2017 Events

purpleleaf  Annual Holiday Trunk Show
Santa Fe Trail Jewelry
November 25, 2017

Participate in Shop Small Business Saturday
  November 25, 2017 –  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location:  Santa Fe Trail Jewelry, 106 Second St, Unit A, Monument, Colorado 80132

Please join me at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry (now at their new location) for my annual trunk show during the Shop Small Business Saturday. I have been busy preparing with new art jewelry designs, especially created for this event.

I look forward to seeing you and discussing my latest creations. Shop local, shop small, find the perfect hand crafted gift.


purpleleaf Exhibit – The Artists of Front Range Open Studios

Bella Art and Frame

Dates ~~  August 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Bella Art and Frame 
183 Washington St, Monument, CO 80132

Enjoy a preview of the artwork created by all the artists in this year’s Front Range Open Studio Tour. I can promise you will be blown away by this group of creatives.

purpleleaf Front Range Open Studios Tour

Dates ~~  September 9 – 10, 2017   

Times ~~  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location:  My Personal Studio

This is my seventh year as part of  the Front Range Open Studios Tour.  That’s right! Lucky Number 7. I take great pride knowing that I have been with this tour since its inception and my work allows me to represent the local artist community.

All of the artists on this tour open their studio spaces to the public in this once a year event.  My focus will be demonstrating the time honored tradition of Chasing and Repousse.  I will also have a video running of me completing a piece, in addition to the demos I will present in my studio.  Last year many who visited my studio found this not only educational, but fascinating.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about art and witness what goes into each artist’s process.  Please join us.

purpleleaf Fashion Show in the Barn

Date ~~  Sunday, August 27, 2017

Time ~~ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location:  Wild Hair Alpacas, 5815 Mountain Shadow View,
                    Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Barb Ziek and I will be collaborating again on this fun fashion show in the alpaca barn. Last year the young alpaca boys watched with great interest when certain girls strutted their stuff alongside the model wearing a garment made with their fiber.

Great care is taken in selecting the pairing of my art jewelry with one of Barb’s fiber art wear.

Newborn alpacas can be seen. It’s wonderful to hear the tranquil trilling of the alpacas.

Join us for this fun, whimsical experience.

purpleleaf  Art Hop
Bella Art and Frame
August 17, 2017

Experience the fun during August’s Art Hop
  August 17, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location:  Bella Art and Frame, Monument, Colorado 80132

Please join me at Bella Art and Frame for August’s Art Hop festivities. There’s so much to see and do as Monument comes to life with artists and patrons. Music, food, and great artwork of course! I know you will enjoy seeing a preview of the tour artists the latest works

Stop by to discuss art and see my current series.

2009 Art Hop Logos Final

purpleleaf Immersion

 Commonwheel Artists Co-op

Dates ~~  July 21, 2017 – August 14, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, July 21, 2017  5 – 8 PM

Location:  102 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs CO 80829
(719) 685-1008 


My husband, Dan Krucoff, and I are collaborating to share our impressions of water. Dan is an exceptional photographer and I continue to pursue my passion for the ancient art of Chasing & Repoussé.

purpleleaf  Mandalas
March 17 – April 17, 2017

Local artists
  Opening Reception: TBD
Location:  Commonwheel Artists Co-op, Manitou Springs CO


A new show at Commonwheel featuring Mandalas. Sanskrit for “circle” the term “mandala” can be a geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism or as a symbol in a dream, representing the dreamer’s search for completeness and self-unity. In common use, “mandala” has become a generic term for any diagram, chart, or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos, metaphysically or symbolically.