Mango Studio Tour

The Longmont Studio Tour was a great success this past weekend. Stephnanie put up the sign out in her lovely side yard announcing we were open for business…

…at the lovely Mango Studio. Brochures were laid out for the neighborhood tour…


…as Olive stood guard doing her best to be incognito. I am not a dog person – I know, I know I've now alienated about 99% of my readers – buy hey, I'm just not into the fur and slobber. But Olive has stolen my heart, hook, line and sinker. She is the sweetest, cutest, 4 legged creature I have ever met. She could follow me home any day.

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My little painting gallery was arranged on a garden fence under a tent and Steph's beautiful, huge trees.


A perfect place to display my wares…


…my art journaling kits beckoning the traveler…


…and iPod cases galore…


…Stephanie is such a gracious and generous artist and friend. She kindly hosted both Diane and I to share in her little art oasis for the Studio Tour and I am oh so grateful. The nature spirits shined on us all weekend, the wind only coming up the last hour on Sunday, with the weather turning to rain and cold on Monday. But the weekend weather was glorious and her garden and studio enchanting. A good time was had by all. Skip over to her blog here, she'll have more photos posted soon.

9 Responses to Mango Studio Tour

  1. Fran,
    I’ve just visited your blog. It’s so inspiring. Thanks to Steph and now you, I am more determined to begin my own.

    I love your photos; especially taken with the ones from the dinner at Munson Farm and your tree!


  2. Erin Perry says:

    Not a dog person either, so I understand. But have to admit, Olive looks pretty cute.
    Erin in Morro Bay

  3. carmen says:

    so glad to hear you ladies had a great weekend (i came via Steph) and i think I said it before but here i am again your artwork is fantastic and your studio too.
    yes!!! for more in your way!!!!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Thank you Fran for being part of the Mango Studio!!

    I just popped over to link and saw your great pics…I am still trying to catch my breath, haven’t even put the studio back together!


  5. Julie says:

    This is so great, Fran.. I love that you guys put this together!

  6. Alberta says:

    The Longmont Tour sounds like it was wonderful. Something tells me that the Mango Studio would have been my favorite stop. Since my first visit to you blog last week, I have returned many times to visit, and I have been absolutely fascinated by all of your work: the spontenaity, the color, the spirituality. As an enthusiastic (read obsessive!)visual journalist, the idea of putting journal pages on canvas struck such a chord in me that I have been inspired to do the same. This week I’ve completed two 12 X 12 canvases and I have 2 more in the works. I just wanted you to know how much I’ve learned from you. Thank you for the wonderful all the art and insights you’ve shared here. I’d love for you to visit my blog and leave me any thoughts or suggestions you have about journaling on canvas.


  7. Renee says:

    The Mango Studio was our Favorite! In fact, we stopped there twice. It was our first stop completely by accident, although we were in search of you. Also completely in love with Olive – I’m not a pug lover, but she changed my mind. Never say Never strikes again. Susan and her mosaics were also a hit. And Jaye loves her art by YOU!

  8. Chris says:

    Fran, your work is SO lovely and colorful and crisp and appealing. I would love to have been there to see everything! One day, maybe…

  9. diane says:

    Fran your work inspires me. Did you go to Taos this summer?


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