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My crazy goat Angel Kiss (OMG)/Newsletter

Jan 15, 2022

What a fun week of new art, contests, and giveaways! But before I get into all of that, let me tell you a story...

Earlier this week I was hooking all 8 girls to their fence stations for feeding...

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3 inches of rain at the ranch (newsletter)

Jan 08, 2022

We started off the new year with a bang! THREE inches of rain in 24 hours and then a short bit of snow to end that storm!

So pretty! It had been 70 the day before so it didn't stick.

All that rain...

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Handpainted Floor Cloth!

Aug 26, 2021


I had a thought the other day after finding that Lucy had peed on a big 8x10 area rug...AGAIN.

Remember back in the 1990s when everyone was making floor cloths out of canvas? I decided to bring...

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Great News on ALL fronts AND 7 New Watercolors!

May 01, 2021

Ahhhh spring! It's a late one but it's finally here! Today is 80 degrees and sunny but the mountains are still covered with a blanket of snow—perfection.

For me, spring means I often wake up...

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Happy Pride!

Jun 30, 2020

I had a funny thought one day, a Ranch Pride Parade :-) Those of you who know Sweetness, know he'd definitely be the one leading that parade and waving the flag—he loves everyone.

Hopefully...

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Stand by Me

Jun 27, 2020


Watercolor, 9x12, sold

I hesitated. I didn't know what to do. I started following the Black Lives Matter website. I bought a book. I found some of my own biases and asked myself questions. It...
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4 Recent Watercolor Commissions

Jun 24, 2020


Watercolor, 9x12

For my brother's birthday this year, I painted his cat Zippy! She is a long haired, grey tabby but we've always seen hints of olive green, rust, and caramel in her fur, so...

I...

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3 Nubian Goat Watercolors

Jun 17, 2020

I love my little Nigerian Dwarf goats but the long silky ears of the Nubians have been calling to me—so I painted 3!  You can get prints and originals here.

Love to all from the...

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Playing in Watercolor, "Queen of the Mountain"

Apr 29, 2020


Watercolor, 9x12, available

This painting is from a photo I recently took of Denali's daughters, sisters Sprinkles and Marbles playing on stumps in the goat yard. I always thought the King of the...

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Playing in Watercolor, "Ike"

Apr 25, 2020


Watercolor, 9x12, sold

Ike the Border Collie came to me as a retired working dog. We had been dogsitting for a friend and my son fell in love with him, easy to do with Ike. We asked our friend if...

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