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Hope vs. Despair

Hope vs. Despair
For when the suffering of the world leads to despair.

Wintering

Wintering
The thoughts and work of wintering.

"Where can we live but days?"

  This quote struck a chord with me. I live too much in the yesterdays and tomorrows.  It seems to be the human condition although there are those...

My New Shop!

Welcome to my new shop!

Where Have I Been?

  Where haven’t I been, is a better question. At least it feels like I’ve been around the world and back. I can barely manage to get where I’m supposed to be and do what I’m supposed to do, much less write about it here. The truth is, I love writing and blogging, but the [...]

This Week: Art Show in Fort Worth

“The best place for an artist’s work is on someone else’s wall.”  –Unknown English Robins 24″ x 24″ Oil on Canvas     I have held on to my oil paintings long enough, and will be displaying and offering for sale over 75 of my original works this week at the Fort Worth Show of Antiques [...]

great horned owl

When we first moved to the country, we would see these magnificent birds often. The first time I saw one standing on the ground beyond our yard, I wasn’t sure what it was. It looked like a cat, but much larger. It’s gotten rather crowded out here (for the country) and I guess we humans [...]

Meet Jenny-O

This is Jenny-O. She lives next door and belongs to one of my best friends, Beverly. She is very friendly and photogenic and just begged to be painted. I used to be a little afraid of her, believe it or not with that sweet face; she would chase me when I walked through her pasture. [...]

My First Art Walk…

…was one I’ll not soon forget. I wasn’t planning on being open for this month’s Art Walk, but travel plans changed and it seemed like a good idea to get some art together, whip up some refreshments and be there to meet and greet. Anna, my faithful helper, and I loaded the car and set [...]

Announcing: Open Studio Tuesdays

I’m excited to tell you that I have leased a studio space in downtown Abilene and will be open for classes soon. I have yet to set a start date (sometime in July), but here’s the informational flyer.

Country Living Fair – Rhinebeck NY

Thank you, Rhinebeck NY and Country Living Magazine, for another great show. We have so much going on right now, lots of good and some sad, that it seemed one of us should stay close to home. David went all by himself! He did a great job setting up the booth and running it during [...]

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

We call them scissortails. These are, maybe, my favorite birds. To see them in flight is spectacular, perched on a wire or fence, beautiful. They nest in the trees by our gate and, walking past in the early mornings, the trees sound as though they’re full of chattering monkeys. The prettiest part, that you rarely [...]