Monday, July 13, 2009

Vail Art Show, June 2009

Thank you everyone who supported me at The Vail Art Show . It was great meeting you and having the chance to visit. Making those connections is what really makes the art show scene fun.

Vail was the fist show of the season and it was a great success. What a beautiful setting and terrific event. Laurie and her team from Eagle Valley Events were all very friendly and helpful, and the event was well organized. I look forward to participating again in the future.

In an effort to meet new people at each show, keep in touch with new clients, and say thank you for your support, I hold a drawing at the end of the show for a FREE necklace! Come'on.. WHO doesn't love free jewelry?!! :)
The winner of the free jewels at this season's Vail Art Show was Mindy McNitt, from Vail, CO!! Congratulations Mindy!!

A BIG thanks to everyone who participated in the drawing! It was great visiting with you, learning about your hometowns, and hearing about the fun mountain activities you, your family and friends, had planned during your stay in Vail.

Here a few other photos I have to share from the event...

The infamous Mona Lisa stopped by my booth!
Of course because she loves jewelry!! And she also wanted to have her photo taken at my Italian-style jewelry boutique.
(This street performer was absolutely a riot, never missed a beat on the Italian accent and kept us all entertained)

Meet Giesla Hoelscher of Ink Blot Art!
She and I originally met at an artist workshop in May that was hosted by Alyson Stanfield of She drove in from Saint Paul, MN. It was so great to see her and to reconnect. Her art is as fun and as artistic as she is-check it out!

I have to say.. I felt very lucky this trip...the weekend wasn’t all about work. Coop and I had the opportunity to have dinner with some terrific friends who live in the area, Liz/Phil Patterson and their awesome kiddo, lil Miss Delaney. We don’t get to see them near enough and it was such a treat to spend time with them. We decided to meet on the patio of 'Bart & Yeti's', in Lionshead Village. It was the perfect place to relax after a busy day, catch up, and enjoy the summer evening together. It was definitely the major highlight of our trip!

Another high point from the Vail wkend was seeing another good friend, John Nieland/aka 'Curl', from Denver. He plays in The John McKay Band and they had a gig in the nearby town of Eagle at The Dusty Boot Saloon. OMG..We loved this place - and the band! If you’re in the area you really need to stop by – the views from the patio are to die for gorgeous, the food was delicious and the service was great too. We loved the warm, neighborhood feeling of the restaurant and it was obviously a popular hang-out for the locals. Of course the best part of the evening for us was having the chance to visit with Curl, relax with an icy-cold one, and listen to tunes.

Since Vail I have amped up my time in the studio and finished a few new designs, as Evergreen Summerfest is right around the corner. (July 18 & 19th) It’s just a short drive from Boulder/Denver. Take the opportunity to get out of town and enjoy the sweet mountain air. I hope to see you there!

*Just had to share: As I'm typing this, my windows are open and the pink glow of the sun is setting over the mountains - I can hear a group of coyote pups yipping and barking up a storm - a very cool way to end the day.