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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.

http://www.fortmeyereditions.com/

http://fortmeyer.blogspot.com/



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.

~J~



 



"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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5/13/2011 The Porch Free verseintrospection
4/6/2011 I Opened My Bible Today Free versephilosophy,religionwords,
3/4/2010 Life's Masks Prose Poetry 
8/17/2009 Haiku Haikuseasons
8/17/2009 Incredible Dew Free verseintrospection,life,nature
7/21/2009 Vision Monokuphilosophy
7/21/2009 Me & Little Sister Fishin' Free verseadventure,childhood,siste
7/21/2009 Haiku Haikuinspirational,nature
5/10/2009 The Sound of Leaves Free versenature,time
5/8/2009 The House Sonnethappiness,history,introsp
4/6/2009 Summer Free verselife,nostalgia,sea,season
4/6/2009 I Miss You Free versehope,nostalgia,seasons
3/11/2009 Sensual Epulaeryufood,happiness,passion
3/11/2009 Steak Epulaeryufood,funny,happiness
3/8/2009 Spring Haikulife,nature,seasons
1/11/2009 Red Tulips Free verselife,nature,sadred,
1/9/2009 My Resolution Free verseintrospection,life
10/28/2008 I'm alone I am Free verseintrospection,life,loss
6/8/2008 It Starts Free versechildhood,life,passion,
5/25/2008 Hunting Buddies Free verseadventure,childhood,life,
5/18/2008 His First Love Free versechildhood,history,schoolm
4/10/2008 His funeral Limerickfunny,imagination,song-ly
3/13/2008 Poetry Rainbows Haikuhappiness,imagination,ins
2/25/2008 Fear Free verseadventure,mystery,on writ
2/12/2008 Mutual Spirits Free verseangst,husband,love,
1/29/2008 Green Horse Trough Free verseadventure,life,nostalgia,
1/24/2008 Does he love me? Free verselife,lost love,love,me,fl
1/24/2008 Snow Haikuintrospection,life,nature
1/23/2008 Mailman Free versechildhood,life,nostalgia,
1/21/2008 Rocks Free verseinspirational,introspecti
10/7/2007 Spiders Haikuanimals,life,nature,
9/22/2007 Detour Biolife,love,sister,time,
9/16/2007 Homeward Haikuangst,death,sister,
9/1/2007 Fireflies Biodeath,peace,sister,
8/26/2007 End of Summer for sure - Version 2 - Hopeful Free versehope,nature,seasons,
8/26/2007 End of summer for sure - Version 1 - Sad Free versenature,sad,seasons,
8/26/2007 January 1, 2007 Biodeath,husband,loss,sad,lo
8/26/2007 The Guest Light Poetryadventure,animals,life,
8/2/2007 Memories Unlearned Free verseadventure,animals,seasons
8/2/2007 Rebuilding the Shed in the Backyard - Again Free versefamily,life,love,son,work
7/29/2007 Family Legacy Free versedeath,family,father,husba
7/29/2007 Conflict - Tomboy or Girl Free verseadventure,childhood,happi
7/29/2007 Election 2004 Free verseangst,people,political,
7/29/2007 Houses of Stone - Linn Grove Subdivision Free versedeath,history,introspecti
7/19/2007 Drought Free versedepression,life,natural d
7/19/2007 Holding On, Or Throwing Away? Free versedeath,introspection,life,
7/19/2007 Daddy Had Girls Free verseadventure,childhood,famil
7/19/2007 Broken - Haiku Haikuconfusion,health,introspe
7/19/2007 Sleigh Ride Memories Free versehappiness,life,love,nosta
7/19/2007 Raking Biointrospection,life,nature
7/19/2007 The Kiss Biohusband,nostalgia,passion
7/19/2007 Soul Mates Biohusband,nature,nostalgia,
7/18/2007 The Silver Box Haikuadventure,happiness,myste
7/18/2007 Do not blink ... A fast and sad tale. Biolife,philosophy,seasons,i
7/18/2007 ABC's ABCimagination,music,uplifti

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