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Because There Was No Room For Him In The Inn

In Luke 2:7 it says: “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for him in the inn.” But there was a stable and … Continue reading

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Getting Out of the Studio (Into the freezing early Autumn Snow)

The above picture is deceiving. Its a lot warmer than it was three days before. But the event was well worth a bit of shivering. It was an opportunity to get out and talk with friends and meet new ones. … Continue reading

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The Influence of Jerry Pinkney

So I don’t know when I first became aware of Jerry Pinkney’s amazing illustrations, but I remember my very first book with his illustrations, ”Home Place” 1990. No I wasn’t a young child, I was a young aspiring illustrator with … Continue reading

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Today I Am Grateful For…

i am grateful for grandaughters sitting by my side Sunshine on the house across the street. Warm oatmeal with blue berries The opportunities to love others The board of the watercolor society who are helping carry the weight Nice watercolor … Continue reading

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A Bit of Art and a Bit of Chocolate

I’ll be spending a bit of time with other artists this weekend. It’s fun to share your art with others. It’s fun to visit with those that come to see the art and chat about process and see their reaction … Continue reading

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The artist has a tendancy to want to stay isolated in their studio and work on their paintings or illustrations. You can’t get the work done unless you are in your studio working but there is a great deal you … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Sketchbook

Where do you practice, put your thoughts down on paper or paint your painting before you paint? Your sketchbook. So ideas pop into your head and if you don’t get them down on paper, they disappear. The sketchbook is a … Continue reading

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Capturing Sunflowers

There is so much beauty in this world. I love painting people, landscapes and flowers. So I paint whatever grabs my eye. I love painting flowers because they have beautiful abstract shapes. There is a real freedom in painting flowers. … Continue reading

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Is There Only One Way to Tell The Story? I’ve always loved telling stories. Whether it is with a nice watercolor painting or as I create characters for children’s books, it’s the telling of the story with art that I … Continue reading

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Treasures in Cardboard

When we left for our mission to Hawaii, I had a couple of paintings at a show down in St. George. My daughter picked them up when the show was over. They leaned against the wall in my studio. We … Continue reading

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