About Me

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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, June 21, 2011


It's been eighteen days since my surgery and I am slowly finding my way back to my easel.  I "tucker out" quickly so I try and make good use of times when I have some stamina. 

I am extremely grateful to live in a generous community where lots of coworkers, family and friends have generously brought by food, supplies and loaned me assorted medical equipment to help me through my recovery.  So one of the first things I completed has been a simple, little watercolor thank you note. 

I discovered these little cats years ago and honestly can't remember where.  I've since enjoyed drawing them doing all sorts of funny things and thought they would be a cute image on a thank you note.

I am trying to finish up two, personalized watercolor baby gifts and playing with some small colored pencil pieces but again - I am held back when my energy seems to evaporate.  Thanks to physical therapy three times a week and pushing myself I am making progress.  I just wish I was moving faster.

Thank you to everyone for all your prayers and continued compassion.  I'll be back soon.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


This is my first post since having total knee replacement on June 3rd and I hope I am finally getting back to some kind of normal. 

The Sunflower festival was on June 4th and I'm thrilled that my "Fancy Shawl Dancers" won the 2-Dimensional Best of Show Award.  My banner was selected as one of the two pieces featured in a live auction and sold well too.  We were all disappointed that Kelsey's banner didn't sell well but Lindsay's had a nice price in the silent auction.  I wish I could have been there and I don't have much recollection of the day as it is.

I've got my easel set up waiting for me but between physical therapy sessions and six hours on a knee extension machine at home, I haven't found much motivation to be creative. 

Thank you to everyone for your prayers through this ordeal.  I'm anxious to be on the other side and enjoying my creative self again soon.