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DARE TO TRUST

DARING TO TRUST Here in the mountains of Virginia where I live, the timber, or canebrake rattlesnake is often found.  It is a shy snake, preferring to be left alone, and would rather remain hidden or slither quietly away than fight, unless forced to.  But, would you...

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LIVING ON THE EDGE

LIVING ON THE EDGE Centuries ago, mankind used to believe that the world was flat, and one could sail off the edge into the Great Abyss if one weren't careful and got too far from land.  Most mariners dared not venture too far out to sea, but found ways to operate...

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WASTED BREATH

WASTED BREATH This isn't the usual type of post I write, but for the last few days, as I've considered Sarah's story while I've been going through the editing process, I felt compelled to share what I intend to become the "CONCLUSION" of my book.  As a matter of fact,...

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HOOK THAT “KILLER” TITLE!

HOOK THAT "KILLER" TITLE! Anybody out there like to fish?  I sure do!  I know that once a fish takes your bait, it has two options:  it can let the bait go, or bite too hard and catch the hook.  But you might not know which it is, so if you want to make sure you catch...

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IN THE BEGINNING…CARTOONS??

IN THE BEGINNING…CARTOONS?? PROBLEM – How do you get that perfect design pattern on your art paper without ruining it? AMPLIFY – I think, as beginning artists, we all go through situations similar to this:  You want to paint that perfect figure, or scenic composition,...

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WHAT ABOUT THAT GLASS?

WHAT ABOUT THAT GLASS? Last Wednesday, My Man Jim and I journeyed to my hometown of Kilmarnock, VA, to see my framer of 35 years.  I was taking to her the newly completed and unframed paintings of "Ruth", and "The Woman With An Issue Of Blood".  I would also be...

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