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TrunkShow

Selected works available at my next trunk show

I am curious. How many of you go to Trunk Shows? And of those who do, what do you think of them?

My goal, when I have a trunk show is to present my latest works. I want to give clients a chance to be the first to choose from new creations. I am always striving to create those unique forms of personal adornment that allow the wearer to express their individuality.

That being said, my annual Holiday Trunk Show, in conjunction with Small Business Saturday, will take place on:

Day/Time – Saturday – November 28, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
LocationSanta Fe Trail Jewelry
215 Chapala Plaza
Monument, CO 80132
719.481.0250

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Textured Sterling Silver Earrings with gypsy set faceted Rhodolites.

Marylee Reisig is the owner of Santa Fe Trail Jewelry. She works very hard to create the wonderful atmosphere that is ‘The Trail‘, which embodies her creative soul and love of the arts. She has represented me for years and this trunk show has become an annual event for us. Her support is invaluable and she truly cares about the artists, their work and her clientele. She’s continually growing what is available in her unique space and her warmth permeates this great location in Historic Downtown Monument Colorado.

Back to my earlier questions. If you have never attended a Trunk Show, I would encourage you to do so. It gives you an opportunity to visit with the artist that has put their heart and soul into their designs and work.

If you live in the area, please visit Marylee and me during this event. If you can’t make the date, I would encourage you to visit Santa Fe Trail Jewelry to enjoy the experience and look for that one of a kind work of art.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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

Obviously this is the perfect topic for November’s Blog-o-Sphere Think Tank members to write about.

I am thankful for so many things, it is hard to know where to begin and where to stop.

I have immense gratitude for:

My husband Dan

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Our love, friendship, understanding, support and so much more

Our basset hounds

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The God given gift to be an artist

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My studio space

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People who enjoy my work and become collectors

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My day job

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My intellect, sense of humor, stubbornness, determination and all those qualities that make me me.

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Being creative and a problem solver

My parents; their work ethic, their values and love

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Music

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Life

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These are just a few of the things for which I am extremely grateful.

Now let’s see what my fellow bloggers had to share on this topic:

Andes Cruz

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

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Opening Reception Friday, November 20th, 5 – 8 pm
Market runs November 20, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Part of “Shop Manitou Night” on November 20.

Please join me for the opening reception next Friday November 20th,  from 5-8pm.

The Commonwheel Artists Holiday Market is a favorite tradition in our area. I’m happy to be one of the Colorado artists participating in the event. This truly is a great opportunity to shop for and give the gift of fine art.

Location:
Commonwheel Artists Co-op
102 Cañon Avenue • Manitou Springs, CO 80829
719-785-1008

I have created a new collection of works, Treescapes and other art jewelry to express your individuality and find that perfect gift.

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

Namaste.

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I have been focusing a lot of my attention on creating Treescapes. They continue to evolve and I like the direction the pendants (and earrings) are taking. While I will continue to make pieces that are ‘framed’, right now I find the clean lines that are simple showcase the stones and the tree shape in a classic way.

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Dendritic Opal, pale lavender hue in the stone, set in Sterling.

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Classic Snow White Dendritic Opal set in Sterling. The patina created a colorful fall leaf look.

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These sort of look like a Treescape forest to me.

Lots of inspiration for some of the current Treescapes has come from a little Bonsai Tree I recently acquired. It has a great twisted trunk with such a graceful shape. I can see its influence in some of my recent pendants and earrings.

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Graceful trees – Sterling Silver with Patina

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Deep green Variscite set in Sterling; my signature Treescape design.

You can find these and others at my upcoming events. Sign up for my newsletter to get the latest information.

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

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Ande Cruz, the founder of our Blog-o-Sphere Think Tank group, had another great idea for those of us who blog. What if we posted photos, once a month, that embody Why We Do What We Do? These posts will be short and sweet.

For November, I chose this photo Dan took of me creating textures using Chasing & Repousse. Why do I do what I do? It is because I Love to Move Metal!

Now let’s see what my fellow bloggers are sharing about themselves:

Andes Cruz
angelojones

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

Kathleen Krucoff


Artist and Metalsmith

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