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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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Mountain Sunrise


I realize that lately, I’ve been in one of those “serious” modes. I’m not psychic. I don’t see the future. But, I have these “feelings” sometimes, when “things” are about to change. When I know, you’ll know, but in the … 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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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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Pillows & Charity


I have been extremely fortunate to have some VERY good friends in my life. In 18 months, I have endured a shattered shoulder, a heart attack AND spinal surgery!  Though the saga continues, I would like to think I’m finally … Continue reading

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Retired Mack Truck And Two Stick Memories


A LOT of my life has been spent behind the steering wheel of an 18-wheeler.  In “those days” as I began my life on the road part of my education came from listening to the “old timers” I hung with in the shop as we … Continue reading

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I Needed A Break


It’s been a culmination of things that’s left me feeling frazzled.  This right shoulder is NOT healing as it should.  As a result, the therapy sessions are more painful than they should be….     After I wrote the last entry regarding … Continue reading

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Discarded Things


Discarded Print THIS is sort of how I felt as I worked on this piece.  I start things, become disgruntled, “wad” them up, play basketball with my trash can, and start over again…  It’s not my best.  It’s not my worst.  BUT, … Continue reading

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Qualities of The Wolf and I


“The West is where I belong, the Wolves and I.  And my old friends now dead. May we meet again on the other side…” Blue Horse A Lakota warrior. Qualities of the Wolf During my youth in Louisville, I did … Continue reading

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Happy “Week After” Thanksgiving


Good Morning and Happy After Thanksgiving to the world!  I will be the first to admit, I have been in a foul mood (no turkey pun intended) lately.  Those who have been around me have freely  pointed out and will agree, … Continue reading

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Leather Reflections Santa Clarita, California


I realize, this writing isn’t “seasonal”.  And the art is one of my older pieces.  Except for supervised “exercises” I’m under strict orders to NOT use my right “appendage”.  According to the therapist, this edict includes everything from the wrist … Continue reading

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Equestrian Paintings


My physical therapy began last week.   I DID promise to browse around during my down-time, on the Bridgeman Art Library site.  Here are a few pieces I thought others may enjoy.  Some folks may be bored with the accompanying information on each of … Continue reading

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Promoting Holiday Communication & Being Nice To Each Other


When it comes to my own art work, I’ve done a VERY poor job of planning.  After all, here we are in mid-November and I’m still painting lilacs, roses and daisies!  I think some of it comes from living alone.  … Continue reading

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