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'Lady Missouri' Sojie 17 Portraits

MY WORK IS IN EXHIBITION IN SoJie 17!


Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 


‘Lady Missouri’, Great, Great, Grandma, full blood Cherokee American Indian, A Cherokee Fantasy
by luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

 

I am very excited to have my art selected to exhibit in SoJie 17, whose theme is The Portrait. The name “SoJie” comes from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 17th one, ever, and 91 other artists, besides myself, are represented with Portrait style artworks or photographs.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on August 7th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, A…

Sojie 17 nomination


'Lady Missouri', Great, Great, Grandma, full blood Cherokee American Indian, A Cherokee Fantasy
by luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

Digital Art

Mouse Drawn and painted in Photoshop 5.5, Windows ’98

3587 X 3800 px

Description

This is a fantasy painting of what I would like GG Grandma to look like. All the information I have is just names in old documents and family pass down. GG Grandpa came from Spain to this territory that would become Missouri in the late 1700’s and married GG Grandma a full blood Cherokee. Their son my G Grandpa married a full blood Cherokee too. A picture from those years doesn’t exist so I have taken one of my Botticelli’s ladies and modified it with traits that have come down through the generations. For the background I have used renowned Missour…

?????-----Feed back appreciated

I just received this, it is food for thought. Because Australia was so pointedly mentioned, I thought it might be of interest. The historical information is verifiable but I don’t know about the Australian. Like it says, certain information is not covered in the News here in the States.

food for thought:

Shoot Straight And Often.. When Necessary

After reading the following historical facts, read the part
About Switzerland twice.

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control.. From 1929 to 1953,
about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded
up and exterminated.


In 1911, Turkey established gun control. >From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million
Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
exterminated.


Germany established gun c…

Halloween Is Over

It’s been a good day :-). Beautiful sunshine and cool breezes, Missouri weather at it’s best. The treats are all passed out. Fabe my youngest went to bed happy. He and his buddies were allowed to go out by themselves trick or treating for the first time. Marie went to bed early so I’m sitting here working and happy on a sugar high. What more could a guy ask for.

Boo Cat with George the Singing Mouse

Grandpa’s Favorite Song
[Video]

It’s four in the morning and the house is quiet, even the dogs are asleep, I decided since I don’t want to start another piece of work this would be a good time to tell the story of George.
It was late fall in 1956 and the weather was turning cold. I was 13 and dad had passed away after a long illness the last February, so there was just mom and grandpa and I. My sisters and brother were married and lived in other states. It had been a sad year and we were not over the loss, then George came into our lives.
Here in rural Missouri we do have singing mouses. In late fall when it turns cold the field mice invade the houses looking for warmth. Thats how George came to our house. Only George was special.
The other character in the story was …

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