Sunday, May 17, 2009

Now Showing...


Brianna Bryngelson started working for us a year ago this month. From the very beginning she talked about painting and how she wanted to set up her studio and get a show together for the bakery. I would always respond with a positive 'You go girl!' never sure exactly what her style was or what we were getting ourselves into, really. Then, after traveling Europe for 8 weeks, she came back and made good on her promises...and then some! Her paintings are beautiful, ethereal snapshots of life on the northern coast...so familiar, yet not at all 'Alaskan', therefore, no kitsch. You can get lost in the sea and stars and water and suddenly, there's a bird! Thank you, Brianna, for bringing our walls to life!( And for being so wonderful to work with!)

















Natalia Taeschner started working at the bakery last fall about the time that Brianna left for Europe. Her quiet creativity has influenced all of our holiday decorating and her crocheted hats have been a hit in the retail store, but it wasn't until Brianna started talking about hanging a show for real, that Natalia revealed her true talents. Bri did not have enough paintings to fill all the available wall space, so she approached Natalia about bringing in some of hers as well. Turns out there styles are very different, but compliment each other very well! (just like at work, isn't that interesting?) Natalia's paintings reflect a dainty attention to detail with a healthy dose of whimsy...


We think this would make a great label for the Ring of Fire Meadery's Apple Ciser

4 comments:

Lorrie said...

Brianna's work is reminiscent of a cross-section of Dali and Van Gogh. Natalia's pieces remind me of some Japanese/Chinese folk paintings with fluffy cherry trees in bloom, one of which I have hanging in my stairwell. I ADORE her piece with the apple. Will she be making prints/selling the work?
Lorrie
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Carri said...

Yes, Yes...and YES! Thanks, Lorrie! I'll message you when we have something and get your address...we'd love to send you one!

Lorrie said...

And I'd love to get one! THANK YOU so much! I will happily display it with pride.

Lorrie said...

Was just thinking about Natalia's happy paintings today, as I was watching bees flitting and buzzing about our crabapple tree. Did she end up getting any prints made this summer?