La La La Cocina, Telluride Art Show

The Bird Family and snowy aspens are featured at La Cocina de Luz, on the main street of Telluride through May
The Bird Family and snowy aspens are featured at La Cocina de Luz, on the main street of Telluride through May

Mixed media songbirds, bikes and snowy aspen paintings are featured at La Cocina de Luz, on the main street of Telluride through May

What is peanut butter without jelly, what are cookies without milk? Or the right Red without the savoriest of meats? Most things we do are better with someone else, and being an artist is no exception.

This is the case with my relationship with the super yummy, organic  La Cocina de Luz restaurant, on the main street of Telluride, Colorado. Thanks to Lucas Price and Judy Haas, I have had many shows on big open walls, with high traffic and friendly people.

More and more, I am realizing how important these partnerships are in art and business, and really everything.

In my graphic design business, I have a long standing relationship with several designers and web developers. I love that today business relationships are about so much more than getting the job done right for the client at all costs, with little regard to the people that made it happen. In my world of entrepreneurs, relationships are now long term, and mutually supportive. I hesitate to say “family like”, but we really do have a lot of fun. We talk about our weekends, our kids, our ski days, and then business. We work well together, because we like and respect each other. We are a well-functioning team.

One of my clients from Arizona, even suggested we “rope up” together for our first business meeting. So three of us spent the day climbing a beautiful red rock formation in Sedona, Arizona. And then talked business the next day. These are the great fortunes I have in my business life.

I like being part of a team. Where I know I’ll be treated well, and feel good that I am also enhancing other people’s lives.

Mixed media wine bottles and ravens

Mixed media wine bottles and ravens

Such is the case with La Cocina, where I hung my latest works this Sunday. A long term partnership where the restaurant offers up it’s gorgeous walls, and I adorn them. We appreciate eachother. It feels great.

If you are in Telluride this month, stop by and take a look. Works will be up through May.

 

2 Comments

  1. wanda says:

    I left some words for you on your feb. 21 post 😉

  2. Love how beautiful, happy and fresh your new Birds, Bikes, and Blossoms paintings are!!

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