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This has been an amazing year for me as an artist- I thank you all for your support and encouragement ! truly ~ “all things are possible with God” (Matthew 19:26) ~ Believe YOU are Blessed! May this year bring you much love and laughter, and I hope all your dreams come true!


“First Lady’s Choice”

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The “First Lady’s Choice ” award at the Bismarck Art and Galleries Association~ on display the month of October.  I am honored!

Federal Duck Stamp, Ogden Utah

[IMG_1603]  I was honored to attend  the Federal Duck Stamp contest in Ogden, Utah this past week!   I was chosen as the N.D. Jr. Duck Stamp ambassador– promoting the Jr. Duck Stamp program to parents/teachers/students who were there, and watching  the judging of the Federal Duck Stamp!   We also toured the Bear River refuge, what a beautiful landscape of mountains, birds, ducks, wetlands, and habitat!    I am so thankful for this opportunity~ and very ready to start my duck stamp classes for the youth !

“Dog days of summer”

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“Live a life as a monument to your Soul”

special thanks to Jessica Stark for photo permission


2012 Taube Exhibit

My Animoto Video.


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“Nature is pleased with Simplicity”  (Isaac Newton)


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“Bringing in the Sheaves”

This hymn was based on Psalm 126…  with the message being that if we acccomplished good deeds in adversity, we would enjoy their harvest in good times…    it is in giving ~ that you receive.




“Two people fell in love”

…every once in awhile – you see a photo that makes you just grab your pencils and have some fun ..    giving it as a gift-  more fun !