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Guymon, Oklahoma, United States
I am blessed to live where my grandfather homesteaded, to have three beautiful daughters who are my best friends, to have six delightful grandchildren who live nearby, to be married to my sweetheart of 35 years and to thrill to the special magic of creating my own works of art. I'll never cease to thrill to witnessing new ideas and images come to life from the point of a pencil or splash of a brush. I am blessed.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


"Autumn Moth"
7" x 5"
Colored Pencil on Canson Mi-Teintes Paper

Our local gallery, The Wild Horse, is once again hosting a Miniature Show which opens on November 18th.  I was concerned about getting anything ready for this year's show due to the demands of my personalized watercolors.  But one of the joys of being an art teacher is that I actually have time occasionally to work on my pieces at school. 

Long ago I purchased some small, inexpensive brown/cream, wooden frames.  So I decided to create a piece that complimented that natural color scheme.  After working for weeks with watercolor I also wanted to play with a different medium.  My students and I are all doing ink pieces right now but in a few weeks my advanced students start a new unit with colored pencils.  So I pulled out my Derwent colored pencils, some brown Canson Mi-Teintes paper and started playing.

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