Thursday, June 23, 2011

Whats new?

Well quite a few things actually...

First the Greeley Stampede Inviational Western Art Show opens up tonight in Greeley, CO.  It will run through July 4 in conjunction with the Greeley Stampede Rodeo and other events.  For more info click the link above.  I have been selected for People's Choice Award the past two years (the only years I have been in the event) and the purchase award in 2009.  Hope I can make it three for three ;)

One of my pieces was published on the front page of the Greeley Tribune - the local newspaper in Greeley either yesterday or today (a friend on facebook told me).  You can see the article and images at:

I also just returned from our annual scratchboard group get together.  We have been having annual workshops since 2009 and they never fail to be one of the highlights of my year!  The group throughout most of the year is connected through the online scratchboard forums on  If you are interested in scratchboard there is NO better place to learn the medium as well as interact with a bunch of really fun people.  Once a year we find a location to hold workshops taught by members on the forum.  We have people come from all over the US as well as often having a few Canadians.  This group has the BEST sense of humor and keeps me rolling for the whole time, as well as sharing lots of great ideas and techniques.  You can find our workshops from 2009, 2010 and this year on youtube too. 

My demo was on fur and eyes and I did it on a little 3"x5" board and titled "Eye Spy".  Here is the finished project life size-->

Also only about 3 weeks until I leave on a trip for South Africa - I am SOOOOOOO excited!!