Misfits Work you say? I don’t think so. Seems to me they do an awful lot of standing around. These Stick-in-the-Mud totems are one of my favorite ta-das. Whether they are peeking out behind a mound of flowers or bringing guffaw to a dreary old winter day, these crazy characters add a little mischief and hilarity to every garden. Is this all you can expect? Heck no. Misfits pop up in all shapes, sizes, locations, and roles. Do you appreciate tomfoolery, hoopla, hooey, buffoonery, poppycock, absurdity, mumbo jumbo rubbish? If so, I might have the schtick you are looking to find. I am the sculptress of nonsense and the whimsy of wildlife. It’s a site to see www.misfitswork.com.
Erin Doubenmier is a Lafayette-based illustrator and cartoonist. Her medium of choice is India ink, but she also enjoys using watercolor crayon and acrylic paint. Showcasing a vibrant leaning with bold contrasts and process-minded line work, dozens of layered color applications are methodically blended and then finalized with a subtle capstone hue. Although some of the work requires an objective reference, the majority of the renderings are drawn directly from her mind. Her work’s subject matter borders on social commentary, drawing inspiration from animals, childhood, and ever-evolving interpersonal dynamics.
All forms of art fascinate Cecil. He began his journey as an artist carving wood and soon realized that it would be difficult to produce enough pieces to make a living. Cecil then decided to experiment with clay. For the next forty years he created functional and art pieces which were sold at galleries and art shows throughout the Midwest. Now that Cecil is retired, he enjoys designing pieces that are quirky and unique.
Knotty Knots is the brainchild of Kate Elvin who’s a graphic artist by day and a wizard with a crochet hook by night. She began expressing herself through yarn a few years ago after casually mentioning to her husband that she had always wanted to learn to crochet. Since then, she’s created countless bunnies, zebras, monsters of all types as well as sea creatures and custom creations. As if that’s not enough, she began making her own doggie bow ties after a search for the perfect canine accessory turned up nothing. Stop by and take a look. You’ll find it hard to say no and you’ll likely end up with one of her adorable little gems in your arms while your furry little companion struts around in the most dapper of adornments.
Hi I’m Jonathan. I love RECORDS. Turntables. Equalizers. Speakers. I love MUSIC. Thrift Shops. Recycled stuff. And vintage POP CULTURE. I wanted to make tributes to the things I love, so in 2014, the journey of HIFI JONES began. Images are discovered in dusty and discarded LPs and books. They are manipulated and REMIXED in the digital realm and then brought into an analog reality on recycled paper and substrate. 99.9% of what I make my art with is reclaimed. Ok, maybe 97.4%. What am I? A statistician?
A ceramic artist since 2003, Greg currently creates sculptures in ceramic, steel, and occasionally wood. His pieces range from tall pillars clad with glazed ceramic relief carvings to small tabletop works. He also creates colorful glazed ceramic wall murals and individual art tiles. He uses a robust clay body with low moisture absorption which is able to withstand weather extremes, making much of his work suitable for outdoor placement. He loves to explore the natural world of animals, birds, insects, and plant forms in his clay work, very often combined with a variety of abstract shapes and designs. He is not drawn to realism, but rather finds joy in creating forms that are more symbolic. He is specially interested in incorporating his art into the public space.
Before Meghan was born, her dad dabbled in stained glass and owned a bar called the Tiffany Inn, filled with beautiful Tiffany glass pieces. Her desire to learn has existed for years, and she finally dove in this past December. She was in love at first cut. She spends every moment available in the studio playing and creating. Each pattern is an exciting journey, from choosing the color palette to the final polishing. She has fun making small pieces and suncatchers, but is working towards larger pieces inspired by her memories of the beautiful windows belonging to her father. She is grateful to have found this new passion and to call herself an artist.
Rebecca has fun and relatable animal art. Originals, cards and giclée options for a wide range of prices. She also has jewelry and hand-painted furniture pieces.
Vance appreciates experimenting with everything as a way of expressing beauty, to take the mind to transcendent thought. Vance works in a variety of mediums including clay, paint and book arts.
Cynthia creates collage figures from old postage stamps. Creations of color, light and shadow, when viewed up close, become a study in philosophy, religion, geography, history and literature. Every stamp tells a story. Her current project is to create the images of the Major Arcana of the Tarot, like The Fool and The High Priestess.
Leslie is a silversmith working in sterling, 18 caret gold and semi precious stones. All her work is hand wrought and one of a kind. She loves her work to look like SOMEONE made it....the hand of the artist is apparent in every piece. Her work has been described as Urban Chic, Ethnic, and a little on the steampunk side.
Enjoy my art at Crone's Eye Studio! I feature paintings in watercolor and pastel, as well as notecards based on my art, and nature-based assemblages. Drop by the studio for interesting pieces, goodies - and even some live music! My jazz duo- Get Happy with Ray & El will perform in the yard throughout the afternoon.
My art is a shamanic practice of weaving self back into wholeness/Nature through exploring and activating sacred archetypes. I have explored my inner and outer worlds through earth based spiritual inquiry for over 25 years only to return back to wonder, awe, and curiosity about the great mystery and my dance in it, again, and again. A long time student of conscious living, I approach my art the way I approach life, with loving intention and radical self-compassion. With every fiber of my being, my interdisciplinary art is a prayer and an offering for you to remember, heal, and transform yourself through creative embodiment. I invite you to express your whole self as a creatively empowered being, belonging to the interconnected web of life in beauty and flow, in your unique nature, as Nature herself as we co-create the most beautiful world our hearts know is possible.
When it comes to painting, Linda has two distinct personalities. She has always loved creating art that represents the world that people would easily recognize and identify. On the other hand, she has become addicted to abstract art. Her abstract work is a representation of the way she sees the world in shapes, colors and energy flow. These pieces happen on the canvas sometimes with seemingly no input from her and other times, they are planned and purposeful. This mimics her life in many ways. She is organized and logical (representational art) and had a long and successful career as a corporate accountant, but she loves a good adventure!
An abstract/figurative inspired painter and muralist I’m currently craving the next oversized painting. I love to paint BIG! - colorful murals that lift you up and enhance the community, bold canvases that grace the walls of trendy restaurants, and happy works of art that elevate the good feelings in your home. I believe in feeling inspired and sharing happiness - by creating art I invite you to participate.
We are a community oriented studio in the heart of Old Town. Here we offer classes for adults and kids, offer space for local artists to create and show work from artists in our studio or CO local artists. Our style and artwork is truly honest, eclectic and unique.
Holly does a lot of different things, but her current love is making acrylic pour jewelry. Each piece is a tiny original painting under glass. The laws of fluid dynamics play a role, so there is an element of randomness within the creative process. When she pours, she never knows what she will get! Then she takes that chaos and creates unique designs. Sometimes they look like exotic stones, others like alien planets. Very fun!
Mudslingers has been part of the Boulder County art scene since 1998. We offer adult and kids pottery classes and camps, private lessons and parties and date nights and special workshops. Stop by and check out our members pottery sale!
I am an acrylic painter and figurative sculptor based in Longmont, Colorado. My art focuses on capturing the natural beauty of the state through landscape, wildlife and birds. I blend traditional techniques with experimental abstract painting using alternative tools. I gather inspiration from outdoor excursions and use digital manipulation to create unique compositions on canvas, with the goal of seamlessly blending abstract backgrounds with realistic depictions of birds and animals. Additionally, I create hand-built clay slab sculptures that express personal experiences and emotions, with a focus on the human body and its ability to convey feelings and situations. I also hope to expand my studies to include depictions of animals and birds in my sculpture work.
Dogs & Stars is small batch letterpress print shop based in Old Town Lafayette. Run by Brian Wood, Dogs & Stars is a hard-working studio with a focus on hand-crafted, uniquely-designed letterpress printed ephemera. Visit Dogs & Stars on the LAUGH tour for hand-printed greeting cards and posters.
I love color and unusual images. Nature inspires me. My work is leaning toward abstract .
I have been painting and drawing since I was 9 years old. I am a graduate of the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a versatile artist with many styles. I enjoy doing watercolor landscapes, still lives, portraits and also have an abstract style of art that incorporates collage and layers of different papers and drawings. During the pandemic, I created a character named, Flamingo Medusa and she is represents bringing creativity and inspiration wherever she goes. I have screen-printed apparel featuring Flamingo Medusa, a coloring book, and greeting cards!
Donna Meyers is the owner of Soul Dancer, located in Lafayette, Co. Her mission is to create uplifting and inspiring jewelry and wall art using metals, patinas, and glass. She hopes her work will bring positivity and joy to those who appreciate it.
BGOLD Glass promotes human connection and earth stewardship through our recycled glass operation. We create unique lighting design, one of a kind commissions, Jewish wedding glass packages, functional art, and Judaica. We also offer classes, team building, and events. This form and practice is an artistic method of cultivating compassion, empathy, and healing in our lives and communities.
MKMLOOKART came from MKM Riddell taking images with her phone and working with the photos as a form of escapism. In turn, the photos also can be used as a way to step into different and new worlds. MKM also has a background in Theatre Arts and Drama.
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