When we lived in the country I had a garden!
I grew kitty cats.
And lots of pumpkins!
See the pumpkins on the porch of this great red house we used to own on Schubert street.
And I used them in the Red Cape of course.
The small atrium gives light and a view to the breakfast and dining areas. The outer wall is profusely blooming Star Jasmine right now.
St Frances watches over it.
Paintings usually sit out to dry on my breakfast table. Some works in progress between painting sessions include Daphne a donkey at New Buffalo near Taos and some of the sheep Daphne usually protects. As these paintings are in progress, I have received word that Daphne was in another pasture and coyotes struck and killed 4 lambs.
Also drying on the table is a doll head I have painted in a different way. This one will have a mob cap and a braid of mohair down her back. She will be about 30 inches tall. Mask from my sculpt.
The red haired doll with long curls was so much fun to paint. This one is a sculpt by my friend Elaine and has been sent home now to join her doll family.
Below, my five completed at present from the series I am working on with Elaine, a few more to go. I like my red haired doll in blue, wish she had curls too! Each doll is different as they should be.
Elaine found two of my paintings in an antique mall in Dallas. Here they are on a wall at Elaine's house, over a group of the dolls. Signature is 1977 before Jackie and I were married. I had two one person shows in Dallas, large ones that to my amazement sold out! in 1973 and 1974. Mary Emerling made that the look of the times. My shows were sponsored byRalph Willard.
I painted and sold over 250 of the primitive children, big ones like these, plus uncounted cats and lambs and lions and other small paintings and also a raft of fraktur in grained frames of Jack's making. He is always so much in my heart, day by day. e