time

Manatees by Kathleen

Critter Photo Chairs are $245 each. Custom orders are welcome.

 "Our Little Secret" Mermaid Table

 Another large scale project by Jim begins on a distressed table top. A thick textured coating is first applied to the top to provide a uneven painting surface followed by smearing on thick dark colors to approximate the briny deep.

A master sketch is lightly transferred to the table and color is slowly added. The metallic border is added first then followed with a sponged on repeat pattern. Acrylic paints are used along with metallics to impart a shimmery effect to various areas of the artwork. Working carefully from left to right, the image takes shape. The final painting is protected with an epoxy coating giving the artwork a glossy, wet look.

 Table measures 47" long x 15" deep x 33" tall.  $3,600 Shipping not included.

Hand Painted Mermaid Table in progress by Jim Mazzotta
Mermaid Table Sketch
Detail of Mermaid Table Painting
Mermaid Table

OK, that's the report until our next Journal entry. No telling when that will be so check back for the latest creative flashes. I've got some paintin' to do so I'm outta here! - Jim Mazzotta

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Operating hours may vary as we are working artists and creativity can happen at any time!   Call 239-395-2266