My Cholla products come from my mother asking for "cholla napkin rings". I had to remind her she always said to stay away from cactus " Mothers " I say. First market was in Green Valley with 4-5 items(now 20+) all brown no color yet. Didn't start taking off until I started inlaying.
The Dream Catcher is fashioned from a seed pod of the Sonoran Desert known as a "Devil's Claw". The shape of nature's gift lends itself to the creation of a netting of sinew. According to legend, bad dreams are trapped in the netting, to be dissipated with morning's light.
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface— usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used.
Professional zookeeper at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with
22 years of experience caring for hummingbirds.
My hummingbird feeders are bee-proof, drip-free and spill-proof and are hand-crafted in Tucson, Arizona. The nectar is well-contained out of the reach of bees, wasps and small birds like finches and sparrows.
Gene was born in New Mexico, and raised on a farm and ranch during the depression. He was taught to recycle and still prefers to create his art from recycled products. He married his high school sweetheart and moved to Cochise County Az in 1948 where he farmed and ranched until 1986. He then retired and to stay busy, whittled old lumber into art objects that delighted his friends and family. Soon he was making other recycled art like; vases, pots, clocks, picture frames, angels, mirrors and lamps, all are made out of used lariats. He has also made jewelry out of beverage can tabs, the necklaces are beautiful and light, perfect for a square dance gal.
Mary is a prize-winning pine needle basket artist, and has been a Hospice Volunteer and Grief Counselor for 19 years. In the past, she has been a quilter and the creator of "Wish Pockets", intricate beaded fetish bags.
Jim is part Native American, with ancestry from the Otoe-Missourian tribe. He works with traditional materials in producing Prayer (smudge) Feathers, unique Dream-catchers, and also works with leather to decorate Mary’s burden baskets. He is also an author, with 13 books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles in print.
Shaped or ornamented with patterns in relief made by hammering or pressing on the reverse side —used especially of metal.
Monene is our new brand! Formerly The Scented Desert Apothecary. Same great products and formulas, just a new look.
Raised in the Tucson area, I grew up pretty much when Tucson was still a sleepy horse town. As an artist, the colors of the desert southwest inspired me to portray my love of the desert in many different mediums. As an exhibiting and teaching artist, my work is a personal portrayal of the deserts colors and textures within the mediums of watercolor, oil, acrylic, sandstone, paper, and canvas.
A Zentangle drawing is an abstract drawing created using repetitive patterns according to the trademarked Zentangle Method. True Zentangle drawings are always created on 3.5 inch (8.9 cm) square tiles, and they are always done in black ink on white paper with grey pencil shading. The invention of the Zentangle® was intended to make the act of drawing pleasurable, meditative and accessible to all.
Jim Pipe - Business Card Holders & Keychain Rack