In 2016, I designed thirteen quilt and cross-stitch patterns and completed fourteen pictures. "Yucca Tree" was imprinted on a mug, four postcards were made available and The Art of Wendy Christine Coloring Book was published. More DMC floss was added to the collection and four cross-stitch gift sets were made available. Advertising included three times in a cross-stitch magazine and three times in quilt magazines.
For 2017, keep an eye out for a fun new cross stitch design to be published in Just CrossStitch Magazine Sept/Oct edition, more cross-stitch gift sets, and the complete DMC floss collection. For the first time, I'll be advertising art prints in a magazine (Sedona). Framed giclee prints are coming very soon. A giclee is a higher quality art print in which 8 to 12 pigment-based inks are used instead of four dye-based inks to produce a richer likeness of the original. Of course, please expect new quilt and cross-stitch patterns and artwork from The Art of Wendy Christine.
Check out my other website for free environmental news and science at www.ocean-to-ozone.org. Coming very soon are The Ocean to Ozone Show water bottles. They're really colorful and come in four different colors!
To new beginnings!
September is Hispanic Heritage Month which has had a major influence on my artwork - as evidenced in some of my newest pictures - the cross above is entitled "Cruzar Amarillo". Below is a short biography requested by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center as part of my submission for selling prints in their shop.
Wendy Christine Basham is a pattern designer and artist from Pueblo West, CO. As owner of The Raspberry Lane Crafts Company at www.raspberrylanecrafts.com
, she stays busy designing and marketing her original quilt and cross-stitch patterns. As artist for The Art of Wendy Christine, she draws South West original and print art of colored pencil on paper with black marker accents. Inspiration for her art was childhood summers in San Antonio, Texas, loving the River Walk and El Mercado. Wendy hosts, researches and records The Ocean to Ozone Show, a bi-monthly environmental news podcast site at www.ocean-to-ozone.org
. Growing up in Colorado Springs with avid camper parents, she enjoys the beautiful mountains and lakes but loves civilization - especially theatrical plays. Wendy was educated at Coronado High School and CSU-Ft Collins earning her bachelor's degree in Environmental Health with a minor in Microbiology. Divorced with a teenage son, a Samoyed dog named Bailey, a parrot named Bogart (who can be heard screeching on some of her recorded Ocean to Ozone Shows), and pond fish, Wendy enjoys her stucco home near Lake Pueblo.