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A MOMENT SPURRED

A MOMENT SPURRED

A cowboy traveling from his home in Oklahoma to Washington by horseback stopped to let his horse graze outside of Bi Mart. I stopped to ask if I could use him as a reference in a painting and share his story. Mark was more than willing to let me sketch and learn of his travels. As I was nearly finished, he leaned forward on his horse and asked if I would like to sketch his other boot. I smiled when I caught a glimpse of it, which was entirely held together with duct tape! ...

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LIGHT AMONGST DARKNESS

LIGHT AMONGST DARKNESS

Sometimes the darkness of life seems almost overwhelming. It is amazing how such a small light is capable of penetrating the darkness.

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TIME OUT

TIME OUT

On an outing to gather reference material for a commissioned painting of aspens, my husband and I drove to a grove of aspens near Pilcher Reservoir. I had missed the peak of colors above, but the shoots and wild roses beautifully held their own. Our outing was a wonderful opportunity for a time out. ...

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DIALOGUE OF DOTS & DASHES

DIALOGUE OF DOTS & DASHES

I purchased one yard of polka dot and dashed ribbon without a clue how I would use them. Tossed aside on the kitchen table, I playfully tied the ribbons around the bowl of pears as I listened to our son explain his day’s activities. It wasn’t long before I interrupted with “hey, Andrew it’s like Morse code…dots & dashes…these pears are having a conversation!” Andrew rolled his eyes, laughed and said “Mom, you really should write these stories...

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