Linda L. Osmundson CactusCourtPress@gmail.com
To order autographed copies of Linda's How the West Was Drawn books for $16.95 plus shipping and tax and/or Papa's Changes hardbacks for $19.95 plus shipping and tax, email me and include your name and address.
How The West Was Drawn: Cowboy Charlie's Art
How The West Was Drawn: Frederic Remington's Art
How The West Was Drawn: Women's Art
Reading this interactive self-guided tour of thirteen Russell art works is like following one of my art museum tours. Children discover, on-their-own or with a parent, the joys of looking at art. Readers find a hidden creature, discover Cowboy Charlie's unique clothes style and read a painting like a comic strip. Best of all, readers learn the tools to help them delve deeper into other art works they encounter in the future.
Young readers learn art appreciation and life in the Old West through Remington's fourteen images. Paintings include cowboys breaking horses, Indians at war, and cavalry soldiers in retreat. His bronze sculptures freeze moments of intense action. Again, readers learn the tools to help them delve deeper into other art works they encounter in the future.
This award winning book celebrates the accomplishments of 14 female artists and the beauty of the American West. Despite social norms that belittled women’s talents, these ladies mastered traditional still life, portrait, landscape techniques and pioneered new art forms that garnered high praise. Selections include Georgia O’Keeffe’s stunning painting, Sally James Farnham’s realistic bronze, Grace Carpenter Hudson’s luminous oil painting of Pomo Indians, and Edith Hamlin’s wall mural of the Pueblo people. Aspiring young painters, sculptors, and art enthusiasts will marvel at the magnificent oil paintings, watercolors, and sculptures while learning about different technical, historical, and cultural elements of art.
Papa’s Changes Dementia Through A Child’s Eyes
I really appreciate the way Papa's Changes celebrates who Papa was by making shifts in what a child does with him that still honors who he was and what he liked. We have a saying “I am who I was, I’m just different. ---Kathryn Quinlan, Mentor/Trainer for Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care. I highly recommend this book for both children and adults as it shows us how to maintain our relationships and live graciously alongside dementia. “PAPA’S CHANGES” shows a strong, loving and respectful bond between a young girl and her grandfather who has dementia. Linda L. Osmundson’s simple words combined with the illustrations of Laura Peters, will make you smile and hope your own child, actually every child, grows up to have a compassionate heart like this little girl. ---Lori La Bey, CEO and Founder Alzheimer’s Speaks – Shifting Dementia Care from Crisis to Comfort With resilience and tenderness, Linda Osmundson, shares how any of us who love someone living with dementia can make minor changes in how we interact so that meaningful connection is maintained and encouraged. Her sweet story about Papa’s granddaughter shows all of us how to choose creativity and compassion over regret and frustration. Papa’s Changes is a hopeful life lesson for all of us in realizing that our loved ones with dementia really CAN live with lifelong well-being, as long as we, the people without dementia, are the ones to do the changing. ---Cyndy Luzinski, Founder and Executive Director of Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado
I'll never look at art the same way again. Janea Williams Dallas, Texas My eyes were thrilled with what they saw today. Third grader at Edmondson Elementary Loveland, Colorado The HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN series fills a void in the fine arts and social studies curriculum which exists in many schools!! These books should be in EVERY school. Paula Rossino retired principal and principal coach Chicago, Illinois "How the West Was Drawn" uses kid-friendly questions about Charles Russell's art work to guide young readers back to the time when the cowboy was king. Learning history was never such fun! Ellen Javernick Garfield Elementary Loveland, Colorado With engaging interactive questions, Linda Osmundson not only teaches about the life and art of Charles Russell, but provides tools that readers can use in future art “investigations.” The success of this book hinges upon these accessible yet provocative lists of questions that bring the artist to life and offer a sense of accomplishment that encourages a love of art and learning. Maureen Corey Curator of Art Loveland Museum/Gallery Linda Osmundson brings the old west alive in How the West Was Drawn. Every student and adult who reads this interactive book will immediately want to paint their own stories. Yee-haw to Linda and Russell! Debbie Dadey author, former librarian and elementary teacher Furlong, PA
PRAISE FOR PAPA’S CHANGES - DEMENTIA THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES
PRAISE FOR HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN; COWBOY CHARLIE'S ART
A child adjusts their activities to accommodate her grandfather’s declining abilities as he suffers through dementia.
Linda L. Osmundson CactusCourtPress@gmail.com
To order autographed copies of Linda's How the West Was Drawn books for $16.95 plus shipping and tax and/or Papa's Changes hardbacks for $19.95 plus shipping and tax, email me and include your name and address.
How The West Was Drawn: Cowboy Charlie's Art
How The West Was Drawn: Frederic Remington's Art
How The West Was Drawn: Women's Art
Reading this interactive self- guided tour of thirteen Russell art works is like following one of my art museum tours. Children discover, on-their-own or with a parent, the joys of looking at art. Readers find a hidden creature, discover Cowboy Charlie's unique clothes style and read a painting like a comic strip. Best of all, readers learn the tools to help them delve deeper into other art works they encounter in the future.
Young readers learn art appreciation and life in the Old West through Remington's fourteen images. Paintings include cowboys breaking horses, Indians at war, and cavalry soldiers in retreat. His bronze sculptures freeze moments of intense action. Again, readers learn the tools to help them delve deeper into other art works they encounter in the future.
This award winning book celebrates the accomplishments of 14 female artists and the beauty of the American West. Despite social norms that belittled women’s talents, these ladies mastered traditional still life, portrait, landscape techniques and pioneered new art forms that garnered high praise. Selections include Georgia O’Keeffe’s stunning painting, Sally James Farnham’s realistic bronze, Grace Carpenter Hudson’s luminous oil painting of Pomo Indians, and Edith Hamlin’s wall mural of the Pueblo people. Aspiring young painters, sculptors, and art enthusiasts will marvel at the magnificent oil paintings, watercolors, and sculptures while learning about different technical, historical, and cultural elements of art.
Papa’s Changes Dementia Through A Child’s Eyes
I really appreciate the way Papa's Changes celebrates who Papa was by making shifts in what a child does with him that still honors who he was and what he liked. We have a saying “I am who I was, I’m just different. ---Kathryn Quinlan, Mentor/Trainer for Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care. I highly recommend this book for both children and adults as it shows us how to maintain our relationships and live graciously alongside dementia. “PAPA’S CHANGES” shows a strong, loving and respectful bond between a young girl and her grandfather who has dementia. Linda L. Osmundson’s simple words combined with the illustrations of Laura Peters, will make you smile and hope your own child, actually every child, grows up to have a compassionate heart like this little girl. ---Lori La Bey, CEO and Founder Alzheimer’s Speaks – Shifting Dementia Care from Crisis to Comfort With resilience and tenderness, Linda Osmundson, shares how any of us who love someone living with dementia can make minor changes in how we interact so that meaningful connection is maintained and encouraged. Her sweet story about Papa’s granddaughter shows all of us how to choose creativity and compassion over regret and frustration. Papa’s Changes is a hopeful life lesson for all of us in realizing that our loved ones with dementia really CAN live with lifelong well-being, as long as we, the people without dementia, are the ones to do the changing. ---Cyndy Luzinski, Founder and Executive Director of Dementia- Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado
I'll never look at art the same way again. Janea Williams Dallas, Texas My eyes were thrilled with what they saw today. Third grader at Edmondson Elementary Loveland, Colorado The HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN series fills a void in the fine arts and social studies curriculum which exists in many schools!! These books should be in EVERY school. Paula Rossino retired principal and principal coach Chicago, Illinois "How the West Was Drawn" uses kid-friendly questions about Charles Russell's art work to guide young readers back to the time when the cowboy was king. Learning history was never such fun! Ellen Javernick Garfield Elementary Loveland, Colorado With engaging interactive questions, Linda Osmundson not only teaches about the life and art of Charles Russell, but provides tools that readers can use in future art “investigations.” The success of this book hinges upon these accessible yet provocative lists of questions that bring the artist to life and offer a sense of accomplishment that encourages a love of art and learning. Maureen Corey Curator of Art Loveland Museum/Gallery Linda Osmundson brings the old west alive in How the West Was Drawn. Every student and adult who reads this interactive book will immediately want to paint their own stories. Yee-haw to Linda and Russell! Debbie Dadey author, former librarian and elementary teacher Furlong, PA
PRAISE FOR PAPA’S CHANGES DEMENTIA THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES
PRAISE FOR HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN; COWBOY CHARLIE'S ART
A child adjusts their activities to accommodate her grandfather’s declining abilities as he suffers through dementia.
Linda Osmundson Freelance Writer/Author
Linda Osmundson Freelance Writer/Author