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Ten on Tuesday: My American Artist

Ten on Tuesday:  10 Favorite American Artists

I'm only going to post about one American artist!


My husband, Lee "Rusty" Mothes

I'm thankful today that he's alive and well and in one piece... if a little gimpy!

Last night, he called me from an ambulance, en route to the ER. He was hit by a car while crossing the street on his way home, only a few blocks from our house. Thankfully, an off-duty EMT was right there, at his side in 30 seconds; nearby ambulance and police were on site within minutes.

He's banged up and very sore, but seems otherwise okay; after they took an xray and checked him out for a couple of hours in ER, he was released. There don't appear to be any broken bones or other trauma. The way he landed, I think his backpack helped to prevent his head from hitting the pavement and kept him from getting significant road rash. At the risk of sounding maudlin,


Honestly, I didn't immediately go there... and I don't stay long if I get there... because it's scary.

We are all very thankful!

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If you're interested in checking out some of Lee's work, visit:



OMG, I am so glad he is (mostly) ok! Life can change in the blink of an eye.


What a scary accident! I do hope he recovers quickly.


I'm so sorry to hear this, but so glad that it wasn't worse! Your favorite American artist does some really interesting work; I really like his imagination and how some of his drawings are almost photographic. I have to ask about the wooden model in the forefront of the photo. Is that a clubhouse model? I love the detail - door, windows, and interior furnishings!


I'm so glad he's OK!


Rusty would have made my list had a completed a post. So thankful he's only a little banged up and, yes, it could have been worse, but it WASN'T!! Healing vibes to him as he'll be sore for a few more days.


I'm so grateful that he is fine other than some bumps and bruises. Dale had a near miss a few years ago and it left me more rattled than I would have expected. Don't be surprised if this sticks with you for a while.


I'm so glad Rusty is doing well today . . . because that is just such a frightening experience. All the way around. Please be kind and gentle with yourself (and him) for awhile. You might get hit by waves of emotions for a time. Hugs. XO


Very lovely work! And I'm glad your husband is okay!

Kathode Ray Tube

Glad he is OK! Scary experience.

Julia in KW

I sorta thought he would be at the top of your list ;) and I TOTALLY get why he IS your list! So glad he is okay and here to create for another day! I hope healing is fast and uncomplicated!


Oh my god... I am so happy it ended the way it did. Hugs.


oh my - I'm so glad he's going to be ok. and thank you for sharing all the links to his work. I'm delighted to discover a new favorite artist. How is it that I did not know this is what Rusty did in real life?! I just spent more time than I care to admit wandering around New Island ;-)


I'm so glad he's ok! Yikes!!!

Cheryl S.

What an awful and scary thing - but so glad it wasn't any worse.


healing thoughts for your Rusty, his art is amazing...I want...


How scary! Glad he's ok.


Wow! I just saw this! I hope Rusty is feeling better and shaking the aches and pains out! And here's a hug for you!!!

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