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STORIES FROM THE WOODS XXV ~ “Raccoon, My Uninvited Guest”

Lunchtime and I’m enjoying it outside when suddenly – out of nowhere – this raccoon comes walking straight towards me – took this quick photo. op – when he shockingly was about to crawl right on me to grab my food – that’s when I jumped up and away so fast ! I was shocked…

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STUNEWSLAGUNA.com ~ Stories From The Woods XXIV

STUNEWSLAGUNA.com ~ Editor. Note: Artist Fitz Maurice has set out to paint live at all of the US National Parks. She will be submitting her stories from the road to StuNewsLaguna from time to time. Story and photos by Fitz Maurice “Bristlecone Pine Trees are like Wisdom Personified” After leaving Arizona I headed up to…

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JUMPED into a SNOWMELT RIVER TODAY !

Saw this clean rushing river and just cannonballed right into it ! It felt so freeing to be a kid again and just go for it. It was hyperventilating cold ~ it’s that Freeze that gives you the Cleansing Experience ! Feeling purified from head to toe ~ Thank God for snow and rain ~…

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STUNEWSLAGUNA.COM ~ Today’s News ~ May 24, 2016

Editor. Note: Artist Fitz Maurice has set out to paint live at all of the US National Parks. She will be submitting her stories from the road to StuNewsLaguna from time to time. Saguaro National Park: a drawing and painting quest Story and photos by FITZ MAURICE I had a lot to learn about the…

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Enjoy Pentecost Sunday ! Gouache Painting by FITZ Maurice

“PENTECOST” ~  is a Gouache Painting that FITZ Maurice created using her stunning “Signature Technique” ! Intense discipline is required to paint each line because each brush stroke simultaneously establishes the color, direction, and movement in the painting. This discipline does not emerge from a mindset but rather from “surrender” a state of being that…

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STORIES FROM THE WOODS XXII~ Front Page ~ Stunewslaguna.com

Saguaro, icon of the Southwest is the latest stop on my quest for the national parks’ great outdoors By FITZ MAURICE You might not be able to pronounce “saguaro” but you do know this treelike cactus as the icon of the southwest. You’ve seen the saguaro as that funny human-figured cactus with its arms raised…

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Laguna Beach Magazine ~ Outdoor Homage ~ April 29,2016

  She calls it the “Quest.” Local artist Fitz Maurice is on a mission to paint in every one of the country’s 59 national parks and capture the essence of each on canvas. She started in March 2012—committing to the venture full time on May 1, 2015—and so far, she’s painted more than 20. “The…

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FITZ and Saguaro with Muscles !

FITZ Maurice with Saguaro cactus in Saguaro National Park, Arizona   This Saguaro stands about 70 ft. tall and weights in at several tons ! They are the largest cactus in the United States. Look at those huge arms and they are covered with 2 inch spines on their ribs ! It can be a…

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