Category Archives: award winning art

Thank You All


I am writing this in the silence and solitude of the Badlands in South Dakota… I needed it. As she had done every day of her life, Skip left me with another gift as she took her last breath in … Continue reading

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BLEEDING HEART FLOWER


Not ALL of my inspiration comes from formal gardens. A while ago, a construction customer of mine compiled a list of improvements she wanted completed on her home. Refinish the interior stairs. Paint the entire exterior of the home.  A … Continue reading

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I KNOW! I KNOW!


What has it been?  Three months since an entry?  I know I “promised” to try to do better, but I can’t help it if “things” which distract me, keep coming up!   Bear with me! I HAVE managed quite a few … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY 7th… 17 & 28 YEARS LATER


After ALL of these years I just came to realize that two of the most important people in my life, share the same date of death… Different years… Same day…. I know I have been “away” from my writing, I … Continue reading

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Another Project


“Eagle Scout” is the highest rank in Scouting.  To earn this designation, a Boy Scout must demonstrate excellence in leadership, service and outdoor skills and must have earned a minimum of 21 merit badges.  In addition, candidates for Eagle Scout … Continue reading

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A Tribute To A Young Friend


An Extremely Lengthy Tribute For Our Friend “Ever since I learned the meaning of the word, ‘Precious’ in second grade, I always wanted to be that to someone.” — Misty Stenslie “Pain Free Ever More” by Dennis Buckman It sounds … Continue reading

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Gregs Bridge


Much has transpired since my last entry.  I DO intend to catch up… My followers and friends know the metaphors I use between my bridge-art and life… Perhaps not “outstanding” to many of you, this recent piece is one of … Continue reading

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Trying to Catch Up


Hello again! I realize it’s been a very long time since I’ve done anything here. It would take pages upon pages to bring everyone up-to-date on my activity. Let me just say that between the spine and shoulder issues and … Continue reading

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Artistic Home Accessories


Coat racks are making a comeback.  And wouldn’t you know it, we have a few!   I don’t know who invented the coat rack, but historically, it has been a very handy option.  Especially around houses like mine!  With limited … Continue reading

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Always Faithful


As always, in my brain, “One thing leads to another…”  What I mean to say is someone I know has someone THEY know, completing Marine Corp bootcamp this week.  My thoughts started out at Paris Island South Carolina, then wandered … Continue reading

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“Somebody Back East Is Sayin’ “Why don’t he write?”


The title of this post is taken from my favorite line in the movie, “Dances With Wolves”.  Kevin Kostner (playing Lieutenant Dunbar) and Robert Pastorelli (who played Timmons, the mule skinner), come across skeleton during their journey to Fort Sedgwick.  The Skinner says … Continue reading

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Why I Ask You To “Like & Share”


I was feeling nostalgic (as I often do!) this morning, and have been looking back at this adventure…  This “road” I’ve been traveling in the world of art.  My first “official” sale…  When I became serious about things and accepted … Continue reading

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My Art And Why Print On Demand


The internet is filled with hundreds of companies that offer to help artists sell prints of their work.  I have chosen two.  Fine Art America and Zazzle. I’ve learned that POD companies have a very strange attitude when it comes … Continue reading

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Another Storm


I guess it’s appropriate to go back to one of my award winning pieces, given the weather we’ve been having!  Around here, we’re supped to have up to seven inches of snow in the next few days.  I don’t recall … Continue reading

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Postage Rates


Just a reminder to my fans, followers and customers… White Rose Wedding Cake Postage by dbuckman It’s a brand new year, and our reliable United States Postal Service has brand new rates!  If you want your birthday card or Valentine’s … Continue reading

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