Category Archives: People

About friends, family, and other people I know.

Buster made the New York Times

This shrine dedicated to the late Buster is not the only interesting feature in Chris Grabenstein’s apartment. And the New York Times thought his place interesting enough to showcase it in Easter Sunday’s “What I Love” feature in the Real … Continue reading

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Sebastian the Saint Bernard

Sebastian’s people live near a Civil War battlefield in the south, and felt that a portrait of Stonewall Jackson would be a good refrence for their dog’s portrait. He does look quite handsome in uniform.

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Tales from the Appalachian Trail

Earlier this week, I saw a facebook post from Ben Montgomery. He’s the author of “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk”, a book about a 67 year old woman who walked the whole Appalacian trail back in the 1970s in Ked’s sneakers and … Continue reading

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Wine and Spirits Magazine

A few weeks ago, our friend and neighbor, Josh Greene, called to invite me and Kent to dinner. “I’m roasting a chicken and serving a nice wine. And also, I am going to take a photo of wine being poured … Continue reading

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Dressed-up American Dogs Invade England

A month or so ago, I launched a new product in my Etsy Shop; my images on magnets. A mother and daughter team in London were intrigued. They have a weekly booth at Covent Garden, a large bazaar in London, … Continue reading

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Is the picnic table too close to the fire?

Last night, a few friends gathered at the home of our friend Josh Greene. All day long, he had been burning brush and piles of rotted wood around his barn. We shared a dinner in the kitchen but spent a … Continue reading

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My Ancestors

My cousin Karl Kemp ended up with all of the photos and documents that my grandparents had saved throughout their lives, and even from generations before them. Karl scanned many of them and sent CDs of images to family members. … Continue reading

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Proud to be a Beekman 1802 Artisan

Way back when the weather was warmer, the fabulous Beekman Boys invited me to a picnic at their house… along with a bunch of really great people. I’m in the middle with my pig portrait! We’re the artisans who create … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Beekman 1802 Artisans

  The Beekman Boys invited 32 local artisans, craftspeople, chefs, cheesemakers, and artists to the farm for a picnic. We are the people who make Beekman products. Note cards and Christmas ornaments with my animal portraits on them are my … Continue reading

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Genevieve Hutchinson remembered

I have researched the history of my house and have identified over 20 owners, and am still counting. Surely none are quite as memorable as Genevieve Hutchinson who started spending summers on the mountain top in 1925, and ended her … Continue reading

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