Sunday, June 23, 2013

On Display

The Bear Creek Store display
This summer I am working for Tamara and Bruce Gulde at their new Bear Creek store.  They asked if they could include some of my paintings for sale in the shop.  I am so excited about the display they have created.  Come by and see me and check out all the fine gifts for sale at Bear Creek!

Bruce and Tamara also own the Mountain Fever shop in Ouray, a great place to find the best T-shirts and souvenirs.     Many Thanks, Tamara and Bruce!!!

Tamara and her faithful companion, Aspen

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Personalizing Patchwork Bags

What is your fancy?

Dee Hilton owns the Wildflower Boutique in Ouray.  She carries an assortment of my original paintings, prints, cards and magnets in her shop.  I happened  to show her one of the patchwork bags that I had made, and she loved it.  She gave me some fabric with some of her favorite things depicted:
Flowers, coffee and wine.  So I made this bag for her:

This is a cross stitch that Dee created many years ago.  I added some beads for bling.

I cut down a wine bag that Dee gave me to create this patch

Flowers are another favorite thing of Dee's

Earth tones are Dee, no pinks or purples

Dee loves coffee and used to own a coffee roasting establishment

One side of completed bag

The other side

Dee loves her personalized patchwork bag

I have not totally forgotten about painting.  Here is a quick sketch I did of Aspen in spring using a technique that is a favorite of artist, Sachin Naik.  According to Sachin, landscapes are simply patterns of light and shadow.  

I have been experiencing some problems with my computer.  For over two weeks, I could not get to any of my documents or other files.  After many hours on the phone with Apple Care, it is finally working properly again.   I have a love/hate relationship with computers, so I nearly gave up on this blog and everything else concerning computers and the internet.  But, for now, I am back "on the air."