After a string of 100-degree-plus days, I have been daydreaming of cool September nights at 8,600 feet! I’ve also been thinking about how I want to spend my time as an artist in residence at the DeLonde barn. I know that my camera and sketching materials will be coming with me. That’s the easy part of packing. I also know I want to have some of my quilts on display at the barn, but exactly how many and which ones will depend on the weather and whether I can hang them outside.
Each artist is asked to donate a piece of work inspired by our time in residence to the Boulder County Open Space Program. I already know what I want to do for my piece, and I would like to work on it while I’m there. The power supply at the barn is limited, so that could be a deciding factor on what I do.
I will be in residence September 15–21 if you are inclined to visit. To reach the trailhead, go north out of Nederland on the Peak to Peak Scenic Highway (Highway 72) to County Road 126. The parking lot is on the right past Mud Lake. It is an easy 1.2-mile hike in to the barn. More information can be found at the following site: Caribou Ranch Open Space.
Remember that no dogs or bikes are allowed, and the park is open sunrise to sunset.
If you let me know ahead of time when you plan to visit, I will be sure to be around the barn.