August 28, 2007
Liz Bashore is a local Artist that inspires. Archival Elements is oh so lucky to be representing Liz’s original work. Here are a few of the pieces that are currently for sale at Archival Elements. Liz typically works in oil. She has a fabulous new series that was created on vintage chalk board.
Gallery shot of Liz’s work.
“Twin Bing” approx: 36” by 60”
“The Whites” approx: 36” by 60”
Oil and oil pastel on chalk board.
Interested in more info about Liz Bashore’s work? Call or email Archival Elements.
August 22, 2007
This is my store front on Phillips Avenue. We’ve been in our new location for 3 months now! The hard work of the move has proven to be worthwhile. Business is booming and my pockets are over flowing with money… maybe I’ll buy an island! ha We’ve headed in a new direction by adding a large selection of original art.
August 14, 2007
I promised I would include in my blog a few of my passions. Well…. I am very passionate about the well being of animals. I am the person you see shooing a goose across Minnesota Ave (a very busy road) to safety…..I am that person that will pull over and practically risk my own life to pick up a stray animal on the side of the road. Call me crazy but….I can’t help it!!!
I am working on a project/donation idea for a large event in Sioux Falls that benefits the Sioux Falls Humane Society’s shelter animals, spay and neuter program. The event is called “Paws to Celebrate“, 100% of the proceeds from this event will assure that every cat and dog is spayed or neutered before they are adopted. The idea I came up with is creating an original painting that would be auctioned off at the benefit. You ask who are the artists that were commissioned???? Well…..I like to call them our “Four-Legged Picassos”. The painting consists of shelter pets’ paw prints to create a colorful yet soulful abstract painting.
Meet Ginger, she’s eager to please. What a sweetheart!!! Ginger is available for adoption.
Calvin is a Paroled Pup. The parole pup program is when an animal is placed with an inmate to receive one on one attention and to be taught basic commands. Calvin can sit, lay down and roll over. He’s a cleaver guy. He knew he didn’t want any of that wet stuff on his paws. So he decided to out-smart us. Calvin is available for adoption.
Marty stole my heart!!! If I hadn’t already made a promise that I wouldn’t bring home any animals he could have easily become a new addition to our already existing zoo at home. He was such a good sport about letting us dip his paws in paint. The whole time he was wagging his tail and he even yawned a few times…..as if to say…”OK…are we done yet and when am I gonna get paid for this gig?” Marty is not quite ready to be adopted but if you are interested in Marty check the Sioux Falls Humane Society’s website.
We also had a the sweetest kitten named GiGi. She had the tiniest prints. GiGi is in foster care right now with her other sisters and 1 brother.
This puppy was a new arrival to the Humane Society so he does not have a name yet. What a beautiful puppy!!!!!! I think his name should be Picasso. He will be available for adoption soon.
Last but not least………………..Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you see her? She is a dwarf hamster. Her prints were the perfect finale.
If you are interested in owning one of these originals. Attend the “Paws to Celebrate” event. You won’t be disappointed in the event plus 100% of the proceeds benefits the shelter animals. If you are interested in a sneak peek, the paintings will be on display at Archival Elements until the event. Paws to Celebrate tickets will also be for sale at Archival Elements.
August 7, 2007
This is where I create…..ponder about what to create……change my mind a millions times after I decided what I wanted to create and then the final step in the process is procrastinate. What a cycle!!!!! It wears me out just thinking about it. Naahh, I am not that bad. Well….maybe.
My studio is located in the back of my store. I also have a designated area where I do my custom picture framing. I work well in organized chaos.
The cupcake is one of my mom’s knitted creations. It makes the perfect pin cushion.