Drawing was my first love.
I began as an illustration major.
I started my career painting murals, commercial and residential,
fabric, furniture, pillows, upholstered chairs and sofas,
Nothing was safe from my paint brush.
But....the pencil was just for me.
I started "playing" this summer.
15-20 minutes a day is my allotted time.
I am really rusty, but having fun because.....
I love to draw!
Side benefits include:
Focus, slowing down, re-energizing,
exercising the right side of my brain, eye-hand coordination,
remembering where it all began.
Til next time,
Find some playtime
It all starts with a sketch.
After meeting with a client the ideas flow!
pulling together the design elements of the space,
combining them with the clients personality,
then, mixing it up with my aesthetic.
This console was done in conjunction
with a custom bench which I designed first,
and would be sitting adjacent.
The scale had to be right, but I don't go for
the matchy matchy thing.
The clients needed a drawer for keys and sunglasses,
which was customized to accommodate
that size and work seamlessly into the design.
I love the floating console idea.
It lightens up the space,
and create a contemporary attitude.
A few modifications and the spaces are carved.
Lots of finish samples are done.
And there you have it!
Art and Function.... A great combination!
Until next time,
With a new home and a new studio,
my next chapter is settling in beautifully.
Social media has taken a backseat this summer
with a few random posts.
Enjoying my days by riding my horse on the most stunning trails,
and working on commissions that I am especially proud of.
Ending the day with dinner, al fresco,
with our incredible view of Mt Sopris is the icing.
The tempo of my life has taken a slower pace,
breathing it all in and enjoying the Rocky Mountain summer.
The Forre and Co Gallery in Aspen
has many of my pieces on display and has had great success.
A true gift!
Commissions and pieces were installed in Bozeman, Montana,
outside of Columbus, Ohio, Los Angeles, California,
as well as a few in Aspen, CO.
In the Studio now are several commissions in the works.
I am especially excited to start one for Brewster Mcleod Architects,
a metal headboard installation for an Aspen client.
My MIG is ready to go.
One of the other pieces that is going to a Scottsdale client
will have a zinc inlay on a custom table,
that will add another layer
to their incredible art collection.
Stay tuned for process and progress in the studio.
Until Next time,