Getting art ready for Christmas

I’m finishing the last projects for my B.F.A. degree at the University of Utah, These sketches ore studies for a nativity painting. Do you have a preference? Pleases post it here on Facebook:’s another sketch:  Still working on it, I want Mary to look a little bedraggled but still radiant – like a new mom; and perhaps more satisfied as […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

GIVING THANKS After months at sea in a small ship, a group of weary travelers, upon reaching the shores of North America, fell to their knees to give thanks. The Pilgrims at Cape Cod or Plymouth Rock in 1620?  No, Englishmen at the Berkeley Plantation, Virginia on December 4, 1619. Their orders included “the giving of thanks upon arrival and on […]

Christmas Angels and Symbols

You are invited to join Kim Power Stilson and me for a chat about Christmas angels and symbols on  BYU SiriusXM Radio 143 –  Wednesday, December 3rd at 3 p.m. I’m recruiting followers for this blog, please sign up below for recipes, interesting historical tidbits and holiday activities. I’ll be posting downloadable coloring pages for the holidays soon. Just scroll all […]

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Here we are, I’m in the last four weeks of my  Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at the University of Utah.   I’m writing, testing, documenting  and almost ready to graduate.  Christmas is right around the corner and here’s a classic holiday recipe to keep you warm, its also nice if you have carolers, sports or outdoor occasions.  Mulled Cider […]