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From the Bottom of My Heart: Thank You

Well, Kentucky Derby Party 2012 is in the books.  All in all it was a great time.  The turnout was good, we raised some great money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the food & drink was exceptional!

I want to take this time to thank some folks.  Without you, this event just wouldn’t have been possible.

Atlantic Drift: You guys are great.  The bidding was incredibly tense over the tour visor.  Grant Hewit at Hudson Sutler:  That was a close one wasn’t it?  Thanks a million for being there for us.  William and Margaret at Wm Lamb & Son: I lost out on the bidding for the painting, but that’s what it’s all about.  I tip my hat to you two!  Pheasants Forever:  Thank you for everything.  You are a world-class organization that I’m proud to know.  Eric Corbyn at Corbyn’s: I thank you for everything.  Hope to see you soon!  Andrew at Luxley & Bernard: What an awesome package you put together for us!  I can’t thank you enough!  April at True Texas Designs:  Thank you so much for everything…the planter was a huge hit!  Casey Renner at Palo Duro Creek Golf Course:  Thank you for everything bud.  You’re one of a kind sir.  Tim at Canyon Country Club:  I want to apologize in advance for who won the bidding on the rounds of golf…in fact, I should probably give Casey a heads up as well! 

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A special thanks to those who helped us bring all of this together:  Keith Brown.  Mr. Brown, you’ll never know how much I appreciate everything you do.  Dirk Swope.  We did it bud!  Now we just have to start planning for it all over again!  Jason Avent.  You sir are a true gentleman.  I am proud to call you my good friend and part-time financier.  The men of Sigma Nu, Eta Delta Chapter.  You boys are fine young gentlemen.  Thank you for all of your hard work.

To everyone that attended, I appreciate you spending your time and hard-earned money to help us raise money for a good cause.  I look forward to seeing all of you next year.  I’ll leave you with a few snapshots of the event.

Keith Brown on the left (my right).

Ms. Kaitlin Tucker

My sister and my sweet baby girl Scout

Jake enjoying the day

Bonnie with the spoils of “Best Derby Attire”

Back Into The Art World

There probably aren’t many of you that know, I used to spend a huge amount of my time doing all kinds of artwork.  I’ve covered a wide variety of mediums: pencil, oil, acrylic, watercolor, and even metal.  In fact metal art, is really the only thing that I’ve kept up with through the years.  Every year around Christmas, I get a few orders for some metal silhouette cut-outs from people looking for gifts.  Even though I’ve kept up with the metal artwork, It’s been quite awhile since I’ve worked with any other forms of art.  After meeting someone recently, that’s going to change soon.

When I got to know the folks at William Lamb and Son a while back, I started looking at the artwork that William puts out.  His work has such a great feel to it, and takes you to the exact place in time that any of his art depicts.  Needless to say, I caught the bug again.  I’ve always been inspired by artists like Kenneth Wyatt, and Tim Cox, but William’s work has finally pushed me over the edge, and I’ve set up shop again on our antique drafting table.

With a birthday coming up tomorrow, I’ve already received some gifts from family, and as requested, my art supplies have been somewhat restocked.  Even though, I’ve already been putting out some drawings with what I already have, there will be some paintings coming shortly.  Today, I just want to give you a peek at some of the stuff that I’ve been working on to get the rust out, so bear with me…it’s been awhile!

"Brooklyn"

"Follow Through"

It feels really good to be doing this again, and all of the thanks goes to William Lamb and his wife Margaret.  They both have shown me that I need to kick back once in a while and do something that feeds the soul.  Here’s to you, and hopefully many more to come.

The beginning of a drawing on a Circle Y reining saddle...long ways left to go.

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