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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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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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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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Rusty Is Getting Closer!!!


What’s a rocking horse without rockers?  Deviating from the plans again, I always “fit” the rockers to the horse.  Back “in the day”  when we lived on Gabriel Drive, I remembered a technique Dad taught me in the basement work-shop, … Continue reading

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Hallmark… Don’t I Now Wish?


I once had woman contact me, who was in a ’round about way affiliated with Hallmark.  Yes, the greeting card company. In her note she told me that she had been impressed with not only my graphics work, but also … 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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I Lived To See Another Day!


Well, it’s true! I had my 4th surgery in a two-year span, on February 14th. Medical mumbo-jumbo aside, I had another plate and screws put alongside my spinal column and am now in the process of recovering.  I had VERY … Continue reading

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Products & Production


This was written prior to my spinal operation that took place February 14th of this year (2013).  Knowing I would be “laid up” for awhile, I attempted to prepare a few entries that weren’t necessarily “date” sensitive… Pastel Roses & … Continue reading

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“A Floral Fantasy, Part II”


I had spinal surgery Thursday, the 14th, which put me even further behind here…  I spent a week or so before the operation, cooking and freezing meals, stocking up on stuff around here.  Nearly one full day was spent satisfying … Continue reading

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Attending the 28th Annual Cathedral Flower Festival


With Summer, even Spring feeling a million miles away, it was real pleasure to partake in the annual Cathedral Flower Festival. And an even greater joy to derive such positive stimulus just a few days after receiving not so good … Continue reading

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I KNOW It’s After Christmas!


My First Christmas In Nebraska Canvas Print FIRST let me say, “Don’t panic!”  If you click on this print, the link will take you to the large canvas version!  Very expensive!  There are other printing formats and sizes available, if … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…


Christmas Tree Stretched Canvas Print by dbuckman This tree has special meaning to me.  I  planted it  in the back yard,  the year my daughter was born.  I was fortunate to watch BOTH of them grow and mature, until a … Continue reading

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Contributions Of National Geographic


I have ALWAYS love the photography published by National Geographic. I remember as a child, imagining it was ME behind the camera, in the Arctic, the Grand Canyon and other worldly locations… Near Swansea, Wales. Post Card by NationalGeographic I … Continue reading

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