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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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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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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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Your Christmas Cards


Red Star Holiday Stamps by dbuckman I was up until five this morning addressing Christmas cards. Several years ago I offered to anyone who wished to receive a card to send their mailing address.   Surprisingly although my own greeting … Continue reading

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Ready For The Round-Up


I was re-reading yesterdays post.  My writing needs improvement I believe….  It’s like watching paint dry.  It IS watching varnish dry!  Applying the 3rd polyurethane coat on Rusty and his rockers… He’s getting darn close. Whenever I worked on projects … Continue reading

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Horse Project Part 3


Where was I?  Oh yes…  I skipped over saddle “assembly” and “tail attachment” but as you can see, “Rusty” is beginning to take shape.  The saddle is actually 5 pieces of wood per side.  I shape and form the saddle, … Continue reading

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Horse Project Part 2


Picking up where I left off…  Following in Dads footsteps, I hardly EVER throw away “chunks” of wood!  Maybe that’s why I can hardly get my car in the garage!  Here, incorporating wooden dowels, I’m creating one large board out … Continue reading

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My “Spare” Time


Although I shattered my shoulder and split my spine nearly three years ago, it’s not as if I sit around doing nothing. I AM limited to the amount of weight that my shoulders and back can bear, but thanks to … Continue reading

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Working On Sunday


It is going to be a beautiful July day.  A perfect day for attending  activities out at the Boys Town Campus.   BUT also needed to pay attention to some things here at home.  FineArtAmerica invited me to sponsor a … Continue reading

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Internal workings


Fact is, I analyze & dissect everything…  A friend of mine once nicknamed me “Analyze It”.  I’m the kid who took his brand new Timex watch apart, several days after Christmas, to see exactly what made it tick (Yes.  Pun … Continue reading

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“If It Fits, It Ships!!


  “If it fits, it ships!”  These bird feeder/planters measure exactly 9 x 11 and are 5 inches deep.  Each unit is hand-made, each joint is nailed and glued, then given one primer coat and two more coats of white … Continue reading

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