Jim and Zeata Ruff (The Fun Art People) specialize in personalizing art work. The operate a unique art enterprise called Grins and Giggles, in which they are joined by daughter, Tyla, and her husband Jason Moody. Their double-matted prints, especially the Christmas prints, are very popular at major art shows and festivals across the Mid Atlantic states. The prints are personalized (while the customer shops) with Santa’s list, home signs, street signs, mail boxes and other unique methods.
Grins and Giggles’ home base is located in Clyde, a small quiet village nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, an area where art is very prevalent to the culture. You might even consider “Grins and Giggles” a cottage industry, being that their studio and mat cutting shop are located in their home. Both Jim and Zeata are retired from the public schools where they both have been art teachers and are now doing what they love most: providing chuckles and putting smiles on faces of those who just happen to come in contact with their art work.