This is the 2nd in the series of 3 titled Rocky Mountain Horizons that we made for the Order of Eastern Star in 2011.
Design by Flory Wilkins
In 2011 we made a series of these Rocky Mountain Horizons which were commissioned by The Order of Eastern Star, and presented as gifts. They were approximately 8 inches in diameter. We attached a brass sculptured edging along with soldering a fine silver chain into the solder seams for hanging. This is the picture of the first of three that we made.
Design by Flory Wilkins
For the past 3 weekends we have had a big dump of snow, with melting and street snow removal in between.
We did manage to put up our Christmas lights on our home and the Colorado Green Spruce tree in our front yard during a few days of much warmer weather after the first 2 weekends of winter storms.
This weekend, November 16 we were once again hit with another winter blast, except this snow storm’s snow was lighter, with less moisture, coupled with high winds, whiteout conditions and much colder temperatures. Our winter wonderland is no doubt here to stay till next April 2014.
For those of you from around the world who view our website and Facebook enjoy our outdoor festive tree.
Photo by Bob Wilkins
Over 450 Alberta Artists in all different types of mediums are taking part in a huge Alberta Flood Rose Project. Each artist has submitted in their medium a 4 inch x 4 inch impression of the Alberta Rose. The Project’s plan is to mount 100 of these unique artist’s impressions together in a large panel(s) and later in August hold a huge fund raising auction to help with the devastation created in late June from the huge flooding in High River, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Bragg Creek, Canmore, Calgary and many other areas in Southern Alberta. These unique panels will be an inspiration to Albertan’s and no doubt some large corporate purchasers will hang them with great pride in their respective office towers.
We of course made our stained glass Alberta Rose mounted via wires inserted in the back solder seams then inserted through a 4 x4 inch piece of fiber board held by twisting the wires together through small washers then covered with duck tape.
Professional photographs of each entry will be taken and eventually a book will be made available with all of the submissions etc. We will provide further updates. We also were stranded in Banff Alberta, by this unprecedented flooding and eventually were allowed to head west on the only open road on June 22. We had to drive all the way to Kamloops BC then north on the Yellowhead highway to Jasper National Park, staying overnight in Hinton, Alberta then back to Innisfail via Drayton Valley and Rocky Mtn. House a detour of some 1,460 ks. We saw lots of flooding along the way but nothing like seen in High River, Canmore, Calgary etc.
We were asked if we would donate a piece of our work to The Central Alberta Constituencies – Wildrose – Classic – Golf – Tournament held on July 18, 2013 at Alberta Springs Golf Course located near Red Deer Alberta as a silent auction fun raising item.
We made this oval piece highlighted with Spectrum’s Pearl Opal Blue Yonder for the water, along with their Thunderhead for mountains and Inferno for the sunset sky. For the tree we used Uroboros Heringbone Granite Ripple with a Kokomo green amber surrounding the water. As the golf course is located close to Sylvan Lake we called this “Lake Sunset”
Design by Carolyn Kyle