I became aware early on that Anita was artistic, although it would be years before I realized the full extent of her talent. In fact, I doubt that I realize that full extent even today.
The above sketch is a self-portrait of Anita as a little girl, with her pony, Patsy. Seeing that sketch on the wall of their living room provided my first insight into Anita's artistic talent.
Anita taught high school art for 30 years, retiring in 1998, to become a full-time bronze sculptor.
Following are a few of the table sculptures she has created:
Just A Little Squirt
Soon, Anita began to receive commissions to do life-size sculptures of historical figures, children, and pets. Following is a sampling of some of those.
William Bruce, founder of Eaton, Ohio
Fish on the end of Playing Hooky's line
As someone who doesn't have an artistic bone in her body, I have great admiration for those folks who are gifted in the arts, in any form. Anita is certainly one of them, and I take pride in her talent, even though I had nothing to do with it.