Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Heavy metal Frog

Sarah Garrett may not officially be a Frog, but she’s got plenty of Frog family connections.

Her grandfather, Ralph Garrett was a TCU history professor for 30 years, from the 1930s to the 1960s, her great uncle Rollin Garrett was a TCU football letterman in 1916. Her great-grandfather Henry Rufus Garrett even taught at the university when it was in Thorp Spring.

So a few years ago Garrett, owner of The Artful Hand, a home accents shop in Fort Worth, asked Kentucky artist Rich Kolb to add a horned frog to his collection of handcrafted animals sculpted out of recycled materials.

“Now it’s one of his most popular items,” Garrett says of Kolb’s creations, which are part of his Yardbirds collection.

Available in thee different sizes, the small one, pictured, is seven inches long and five inches tall and costs $38.50.

For more information or to place an order, call The Artful Hand at 817.738.4438 or go to