Ode to Pappy

Altered/collaged Canvas

I am so proud of this canvas that I made to honor my grandfather.  Unfortunately I only saw him about 8 times in my life, as he lived in California and we in Indiana and didn’t have the money to travel there often.  But when we did I have very fond memories of.  We rode horses, slept out under the stars and visited other sites in California.  He was from Palo Alto, thus the piece of map.  He was a horse trainer and wrote columns in a magazine called “The Horseman”.  This canvas has pieces of the magazine, a picture of him and his horse (Sage Dee Dee) and other ephemera.  His column in the magazine was “Pappy’s Real Page”.  He also wrote a book of which my  brother has a copy.

Bless you Pappy.

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About kboat

I’m a native of La Porte, Indiana. When I was growing up we didn’t have much money, so I made my gifts for others with materials I found out and around. I loved it. And I have to say I was pretty good at it. People always liked what I gave them. I went to work for 26 years as an employee of a major asphalt paving company. I began as a secretary and eventually made my way to office manager. Needless to say I mostly only dreamed about my art - filling my mind with many ideas. Although the company did take advantage of my skills once in a while. For example, I created in-house materials for an open house. I loved “keeping my hand in” whenever an opportunity presented itself. Then I retired. And ... funny thing ... all those pent-up ideas I used to dream about began to roll out. I joined ATC (Artists Trading Cards) on line, I took classes and tutorials and learned about the processes of creating art. Today, I pursue these learning opportunities to open myself to new ideas and techniques. I also love opportunities to assist in classes for special populations. I find I learn a lot from those who have no preconceptions about what they should be doing. I’m eager to learn new things. Mostly I don’t have any idea what I set out to make. I simply let the ideas find me. The result is a wide variety of media and expression triggered by my experiences in every-day life. I hope you enjoy my work. View all posts by kboat

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