Category Archives: Life

The Murray Hotel and other thoughts

We’ve stayed at the Murray in Livingston, Montana, many times. Its Art Deco sign and sparkly marquis are the jewelry that this 1904 structure wears in hopes that modern travelers on the their way to Yellowstone National Park will be … Continue reading

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Values in a painting of Lake Como

by cheri sabraw I haven’t been to Lake Como but my grandson Noah traveled there this  summer and took a lovely photo reference for his grandmother to try to paint. This is the second version. As you can tell, I … Continue reading

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Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam…

by cheri sabraw These two girls above are back in Browning, Montana, with their calves born this past spring. Bison, be they Wood Bison or Plains Bison, look different from individual to individual, just like humans. I find them appealing, … Continue reading

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Stripes and Solids, Eccentrics and Regular Guys

    Photography by cheri sabraw Eccentricity can be marked by the pets one keeps, the ties one wears, or the hobbies one develops. Take William Randolph Hearst, for example. Not only did he collect valuables from around the globe … Continue reading

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Homage to an oatmeal cookie

by cheri sabraw Yesterday, the sky was special. I had to take off my sunglasses to make sure of it. The blue was deep and rich, which accented the vaporous bright white shapes of the clouds like a velvet curtain … Continue reading

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San Simeon to Gunnison…notes from an artist

  San Simeon School House, 1909, oil on linen 9×12 2019 by cheri sabraw My oil painting skills are maturing, a testament to instruction by self and by teacher. This small painting above sprung from a reference photo I took … Continue reading

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Older

by cheri sabraw Older means there was time before and there will be time after. Older is not Oldest. Older can also mean a general sappiness in which you find your eyes misting up over a little fawn crossing the … Continue reading

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An older life in green

by cheri As we age, we appreciate the beauty of a walk up the road. Now, however, we look for shady spots to rest awhile, out of the sun. There by the side, sweet grass grows, which in our youth, … Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2019

  by cheri sabraw Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. On a day like today, only the victims of Nazi atrocities should be in our minds and hearts. Any other tangential political topic must be avoided lest we become distracted from … Continue reading

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“She has the most sand of any girl I know…”

by cheri sabraw In Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Huck says of Mary Jane Wilks, a 19-year-old girl he meets and admires and who, along with her sisters, is the object of a failed scam by the Duke and … Continue reading

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