Me in a sketch

I gave my presentation today at the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles. Mr. Gregory Weir-Quiton was in the audience and he sketched me as I was speaking. I love it!

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Whoops

Ha, guess what I’ve learned? It’s illegal for individuals to do for-profit raffles in Oklahoma. Now I have to figure out how to decide who gets the “Satan is Real” cowboy boots. 😂

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Identical twins?

I’m finished with the “Satan is Real” boot tops and will research how to create a raffle now!
About halfway through the Ira and Charlie boot panels I began questioning why I chose an art form that requires me to do each piece twice–one a mirror image.
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Maybe it’s the tools…

Years ago a man in New Hampshire sent me some vintage tools to try to sell for him and among those tools was set of hole punches. The set was in great condition, top-quality, and went down to the smallest size I’d ever seen. It was expensive and I couldn’t really afford it, but I knew I was unlikely to ever find anything like it again (I haven’t) so I bought it. So when you look at a piece like this and think, “Wow, she’s really talented!” just know that having the proper tools is an important component of creating good work. Without that tiny hole punch I’d have to stop at solid black eyeballs and it’s the spot of white in the center that gives them life.
By the way, this piece isn’t finished. Expect more detail soon!

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Ira and Charlie

They always look worse (and a little scary) before they look better. 

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I’d like to introduce…

Introducing: “Cherokee Fiddle”

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Almost finished

I like a pair of boots that doesn’t fight me at the end. I think this pair was ready to be completed.

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