This is me, the happy smiler. My painting won 1st Place in 2 D art, in the Earth, A Closer View exhibit. I wish I had pictures of all the others to show you. But I will list names.

Best of Show- Karen Losey for a felted hat, Royal Wedding 2
1st Place 3 D art- Kathy Renberg for a silver and gatorade bottle necklace, Untitled
2nd Place 2 D art- Holly Kreag, for a felted arrangement of pieces
2nd Place 3 D art- Lynne Friman for an encaustic painting, Sea Anemones

Honorable Mention- Brooks Hinerman for an art quilt, Plants from Seeds from Outer Space
Honorable Mention- Cindy Baxter for a construction, Galileos’ Occhiolino
Big Congratulations to all, and thank you so much for making it a beautiful show. You can still see Earth, A Closer View at the Saline Public library, July 2 to July 30.

A quilt for Poki, my granddog. His true love just moved to California with him, to be with her true love. I started this quilt at the Albuquerque airport, after my last visit there. Number 131 for the year.

This ceramic fish was made by my 12 year old grandson, Ted. Don’t you love the way he captured the essence of the fish? It’s about 8 ” long, and 5″ wide. Cool touch, having blood on the teeth.


This is a painting done by my eleven year old grandson, Thomas. It’s so full of expression,, I just love it. It’s about 12″ square. Done with paint, and pastels. This was a birthday gift for me. He knows just what I wanted.

The first thing we made, after taking 6 +1/2 hours for a 3 hour drive, was musical chairs paintings. This is my section of the whole, which we cut into even parts. It’s done on canvas, so we can make book covers with it. We’ll cover art journals.