September 20, 2011

Native Son

Hello, sweethearts! I've been working very hard to prepare for Indie Emporium, which will be here in less than two weeks. Besides readying my wares for the show, I've also finished a new collage. I've had this idea in my mind and my sketchbook for months now, and I guess our recent trip to the Will Rogers Museum gave me the kick in the pants I needed to make it reality. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out!

will rogers, okie saint

Our most famous and most beloved Okie is on an Oklahoma Flag Blue background surrounded by the emblems of our state--Indian blanket flowers, rose rocks, mistletoe, redbud branches, and scissortailed-flycatchers. The banner shows our state motto, "Labor Omnia Vincit", or "Labor conquers all things." I chose to use a slightly less well known photograph of Will. This is something that's not talked about nearly enough: young Will Rogers was a total hottie. But then, I kinda have a thing for Cherokee boys.

Look for an Okie Pride candle very soon, and maybe a print, too!

3 comments:

Robin Thomas said...

Eel, sugar, eel!

Heather said...

I love him! But you knew this ;) Oh, he was such a broadway cowboy hottie :)

Erin said...

Hi just wanted to drop in and say hello! Everyone in Make:Tulsa (like Christine and Holly E.) told me great things about you. Looking forward to meeting you at Indie Emporium.

Your blog is really cute by the way.