Brushstrokes

Pink Waterlily

My hometown is Sedalia, Missouri, which is the historic location of the Missouri State Fair. My Sedalia ancestry family lived just blocks from the fairgrounds. I rode my bicycle there often. During a summer visit to my parents, we made our usual trip to visit the...

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Pink Waterlily
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Spring Rubies

I suppose all these stories will mean something eventually, as I am the only one who knows "The Story." Again, I was in a funk with the early Oklahoma winter of 1987 and turned to my spring flowers. One of my favorite places for compositions was Tlaquepaque in...

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Spring Rubies
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Summer Serenade

This painting was from my inventory of photographs from Tlaquepaque. The scene is from the side of the chapel. This painting is on a 'half sheet' at 15.0" h x 22.0" w of d'Arches 140 lb cold pressed paper. I used Winsor & Newton tube pigments, and Winsor &...

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Summer Serenade
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Spring Poppies

During the years around 1981, I was teaching local classes for the Desert Botanical Gardens and the City of Phoenix. I was experimenting with rice paper painting. I found that mounting the rice paper with white glue to illustration board to  stabilize it for...

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Spring Poppies
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Morning Rockers

Every child’s wish is to go to Disney Land in California. It was my wish too, but very delayed. My Sedalia, Missouri family lived in the Central Midwest, which made Disneyland too far west for us to drive on two lane roads. I watched every single Mickey Mouse Club...

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Morning Rockers
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First Sculpture at Age 16

Have you ever wondered how you got to where you are today? I was pondering this question of the high school art years after my last high school class reunion. I was enrolled in the six week Kansas University Summer Art Program for high school students my year...

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First Sculpture at Age 16
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Dear Mr. Chilhuly,

Unfinished Business Somewhere after 1997 and 1998, my father was moved to Sylvia Thompson's Assisted Living in Sedalia, Missouri with Alzheimer's Disease. When Dad no longer knew me, a part of my life died. I had been actively painting and was represented in many...

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Dear Mr. Chilhuly,
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Dance Door Geraniums

My husband and I moved our two children to Edmond, Oklahoma, so that Steve would become a corporate Sonic Restaurant, Inc. person to help guide the company. During his tenure in Oklahoma, the husband went to work and the children went to school. This afforded me...

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Dance Door Geraniums
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Once Upon A Prayer

I met Lucille Blessing Earle through her purchase of my 'Evening Water Tulip,' which I reviewed earlier. Lucille introduced me to the fabulous handmade Nampeyo pottery. http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits/nampeyo/gallery.shtml Lucille had several of her...

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Once Upon A Prayer