Winter Vigil, Winter Blooms

   Good morning, my friends. I am writing to you this morning on a very cold, gray day here in Oklahoma. There is no snow….and all the rain we’ve had has stopped. All that has served to make things very muddy, very muted, very still.   I wanted to share with you one of my newest […]

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New Painting: Elizabeth the New Martyr

     This weekend I finished such a fun project— a portrait of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr, a Russian Orthodox saint. She’s a saint I’ve gotten lots of requests for, she is meaningful to so many different people. And with my love of all things Old Russia, I thought it was time I tried […]

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Inspiring Fairy Tale Art

     Some of the first artwork that I ever fell in love with was fairy tale art. I still have a book of fairy tales that I loved so much as a kid that I….colored all over it. In the most reverent way possible, of course 😉 I had a habit of coloring on […]

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International Studies

Thanks to a recent trip to the library, Audrey and I are getting all international. I decided I needed to know more about the countries whose folk art has been so inspiring to me lately, and also picked up a little Russian folk tale book for Audrey, who is now totally into Baba Yaga. I’ve […]

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Russian Winter Serenade

Yes I did just say ‘winter’ in all of just March 😉 This is my latest painting that I’ve been working on for the past few days and I’m pretty pleased with how it came out! My traditional folk art passion is still in full swing and I’ve been looking at all sorts of folk […]

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