… notes from the studio
Most of you know when I need a break from the computer I spend my time at my craft desk. Lately I have been experimenting with Upcycling. I do love the idea of taking something headed for the landfill and turning it into something worthy of keeping or giving as a gift. Here is a picture of a really sweet gift card holder I made from a toilet paper tube.
The bottom is stapled shut, then the tube is covered with Scrapbook papers, fabric and lace. The gift card is placed in the top, then tied shut with a ribbon.
I must give credit to Denise Groves at the Speckled Feather Mercantile for the idea! If you are ever in New Castle, Colorado, be sure to stop by the shop to see what other projects we are working on.
It is so much fun to get to design something just for yourself! In March I, along with 2 amazing partners, opened up the Speckled Feather Mercantile here in New Castle, CO. It is a store full of just about anything you can think of! We have 27 local artists in the shop selling everything from scrapbooking supplies to tutus. We have a large collection of locally-made foods, jewelry and hand-painted fishing lures.Classes are offered in the Craft Cafe on paper crafts, jewelry-making and more!
The shop is at 303 W. Main Street so if you are coming through New Castle be sure to stop by, or keep in touch with all the happenings at http://speckledfeather.com/
If you have been to the coffee house on Main Street New Castle, you might have noticed the new look of the place. Bright colors, bold wall graphic and a new owner, Liz Cook. Liz asked EHD to create a new logo for the coffee shop that reflected her fun new look. Be sure to drop by and compliment her on the new business.
For the 3rd time, The New Castle CHamber worked with EHD to create a new logo and poster for Burning Mountain Festival. This year’s 40th Burning Mountain Festival in New Castle will be as much steamy summer enjoyment as ever! Named for the underground coal mines that still smolder inside the nearby hillsides, the Burning Mountain Festival offers great community fun for all ages.
For more information, visit: http://newcastle.chambermaster.com/Events/details/burning-mountain-festival-2012-3
To be held August 25-31, Events will include heirloom vegetable tasting, gourmet pizzas with locally-sourced ingredients and restaurants around Aspen will be offering Eat Drink Local specials.
If you are in Grand Junction and are looking for a quick ride, check out the new 3 Sisters Lunch Loop. When you are done, head over to Dos Hombres for a special Lunch Loop Margarita (and be sure to tell them what a fabulous logo they have!). The perfect finish to a great workout.
Colorado Plein Air painter Dan Young recently approached Elyse Hutchinson Design for a new look for his online portfolio. After having the same design since the website’s inception, Dan was ready for a fresh, new look that better reflected his distinctive style.
Though Dan is a landscape painter, he likes introducing hints of man’s presence in the landscape.
“Sometimes I feel I’m in a race to paint a disappearing way of life. It’s hard to watch so many of the family farms and ranches being swallowed up by development.”
Young clings strongly to the importance of painting from life. He feels painting from life was the most important stepping stone for his career. Most days you can find him painting along a backroad or beside a mountain lake.
You can view his full portfolio at DanYoungStudio.com
Seeking an online look and feel to reflect the unique and one-of-a-kind offerings of their store, The Nest of New Castle, Colorado along with Elyse Hutchinson Design, revealed today their new website.
Along with pictures of the fun items shoppers can expect to find in the shop, the site features bios of the 3 owners and an interactive map by Google.
Wanting to set their company apart from the competition, Silt Mesa Excavating asked Elyse Hutchinson Design to create a logo for their vehicles that would be bold, easily recognized and versatile for many applications. The result was an illustration of an Excavator Machine that seems to come right out of the borders of the logo.
Silt Mesa Excavating plans on using the logo for vehicle graphics, on their machery and on business collateral.