After nearly four months of planning, designing, photographing and editing I am excited to announce that I have completed my first video. The idea of creating this movie began with a very good friend of mine repeatedly stating that we should make a video to capture the process of creating my paintings. After I finally agreed to the idea, Jonathon and I began talking about the concept which eventually morphed into an introductory video, showing the evolution from my early years to where I am now. I am so grateful and thankful for all of Jonathon’s time and efforts! Good friends are a true blessing in life. You can watch my video on my About page. I also now have a new Keith Rust Illustration YouTube page. I hope you enjoy!
While out sightseeing up in the foothills south east of Sacramento, California, my brother decided to pop into a little store in a small town by the name of Fiddletown. While looking around he saw a cabinet filled with silverware and other odds and ends. He started digging around through one of the drawers and at the very bottom he found what looked like could be a letter opener, butter knife or other utensil. Since he was not sure what he had purchased, he asked an appraiser friend to take a look at his new acquisition. His friend believed it to be a letter opener hand created in the early 1900's, based on the original Roycroft stamp on the tip of the blade. Knowing my love of the Arts & Crafts movement and having recently applied to be a Roycroft Renisance Artisian, my brother sent it to me as a gift.
I am extremely honored and thrilled to be able to announce that I have been accepted as a Roycroft Renaissance Artisan. I knew I wanted to be a part of this family of artists after seeing all of the high quality work bearing the historic Roycroft mark, while visiting the 31st National Arts & Crafts Conference in Asheville, North Carolina last February. I was so overwhelmed by all of the encouragement I received from my fellow artists to pursue this adventure. I have never met such a supportive and humble group of genuine individuals, and knew I wanted to be a part of this group. This experience has meant a lot, hearing the encouragement and excitement from my mother, brother and friends, but only wish my dad could have experienced this with me, as well.