Monday, January 30, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

The gift of time and the space to be

I am currently in Saratoga, Wyoming at an artist in residency program at Brush Creek Ranch. I don't believe there is any greater gift as an artist than being given the time and space to be. Today is the start of my third full day. I am not sure if I've ever been this relaxed or inspired. 

The view from my studio porch.

Plenty of bones

Saturday, January 7, 2012


I have been most delinquent in posting this due in part to the holidays, a busy schedule and a propensity to procrastinate. I am doing this giveaway to show my appreciation for those who have participated in my story projects. You can read more about them here and here and there is still time if you'd like to submit. Everyone who has participated will automatically have their names thrown in the hat. So without further ado here are the prizes:

1.  7" x 7" leather sketchbook handmade by dear Amy Peterson of Utah. You can check out her Etsy shop  here.

2. 'Head in the Clouds' an embroidery created by me on antique handwoven linen with an antique bisque doll arm.

3. 25 seed faces created by the fabulous Kelsey Pike of Kansas City. You soak these little guys in water, place them on some dirt and they sprout little plants from their faces. You can check out her shop here.

4. A $25 gift certificate to Haldecraft. Lorena Haldeman makes beautiful hand-dyed yarn, yummy soaps and  fun ceramics and she's an awesome person! 

5. Any Moleskine journal from my shop. (more are currently in the works)
Names will be pulled and the winners notified on February 25th. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at

I'm heading to Wyoming

photo taken from the Brush Creek Ranch website
I am heading to beautiful Saratoga, Wyoming in less than two weeks. (insert squeal of excitement) I have been awarded an artist's residency at the beautiful Brush Creek Ranch through their Brush Creek Ranch Arts Foundation. I am shipping out my supplies today and looking forward to two weeks of uninterrupted time to create in this amazing landscape. As an added bonus I get to spend a few days with my dear Colorado friends in my old stomping ground and a little horseback riding to boot. I can't think of a better way to start the New Year!