Friday, February 22, 2013

Being raised on a family farm in eastern Oregon, I love the outdoors and western life style. We raised everything on the farm, because it was a self-sustaining beautiful place. Mom and Dad were terrific in keeping us busy and teaching us how to work and appreciate family. In 4-H I raised calves, cows, bummer lambs, etc. My siblings did, too. We also learned all about cooking, canning and keeping a home from our 4-H Leaader mother. For recreation we would enjoy sleigh rides behind the car or tractor, ice skating on one of the ponds on the farm, swimming in some of the many water canals on the farms, etc. I was a very lucky girl. I'm trying to learn how to depict farm and ranch life. This is my first attempt in acrylic paint.

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