My turn: Monarch butterflies remind us of beauty in nature

Orange is a color that comes into its own this month: Glowing pumpkins, crisp leaves, dazzling marigolds, and for those of us lucky enough to live around here, fluttering butterflies — Monarchs to be precise — making their unlikely journey south for the winter. One October of my childhood, a number of the evergreen trees […]

Inkblot art featured on show

Information on making inkblot butterflies and a crayon roll will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Margaret Peot is an author, artist and painter, and she is going to show how to make inkblot butterflies that can be mounted in a shadowbox or in a frame for […]

Students chalk it up

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Alisa Boswell Students ranging from seventh to 12th grade sat and colored pictures of owls, flowers, butterflies, anime and more Saturday outside the Roosevelt County Courthouse in Portales as part of the second annual K-ENMU Sidewalk Chalk Competition. Event coordinator Dawn Wolf-Taylor, nursing education coordinator for Eastern New Mexico University, said she thought the turnout […]

Pressed flower art featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on pressed flower art and making inkblot butterflies will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kate Chu represents pressed-flowers.com, and she’s going to explain how pressed flower art has been raised to new levels, which include single flowers as well as […]