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Building from the ground (water?) up

Well, we don’t have a cottage yet, but the architect says we will soon. 😊 When the second half of the painting is close to done I will probably stop to see how well it melds with the first half. … Continue reading

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Guessing game

First off, I was going to post this drawing last night, but when I photographed it a couple of things stood out as looking a little odd, so I spent a chunk of today fixing that. Secondly, my wonderful “prosumer” … Continue reading

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News Brief

Yes, very briefly. First, Willow Tree (where I board Charm) lost another wonderful lesson horse recently. My trainer wanted to gift our barn manager with a remembrance of Dale, a Belgian draft who served not only as a lesson horse … Continue reading

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It’s G-R-O-W-I-N-G

A dedicated group of local artists (and non-artists too–we put everybody to work) has been painting away for about a month now and the Orphan Train mural is getting filled in amazingly fast. This is more like a first pass … Continue reading

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Third Annual Cass Area Artists Summer Show

I missed last year’s version of the Summer Show because I was busy riding in horse shows that weekend. This year offered no conflicting dates, which made me very happy because I got this opportunity to fly with my newly-won … Continue reading

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And now for something totally different

My current hometown, Dowagiac, Michigan was the first stop on the Orphan Train. Before I get into describing the mural which is the subject of this post, here’s a summary of the history of the Orphan Train, patched together from … Continue reading

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Something went awry here

I can’t ever remember criticizing a show I have been a part of (who wants to embarrass themselves, right?) so it’s a strange feeling to have to report that something was seriously amiss at the Box Factory show this year. … Continue reading

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