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


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 Missouri frontier painter George Caleb Binghams’s ‘Fur Traders on the Missouri’. I have modified it in photoshop to better fit my design in color and size. I hope you enjoy this little personal fantasy. I have enjoyed creating it.



  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Congratutlations on your well deserved nomination! :o)

  • Thanks Bunny. I don’t even know if it will show up on Frannie’s site. I had know idea what I was doing.
    :-D I couldn’t even get the nomination dugy to show up!

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Fantastic news Noval. I just saw this in a email from RB. Congratulations on your nomination.

  • Thanks Joy. It was a surprise.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 2 years ago

    Congratulations and best of luck with the comp, it’s a magical work and wonderful story;)

  • Thanks Shanina. It’s amazing what one can track down on the computer. Grandma had passed before I was born. I was able to track the history through her brother who was an government Indian agent down on the Cherokee reservation down in Oklahoma. Before this I had no idea I was part Cherokee. Old papers and facial characteristics from my dad’s side then made sense.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast