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Who loves math?

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Who loves math?

People who love math learn all about the Golden Ratio by Fibonacci. The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ... (I've also seen the series of numbers start with the number 0.) The next number in the sequence is discovered by adding the two numbers before it: the 2 is found...

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The story behind Hopeful

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The story behind Hopeful

It had been months since I last painted. I was recovering from shoulder surgery.  I was excited to head out on a long walk early in the morning. The sun was beginning to dawn. I call this time of day "twinkle time." The lighting was extraordinary. As I was walking along the sidewalk something inside me had me turn around...

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Mission Accomplished

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Mission Accomplished

This painting was inspired by a dream. I saw a woman, a strong soldier. She was taking care of those around her. The scene was foreboding. She was needed. The dream was so real to me that I woke up wanting to paint the woman. This woman has the character to do what is right despite the obstacles. Mission Accomplished...

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About to Dance

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About to Dance

This portrait is in my private collection. There's something about this one that strengthens me when I look at it. Her expression stirs a resolve in me to improve my drawing skills and work each day to better see the details of each face. I remember my beloved art teacher years ago standing behind me as I was painting a...

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Teddy Bear Characters

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Teddy Bear Characters

I was visiting my Mom in California when the idea for a baby Bearie Blvd. Bears® character was discussed. She has always supported my art endeavors and has been my "go to" person for advice and guidance. We like to brainstorm ideas, and then it's my job to create the character and bring it to life with form and color....

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