Articles tagged as biography

Image Spotlight: Janet Colvin (UniQue Treasures)
By Nancy Polanski on April 5, 2010

Janet Colvin is a Texas based artist who, with her sister Connie, works metals and other assorted odds and ends into magical garden figures, some human, some not so human. Come and meet Janet........

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Image Spotlight: Jackie Muncy (kaglic/kiska)
By Nancy Polanski on April 19, 2010

From giant vegetables, to a moose in the backyard, to majestic mountains and Aurora Borealis....living in Alaska is an adventure! And this week's Spotlight is on someone who has lived there for over 30 years. Come along and meet Jackie...

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Image Spotlight: Chris Rentmeister (Goldfinch4)
By Nancy Polanski on May 3, 2010

You probably know her for her intarsia creations. She recently wrote an article about it for the Wood Crafts Cubit. I saw the article and wanted to learn more, not only about intarsia, but also about Chris. She's got some interesting things to say about her hobbies and her life. I invite you to meet Chris Rentmeister.

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Image Spotlight: Doris Klene (kareoke)
By Nancy Polanski on May 17, 2010

This is the story of how a young teenager from England left her family and everything familiar, to travel across the Ocean with her new husband and take up residence in a strange land called Indiana. And now, after many decades of Americanization, I have met and become captivated by this charming lady. Her name is Doris Klene.

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Image Spotlight: Dinakar Konanur (Dinu)
By Nancy Polanski on June 7, 2010

Dinu is everyone's friend. He is a longtime fixture at Dave's Garden, a prolific writer and an accomplished photographer. He has just about the loveliest garden in Mysore, his hometown in India. And I have invited him to be the subject of our next interview.

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Image Spotlight: Becky Moder (Boopaints)
By Nancy Polanski on June 14, 2010

Boopaints on Cubits, Booplants on Dave's Garden, Becky Moder to her friends. She answers to all of them. This energetic, artistic lady is our spotlighted guest this week. She has a contagious smile and a warm, friendly personality. I know you will enjoy this informal chat with her.

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Image Spotlight: Kathy Puckett (Boojum)
By Nancy Polanski on June 28, 2010

Boojum, as she has always been known, is an expert on orchids. That's why I selected her to be in our Spotlight this week. She is the owner of An Orchid Obsession here on Cubits, which includes an ever growing Database. Whether you have orchids, or whether you don't, you will love the photos she publishes!

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Image Spotlight: Brenda Essig (Zanymuse)
By Nancy Polanski on July 12, 2010

When I first asked Zany to be in our Spotlight, she was reluctant. She thought she wouldn't have enough to say and people wouldn't be interested. This interview proves she was wrong on both counts.

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Image Spotlight: Charleen Harrell (Ridesredmule)
By Nancy Polanski on July 26, 2010

How many of us have heard of Charley's Girls and not had any idea what that means? I, for one, fall into that category. I didn't know. I finally saw an article about Charley the big red mule and became enchanted with Charley and Charleen. So I'd like you all to join me on a journey to Georgia to meet them.

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Image Spotlight: Janet Rowley (JRsbugs)
By Nancy Polanski on August 9, 2010

I don't know of anyone else like Janet. She takes great photos......mostly of bugs. Her floral photos and garden photos are also very pretty. She's agreed to stand in our Spotlight this week and tell us all about herself. She has an interesting story to tell.

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Image Spotlight: Lynn Smith (Valleylynn)
By Nancy Polanski on August 23, 2010

If you want to meet a sweet and loving person with a lifetime of fascinating stories to tell, then let me introduce you to Valleylynn. Have you ever had to defend your family from a bear? Kill a rattlesnake? Encounter an intruder in your home? Feed fish to water moccasins? Me neither. But Lynn has...........

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Image Spotlight: Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)
By Nancy Polanski on September 6, 2010

Not many people know just who Threegardeners really is behind that adorable little puppy in her avatar. Her name is Lee Anne and she's Canadian. She is a multi-cubit owner and she writes the weekly Cubits 'n Bytes Newsletter. There's more.....

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Image Spotlight: Rannveig (Rannveig)
By Nancy Polanski on September 20, 2010

There's a lovely young lady from Iceland who is a popular member of the Cubits Universe. Rann's photos have shown us that gardens can not only survive, but thrive in colder climates. Day by day, she brought us reports of the recent volcanic eruption. Now I am pleased to share with you the story of Rannveig.

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Image Spotlight: Kathleen Tenpas (Kathleen)
By Nancy Polanski on October 4, 2010

Kathleen is the owner of a cubit named Farming. She and her husband run Hillfarm, in the Southern Tier of New York State. It's beautiful country, situated near Chautaqua Institute. She is also a writer, and a creator of Fiber Art, and she is chatting with us today.

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Image Spotlight: Adina Dosan (Adinamiti)
By Nancy Polanski on October 18, 2010

This is the touching story of Adina Dosan of Romania, whose life has been a series of highs and lows. Yet her kind, gentle character and her beautiful smile only prove that one's inner peace can shine through even the darkest of times.

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Image Spotlight: Vicki Sunderman (Vic)
By Nancy Polanski on November 1, 2010

Vicki Sunderman is one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. I found her to be extremely pleasant to chat with through our Cmail exchanges recently. Now I'm pleased to introduce her to all of you.

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Image Spotlight: 1Anjl (Annmarie)
By Nancy Polanski on November 15, 2010

I am pleased to bring 1Anjl into our Spotlight this week. Her All Things Hobby Cubit has something for everyone. Miniatures, woodworking, painting, puzzles, needlework.....I'll let her tell you herself!

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Image Spotlight: Patti1957 (Patti Peck)
By Nancy Polanski on November 29, 2010

I've seen Patti1957 in various cubits that I frequent. I like the way she thinks in the Word Association cubit. I like that she is active in the All about Cubits cubit. And I was intrigued to see she has a cubit about Hawaii when she lives in Oregon......

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Image Spotlight: Linda Cartwright (Taters55)
By Nancy Polanski on December 20, 2010

Taters55 is Linda Cartwright, a very down to earth person who enjoys creating handmade crafts and Christmas decorations with her grandchildren. Today I'd like to have you meet Linda, and then maybe share some of your own craft ideas with us.

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Image Spotlight: Lin Vosbury (plantladylin)
By Nancy Polanski on January 17, 2011

The first Spotlight of 2011 is on Plantladylin! Lin has impressed me by the kindness she exhibits in her posts here on the Cubits website. What I have come to learn about her through this interview is just how genuinely sweet she is. In fact, I joked that if you look up the definition of 'sweet' in the dictionary, you will probably find a photo of Lin Vosbury.

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Image Spotlight: Audrey Warren (Audrey)
By Nancy Polanski on January 31, 2011

Audrey's memories of her childhood, growing up at a time when so many Americans had to “do without” during the years of WWII, are extraordinarily sad and beautiful. She has consented to share them with us, so let's welcome Audrey to the Spotlight.

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Image Spotlight: Susie Williams (Aguane)
By Sharon Brown on February 7, 2011

People fascinate me, that's why I love doing Spotlight articles. My friend, Susie, is no exception. We grew up at about the same time but worlds apart. If Susie and I had traded places, I wonder how we would have functioned in each others environment. Yet here we are today with many of the same values, similar characteristics, matching dreams and the same goals. Life is funny like that, I think. Now let's meet Susie...

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Image Spotlight: Maria Williamson (Mistirose)
By Nancy Polanski on February 14, 2011

We asked Cubits members to recommend names of people who we might approach about being interviewed. One name we received was Mistirose. Until recently, all I really knew about her was her unforgettable avatar. (Check it out!) I was curious to meet the person behind the “Kiss.”

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Image Spotlight: Dorothy Mitchell (LaVonne)
By Nancy Polanski on February 28, 2011

Our interview this week is with Dorothy Mitchell, who owns several cubits and a store which sells painted gourds, jams, jellies and handmade crafts. She has tried her hand at the widest variety of crafts I've ever seen, and she has some wild stories to tell of rock hunting expeditions in the desert. Let's meet LaVonne.

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Image Spotlight: Kelli Kallenborn (Kelli)
By Nancy Polanski on March 14, 2011

This week you'll meet Kelli Kallenborn. Kelli loves the Great Outdoors. She likes to go hiking. In fact she owns a cubit titled Day Hikes. Fortunately for us, she takes her camera with her. Please join me in welcoming Kelli to the Spotlight.

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Image Spotlight: Sheri Weldy (Sjweld)
By Nancy Polanski on March 21, 2011

I became familiar with Sheri over at the Playpen of Graphics Jigsaw Puzzle Forum. Some of the puzzles Zany made were of Sheri's budgies, beautiful birds that she talked about as if they were her family. We puzzlers are a close-knit group, and I started to get attached to them too. So it was a delight for me to chat with her for this article.

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Image Spotlight: Maridell Standish (Merigold)
By Nancy Polanski on April 4, 2011

Maridell grew up in South Dakota, home of Mount Rushmore and the Badlands. She was an introverted young woman, and like most of us, she was unsure of what she wanted to do with her life after high school. Yet she soon found herself a career and a husband and is now pursuing a new goal. She's on the right track.

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Image Spotlight: Sandi Kellogg (skellogg)
By Nancy Polanski on April 18, 2011

"Oh give me a home where the Buffalo roam, where the deer and the antelope play." If you think that's only a song, then you need to meet Sandi. She's got one. It's in the Badlands, where Butch and Sundance reigned. She'll keep you glued to your seat in this interview.

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Image Spotlight: Cheryl Byers (Cajuninky)
By Nancy Polanski on May 2, 2011

When I asked our guest this week if she would allow me to interview her, she agreed. But she said this in her reply, “I'm busy up potting some seedlings right now. I also want to get another planting bed finished and I hope to get some corn and mangles put in. Still have the horses to feed also so I'll get started on this tonight.” I laughed!! I expected her to finish by telling me she had no time to write!

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Image Spotlight: Christine Gaither (Wildflowers)
By Nancy Polanski on May 16, 2011

Our Spotlight guest this week goes by the name Wildflowers. In her words, I sense sweetness and a joy in simple pleasures. In her eyes and her smile I see a healthy sense of humor. And woven through her life are threads of sadness, which have produced an inner strength and an attitude of gratitude. I think you'll like meeting Christine!

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Image Spotlight: LariAnn
By Sharon Brown on May 23, 2011

I have a very good friend who is a botanist, a scientist, an artist and a writer. I'm sure if I delved deeper I would find even more talents. Did you ever have a dream about something that didn't exist; an elephant with stripes and a short stubby nose or a kitty who barks like a dog? My friend has dreams like this about plants, then sets about turning those dream plants into realities. Let's go to Florida and meet LariAnn.

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Image Spotlight: Mike Stewart (Mike)
By Nancy Polanski on May 30, 2011

As you read our Spotlight interview today, you will be moved by the beauty of Mike's gardens, and the quality of his nature photography. Don't let the expression on his face fool you! He earned that Tiara for his DIY garden project. He'll tell you all about it, as well as his passion for banjo playing and his other interesting hobbies. Come and meet Mike.

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