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I was born in Des Moines, Iowa. During the war Mom and my sister and I lived in Mason City until Dad came home. Then back to Des Moines. Graduated High School at Topeka High in Topeka, Kansas, and then went right to work for Hallmark Cards in the Litho Art Department. This proved to be better than a college education in art. Met and married my husband in Topeka, then moved to Staten Island, NY to take over De Jong's Bakery, the family business. We ended up in Colorado, bought a new bakery and settled down to raise our four kids and a menagerie of critters on a 15 acre homestead. For the most part, these were wonderful and fun filled years. Then I lost my husband of thirty-seven and a half years, January 1, 1998. Happy New Year.... It just hasn't been the same since, and a fair amount of my poetry reflects this transition in my life.

I have always drawn and painted for pleasure, to tell small stories, but I also have always written down my feelings. Sometimes when I couldn't find the words to say them out loud, or when I was filled with joy or frustration, writing set the feelings in order. (I am famous for having the right words to say the next day after the wrong words were already said!)

Locally I am a member of the Greeley Poetry Club, and the Greeley Art Association. These are fun groups and has flowered some good friendships.

I am a watercolorist of wildlife and Americana subjects. If you are interested, here is the link to my website and blog.

I am Back

Blog Posted:5/17/2008 1:12:00 PM


Well, I don't know how back I am, but time to at least say hello. I am finally through all the illustrations for the third adoption book. The name of the books has been revamped to "Without a Home." This made a major improvement on the books apprearance. This book is for little furry critters. There is a hamster, chinchilla, rat, (Reggie), bunny and ferret. This set was a bit more challenging, but enjoyed the work. Here is a preview on one of the illustrations:

This is Bonnie and her new friend. Or she thought it was a new friend, and then realized that she was a friend from way before. She she ended up with a very special new home.

I am going to be looking into making a few prints of the illustrations so the author has something else to offer when advertising/selling the books. Also, and this is pretty scary for me, I have entered Reggie the rat into the annual Society of Animal Artists show. I certainly didn't thing a domestic rat would be subject matter for that show, but was strongly encouraged to do so ... so ... I actually did. I won't hear until the end of May if the drawing was accepted or not, but it getting to "nervous time" already! I'll be sure to let you all know how that goes. Very prestigeous show, and I have not entered any of my art work in it for years. Mostly because I hadn't been doing much art work. So, we shall see. It has been so long since I made an entry for this annual show, I'll be they have to look up to see if I am actually a member!! (Sad isn't it!) I have an old commission on my drawing table now, and one I want to do for the next SAA show. Wish me good luck. I'll need it.

I have been enjoying my PoetrySoup web site. It is so good to be surrounded by supportive like minded people. I have some poetry going around in my mind and looking forward to writing more again soon. But ... there is the spring raking to get done first, darn the luck.

I got a new little trailer to help me out with the yard work. Now I won't have to beg a boy to help me get the camper shell on and off the pick up just to do the work around the yard. And with the trailer being a lot lower to the ground, it will be easier for me to fill and empty it back on the burn pile. Plus, it has a ramp on the back so I can get my lawn mower to repair if I need to, or haul a few bales of hay. I'm pleased and lucky to have the new good tool.
The weather here has been pretty crazy. Wind, cold and a little bit of rain one day, and then sunny and hot the next. I really don't want to look like I'm complaining though. The cool/cold is nicer for me than the hot, and we need all the moisture we can get. It is soooo dry here. The horses are almost to the point that the pasture will feed them. Soon I'll be free to take care of all the medical maintenance I want to get done, and then the motor home trips I want to take. There are three. To visit my artist friend in Boulder, Wyoming, my quilter friend in Story, Wyoming, and the valley where Hans' ashes are. It is a beautiful area, and I can't wait to just hike and photo and sketch to my hearts content. Of course the trips wouldn't be right if I didn't have my Gizmo along to keep me company.
Until next time ... enjoy your spring.



"We are all different expressions of one reality, different songs of one singer,different dances of one dancer, different paintings - but the painter is one." -- Osho, Indian Spiritual Leader

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  1. Date: 5/19/2008 2:15:00 PM
    Welcome back, Judith! Looking forward to catching up on all the poetry I've missed. Always wishing you well! Peace always, John

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  1. Date: 5/18/2008 2:01:00 PM
    Thank you Vince and Shar for your super comments. It is so nice to know that I wasn't completely forgotten. Put up a new, very old, poem today ... hope you enjoy. ~J~

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  1. Date: 5/18/2008 10:27:00 AM
    Welcome back!! Your art work and your poetry are tremendous. God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 5/17/2008 5:53:00 PM
    Hi Judith! So great to hear from you. The bunnies are so adorable and absolutely amazing art! Good luck with your entry in the art show - keep us posted! Warmest wishes. Love, Shar

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My Past Blog Posts

Okay, one more time!
Date Posted: 12/30/2008 11:56:00 PM
Aborted up date ...
Date Posted: 12/30/2008 5:03:00 PM
The second day was wilder for me - May 23
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 12:15:00 PM
This was one wild and woolly day - From May 22
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 12:11:00 PM
I am Back
Date Posted: 5/17/2008 1:12:00 PM
His Funeral
Date Posted: 4/14/2008 10:43:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day Snow
Date Posted: 3/17/2008 2:06:00 PM
Senior Moment
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 4:04:00 PM
God Bless Colorado
Date Posted: 3/3/2008 12:16:00 PM
Cat Story Number Five
Date Posted: 2/25/2008 5:28:00 PM
Cat Story Four
Date Posted: 2/24/2008 9:33:00 AM
Cat Story Three
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 1:43:00 PM
Second cat story The beginning
Date Posted: 2/22/2008 12:55:00 PM
The first cat story
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 2:40:00 PM
Story five The last of the Dog Stories
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 1:23:00 PM
Story four is about Jackie
Date Posted: 2/19/2008 11:30:00 AM
The third story is about Yogi
Date Posted: 2/18/2008 12:43:00 PM
The second story is about Daisy
Date Posted: 2/17/2008 10:16:00 PM
The first story is about Spike
Date Posted: 2/16/2008 11:18:00 AM
SAA Meeting Wednesday
Date Posted: 2/15/2008 12:41:00 PM
The faster the time goes
Date Posted: 2/10/2008 10:47:00 AM
I believe I'm back - Really
Date Posted: 1/22/2008 11:59:00 AM
I am back ...
Date Posted: 10/24/2007 1:56:00 PM
The Silver Box
Date Posted: 9/18/2007 10:33:00 PM
Being Featured -- Again
Date Posted: 9/16/2007 10:50:00 PM

My Recent Poems

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5/13/2011The PorchFree verseintrospection
4/6/2011I Opened My Bible TodayFree versephilosophy,religionwords,
3/4/2010Life's MasksProse Poetry 
8/17/2009Incredible Dew Free verseintrospection,life,nature
7/21/2009Me & Little Sister Fishin'Free verseadventure,childhood,siste
5/10/2009The Sound of LeavesFree versenature,time
5/8/2009The HouseSonnethappiness,history,introsp
4/6/2009SummerFree verselife,nostalgia,sea,season
4/6/2009I Miss YouFree versehope,nostalgia,seasons
1/11/2009Red TulipsFree verselife,nature,sadred,
1/9/2009My ResolutionFree verseintrospection,life
10/28/2008I'm alone I amFree verseintrospection,life,loss
6/8/2008It StartsFree versechildhood,life,passion,
5/25/2008Hunting BuddiesFree verseadventure,childhood,life,
5/18/2008His First LoveFree versechildhood,history,schoolm
4/10/2008His funeralLimerickfunny,imagination,song-ly
3/13/2008Poetry RainbowsHaikuhappiness,imagination,ins
2/25/2008FearFree verseadventure,mystery,on writ
2/12/2008Mutual SpiritsFree verseangst,husband,love,
1/29/2008Green Horse TroughFree verseadventure,life,nostalgia,
1/24/2008Does he love me?Free verselife,lost love,love,me,fl
1/23/2008MailmanFree versechildhood,life,nostalgia,
1/21/2008RocksFree verseinspirational,introspecti
8/26/2007End of Summer for sure - Version 2 - HopefulFree versehope,nature,seasons,
8/26/2007End of summer for sure - Version 1 - SadFree versenature,sad,seasons,
8/26/2007January 1, 2007Biodeath,husband,loss,sad,lo
8/26/2007The GuestLight Poetryadventure,animals,life,
8/2/2007Memories UnlearnedFree verseadventure,animals,seasons
8/2/2007Rebuilding the Shed in the Backyard - AgainFree versefamily,life,love,son,work
7/29/2007Family LegacyFree versedeath,family,father,husba
7/29/2007Conflict - Tomboy or GirlFree verseadventure,childhood,happi
7/29/2007Election 2004Free verseangst,people,political,
7/29/2007Houses of Stone - Linn Grove SubdivisionFree versedeath,history,introspecti
7/19/2007DroughtFree versedepression,life,natural d
7/19/2007Holding On, Or Throwing Away?Free versedeath,introspection,life,
7/19/2007Daddy Had GirlsFree verseadventure,childhood,famil
7/19/2007Broken - HaikuHaikuconfusion,health,introspe
7/19/2007Sleigh Ride MemoriesFree versehappiness,life,love,nosta
7/19/2007The KissBiohusband,nostalgia,passion
7/19/2007Soul MatesBiohusband,nature,nostalgia,
7/18/2007The Silver BoxHaikuadventure,happiness,myste
7/18/2007Do not blink ... A fast and sad tale.Biolife,philosophy,seasons,i

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