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King of the Hill!

Daydreams of ease and comfort. The pelican finds a place to survey his kingdom. A full belly and a cool breeze, a place in the sun. Peace and contentment are palpable here for this king of the hill reigns supreme. Be your own king or queen. Own your hill or boulder, even if just for this one moment. The world can be beautiful.

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Showing the Ropes- Gratitude for teachers

Thanks to everyone who has had to show me the ropes through the years. There have been so many of you, and so many ropes, too!

Yesterday I completed my application for Austin Travis County EMS. It has been a two year journey of education and experience with some of the most wonderful people.  My teachers, clinical preceptors, and laboratory organizers have kicked my butt into shape. The paramedics on ambulances who had my back as they let me treat their patients had such grace and kindness. Even when I tended to argue a bit… as I tried to understand better how to do my job and take care of people.

When I first became an emergency medical technician in December of 2020, I expected to be snapped up by Austin for service. Sadly, their hiring policies did not allow for them to hire anyone who did not have at least one year of full time experience as an EMT already, so… they couldn’t have me at that time.

I have been enjoying working for Emergency Medical Protection Services- a first responder organization- and First Medical Response- a private EMS provider. Now, Austin EMS might let me into an interview, we shall see!

 

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My Friend, My Foe, The Sea

16″ x 20″ new work oil on canvas

Got to wonder what this pelican is thinking. Sunshine for nothing and fish for free?

The Texas Coast is beautiful and rich in its wildlife. Imagine warm breezes blowing across your skin. The gentle waves roll over your toes. Keep that feeling. Return to it again and again.


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The Water is Fine!

This happy pelican let me get so close to him that I could just about count his tail feathers! I love seeing wildlife on the coast. A great memory of the ocean just waiting to be taken home. Prints available for sale at the Port Aransas Art Center beginning August 1st!

https://portaransasartcenter.org/
Port Aransas Art Center Today

Since it was established, the Port Aransas Art Center has expanded its exhibitions, educational classes for students of all ages, and it has attracted greater community interest. The Center has more than 400 members. Of these, more than 225 are artist-members who show their work at the Center.

The Port Aransas Art Center is a thriving center for the visual arts and a bellwether for quality of life for Port Aransas, Mustang Island, Padre Island and other neighboring communities. Artists from all over the area, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and all points in between, plus Winter Texans from all over the United States and Canada enjoy visiting, displaying and offering their work for sale at the Port Aransas Art Center. In addition, guests may register for art classes and workshops of all kinds guided by talented professional artists.

Port Aransas Art Center 
104 N. Alister Street 
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
361-749-7334Regular hours: 
– Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
– Closed on Sundays 
– No entrance fee