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Fall Apples 'n Oats is Out!

I love the cover of this one. Doesn’t it look like it could be a painting?

So here’s the scoop Carol Eilers has decided that the magazine would die on the vine as an online only magazine and so she has sold it. Which is awesome and sad all at the same time.

Glad that it will continue on. Sad because it was a special thing and really it was because of the magazine that I made such a great friend in Carol.

Carol is editor of the next issue and then it will be handed over to the capable of Beth Burrell.

So Carol my dear go enjoy some quiet time at the cabin, or go skydiving. You know whatever feeds your soul.

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Aren’t these little guys handsome? I’m thinking I may need to paint some babies like these sometime soon.

I know what you’re thinking but they’re not Appaloosa’s. They’re Strutnabbers.

No that’s not right.



Knabstruppers! Thaaaaat’s it. Knabstruppers.

Never heard of this rare breed? Well pick up an issue or check out the Apples ‘n Oats website and read all about ’em.

Late As Usual
So the latest issue has been out now for a week or two and I have been so caught up in my usual day to day drama of leaky roofs, art fair preparation and gallery running that I haven’t been prompt about telling you. Sorry.

So if you haven’t already got an issue, run out and get a couple because pretty soon Apples ‘n Oats is going digital copy only. Saddens me quite a bit but I can certainly understand it happening. SO go get ’em so as they’ll be collectible I’m sure.


You can stop by my booth at the Des Moines Fair Grounds this coming weekend and I’ll give you a copy.,

Sweet huh?

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Always full of great articles the new issue is out. Once again I’m not in it but then you all know that since I haven’t painted in over a year that is to be expected. But a horse painting is in the works so next time guys. 🙂

Run on out and pick up a copy or of course you can subscribe by visiting the Apples n’ Oats website.

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Fall 2011 Apples 'n Oats is Out!

So I know I usually write something here telling about how wonderful this magazine is and you should all run out and snatch up the newest issue or maybe even subscribe but I’m just not feeling like being all chatty.

Oh wait. Maybe I just did say all that. Hmm.

Once again I failed to get an article ready for it because … well you know. Frankly I haven’t painted in forever but hopefully I’ll manage the next one. Hard telling since there is so much change happening with me and I’ve got a steep learning curve to overcome.

But it IS a wonderful magazine with all sorts of wonderful information. So go get it! or just hit the Apples ‘n Oats website. AND I believe they are now on Facebook so dash out and friend them.

Okay I’m done giving orders for now.

PS Seriously how cute is this cover?

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Go and get it folks! It should be available at all the it’s usual haunts or of course you can view it online at their website applesnoats.com.

But if you’re like me and love the feel of an actual object in your hands while you read you can always subscribe.

Alas once again I won’t have an article in this issue. It seems I’m doomed to only get 3 articles a year. But as usual there’s lots of great horse information dealing with equine health, training and events located throughout the Midwest.

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The new issue is out so go get it people. As per my usual I’ve provided an excerpt from my column which this time around was about the painting Tuckered Out.

What is Cutecritteradoraphobia?
I suffer from a condition known as Cutecritteradoraphobia, which is fear of overly cute baby animals in my art.

Yeah okay, I made that up. But it does exist in the deep recesses of my fevered imagination and in reality, as an actual aversion of mine.

As with all phobias the best way to figure out how to deal with a debilitating disorder, is to try to find the root cause of it.

Hm … let’s see. I can’t blame my schooling because I’ve had no formal art training.

I can’t blame actual baby animals because I love baby animals.

And no, it’s not because overly adorable baby animal art doesn’t sell. The fact is, it does and does so quite well.

Tuckered Out
Original Painting Size 12 1/2 x 16
Print Image Size 11 3/4 x 15

So after much pondering and reflection I have decided to blame my mother. (I know … how original of me, huh?) But hear me out. She is a painter and during my early artistic endeavors she pretty well drilled it into me that painting overly cute, doe-eyed baby animals is at the very bottom of the artistic pool.

In an artistic family her saying “Cutesy is not art” rings in my head much the same way as phrases like “Eat Your Vegetables,” and “Don’t run with scissors.” Those early art lessons taught me that an adorable little Appaloosa foal touching noses with say … a baby kitten, is to art what a prepackaged snack cake is to fine dining. As a result the number of baby animals I have committed to art is countable on one hand.

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So today I leave for the Holiday Thieves Market event held at the Union Memorial in Iowa City. (Yup that in Iowa)

I have been doing this event for, hm … let me see … well at least 8 years. Some years it’s excellent and some not so much. But I keep going regardless. I’ve been doing it so long and it has always been “The End” to my art fair season it just seems only fitting that it’s how I end my art fair season every year.

The Many Way You Can Get A Copy Of The Latest Apples ‘n Oats magazine … Let me counts the ways.
Also I just got a fresh box of magazine goodness with the winter edition of Apples ‘n Oats. Man doesn’t that cover make you wish for Spring. (it’s kinda hard to see but the horses are covered in Hoar frost) As usual you may peruse the issue online by visiting the Apples ‘n Oats website. Or you can run out and pick up at a copy at the many fine equine stores in the Midwest. Lets see … Oh yeah, the always popular subsription and lastly … stop by my booth this weekend and ask me for a copy.

The art event runs Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4

See you on the other side hopefully with a new card image and a boatload of cash.

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