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Beyond the Big Stump

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The land beyond the big stump is a place of joy and simple needs.  Families grow larger and larger and their problems begin to grow as well. They begin to take advantage and abuse the rights of others. Do the abused form boundaries and fight for their rights? How do they overcome this conflict of their overlapping lives?
Beyond the Big Stump is a simple story of naive disregard leading to awareness, conflict and solution.

About the Author:

Barbra has a passion for our living planet, from the sea squirt at the bottom of the ocean to the tallest tree. She has been drawing nearly non-stop since childhood. Good fortune has allowed her to travel to the world's wild places, to watch the drama of life unfold.  She attempts to capture precious moments in a sketch or photograph and then a painting. "It is my heart's desire to create little worlds". Her whimsical nature applies human-like personalities to what she witnesses in the natural world. "I want to attract attention to my characters in a hope that they will be compelling enough to inspire people, especially young people, to protect the real animals in the world".

Additionally Barbra is a wildlife photographer her work has appeared on the Guinness Presentation of Amazing Animals, the History Channel as well as other broadcast TV spots, National Geographic, magazines, encyclopedias, natural history books, calendars and advertisements. Her photography is available through

Barbra also produces Giclee prints of her original paintings, sold through galleries.

Barbra is studying animation so she can some day bring her characters to "life".  Many of her characters can be found at