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Saturday, November 13, 2021

When art makes people happy

"Taos home," 8 x 10 watercolor 300 lb. rough press paper

is therapy in so many ways for an artist, but one of the best is when your work makes other people happy, lifts their spirits.

Such is the case today when my watercolor commission of a home in Taos, by Tracey Zeeck, was presented as an early Christmas present to her sister.

Grateful for the opportunity to give, and to paint adobe and New Mexico skies and light.


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