Warren Miller's "Face of Winter" Showing

Gumption will have a booth slinging our goods at the 69th Annual Warren Miller Ski Movie: A fundraiser benefiting CW HOG.

You can get tickets to this event at the CW HOG office, Barrie’s Ski and Sports, Element Outfitters, and the Pocatello Ski Swap on Nov. 2 & 3 in the ISU Ballroom.

DETAILS YOU SHOULD KNOW

ISU Outdoor Adventure Center and Volkswagen Present
WARREN MILLER'S "FACE OF WINTER"
November 3, 2018
ISU's Bengal Theater
5:00 pm Family-Friendly Matinee
7:00 pm Pre-Party (cash bar w/ beer and wine)
8:00 pm Screening
Tickets: $12 in advance & $15 at the door

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Idaho Painting Process Video

Lately, I have been working on some Pocatello specific gear. I love living in this great town and I know others do too. Why not celebrate it? I have a few stickers dedicated to the cause, but I wanted to make one of them extra special.

It’s been about a year since I picked up a paint brush and I felt it was time to make it happen again. This painting is dedicated to Pocatello’s Gap that can be seen at the Lower Gibson Jack Trail head. The video below shows the process of creating this painting.

Here is a link to the the stickers that are available on the site: https://gumption.works/collections/printed-goods

Don't Sabotage Your Career

No, I am not offering career advice.

Well, maybe . . .

I had the opportunity to work on this book cover over the last couple months. The book has been a labor of love for a mentor and friend of mine, Connie Miller. I first met Connie while I was working at the Girl Scouts. She was a board member and was part of my marketing committee. We have been friends ever since.

Why this book is so powerful. Connie has over 25 years of executive leadership, most recently as CEO of Icon Credit Union based in Boise, Idaho. She’s won a number of awards, given hundreds of hours of volunteer service, and mentored many people. Now, she can share her guidance with the masses!

If you want to get one of these books for yourself visit: Amazon here. And if you want to learn more about Connie you can check out her Facebook Page here.

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Pocatello Ready Mix & Concrete Reimagined

Many of the neon signs I illustrate are in pretty rough shape. I like to imagine them as if they are in their prime--all the neon working and bright. This sign originally belonged to Horrocks Ready Mix and was obtained by Pocatello Ready Mix when the company was purchased. It still stands at the current concrete plant, but isn't in working order. It is pretty neat with some 3D elements. Having worked in the construction industry for a time I imagine this sign was quite something in its day.

Pocatello Ready Mix and Concrete Pocatello, Id.

Pocatello Ready Mix and Concrete
Pocatello, Id.

Below you will find the process video for this illustration.

Red's Gateway Keys & Cycle Neon Sign

As I've said before, when moving to Pocatello I was amazed at how many neon signs are here. I have counted 27 vintage signs, so far. I find myself wondering what happened to these businesses, researching their history. This will be an ongoing project for me. I am planning to illustrate a majority of our local vintage signs. Stay tuned! 

As far as I can tell, this company still exists in Pocatello. I have read that the sign is thought to be from the 1950s, but it is possible it was a bit later. The business profile says the company has been around for at least 46 years! Do you know? Share below!

Red's Gateway Keys & Cycle
Digital, 2018

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Relight the Night

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We moved to Pocatello a couple years ago. My husband is from the area, but I am a transplant. Of course, we love it here!  When getting acquainted with the city I began noticing all the neon signs around town. I was intrigued!
I decided these signs would make for a great project—to illustrate all the signs in town! I took dozens of photos and started with illustrating the Chief Theater sign first with the hope to illustrate all of them eventually.
Recently, I learned about the initiative of a group called “Relight the Night.” They rehab the iconic neon signs you see around. And, as it appears, they have quite the list to repair! It looks like they could use our help to make some of these goals a reality, too. If you are a Pocatello native (or one at heart) and would like to contribute a few bucks to the cause, visit their GO FUND ME page at:
https://www.gofundme.com/relightthenight

Learn more about the group:
https://www.facebook.com/rtn.old.town.pocatello/

MAIL TIME — Sending packages with GUMPTION

For the first time in my life I sent fan mail. Yep, that's right. I was exercising what I fondly refer to as GUMPTION. Because, why not? What do I have to lose?

Nada. 

I sent out two packages into the world to two different people whose art I appreciate. One of those folks is Casey Neistat. I sent out some artwork, stickers, and greeting cards. The best part of the whole deal was decorating the boxes. (I am really loving working with stencils and spray paint.) Might be pretty fun to try on t-shirts?

Anyway, I did have confirmation that Mr. Neistat's package did arrive to him. ;) Here's the process video.

If you're interested in viewing some of my other vlogs check out my Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxjX8-hhfJdi7IZqP0aeXg