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Carole Horowitz

I was saddened to hear that Carole Horowitz had passed away. A long-time Ames resident, her obituary describes some of her many contributions to community and the arts (link is to Ames Tribune website). I last worked with her on … Continue reading

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Creating with Heidi

On Wednesday I had an enjoyable phone call with friend Heidi Kaisand, owner of Hen & Chicks Studio in Conrad, Iowa, for her show “Create With Heidi.” The show is broadcast each week on KFJB radio, AM 1230 in Marshalltown, … Continue reading

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Adaptive cycling

Last summer my family pitched in to help me get a new ride, a yellow trike with two big wheels in back and a basket with plenty of room for art supplies. This summer it’s residing at my daughter’s nearby, … Continue reading

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Safe at home

Marisa is home safely from Muscatine and sheltering in place, where she can watch me paint (and I can talk to her!). She had been part of the “Hard Won, Not Done” exhibit at the Muscatine Art Center, commemorating the … Continue reading

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A sketchy start

By the time a painting is finished, I’ve done a scene three times. I start with a sketch, moving and overlapping shapes using tracing paper to plan the composition. Here I’m experimenting with the arrangement and gestures of a family … Continue reading

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Products with a purpose (sticky post)

See the Creating for a Cause page to find products to benefit: The ALS Association Iowa Chapter (“Family and Friends” set of notecards) Clubfoot Solutions (the book “Lucky’s Feet” featuring my illustrations) Lila Mae’s House (notecards, scarves, and bags) (This … Continue reading

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Christmas glow

Thank you to everyone who came to the Eastside Artists Show and Sale, and to everyone who donated bras to help Free the Girls! I could feel the joy of community as guests enjoyed the show. It began my Christmas … Continue reading

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Video interview

University of Iowa student Grace Wenstrom interviewed me for a project and created the professional-looking video embedded below. Grace is a Pre-Law student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She describes how the video came to be: “I … Continue reading

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South Amana swap meet

Jeanette and I have been to The Great South Amana Swap Meet & Farmer’s Market on a couple of Fridays this summer, selling Creating for a Cause cards and enjoying the atmosphere. There are musicians playing, people selling all kinds … Continue reading

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Remembering Charles Reid

I was saddened to learn of the death of artist Charles Reid, whose painting style I admire and whose teaching has been an inspiration. My sketchbooks tell the stories of his workshops I was fortunate to attend (one in 2010 … Continue reading

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