Friday, August 9, 2013


Matt Litz, Silversmith

This winter I would have the privilege of crossing paths with a talented emerging silversmith, Matt Litz.  Matt personality matches his silver work…absolutely top notch!  Matt was kind enough to visit and share a little bit about himself.

Q: Background?
A: Born in Lubbock, Texas.  Grew up living the American Dream being raised on a farm and ranch. 

Q: How did you get started in Silver Work?
A:  “I saw a belt buckle a man was wearing.  Wanted it, got it….and decided I could make that and have been going ever since.”

Q: Silversmith Work Hours?
A: Part Time Silversmith.  I work full time as a foreman in a welding shop.  I get home about 4:45 every day. Family time, and then out to the silver shop at about 8 until 1 or 2 in the morning.  My silversmith work is a one man shop.
Q: Role Models.  Who are people that you look up to in the Industry?
A: Bohlin’s older pieces, Clint Orms, Modern Makers: Dave Alderson, Scott Hardy…all unique styles… I admire crafty minds, different look on the flow of a buckle’s scroll design.

Q:What is your FAVORITE piece to build? 
A: “I like it all, whatever is the most fun to do.  Favorite piece to date was the Clutch Purse I did for the TCAA Emerging Artist Contest.  It was FUN to do! 

Picture of Winning Piece

Q: What inspires You?
A: ANYTHING!  Flowers I like, Leather Carving and trying to emulate that in the silver work.

A:Striving to make  heirloom pieces of timeless quality that people will think enough of to want to hand them down through the family generations.

Without Further Delay....................Let the SILVER SHOW BEGIN!!!!
Below is tiny sampling of some of Matt's Silversmith handy work!  Buckles, cuffs, gun engraving, and more!
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Polished Wings

Oh my goodness, you know how I love stunning sterling....and these rings are AMAZING!

 Like what you see, let Matt know! 
You can show him some love on fb!Matt Litz Silversmith

Interested in ordering your own Matt Litz heirloom piece.
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THANK YOU so much for traveling the gypsy trail with me today! Loved getting to share the amazing works of Matt Litz Silvermithing with you!
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

FOLLOW YOUR LIGHT ~ MEET Nichole Crowley, Portrait Boutique

Do what you LOVE and find a way to share it with others.  That is what comes to mind when viewing the stunning works by Nichole Crowley!  This spring I would have the opportunity to meet this talented young photographer and knew that I MUST share her talents with you! 
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Nichole has a gift for capturing the true essence of her subjects.  In the arena or in a big grassy meadow, she has a keen eye!  Embracing the LIGHT and letting her clients' beauty shine through.  LOVE her work!  Nichole was kind enough to share a little bit about herself.

Q: Background
A: "I am from a little town called Francis, Utah. It's about 15 minutes from Heber or Park City. I've grown up in the western lifestyle and I wouldn't have it any other way. I don't think there is a better way to raise a family." NC
Nichole Crowley and Family

Q: How did you get started?
A: "My husband and I had invested in some buckin bulls and we weren't getting great pictures with our little point and shoot so my husband asked me about getting a nice DSLR. I have always been interested in photography but could never really afford it........ So there I was taking pictures of the bulls bucking at the show and my camera started to wander to the behind the scenes and it blossomed from there" NC 

Q: Role Models in the Industry
A: "David Stoecklein has been the most inspirational and influential role model for me. His work makes sense to me, it just speaks to me!" NC

Q:What inspires You?
A: "My family inspires me, cowboys inspire me but most of all LIGHT inspires me." NC
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Q:What is your favorite piece to date?
 A: "Lessons from the fence" which is my son 2yrs old then, watching his dad rope and drag calves from the fence. It's an image I hold very dear to me!" NC

Here is a tiny sampling of some of the talented Ms Nichole Crowley's Photography

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Aww, I could keep choosing favorites for days!  Such a talented artist!  To see more of the beautiful Ms Nichole's work, to order prints, or become a client, contact info will be posted below.

NICHOLE CROWLEY, Portrait Boutique

RT 2 Box 2132
Roosevelt, UT 84066

(435) 671-0377,

THANK YOU so much for traveling the gypsy trail with me today! 
Hope to see you back again soon.