Monthly Archives: July 2011

Vintage Harley with a sidecar

In my large archive of vintage family photographs, is this photo of a Harley Davidson and sidecar.  In his leathers, sitting in the sidecar, is the owner of the Harley and friend of my uncles, Carl Smith of Scranton, PA. … Continue reading

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Nostalgia, anyone? Fiestaware and vintage pottery

Looking at my portfolio, you can see how the 40’s and 50’s influence the subject matter of my work.  I had a small collection of Fiestaware in my mid-century 1951 home, and now my collection of mid-century pottery has expanded … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Magazine, summer 2011, sketches and final illustrations

I really enjoyed this assignment for Notre Dame Magazine.  The project was a full-page and a 1/3 page illustration for “The Way We Were” in the summer 2011 issue. The first spot sketch had a young boy in a vignette … Continue reading

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Nature’s 4th of July 2011 sky display, Bozeman, Montana

At sunset, the clouds billowing over the Bridger mountains are like a Maxfield Parrish painting.  The city fireworks will begin at darkness, but I enjoyed this display by nature much more.

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Tom Paxton’s Born on the Fourth of July

I woke up early this morning, to clear bright skies and cool shade in my garden.  Picking a fresh bouquet of daisies for the vase in the kitchen, I began thinking for some reason of Viet Nam, and how that … Continue reading

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Natural Red, White and Blue

These red, white and blue flowers are one of many group plantings around my house. Have a safe and fun Independence Day weekend, everyone.

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