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I’ll Have the Danish

My favorite new word is hygge, pronounced, “hooga”, but with a better Danish accent. In Denmark, it means coziness and warmth and cheerful goodness. It means candlelight and hot mulled wine, knitted scarves and good companions, pickled herring and maybe a friendly Viking. I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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August, Osage County, Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

With singing dickcissels every fifteen feet (it seemed), giant swallowtails (Papilio cresphontes) flapping over blooming ironweed, and goldenrod pushing up through clumps of big bluestem- and where off in the shade bison rested, the bulls getting itchy, ready to rut- … Continue reading

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Friday Figures- Oil and Water

In my manic getting-ready-to-travel-and-paint mode, I drop a lot of balls and wonder where I left my head, but you can expect packing to commence at least three weeks ahead. I try out equipment, repair and modify, build, work out … Continue reading

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Friday Figures, and Great Art in Tulsa

If you find yourself anywhere near Tulsa between now and March 24, try to get to the Gilcrease Museum and catch the Edgar Payne (1883-1947) retrospective, The Scenic Journey. I just got home and want to turn around and go … Continue reading

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Over the Cliff with Georgia O’Keeffe

“The cliffs over there, you look at it and it’s almost painted for you, you think until you try”. Georgia O’Keeffe’s beautifully strange formations aren’t necessarily the subjective stylings of a modern artist. I drove past a few round-headed, gray-striped … Continue reading

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