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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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

PB & J ON A PAPER PLATE

"P B & J on a Paper Plate"
9.25" x 8.25"
Pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes Paper

Drum roll, please!  This is my final piece in my Kitchen Counter Series heading to Taos, NM this weekend for my very first Taos show at the Trading Post Cafe & Gallery.  I finished it yesterday, just got a scan and have it's frame ready and waiting.

I like to mark the occasion of finishing a series with something special.  My last Kitchen Counter Series was concluded with a very fancy still life of strawberries in a silver bowl.  This time I thought I'd go the opposite direction and have the finale piece be something everyday, ordinary and loved by nearly everyone.  Come on.  What's a better comfort food and a true favorite from our childhood than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  In fact, I actually ate half of my subject matter before I even started the painting.

So now I'm busy building gallery tags and a new art card for this weekend.  I am extremely excited about fulfilling a lifelong dream of showing my artwork in a New Mexico gallery.  Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me - especially my family and my husband, Michael.

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