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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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Art in Maquoketa

Now through August 29, 2019: My artwork has returned to Maquoketa, Iowa! You can visit the Water Color Exhibit during gallery hours at Maquoketa Art Experience. I’m exhibiting along with artists Louise O’Donnell and Mayela Fonseca for this display of our … Continue reading

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New: Shop for Lila Mae’s House (sticky post)

Now you can order Creating for a Cause products online at (new address) Shop to Shelter for Lila Mae’s House! (external website) See my Creating for a Cause page for background on this special collection of notecards, scarves, and bags … Continue reading

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Graduation day

Celebrating my graduation from Progressive Rehab! Physical therapists Lori and Brittany got me back on my feet after two knee surgeries, lower back and hamstring pain. They always made me feel like I could do it — it just hurts … Continue reading

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With bells on

Wishing you times of joy and celebration!

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A few more at the reunion

I was Vice President of my high school class in 1963, so it was about time I was on the reunion committee! With our high school days getting more distant, I brought along ten “teachers” to help stir our memories … Continue reading

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Demonstrating on the Ped Mall

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Liturgical dance

I participated in liturgical dance as part of this year’s Call to Action Conference, fun stuff. Albuquerque was amazing, it was a great time to be there. St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church has some videos of the dancing posted … Continue reading

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Quilt squares with a message

Groups like Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP) and the Franciscans have been working to spread awareness of the problem of human trafficking. Starting with a retreat in Dubuque, I’ve been helping others paint quilt squares with empowering phrases to be sewn … Continue reading

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After the storm

When a storm came through on Saturday of the Iowa Arts Festival and blew over my tent, breaking the frame, many wonderful people helped me move the artwork from my booth to safety and take down the sides and top … Continue reading

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