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A Glimpse of "All is White"

Only the words are left and this design should be on Zazzle by the end of the week.  I received heavy criticism by the resident art critic and husband for including the rabbit.  "They eat the young cotton - why did you put a rabbit in the painting?"  I am just keeping it real.  And perhaps peace on earth can also include farmers and rabbits along with lambs and lions.


Heritage News

Kevin Rogers, President of Arizona Farm Bureau presents my Heritage print to Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona.  His district encompasses lots of ranches and cotton farms.  Seems like a perfect fit.  Thanks for the support from Arizona Farm Bureau.


2011 Cotton Christmas Card in Progress

I should have been doing this in July but.... it was so not Christmasy.  However, I have found that by turning my a/c in the studio down to 63 degrees and playing Christmas music, I can focus on the Christmas season even in October.

Here is the very beginning where it is drawn and the parts I did not want colored are masked with rubbery but very handy stuff...


The background is blocked in and the rubbery stuff is still there...


The rubbery stuff is removed and about 60% of the detail is in.  There is still alot of work to be done on the cotton bolls, bale and star.  The words also have to be added...


So stay tuned - hopefully it will be finished this week with cards just in time for the holidays.


Comfort & Joy Cotton Boll Christmas Cards and Ornaments are Here


This mixed media painting is available as a Christmas ornament, and a Christmas Card.  Ah, the dilemna, do you send the artistic card or the family photo card?  Now, you can do both because here is a customizable Christmas card that you can add your own family photo and words to the inside.

Check out all the options HERE  The custom card does not have a verse on the inside of the card.

The words behind the painting are from the God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.



Comfort and Joy Coming Soon...


A mixed media painting on the easel - a portion of it impatiently snapped in poor light.  Keeping it real with masking tape edges still in place.   Hopefully, tomorrow under better light for photography, this Christmas Cotton painting will be available as Christmas Cards on Red Bubble.  After all cotton is the epitome of comfort and joy.