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LANGUAGE IS A WAY TO DESCRIBE THE WORLD


“SOMETHING FISHY” original watercolor painting by kayti sweetland Rasmussen It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. Sheila is tall. Neil is tired. In English we use the same word “is” to describe the two conditions even though one is a permanent attribute while the other is temporary. Or consider the statement: […]

BARN DRAMA


MY BEAU” watercolor painting by kayti sweetland rasmussen In a sport equated with beauty, ugliness often rears its head. In an ideal barn, owners must be “laid-back, happy and drama-free.” Horse people are sometimes a different breed of person however. Their horses on the other hand, are usually “laid-back, happy and drama-free”. About 40% of […]

THE PLUM BEAR OF RANCHO SAN JULIAN


THE ROAD HOME On the rancho, grizzly bears were considered the outlaws of the animal world. They lived in the nearby foothills, too close for anyone’s comfort, especially since it was easy for them to pay a call at the back door or saunter down the main street of the then pueblo, looking for snacks. […]

DON’T CALL THEM DUMMIES


Have you ever tried to slip a long silk stocking onto the unwieldy plastic leg of a department store mannequin? Take it from me it isn’t easy. Straight out of my high school art class, I was hired by the local department store in my hometown of Alameda to not only hand paint the signs […]

TIMELESS WORDS


JONAH AND THE WHALE” STONEWARE SCULPTURE BY KAYTI SWEEETLAND RASMUSSEN A word is intangible. We can’t buy it in a store, hold it in our arms, or lock it in a safe. Yet, it’s infinitely shareable–we can send it to thousands and still use it ourselves. A word is a link to history, a bridge […]

VISION SEEKERS


“The Vision Seeker” Molded Plastic, leather, fur, feathers and beadwork by KSR We are all vision seekers. We seek knowledge of the past; hope for the future. The Native American may have gone into a secret place to commune with the unknown. We go into the world of books. My passion for books came into […]