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Books that form us: Sula by Toni Morrison

Inspiration Story Series

Books that form us: Sula by Toni Morrison

My painting, “The Bookerfly” is loosely about the stories that turn into our wings. We read them while we’re developing in our cocoons, and when we come out of the cocoons, they become our wings. I would liken this to adolescence and then adulthood, but if life has taught me anything it is that our breaking down and rebuilding is a cycle, and we don’t always know where we are in the cycle but nevertheless it continues on. Recently, it got me thinking- what books have had a profound impact on my life? And I want to know, what stories...

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Sometimes, art just needs to make you smile

Sometimes, art just needs to make you smile

This past week, I finished up my Party Animal series, a series of 11 simple acrylic paintings of animals with various party hats, noise makers and balloons. And, a bit to my surprise, this series became what I can only describe as a fan favorite.  It is well known that we are all our own worst critics (except for those sparkling few who have dodged that particular bullet of thought). One of the critiques my inner (jerk) voice has mentioned a number of times is that what I’m creating doesn’t have enough depth, and that in the big picture of...

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Oh Boy! It's a new year!

Oh Boy! It's a new year!

Man, there is just something I absolutely love about the beginning of the year. I love the idea that all metrics start over, that we have a way to measure the chapters of our lives. 2019 is behind us, and no matter what has happened, we get to choose and try to make this next block of time the best we can!   I am a believer in determining the direction of your life by imagining what you want it to look like and then... here is the trick... just doing it. Everything can't and won't ever change overnight, and not everything...

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The story behind the art

Inspiration Story Series Thoughts on Art

The story behind the art

. How many of you noticed that these trees are made.of a story book?There have been times, in life, when struggling with a circumstance or thoughts has lead me to take a walk. One of these times was when I was quite young, and I found myself walking a trail outside of Bozeman. The sun was cool, and the air smelled like bark and leaves getting ready to fall. Struck by the beauty of it all, I felt so connected, like I was really there. I could feel the trees growing slowly around me, and their slow, steady growth despite external...

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Teaming Up with Park County Cancer Alliance this Holiday Season

Community Inspiration

Teaming Up with Park County Cancer Alliance this Holiday Season

This holiday season, we are teaming up with the Park County Cancer Alliance to help people in Park and Meagher Counties who are impacted by cancer. Learn how you can help make a big difference by shopping with us this season!

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