My trip to Switzerland


This week I am taking off on a trip to Boston, followed by Switzerland, and have a wonderful book to read and study on the plane; ” I’d rather be in the studio” by Alyson B. Stanfield. Alyson is a Colorado based art coach and has some very useful suggestions on marketing and staying organized. My airplane design was licensed for a collection of juvenile scrap-booking albums.

 
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Summer Splash 2008


last night I attended the opening of the Colorado Springs Arts Guild art show. Local artists were showing their work, one of my friends Laura Gangi Pond was showing two pieces of photography; I particularly liked the cowboy image. The venue was the Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery where a few of us had a really good dinner and a lot of laughs after the show. This piece is a floral appliqué illustration, that was licensed for gift wrap and bags. 

I usually exhibit my work at national design shows, but some of my pieces could transition into fine art as “mixed media”.





 Last week I hosted a garden tour at my home, which was part of a tour of six gardens in our Historic neighborhood. My specialty is using plants that do well with little water, as I live in a semi-arid region.

A good book to read about this is “Xeriscape Colorado” by Connie Ellefson and David Winger.