Idaho Watercolor Prints -- Now Available!

NEW IDAHO PRINTS

Our Idaho stickers were such a success, Gumption is now offering these paintings in limited edition, signed, and numbered prints! Each piece is printed on 130 lb. extra heavy linen cardstock and comes in a  9" x 12" size. All made in the USA. These are perfect for gifts or to  show your Idaho pride. 

Currently, you purchase one print for $20 or two for $35. You can snag prints in the studio or online at: https://www.ihavegumption.com/prints/. This will be the only print run for these watercolor paintings. Get yours before they are gone!

The Gap at Gibson Jack Watercolor, 2018.

The Gap at Gibson Jack
Watercolor, 2018.

Red Hill  Watercolor, 2018.

Red Hill

Watercolor, 2018.

New Location

I am excited to share that Gumption has spent the last couple days moving into the Kane Building on Center Street in Pocatello. Beginning in the new year you will be able to visit Gumption headquarters. I will have regular office hours for those hoping to stop in for some Gumption Gear.

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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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