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By Carolyn Henderson
The Times 

Talk About Art


September 26, 2019

Many people are attached to their first baby blanket, and a surprising number of adults still possess it in parts or entirety. Generally, it's a quilt, fuzzy fleece, or knitted/crocheted heirloom.

Artist Sandra Haynes possesses such an heirloom, but it's . . . different from the standard baby blanket. Haynes' childhood treasure is a bobcat hide, taken from an animal that her mother shot when it was raiding the family henhouse.

"Being around wild animals has always been a part of my life," explains the wildlife painter from Heppner, OR. "Dad and some of his brothers, all woodsmen, spent a l...

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