Monthly Archives: May 2011

Snow (sigh) typical springtime in the Rockies

These are the tulips I cut today because 5 to 8 inches of snow are forecast for tonight. This year the crab apple tree I planted when my son was born has more flowers than ever before.  Unfortunately, the snow … Continue reading

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Messages from the past, 1911 postcard

Among old family photos, I found this post card photo of my great grandparents, Peter Flynn and Bridget (Keaveny) Flynn, who immigrated to the US from Glenfarne, Leitrim, Ireland, in the 1880’s. The post mark is Nov 1911. The letter … Continue reading

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Who makes souvenirs? Artists do.

Many of my clients for illustration since the 1980’s have been souvenir manufacturers.  Most of my work was sold in national parks, destination resorts, and ski and golf resorts. Snow or water globes have become popular as souvenirs lately.  This … Continue reading

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Waiting For Weather

Waiting for the weather to change, I’m eager to be able to plant the flats of annual seedlings I have crowding the windows of my studio. This painting is one of the first I created decades ago, inspired by a … Continue reading

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Mothers Day is bittersweet

It is great to hear my son tell me, “Happy Mother’s day, mom.” I’m happy to have him here in person to hear those words.  We were going to possibly go for a hike together today, but it is raining. … Continue reading

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Remember “Look for the union label”?

If you are as old as I am, you remember a jingle and a tv ad of women garment workers singing “Look for the union label”. Lyrics: International Ladies Garment Workers Union anthem Words by Paula Green Music by Malcolm … Continue reading

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My Fantasy Garden

I’m planning a completely different garden for this summer, as last year a destructive pattern of tennis ball sized hail coming from the west destroyed most of what I planted.  This year, I have seedlings growing inside and new beds … Continue reading

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Directory of Illustration deadline

I didn’t wait until the actual deadline this week, but today finally uploaded my files for the next print edition of the Directory of Illustration. I can remember my mother typing my term papers (on an old black manual typewriter) … Continue reading

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Sunday night, May 1, the end of Bin Laden

Tonight is one of those moments when you remember where you were when this announcement is made. This is an illustration of the Statue of Liberty I created yesterday, thinking about so many things as I did it… immigration, inspiring … Continue reading

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