A branch runs around our place...a branch that spills into Elm Creek. Like a moat, it separates us from the roads that corner the place. The bottom land in front of the house is a favorite spot for the cattle, deer, owls and coyotes, a spot I watch every day from the front porch. Folks around here say ellum in place of elm. We need to cut down that ellum tree today. Thus the shop is named after the land that is our homeplace.
My shop is a dichotomy, not unlike the branches that fork from the creek. Art (and horses) has always been first in my life, followed by a love for cowboy boots. Silly, but the boots are so-o exciting to find, the stitching patterns, the inlays... and the painting can be so quieting, the composition, the soft emotion.
- Born on October 11
- Joined September 1, 2011