I'm applying to Ranger U again this year. I am VERY excited and hope I am selected! You guys know what a Tim fan I am and today's post is dedicated to showing a representative sample of my work for my application.
Tim, if you're viewing this, thanks for considering me and I'd love to learn from you and Claudine & Suze in June. My peeps here in the Rocky Mountains hope so, too; they are eager to come to classes and play with all things Ranger!
I bought this tall narrow piece at a flea market. I'm not sure what its original purpose was, but I thought it was perfect to use as a cabinet to display ribbon spools in the store! I painted it black and distressed the edges.
It was a plain pine piece with 10 wooden drawer pulls. I took off the knobs and replaced them with 10 different drawer pulls. It gives it a really fun, whimsical look.
Here's the cabinet open with a spool of ribbon inside. I can't wait to get it in the store and fill it with lots of colorful ribbon!
"I don't worry about the wounds. When I go up there, which is my intention, the Big Judge will say to me, Where are your wounds? and if I say I haven't any, he will say, Was there nothing to fight for?" - Alan Paton, Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful
Love never fails. - Paul, the Apostle
God seems to be far less concerned with where I'm going than with who I'm becoming. - Mark Batterson
Living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado greatly influences me as a mixed media artist. For me, the Rockies are much more than granite and elk. The birds, the wildflowers, the smells and sounds cooperate and harmonize into something that soothes and settles the soul. Bring together the hard edges and the soft flutters, the dark shadows and the sparkling light, the strength of the bull elk and the delicacy of the lupine and you'll find the beautiful contrasts that move me.