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In the days when the horses were the most important mode of transportation (read: before the white man) there was the medicine hat horse. These sacred horses had dark ears and a spot crowning the head. The body was mostly … Continue reading
Painting is not always fun. For whatever reason, some of us are compelled to just keep on doing it. But when you are painting model horses, some kind of madness takes over. There are people who collect these things. Breyer, … Continue reading
I am an introvert. I have worked hard to overcome shyness so debilitating that I couldn’t speak to people. I was voted “shyest” in my graduating class. I preferred the company of animals and spent hours walking or bicycling alone … Continue reading
I’m a carnivore. I have often proclaimed this as a joke, but am only half joking when I say it. My dad was a deer hunter and he provided us with venison, rabbit, duck, ruffed grouse, woodcock, and whatever other … Continue reading
Today’s project: Northern Flicker on slate about 3×9″. Obviously there’s a story with this one. We found one sitting on the road on our way to town the other day. We had seen them zooming all up and down the … Continue reading
I can’t really describe how attached I get to my work, other than to say it’s like a dog breeder finding just the right home for a certain pup. You pour your time and energy into a piece. A bit … Continue reading
When I am asked about our program, I explain that we promote literacy (the obvious answer), but also that we are promoting empathy and respect for life, in hopes of making the world a better place. I don’t usually explain … Continue reading
It’s hard to imagine a circus without elephants, but let’s hope that is the direction we’re going, now that Ringling has announced its intent to retire its herd of pachyderms. I’ve heard both arguments on the cause of elephants in … Continue reading
I have a forty-year love affair with dolphins. I am not sure how it started — I became enamored when I was about 12, long before they were as hip as they are now. I had dreams about swimming with … Continue reading
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