July's been a quiet, but busy month--full of art teaching, flying, family time, and enjoying the beautiful mountains of Colorado! A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to explore the West Elk Wilderness near Gunnison, CO for a 5-day backpacking trip! Nothing is quite as relaxing as unplugging and spending some time in creation--with nothing to worry about but where to pitch your tent and how to get across the next stream crossing.
Although I was away from my studio supplies, I made do with what I had...a pocket knife and sticks! While I don't do this very often (though I might make it more of a habit!), I decided to create something and then leave it to be discovered by the next backpacker.
So...somewhere in the West Elk Wilderness lies this little tree-dweller, nestled safely until discovered!
Happy explorations for the rest of July and into August!
Welcome to the whimsical world of Tara Pappas' mixed media art! Thank you for stopping by to view samples of my work and read a little about my adventures as an artist. I am always looking for new ways to connect and grow as an artist, so would love to hear from you if you have any questions or interests in a particular piece. I hope that my work brings you inspiration and joy!