Last weekend was the busy festival of "Cherry Days" here in Paonia and I exhibited/sold at what has to be one of the prettiest town parks in the country! The park has tall trees which provide abundant shade and it's just a wonderful slice of old town America. We so enjoyed the weekend......meeting alot of locals and talking art.
These pictures are of our set-up there and, as you can tell, I'm enjoying myself!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Getting teased here in Western Colorado with some warm weather, tulips that have made an appearance (no blooms yet) and birds singing their spring courtship songs.......of course, being springtime in Rocky Mountains ALSO means intermittent snow storms blanketing a lawn that is greening and almost needing cutting!
In addition to all of the obvious springtime things, it means Art Show applications for me! I've already applied to and been accepted in shows taking me up to July and will be applying for July-October shortly......MUST adhere to those deadlines.
Husband Robert and I will leave for Las Vegas April 7 where we will exhibit and sell in two different venues: the Steve Powers Art & Craft Show and the World Cup Arabian Horse Show. We're in hopes of catching a Las Vegas Show (maybe Celine Dion?!?) in between.......that'll be the "pleasure" of the business/pleasure combo! Of course, we both truly enjoy the business end of things too!
This picture comprises SOME of the bisqued pieces that I'm readying for the upcoming shows! Still to come are larger wall pieces which just got bisque fired last nite. Busy, busy studio right now!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
OK......this was "Section B" of the Liberty Class. There are four sections then the WINNERS of each go up against one another for the finals! Boy oh boy,......will that one be fabulous! I just love being here among such gorgeous animals!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
I cannot express in words how beautiful this is to witness! Suffice it to say, I get goose bumps and it brings tears to my eyes.
The Liberty Class is one where ONE horse is brought into the arena and turned loose for a time period of two minutes to do whatever it pleases. In my opinion, this is the Arabian Horse at its most glorious!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
These three beauties are yearling fillies being shown in Halter Class. The paint was most unusual.....had one blue eye and one brown eye! I cannot begin to describe how much I enjoy being around such beautiful horses! Just when I think I've surely seen THE most beautiful one here, along comes another JUST as gorgeous!
Friday, February 12, 2010
This is ONE of many stables housing some of the (thousands, literally) of Arabian Horses. Each of the stables seems to enjoy creating an outdoor entertainment area for sitting, visiting and, no doubt, business dealings w/their horses.
At any one time, there are competitive classes going on in each of about 5 arenas. This is Wendell Arena (top pic) and the class is 2 yr. old Halter.......EVERY horse is absolutely gorgeous!! Second pic is a competitor warming up for Western Pleasure Class and other two pics are English Pleasure Class. Breath taking, aren't they?!?!
What a geographical change! From the snowy peaks of Dallas Divide (San Juan Mountains) to the SW desert of the Navajo Indian Reservation. All beautiful! Really enjoyed the trip to Scottsdale!
Friday, January 15, 2010
I'm pretty excited! Spent yesterday doing a max glazing spree utilizing my new spray booth! What a tremendous difference it makes for me.....staying warm and not fighting any of the elements to say nothing of my glazing position being in close proximity to my studio sink. Ahhhh, how much I appreciate this!
Shown in the pic is a rustic type wall piece which will ultimately be a raku clock. I've just finished glazing it and you can see the darker areas which have been masked out from the glaze. Those areas (border and cave goats) will be blackened by carbon during the raku firing process which will happen TODAY!! This is one of several clocks......a first for me and I'm eager to see how the finished piece comes together. The surface of this piece mimics a rock/cave wall surface, so should have an overall blend of ancient/contemporary......a combination that really appeals to me.
Stay tuned! Will be posting pics of new work soon!