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The Mighty Oak
Botanical SeriesKathleen Krucoff
All photography by Daniel Krucoff

This is my accepted entry in the first International Chasing & Repousse Exhibition to be held at Outnumbered Gallery in Littleton, Colorado.

The opening reception will be Friday, June 5th from 5:00 – 9:00 PM during Littleton’s First Friday.  The exhibit runs from June 5 – July 18th.

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Detail view of The Mighty Oak

I am truly honored and humbled that this piece was one of the selected works.  There were over 140 artists who applied and I am one of 29 that were selected for the exhibit.

For this cuff, it is the first time I elected to use the Japanese metal alloy, Shibuichi. This material is a blend of copper and silver. Working this metal created a warm undertone that I felt accentuated my design and the details. It has been my most challenging piece to create to date. I like to stretch and grow as an artist, which is why I believe it is so important to try new things and keep striving to become better.

Il Maestro Fabrizio Acquafresca and another remarkable artist, Nancy Melie Walker, will be in attendance on the evening of the opening reception, demonstrating the ancient art of Chasing & Repousse. Talk about magical.

All of the displayed work will be available for purchase. As an added bonus, Fabrizio will have cuffs from his Butterfly Collection that can be purchased. If you have admired his work or are just discovering it, this is a wonderful opportunity to become a collector of some of his finest creations.
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If you live in Denver or the surrounding area, I do hope that you can join me with my husband, Dan, at the opening reception. There will be many talented artists happy to discuss their work with you.  Remember that the exhibit runs through July 18th, if you are unable to attend the opening. I would say this is one of those must see events of the summer.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

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The topic for May’s Blog-o-Sphere Think Tank is “Share with us a little window in to your space/life/home.”  Right now, I am in the process of clearing and de-cluttering. When this topic came up for May, I thought how in the world can a share a glimpse into my life as it is in a state of upheaval?  Rather than show any of the ‘before’ photos, I thought I could share the very special bond and relationship I share with our basset hounds. Always there. Always providing a tail wag and more. They truly are the clowns of the dog world and I love our pack.  Their companionship is a constant in my life.  I’m going to let the pictures do the talking for me, with a few subtitles.

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Me with our first basset, Bueller.

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Puppy Thorin with a sister in the background.

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Full grown Thorin.

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Me with puppy Bueller.

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Snow bassets.

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Bueller around 1 year.

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Matriarch Nocturne with Newton and Quorra

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Younger days, me with Bueller and Nocturne

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Play time

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Newton’s portrait

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A great pack

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Today’s pack

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Newton and Quorra

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Newton and Thorin

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The one and only Thorin! 

My love for these wonderful dogs is only surpassed by my love for Dan and for our God.

Now let’s see what my fellow bloggers shared:

Tosca Teran aka nanopod: : http://nanopod.me/2015/05/20/window-space/

marie bell :: http://www.pencilfox.com/2015/05/may-blog-o-sphere-think-tank-sharing.html

Andes Cruzhttps://andescruz.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/spaces/

Pallavi Gandhihttps://studioat605.wordpress.com/

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Where:  Santa Fe Trail Jewelry

215 Chapala Plaza, Monument CO 80132
719.481.0250

When:  Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Marylee Reisig, owner of Santa Fe Trail Jewelry, will be hosting my Mother’s Day Trunk Show.  This is one of my favorite venues.

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This beautiful stone became the inspiration for one of my cuffs.  Hopefully I have peaked your curiosity because the cuff will debut at the show tomorrow.

Recently I discovered a New Zealand glass artist, Lesley McIver.  I just fell in love with her take on sea glass with traces of silver.  I’ve incorporated her work in mine to make these simple, yet elegant earrings.  I will have a nice variety in different colors and shapes.

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There will be plenty of Treescapes.

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Enjoy the freedom to Express Yourself with some of these.

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Lots of possibilities for that special person in your life and maybe even for you!  I hope you can attend.  If you are unable to make the show and see something here that interests you, please inquire via email.

Thank you for your continued interest in my work.

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Kathleen Krucoff


Artist and Metalsmith

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