Category Archives: Michigan

You Know It’s a Party When They Call the Cops

Clifford the Horse helps Clean Water Action protest oil pipeline, Line 5, by going into Governor Snyder’s office building. But things got tricky very quickly. Continue reading

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Bad Habits

My sister Amanda has some bad habits. Amanda loves sweets. She loves food in general. She loves to sleep late. She doesn’t like to shower or brush her teeth. Amanda has Down syndrome. She has struggled with her weight throughout her … Continue reading

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Clifford Lobbies For Clean Water

Flint, Michigan has been the center of attention on a world-wide scale this year. That’s what happens when you switch from the great Lake Huron to a cesspool as your water source. We’ve had everyone from Erin Brockovich to Cher … Continue reading

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Winter Wolf

Someone posted a photo of a black wolf crossing the ice near my hometown yesterday in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula.  It inspired this painting.  The canvas is small, only 9×12″, so the wolf is done in very tiny detail.  Wolves are considered … Continue reading

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Clifford Visits Fernwood Botanical Garden and Gallery

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//www.youtube.com/get_player   We had a whopping turnout of over 300 people to meet Clifford, pose for photos and see him sign books at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Gallery in Niles, Michigan.  The setting was beautiful and so was the weather!  … Continue reading

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A Gallery Show at Fernwood Botanical Garden

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Several of my paintings, including “Dots”, this watercolor of an Appaloosa filly, will be hanging in Fernwood Gallery for their Contemporary Show beginning on Valentine’s Day.  Fernwood Gallery is located in the sprawling and inviting Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles, … Continue reading

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How Does a Horse Celebrate His Birthday? At the Library!

It all started something like this!  Then, 20 years later, Clifford did an appearance at Roscommon MI County Library. We were swarmed at the door!  It was a Birthday Bash to remember! Clifford got a horse-sized birthday card! What horse … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Rich….

Clifford was invited back to Cedarville Library to co-host a clown’s appearance on June 18, 2012. These ladies had a lot of fun with him, being kindred spirits and all.  They even let him keep the glasses! We had a … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – A Loon for My Dad

“Display on Dark Water”, acrylic on canvas, 9×12″ After 87 years on the planet, my dear Dad has left for higher ground.  I am so very sad.  He was a great man, my best buddy and the source of so … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – the Woman I Admire Most

“Your new little sister is a Mongoloid,” Dad’s tone was somber and he watched us all carefully for a reaction.  It was September 1970.  Dad had sat us all down, all seven of us, so that we could understand the … Continue reading

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