Safe Passage

Safe Passage

The definition of the phrase "safe passage" (official protection for someone who is travelling through a dangerous area) seemed so appropriate for this piece of work.

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When The Pages Come Alive

When The Pages Come Alive

The paper dress on the model made me think about the pages of a book and the old phrase "the pages came alive" when speaking of a well written book.

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Hatchling

Hatchling

Created for an art project. When I saw this image of this model, I immediately thought that it looked like she was hatching from an egg, and built the image from what I envisioned. Many thanks to ColbyFiles (thecolbyfiles.com) for the model image of Irene.

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The Pink Dahlia

The Pink Dahlia

I am quite taken by how beautiful Dahlias are. This one was so perfectly beautiful that I HAD to use it to create a piece of art.

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Civil War Series #1:  Cavalry In Motion

Civil War Series #1: Cavalry In Motion

The beginning of my Civil War series, this image is a digital "painting" of the cavalry and the flag.

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Civil War Series #2:  Preparing for Battle

Civil War Series #2: Preparing for Battle

I have a particular love of Civil War Reenactments and use the images from those reenactments to create art related to preserving the history of the Civil War.

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Civil War Series #3:  Flags of Confederate Battle

Civil War Series #3: Flags of Confederate Battle

A digital painting made from mulitiple images that I took at a Civil War reenactment. I believe that the history of this nation, ALL history, is very important.

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Elegance in Motion

Elegance in Motion

I find images of Native American dancers to be entrancing. The motion, the colors, the tradition are so emotional and moving. This dancer had such an elegance about her as she moved in time to the music.

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Fancy Shawl Dance Two

Fancy Shawl Dance Two

Of all the Native American dances, I love the Fancy Shawl Dance the most. The dancers move so beautifully.

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Fancy Shawl Dance One

Fancy Shawl Dance One

The movement and beauty of the Fancy Shawl Dancers really captures attention.

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Carrying On Heritage

Carrying On Heritage

It is inspiring that so many Native American children become so involved in carrying on the traditions and the heritage of their nation.

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Still Cool After All These Years

Still Cool After All These Years

I LOVE these old trucks, they are just so cool! I've driven past them dozens of times with the intention of stopping to get photographs, and finally, after all these years, I was able to do that. This image was instantly a favorite for me and made an interesting and lovely piece of artwork.

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Of Breezes and Butterflies

Of Breezes and Butterflies

I am a frequent visitor to Lady Bird Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. It is one of my favorite places to go to relax, think and get wonderful photographs. This piece was inspired by the gorgeous butterflies that were all around me on a recent visit, and uses 5 photographs from that visit.

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Longhorn No. 1

Longhorn No. 1

I adore the Longhorns here in Texas, and when combined with the Bluebonnets, they are a Texas icon!

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Quietude

Quietude

A lonely sailboat on a foggy morning sea. Nothing speaks "quiet" quite like that.

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Solitude

Solitude

A sailboat off the coast of Gloucester, Maine caught my eye. I love how peaceful it looked all alone out there. Keeping it simple was the key for me in creating this piece of work.

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The Last Call

The Last Call

Created for an art project involving literary awareness.

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Bambi's Children: The Story of a Forest Family

Bambi's Children: The Story of a Forest Family

Created for an art project involving literary awareness.

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The Motivation Manifesto

The Motivation Manifesto

Created for an art project involving literary awareness.

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