each year a project or two claims itself as my favorite. in fall 2012, the bar bc ranch in jackson hole, wy, hired me to design their 2013 calendar and marketing promotional piece. thrilled to begin, i knew i’d be spending a couple of months staring at photos of heaven. the bar bc ranch was also featured in quentin tarantino’s 2012 “django unchained” (look for the beautiful tetons and snowy scenes).
excerpt : Hillwood, a Texas based land development company owned by Ross Perot Jr., purchased the lower Bar BC Ranch in 2004. Known as one of the largest private real estate developers and investors in the nation, Hillwood is recognized for its strength in creating premier projects and signature developments that create value for its partners, both public and private. The Bar BC Ranch is an example of Hillwood’s sensitive approach to protecting the land through conservation easements and respecting the native wildlife.
in past years, the photography of the marketing piece has been in color. marketing manager, mary jane ashmore, had a vision to do the piece in black & white, with inspiration from the fascinating photography of ansel adams. so, we did just that. all photography included is on the bar bc ranch, with exception of a few that are nearby. the images are all original, taken by a collective of photographers including mary jane. the layout design, production management, binding design are all done by yours truly. my client was blown away by the product and we continue to hear positive feedback as their clients receive the 2013 ranch promo. take a step into one of the most beautiful places in the country.
special thanks to capital printing co and mickey brosseau who handled the printing, binding and mailing. also to mary jane ashmore for being incredibly great to work with and to jackson hole, for being so dreamy.
blessed, fortunate, deserving … spoiled … whatever you want to call it, that’s how i feel. this year has been a rewarding one. after chewing through several of life’s obstacles these past few years, many prayers have been answered. not so much a simple “dream come true” but a fulfilling feeling of working hard and being rewarded. certain things play out as they’re supposed to, and we often have little control – what a relief.
in late august, my manfriend and i set out for an adventure through the west. through heaven on earth. along with the intentions of vacating, the trip included art projects, familial introductions, bonfire jigs and deeper integration of hearts. wyoming was new to me. andrew put it well, “emily, it’ll give you big eyes.” and he was right. if anyone wants to donate a ranch (a meek one would do just fine) in jackson hole, wy, please email me asap.
a huge part of visiting jackson hole, sedona, santa fe, etc, was to talk with gallery owners. i got some good feedback and will definitely be selling fishing fly illustrations at a location in jackson hole. now, if a gallery or two will just have my artwork, that would be amazing. working on that.