Welcome to Back at the Ranch with Paula!
Back at the Ranch with Paula is a watering hole connecting art/architectural skills and handcrafted products with projects.
Creativity starts with a sound idea. It also takes resources, relationships, a plan, and work to get the job done. Good people
and a sense of humor help. This applies to managing a ranch, a creative art project, preserving a historic building or designing
work on a home. In the cowboy world, it's called “neighboring” when people help each other with their work.
Somewhere between implantation and the calving chute is her blog, "coffee?" Everyone is an artist and the West is a state of mind, live it every day every place. And keep the boss happy, whoever happens to be the boss at the time. Please stop by and share.
The Tack Shop shows products and projects using these lasso skills.
- Architectural Historian
- Kansas Rural and Vernacular Architecture
- Recording historic structures: drawings and photographs
- Records research: censes, tax rolls, land tenure, maps and atlases
- Visual data organization: mapping and tables
- Family Place history: can include any of above and oral history
- Architectural Design
- Residential: renovation, period and contextual additions
- Adaptive re-use: church-to-residence, historic outbuilding conversions
- Interior architecture: custom casework, fireplaces, custom doors, stained glass
- Schematic design and sketchup 3-d rendering, other services
- Dog portraits on panel
- Handpainted cabinets
- Illustration: Prairie Pug, France book, cards
- Handcrafted items
- Mosaic picture tiled miniature birdhouses
- Mixed media mosaic picture tiled child's chairs
- Neck and wristware: "17 charms" necklaces and byzantine bracelets
- Crochet wire necklaces
- Ribbon knit fringe scarves