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Location: Lacey, WA, United States

I have a Certified Artist/Teacher degree with the National Society of Decorative Painters. Taught decorative painting, color theory, calligraphy and other art related classes for 12 years. I enjoy using my artistic talents, especially to update furniture and repurpose found items. I am married to the world's most wonderful husband. We celebrated our 48th anniversary this year (2016). We have raised six children, three boys, three girls. Have 10 grandchildren. Through the NSDP I have paintings in the White House, Blaire House and Smithsonian Institute. I was given the honor of being the Chair of the Pacific NW, "Breeze and Brush" Decorative Painting Convention. What fun we had! I like keeping healthy and enjoy life. I love humor and people. God has been good to me!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

She's My Mount Rainier

She’s My Mount Rainier
By Carol Glitschka 11/16/05

The clouds play chasing games
Around her frozen crown
The glare of sun reflecting
Causes me to frown.

As I hike the rock strewn trail
Inhale the mountain air
Absorb the beauty all around
It lays my spirit bare

Indian Paint Brush, Lupine
Aromas ride the breeze
Texture and colors surround
The sight and senses to please

I view a rushing waterfall
Fed by melting snow
Flowing cold and crystal clear
To the valley far below

Hawks and eagles soar
Her slopes the climbers scale
I’ve seen nature’s offerings
Beside her many pale.

Born and raised in Washington
My heart holds her dear
She’s a gorgeous mountain
She’s my Mount Rainier