Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- April 30, 2014

I've saved the judges' favorite trout for last.  In addition to its creative use of metal and ceramics, this one has messages embedded in the design.  The words on its head read, "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."  Other parts of the trout say, "Time to speak out," and "Time to make waves."
I hope you've enjoyed our month of Traveling Trout and that you agree with me that Wyoming's students displayed both talent and creativity as they turned ordinary white trout into something special.

If you were going to decorate a trout, what would you use?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- April 23, 2014

Although many of the Traveling Trout entries relied on unusual materials for their beauty, this one used nothing more than paint but still create a memorable fish.  As you may have guessed, every animal shown can be found in the state of Wyoming.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- April 16, 2014

I was impressed with the use of glass for this trout, but even more I enjoyed the whimsical tribute to Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting of sunflowers. 

Are you a fan of Van Gogh?  If so, which is your favorite painting? 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- April 9, 2014

Last week I mentioned that the Traveling Trout exhibit showed a remarkable use of varied materials.  The one on the left is made from felted wool.  Can you guess what was used for the one on the right?
Soft drink bottles and cans.  If you look closely, you can even see which brand was favored.  I would never have thought to create a trout that way.  Would you?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- April 2, 2014

How would you decorate a plain white fiberglass trout?  That was the challenge that the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson posed to Wyoming's high school students.  The results, which are now showcased in the State Museum's "Traveling Trout" exhibit, impressed me with both the variety of materials used -- everything from duct tape to coins to felted wool -- and the creativity. That's why I'm going to spotlight one or more trout each Wednesday in April. 

The judges awarded first, second and third places and a number of honorable mentions.  You'll have to wait until the end of the month to see the first place winner.  In the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy some of the entries that piqued my imagination.
I've never seen a trout like this, but that didn't stop me from calling this one of my favorites.  Does it remind you of anything you've seen?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Release Date!

It's official!  Today is the release date for Sincerely Yours, Revell's first novella collection.  Both the print and the e-book versions are available now, and my fellow authors (Jane Kirkpatrick, Ann Shorey and Laurie Alice Eakes) and I are excited.

As you might guess from the cover, letters are the connecting theme in Sincerely Yours. Each of our heroines receives a letter that changes her life.  That's why the tag line is:
     Four unexpected letters.
     Four intrepid women.
     Four lives changed forever.

We invite you to join us on our special Facebook page for more information.  As a special bonus, Jane is offering a giveaway. 

And if you're ready to buy, here are some links for you.

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