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“Dad’s Letter of Encouragement in Art” for Bobbi Betschen Mastrangelo

Dad’s Letter refers to John Bernard Myers: “Tracking the Marvelous” A Life in the New York Art World Today Feb.1, 2013, I celebrate my Father, Herman Louis Betschen, who was born 101 years ago. Dad passed through The Celestial Gates on May 27, 1992, but his legacy and his influence live on. I found his […]

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Granddaughter Sophia’s Art Work

One of the greatest joys in the world is being a grandparent. Besides sharing art with our four grandkids, I encourage them to learn greetings and the cultures of many other countries. Max and Sophia each have “Passport to the World” (Your A – Z Guided Language Tour) by Craig Froman.  ‘Passport’ features  a bit […]

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Friendship and Art Appreciation

 Friends appreciating art and artists appreciating their friends’ support. Many artists like myself work alone and often my art is shipped to exhibits which I can not attend. Recently my friend Sandy Wicker sent me a photo of herself standing next to my miniature “Reuse” sculpture at The Mills Pond House in St. James, NY. […]

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What Makes Us Smile? (Kids’ Drawings and the Kids Themselves)

  Our grandson Drew made this pencil drawing during our visit in the 2011 Christmas Vacation. Don’t you just adore kid’s drawings!  They make me smile.  And if you knew Drew you would continue to smile.  So dear viewers, let’s start the New Year in the Happiness Mode. Here are links to previous drawings by […]