Hand Building With Clay Workshop at IRWP

We had a great time at the two day Hand Building With Clay (Inspired by Nature) Workshop I taught at the Illinois River Watershed Learning Center in Cave Springs, AR. There were very talented artists creating with clay!

I am happy to be a second place winner in the 2014 Illinois River Salon!

Below is part of a post from The Heart of America Artists Association Web site: For the past two years, artists have found a welcome retreat here in Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma as word spreads about the prestigious Illinois River Salon art exhibition, an event resulting from a partnership between Illinois River Watershed Partnership and […]

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What Lives in Wet Caves And Eats A Variety of Arthropods?

The Pickerel Frog eats arthropods, which include insects, spiders and crustaceans. It is very sensitive to water quality, so if you see them, that indicates good water! It will frequent caves in the coldest and hottest times, but will venture outside the cave as well. This frog was made out of clay and painted.

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What Can Be Found Living Inside A Cave?

The cave salamander likes caves that have streams and also can be found in damp areas outside of caves. They have long colorful tails. The amphibians breathe almost entirely through their skin, making them a living barometer of water quality because of their sensitivity to silt and pollution. The salamander and the rock it sits […]

Bet You Didn’t Know How Important A Box Turtle Can Be!

At the Illinois River Watershed Learning Center in Cave Springs, AR, I have been creating a cave with bluffs above it and plants and animals that live in and around a cave. It is in the past sanctuary of a church the Watershed now owns. A grant from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the […]

My Story, By Becky Christenson

The Early Years I was born September 19, 1952, in Bartlesville, OK., as Rebecca Jean Logue. Everyone called me Becky. As a preschooler, I often played in the sandbox that my father made. It had shelves on one side and I created whatever I could imagine and would set items I made on the shelves. […]

The Beginning of the Faux Cave

This Photo when clicked on enlarges and shows the area where the cave I have been working on since February is being created. As of today, I have much of it done and will post a photo of it when complete.

Vigor Installation

  This is one of two installations I installed at the Health Care Professionals building at Northwest Arkansas Community College, in Bentonville, AR.