I am reminded of a few lines from one of our most beloved patriotic songs. “O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain…”The song was first written as a poem titled, “”Pikes Peak,”” written in 1895 by Katharine Lee Bates, inspired by a trip she…

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The phenomenon of little league sports can be pretty humorous at times. Attending many such outings with my younger brothers, there were always two or three (usually my siblings among them), who would find interest in anything other than the game in which they participated. It was easy to spot the casual player compared to…

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This piece was co-illustrated by Cherish Flieder and Benjamin Hummel according to their acclaimed Been Cherished style. The story is simple. There is a dragon named Trouble who would love to come inside the kingdom. So he makes his appeal to the children guarding the gate. The boy thinks he remembers this dragon being here…

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It’s the end of the 1800s and cattle ranching is a good profession into which a young man can invest his life. This isn’t to say that it’s easy living. For months on end, the elements of outdoor nature pound brutally against him as he tries to make sure not a single head of cattle…

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Out on the tip of Long Island is a quaint little town called Montauk. Soft, sandy beaches churn up the Atlantic and the vegetation and humidity is thick. Take the road all the way past the town and to the end of the island and you’ll end up in a parking lot, and at Montauk…

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“There’s something wrong with my drawing!” You recognize it. You can’t quite pinpoint what it is. The chances are good that the perspective is off. Many great artists find their work lacks professional polish because of one reason alone. They do not have a good understanding of perspective. Perspective drawing is one of the few…

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This simple craft is perfect for your middle school art students. It’s very easy to do, and I have found that even non-artistic adults have enjoyed doing this. However, one word of caution, this is a hands on project… you will get messy. Supplies Paper –You can use either pre-colored paper, such as a construction…

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This Thursday! Come and help us celebrate God’s gift of Life! Find our booth at the Denver Liver Life Walk event! Painting for Life was partially named as a dedication to Benjamin’s renewed life due to his liver transplant, twenty years ago this year. In order to celebrate this event, we will be participating in…

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Way cool blank Rocky Mountain Landscape notecards Nine cards per box (3 each of three designs) Special, limited time, exclusive discount of $10 per box! Portion of the proceeds go to the Steele Foundation Enter Steele-deal at check out. .  

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As part of a larger, multi-media presentation, I created this painting to represent the God’s love to the world. If you wish to order this as a card for somebody, click here. If you wish to order the entire box set, click here. Email me if you wish to purchase the painting.

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