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Hooray! Red, White and Blue

Just in time for Independence Day!  This painting was inspired by the bridal bouquet of a lovely lady about to say "I do" to her fighter pilot!  Military weddings always hold a sweet and special place in my heart since I did the same many, many, oh so many moons ago!  The title "A Nod to Jackie" is directed toward a very inspiring and patriotic first lady! Happy 4th of July to all of you!  Kathy

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My Unexpected Journey

Growing up in Oklahoma, I never had an art class...not sure finger paints were even invented yet!  Ha!  I'm a bit jealous of those who grew up in an artsy kind of environment, but mine was nowhere near it!  However, I have been involved in a few creative ventures.  The most successful was a 4 woman shop called 4myfriend.  We made beaded gifts and glassware.  We started out in my kitchen, then graduated to a dedicated small house we called "the shop".  We ultimately served a few hundred clients and sold our wares through 5 large markets across the country, including Dallas, Seattle and Chicago.  Those were crazy fun, challenging times spent with three amazing and talented ladies!  I learned...

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