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It’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it

I had a bit of a start on Sky Pads 25, but had to interrupt it– I had a bit of considering to do when picking the color for the pads. There was no turquoise in the background and I … Continue reading

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Sky Pads 11 goes to court

Yesterday Sky Pads 11 pretty much literally “sailed” into the Old Courthouse in Woodstock, Illinois (it was a very windy day, and the 4′ x 5′ painting really felt as if it would enjoy going wind-surfing).  It will be on … Continue reading

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A bunch of leaves fell overnight

OK, so once again I’m thinking this one is finished. Just looking at it without comparison to the last version would lead one to think that not much had changed. So I’m putting them side by side just to prove … Continue reading

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Round 2

Here we go, version 2 of Carroll Cottage is ready for paint. Still waiting for leaves to turn so I can get photos for number 3. Maybe in another week or so. I already scoped out the sun track–the third … Continue reading

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Miss Sassypants and the year’s final show

Charm and I went to our last show of the season yesterday. It was in the 90’s when we trailered there on Friday, but fortunately our ride time was 9:19 (yes, dressage shows are that precise) in the morning on … Continue reading

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We have a house

Well, the architect got the carpenter crew moving, and we now have a house. However, it appears that the landscaper managed only to plant some tree trunks…and one tiny tree behind the flagpole. The 4 days lost to long hours … Continue reading

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The mesh panels…YES!

A month or so ago I mentioned that I had won an incredible prize just by donating to a website I subscribe to. One I never expected to win, but always wished I had. I now can proudly say that … Continue reading

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Double equine commission in progress

My super understanding client ordered portraits of her two Appaloosas way back in August when I was in the middle of creating a swarm of lily pad paintings. I told her I couldn’t start until late September/early October and she … Continue reading

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Tall Grass gallery tour

Somehow I forgot to mention that I got two of my horse paintings accepted into one of my favorite galleries for a juried show. What’s unusual about this is that I normally submit landscapes for the juried shows but this … Continue reading

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Farewell to RT, aka Billy’s twin

We had a sad day at Willow Tree today. We knew it was coming because the signs of decline were evident, but that didn’t make it any easier. RT was a member of what I humorously dubbed the “Broken Down … Continue reading

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