The Centennial Commission charged with celebrating the 2014 100th anniversary of The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) asked me to design a woman’s silk scarf to be sold as merchandising for the celebration. I was inspired by a silk scarf I see everyday with an image of St. Anthony of Padua on it that my mother bought in Italy on her honeymoon in 1965 solely to cover her shoulders to enter a church. I proceeded to create
over 30 watercolor drawings of the uniquely Bhutanese-inspired buildings on UTEP’s campus. The scarf comes with a steel UTEP Miners pick-axe pin which the wearer can use to “pick” her favorite building on campus. Also from these watercolor drawings came high-quality deckle edged blank notecards. The cards are currently sold on campus in four separate packages of six cards each.