Saturday, November 16, 2013

Patience is a Cigar Box Virtue

This sweet child met me this summer in Jackson, Wy. at an art festival and absolutely fell in love with my fabulous reclaimed cigar box purses.  Much to her dismay her mom would not let her get one at the time and found out I would be in Albuquerque at the Balloon Fiesta art festival and she'd have to wait.  Her mom told me she had mentioned me and the purse several times after.  They came to the Balloon Fiesta and hunted me down and mom was relieved to find me needless to say!  Yippeee she picked a great one, Mexican Wolf with a woven pop top strap and all!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Crested Butte Schools Permanent Art Collection

This photo represents the first two pieces of art added to Crested Buttes Schools permanent collection.  I am so grateful "Universe of Peace" was chosen to be one of the first!  The panel was 4 students from 5th grade to seniors who walked the show and picked out the art to be hung in their school.  This is Juliette (who helps run the festival) on the left who was making the official presentation of what they purchased and the kids who chose on the right.  What fun and a first for me! 

Meg Has a New Home

Just found out a couple days ago Meg now has a forever home with a fabulous new family.  And they lived happily ever after, the end! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Please adopt a dog named Meg

I was in the parking lot of my hotel in Topeka, Kansas when this gorgeous four legged girl came up to greet me.  She was interested in being my friend but with distance at first.  She followed me into the lobby of the hotel and we became immediate bffs playing for over an hour.  No tags, no collar, no trace.  Roger, the hotels sales manager and my other new bff is a huge advocate for animals.  He heard of our new friend and drove an hour out of his way to pick her up and bring her to the humane society and promptly named her Meg.  She is sooooo sweet and has not been adopted yet.  My heart is heavy thinking of her.  I thought it might help so share this story, maybe you know someone in Topeka who wants an adorable new bff.  I sure hope so.  Roger, thanks for all your visits, treats, and walks with Meg.  How can you resist this face?   

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Why do bright colors feel good?

Why am I so attracted to colorful things?  Why does my heart sing when I see this wall of color?  Why do I feel alive when I am around color? First, think of everything being made of energy and vibrations.  You, me, the plants, the sky, music, your dog, all vibrate at a frequency of energy.  When humans vibrate at a high frequency we are said to be state of joy or feeling good.  Any self help book will tell you exercise, laughter, and being in nature lift our vibration just to name a few.  Well, turns out colors have vibrations too.  Very muted colors have low vibrations like tans, greys, etc.  And saturated colors like the above have very high vibrations and that translates to feeling good around them.  That's why I choose to use bright colors in my paintings, to lift people up, to help heighten our vibrations.  So, in a round about way you could say my paintings are therapy for the soul!  Love it! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hop To It in 3D

This is a great example of series of 24 unique prints available on and at art festivals on various flooring and cabinet materials.  We are PRINTING on marble, travertine, Pergo, porceline and cabinet materials to create an a more rustic/contemporary, 3D, one of a kind, already framed, doesn't look like a print, print!  The backing is fauxed and made from cement siding and the tin is from a barn roof in Missouri.  They are UV protected and sealed so you can also hang them under a covered patio.  What a story to tell!!  This jackrabbit image was inspired after a trip to Yosemite National Park.  It's called Hop To It and it's a blend of my most favorite forest colors.  Just click on the drop down menu where the paper prints are on the website and see if it's an option, they range from $125 to $175.   This rabbit was chosen as a new print through a recent contest through Facebook, thanks to everyone who participated.  Because these materials are all reclaimed this delicious series won't last forever, so if you love it buy them now!