Dan Sawatzky

 

Dan Sawatzky is best described as a creative force. He is a visual storyteller extraordinaire. His art career spans more than forty years of magic.  Dan and his crew host Sign Magic and Sculpture Magic Workshops in their studio a number of times each year with attendees coming from around the world.

Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation

Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation is a small family company that specializes in the design and creation of dimensional signs and environments. They tackle projects of any size from small signs to entire theme parks. Their work has garnered numerous national and international awards.

 

42392 Yarrow Central Road

Chilliwack, BC, CANADA

V2R 5E2

604 823 2216

dan@imaginationcorporation.com

Saturday
Dec202014

Attractions signs in paint

With the treehouse out of the shop there is room to work on other projects once more. The painters are now focused on the attraction signs. They are all base coated and part way through the glaze process. After the gllazes are done they will move on to the lettering. It won't be long until these three signs are done.

The many smaller direction signs for the project are now being assembled. They will be ready for paint soon.

-grampa dan

Friday
Dec192014

Hard pull

It's a known fact that trees are most often very hard to pull out of the ground. The treehouse tree proved to be almost as difficult to pull out of the shop. Thankfully our little tractor was handy along with the entire crew in the back pushing and steering. With a whole lot of grunting it did come out. We got jammed up a little as the tree went out of the door but we quickly worked things out.

The shop suddenly got a whole lot emptier and with a quick sweep was ready for the next pieces to move in.

-grampa dan

Thursday
Dec182014

One, two, three, gone!

It is always exciting to bring in a crane and lift a feature into place. To lift three containers FULL of features all in one day is much more so.

When I came out of the house this morning the massive crane and the trucks were waiting at the gate. It was the long awaited day to load the first loads for Trinidad. Manouvering the crane into position was tricky as the space was very tight with inches of clearance on each side. We had a wonderful operator, calm and professional. The truck drivers were also great to work with as well. We wasted no time in hooking up the first container, lifting it and then backing the truck underneath.

Fortunately we could lift the second container without repositioning the machine. 

The third container was at the front of the property, near the gate which meant we had to pull in the outriggers and repostion the crane. This lift also went very smooth. It was a simple matter of backing the truck under the load and then dropping it into position.

In just under two hours, the first three containers were on their way to Trinidad. The yard looks strangely empty with the containers gone but it won't remain that way for long as there are plenty of features ready to fill the next containers which will soon arrive. Stay tuned for more excitement...

-grampa dan