Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Looking back at September and October

Busy is the best word for Sept and Oct. Labor day I flew to meet Vic at Laguardia airport and from there we flew together to Boston. We spent the weekend on the Cape visiting my cousins and attending vic’s niece’s wedding. We saw the ocean, ate sea food and had a wonderful time.
Back in CO it was time for a road trip. My good friend Dianna had never been to Yellowstone, so off we went. First night was Cody, WY where we took a tour to watch wild horses. We watched stallions sparring. What a sight!

Yellowstone showed its treasures. We saw grizzly, ate lunch in a bison jam while bulls pushed and battled around us. We saw moose, elk and deer. We watched waterfalls and geysers. Joining us were artist friends Wes and Rachelle Seigrist. We shared a cabin in Colter Bay and spent a few days exploring both Yellowstone and the Tetons. One of my favorite sightings was the otters playing.We had great bird encounters including a dipper who preened carefully in front of us before wading into the running water.

The end of the trip was in Jackson where we attended the Miniatures and More Art Show and Sale at the National Wildlife Art Museum. Both Rachelle and I were in the show. The receptions were wonderful. We spent time catching up with our artist friends and meeting new people.Here Alice and Mark Eberhard, me, my friend Dianna (standing) and Rachelle.We played tourist in Jackson, walking around the galleries and eating great food.

Vic took a quick weekend so we could go up to Rocky Mountain Park to watch the elk bugle and see the changing Aspen leaves.

In October I was a featured artist at the Masters Gallery of Loveland. We had a lovely reception. Wes and Rachelle came into town and stayed with artist friend Diane Mason and her husband Bob. We explored Rocky Mountain Park and were treated to a wonderful big horn sheep encounter.Wes and Rachelle were treated to a tour of Art Castings foundry where both Diane and I put our work through. We walked through Benson Park to see the sculptures there. We snuck in a quick visit to the Denver Zoo on the way to the opening of the SAA members show at the Wildlife Experience in Parker, CO. The reception in Parker was amazing! A large number of members showed up for the weekend. The show is a beautiful show in a very special venue.

After a busy summer/fall it was time for Magic and I to make the migration back to Pennsylvania. We were blessed with good weather for the journey. The first night we stayed with artist friend Terry Donahue and his family. He lives in Omaha, the perfect distance for our first stop. As we went further East we were treated to an amazing display of fall colors. Magic was thrilled to be back with her "sister" Tinker. Tinker wasn’t so sure.

Friday, November 23, 2007

catching up on Aug

In August we had the Loveland sculpture shows. My booth was with a fantastic group of artists in the Sculpture Invitational.

Vic and I went to the Denver Zoo where we got to see the newest member of the zebra exhibit, only 5 days old.

A lovely trip up through the Rocky Mountain National Park with my collector/friend Bwana Jane brought some wonderful marmot and pika encounters.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

While in Colorado, web access was spotty, so I plan to catch up now on all the amazing adventures:

What a busy summer it has been! Mid July had Magic (my trusty Newfy traveling companion) an me on the road to Colorado. We arrived just in time for me to attend a fund-raiser for the DeWildt Cheetah conservation center in South Africa.. A lovely brunch and auction was held. My sculpture "Lick" brought a much needed donation for the cause.
In attendance were two live cheetah presented by Rob and Barbara Dicely of Leopards Etc. Kamau is a normal coated cheetah and Kgosi is a king cheetah. What a treat to watch them!