Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Kolden Report: Good things come to those who wait, part two, 3-31-13

Hello, kids!
Happy Easter!  Hope you can all spend it with those you love....
My show at The Gallery in Glendive is hung, many thanks to Helen and Earl for their help.  I am pleased and excited for it to be seen!  The open house is Sunday of next week, April 7th at 1pm and refreshments will be served.  Come out , see the show and browse the other wonderful art as well.  The Gallery is home to all types of art including, but not limited to: jewelry (agate, spoon, etc),  painting, sculpture,  pottery, wood carving, leather flowers, hand carved guitars, miniature moccasins and much more.    It is a perfect place to shop for unique, one of a kind, made in Montana, USA gifts!  You can visit the gallery online at: 
I'm told that my pieces will be listed online soon. so check back!  Also, the museum is having their garbage can art auction and chocolicious party on Saturday April 6th and here is more info on that:
Now, the REST of the story!

Vine ice.

THAT'S a gaggle of geese!  (Truth is, it's only a teensy group - comparatively speaking.  1000's of geese are on their way north.  I love hearing their voices and  wings overhead.)

Magic mist.  (What a way to start the day!)

Sunrise steam.

Yes, we had below zero temps.  The river iced up and tried to freeze over...again.  Some wonder if spring will EVER come?


Nervous dude.

Dude take-off!

Snow "curl".

Shadow stripes.

And again.  Which do you prefer?
Six geese a ....flying!

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho....

Bad ear.
Spare pair. that you? 
Morning Glory I.

Morning Glory II. 

Morning magic.

Missouri "moon shine".



East.  Reminds me of a song:  "Lookin' out at the road rushin' under my wheels...."  - Jackson Brown, Runnin' on empty -

Joy.  ( I wish you much.)
Peace.  (May it always be with you.)
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. - Margaret Lee Runbeck

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Kolden Report:Good things come to those who wait, Part One, March 29, 2013

Hello, kids!
I have been busy and have lots to cover so let's dive right in by welcoming the new subscribers! Enjoy the ride and feel free to share the Kolden Report as you wish. 
Tomorrow, I hang my show at The Gallery in Glendive, Montana at 109 North Merrill Ave.   I have been working feverishly on new pieces and am quite pleased with the results.   Admission to The Gallery is free and they are open Monday through  Friday, 12-4 and by appointment, (406)-377-6508.   
The Gallery reception is Sunday, April 7th at 1pm and you are all invited.    I love nothing more than chatting with those who share my passion for Northeast Montana!  Also, I am going to be drawing for prizes at the end of April, so please stop by when you can, see the show, tour the museum or shop for that perfect gift and sign up to win! 
Now, on to the report!

Ethereal Case.  (Frost crystals look bizarre in the frigid morning air!)

Mud flat or Missouri river, just before dawn?

Red sky in morning....  (Have I mentioned how THRILLED I am to be commuting in day light?)

Slip and slide.  (Roosters are comical as they struggle to run on ice.  They are no better at it than we are!)

DEEP crossing. 

Fluffy Fella....  (Notice he's only one one foot?  Just warming up a bit....)

Shadow sunrise.

Blade bliss.  (AKA, the Bigger picture.)

Alert and aware.

Still nervous.  (Hair on its head is standing up.)

Missouri Mood.  (Can you say, "aaaaaahhhhhhhh"?)

Missouri Iceberg. 

Skeletal sunrise.

Canadian flight.

McCone melt.

Face of Ford.


A bird in the bush....

The power of one.

River bottom, in black and white.

Shadow snow.

There is something intrinsically powerful about black and white. 

I LOVE the glistening snow. 
Stay tuned for part two!
Belief creates the actual fact. - William James

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Kolden Report: I did it AGAIN! March 17, 2013

Hello, kids!
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you all....I hope you are all full of corned beef and cabbage!
I am fortunate enough to have two more pieces selected in an exhibition!  One piece is in the "Snow and Ice" printed exhibit in LA and the second is in the online gallery.    You can see the  selections here:
I am proud to be among such good company! 
If you are in the LA area and wish to view the show, here are the particulars - (I think the show runs for one month from it's open):  If you should view the exhibition, please take a picture and send to me!
7:30 - 10:30pm

1650 Gallery & Studio
1650 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”
Bob Marley

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Kolden Report: Fine Rides, March 8, 2013

Hello, kids!
Happy Birthday to sister Cindy - here's to many more years on the planet. 
Today's report is dedicated to all of you who know a fine ride when you see one.  Enjoy!

Bad to the bone.

Up close and personal.

The "other end".  (LOVE the aqua fender) 

Tailgate party.

"Ford" fabularity.

The world, in chrome.

The other side of heaven.

1953-2013 and she doesn't look a day over 30!

Runnin' HOT! 

Babbling brook.

Art deco ice.

Two states of fluidity.


...and leaning.

Wheel of fortune?

Hub heaven.

Snow packed and ready.
Why don't ALL steering wheels come with the knob?  (So what if we DO have power steering now?)

Steeler's wheel.

Humble abode.   (Is that a MAIL SLOT in the door?)

Plump prairie chicken.

Mulie dash.

Bad "eye".

Logo love.

Nature's highlighting.

Load "STAR"!   (Love that teeny star above the "a"!)

Do you know this car?

That's's the PRESIDENT!

Stupendous Studebaker!

It was a good year, right Tammi?

  Work of art.  (Wish they put this kind of detailing on vehicles now)

Patterned snow.

Fairly fancy Ford.

Lightning bolt and gear wheel?  Oh yeah....

She's the prettiest ride I've ever seen....mighta been blue, coulda been green....

What large TEETH you have!

Test of time.
Moon set.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.  - Ayn Rand