Category Archives: horses

My Fight With Technology

    Filmmaking is not what you think. For one thing, film is now defunct. I have sat in the basement of the University of Michigan, helping a friend go through reel by reel of old classics, some of them … Continue reading

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Nerdy Talk About Horse Tricks

Horse tricks are fun, but they have seriously helpful applications. (As an aside, first of all, I found out too late today that in order to get a proper video, I have to turn my new phone, which I call … Continue reading

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Clifford Rocks the Charlotte Library

Clifford played host to some 60 little kids this morning in Charlotte Community Library. Director Sally L. Seifert, the Children’s and Young Adult Librarian, had seen to it that the place was set up to my specifications: Plenty of room for Clifford … Continue reading

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Origami Overo

This new slate piece is in loving memory of my friend Rita Heydon who died January 8, 2015, following a battle with cancer. She was one of my best lifetime friends, an odd, sunny character with a messy jeep and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! And May the Horse Be With You

“Laugh it up, Fuzz Ball!” Little sis Amanda delights in that line whenever she finds it relevant. It stems, of course, from the original Star Wars, when Han Solo admonishes his jeering Wookie friend. Born with Down syndrome, Amanda’s disability … Continue reading

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American Pharaoh (sp, but I can’t bear it!) and Firing Line

Winning the first Triple Crown in 30something years was no small feat, but I never paid much attention to American Pharaoh.  I had watched him in the Derby, and was so noncommittal that I didn’t even catch the Belmont.  But … Continue reading

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Horse and Sleight

I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of more slates!  Just last year I started doing more slate paintings and am going full throttle now.  One of the challenges lies in the inherent grain of the slate. This has been especially interesting … Continue reading

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Because Mean People Suck

  I have a sweet friend who is slipping away.  Even though I haven’t seen her in a year’s time, I can feel her spirit leaving.  It might be because my consciousness knows she is going, and I am becoming … Continue reading

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Horse Books

In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, sometimes it feels like winter is never going to end.  For a horse owner, it offers cold-weather challenges such as snow drifts, frozen water tanks and temps well below zero.  This season, the brave stewards of … Continue reading

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Heart Horse Art – Warmblood Mare and Foal

My friend Rita owns this mare, Caricature, and her foal, Cartoon. This is oil pencil and conte, about 11 x 15″.

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