Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Design For Latino and Latina Voters

The 2012 presidential election campaign is heating up, and as we enter the new year, voters will be rallying around their choices. Earlier this year I created “Latina American Voter” and “Latino American Voter” designs as shown above for the … Continue reading

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Design Emailed To You Happy New Year 2012 Do It Yourself

Create a tee shirt for yourself or for a gift for New Year 2012.  The design is emailed to you, print it flipped on transfer paper, apply to a white tee with a hot iron.  If you are a writer … Continue reading

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Montana’s legendary art pioneers: Bob and Gennie DeWeese – The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Newsmakers

I took every painting, drawing, and printmaking class I could from Bob DeWeese when I was getting my art degree, 1970-74. He commissioned the first work I ever sold while I was a student. He stopped me right before Christmas … Continue reading

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‘Printing for Kingdom, Empire & Republic’ – Review – NYTimes.com

  Do you love type?  I cringe whenever I think of the boxes of letterpress lead type I sold in a yard sale in the ’80’s.  The person buying it planned to melt it down.  The New York Times today … Continue reading

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Death Comes To Pemberley – By P. D. James – Book Review – NYTimes.com

Earlier I posted a review and interview of P.D. James about her new murder mystery, Death Comes To Pemberley.  Today there is a review in the New York Times.  Love of Jane Austen’s work is as ardent in 2011 as … Continue reading

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Jane Austen, Happy Birthday December Baby

My birthday is December 20, so I have sympathy for others who are December (Christmas) babies.  In Jane Austen’s time, birthdays and Christmas did not carry all the fanfare and great expectations that they do today.  It makes me wonder … Continue reading

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Out Of Chaos – Art

On the left is a plastic basin and lid I use for acrylic painting, and on the right are the palettes of my watercolors.  In the cold winter weather we have in Montana this time of year, I tend to … Continue reading

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BBC News – ‘New’ Jane Austen portrait unearthed by author

BBC News – 'New' Jane Austen portrait unearthed by author.

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Jane Austen Portrait Painting, watercolor

This is the painting done today, another portrait of author Jane Austen.  Are you a Janeite, or an “Obstinate, headstrong girl!”? The original is for sale in my etsy shop HERE.

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In ‘Pemberley,’ James Picks Up Where Austen Left Off : NPR

In ‘Pemberley,’ James Picks Up Where Austen Left Off : NPR. I just listened to this wonderful interview on NPR with the author P. D. James about her new book written about the continuation of Jane Austen’s story of Pride … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas For The Nature Lover

This Rocky Mountain nature watercolor is a painting I initially created for a souvenir tee shirt manufacturer.  It’s a timeless design for people who love nature.  Now I offer it on numerous gift items online, like jewelry, mugs, shirts, tiles, … Continue reading

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