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farmers, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Guardian, impressionism, Master Painter Deanne Lemley, Thankful -

I have to qualify my Grandparents farming from the era from which they came. The Victory Garden was an important way in which families were self sustaining during World War II by having a garden from which they could depend on to get fresh vegetables, fruit and nuts as well as chicken and beef. Canning and freezing for a force of children and grandchildren resulted. We could depend on getting dried apricots for Christmas, fresh tomatoes all summer, homemade grape juice measured out meekly and Grandma's excellent home made whole wheat bread and jam. How I miss it. All this...

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babysitting, classical education, dolls, Grandchild, Grandchildren, Guardian, Impression, impressionism, lovingmotherhood, Master Painter Deanne Lemley, motherhood, OPA, preschool, Thankful, Young girl -

A Lullaby & Soft Rock - painted in the Redmond Studio. This dear grandchild was raised around her Grandma's paintbrushes, a very busy full scale studio which was part of the house. She learned to walk there and scooted around happily with her mother and aunties. All the students knew her by name. This is grandchild number one, Jennifer. Artlegacyshop is proud to introduce this into our newest collection, The Dolls. From our Home Decor to yours. Deanne Lemley AWS, NWWS, OPA. all rights remain with the artist 2017.

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classical education, Home school, Impression, portrait of young lady, sewing -

The Reluctant Seamstress -  These are the golden years of youth in summer.  Just finished a classic, Black Beauty with my book club kids. Do you have a favorite quote?  "I grew very fond of him, he was so gentle and kind. He seemed to know just how a horse feels, and when he cleaned me, he knew the tender places and the ticklish places. When he brushed my head, he went as carefully over my eyes as if they were his own, and never stirred up any ill temper." (5.21)   Here's something Beauty wants you to understand: A horse...

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animal treatment, Farm life, Ginger, Good reads, Horses, Impression, Mare, Summer books -

There was no gentleness in him as there was in his father; but only hardness, a hard voice, a hard eye, a hard hand, and I felt from the first that what he wanted was to wear all the spirit out of me, and just make me into a quiet, humble, obedient piece of horse-flesh. (7.7)   Over and over, Black Beauty shows us the good and bad of animal treatment—and here's more of the bad. While some men have empathy toward the animals they raise, some don't. Ginger tells the story of her childhood to Beauty, and while Beauty...

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Not a good idea to spray glass cleaner on a hanging picture as dribbles will run down glass into the frame and do its damage to your matte board, backing or giclee, all made of paper. Sometimes that is what we spend most of our time doing is untangling a mess. Trying to figure out how to fix water damage to the arches paper. Years of experience doing just that, prevention is the best thing when it comes to cleaning your glass front. If your pictures are encased in glass frame, be cautious of using any liquid that will leave wet...

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