I wanted to paint rope and decided to make it into an alphabet. Being able to read and write makes me so thankful for letters and the many ways they can be arranged to form words. I’m also thankful that I grew up in a place where reading is taught widely. It is such an awesome skill to have!

I’m also going back to my roots with the cowboy theme. Both of my parents were raised on ranches in the Sandhills of Nebraska, where three of four sets of my great grandparents homesteaded over a century ago.