We Love California!
An on-line showroom of art
by Royce H. Vaughn
And that's me -- Judy Vaughn -- loving wife waving from far on top of the Golden Gate Bridge.
This is a web site about Royce, his art and his spirit. We focus mostly on California because that's where most of his watercolors have been done. We're also looking for nifty historical anecdotes, genuine human interest stories, the human rights ties that bind us together and a sense of pilgrimage, always a sense of pilgrimage.
This is our particular universe. We're glad you stopped by!
Boxed Sets of Cards
Lord, We Are ABLE – training in the arts, black and white photos of San Francisco
The Tuxedo Series – dramatic black and white photos of San Francisco
Three Hour Drive from San Francisco – off the beaten track
California Bridges – from the Golden Gate to Sutter’s Mill
California Summers – very hot, very cool
Lighthouses Along the California Coast – Point Bonita, Point Pinos
San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond – Bridges, barns and more
Neighborhood Churches – where we worship, where we live
We Shall Overcome - a tribute to human rights leaders of the Sixties
International Memories - Milan, Munich and Florence
*Proceeds from sale of the "Tuxedo Series" and "Lord We Are ABLE" go to The Salvation Army.
Handwritten and Personal
Call it principle. Call it old-fashioned. But we think there are a few cultural traditions it would be nice to keep. For thank you notes, we like them handwritten and personal.
California Collectors’ Series blank note cards are designed for people who prefer a specific card to write a personal note to a friend or business associate, put a special issue stamp on the envelope and walk it to a mailbox along with other snails!
Quietly. In the sunshine with California poppies in bloom, birds chirping and no cell phones ringing ...
Guide to News and Commentary
Alfred Hitchcock Came to Saint Teresa's Church --March 22, 2012
Antiquity Now, Slowly but surely we encounter the Middle Ages -10/31/11
Lord, We Are ABLE, Royce's arts training program for teens - 5/19/09
The Ocean Avenue Mural, tribute to a neighborhood - 5/16/11
Camp Blue/Camp Gold, memories of the California Alumni Association Family Camps - 1/5/11
Blue Angels Soar, Julie's team roars into San Francisco - 9/29/10
Breakfast with ee cummings and Aaron Copland - 10/13/10
Modest Mussorgsky invites Royce to the San Francisco Symphony store - 4/29/09
Why Man Creates, Royce's tribute to Saul Bass - 3/17/09
Pilgrimage at Grace Cathedral, Walking the walk at the Labyrinth - 4/7/09
Grace Cathedral, Mission Dolores kids are terrific - 4/22/09
Lighthouse and the USS Macon at Point Sur, This one is for Andy. - 8/13/09
Noe Valley, The Spires are Back at Saint Paul's Church - 6/21/10
Noe Valley, Helicopters Overhead, Sorrow for Firefighters Below - 6/3/11
Salvation Army, "The Rain, It Hath A Friendly Sound" for Colonel Marie Koerner - 5/5/09
Salvation Army, Leukemia walking for Pat Eberling - 6/18/09
California, Yes, We Call it the Golden State because the sun is always shining, except... -5/5/09
Thank You, Porter, Entertaining People.com - 8/13/09
How a Pigeon and the San Francisco Chronicle brought Royce and Judy Together
Saint Aidan's in the Sixties
Three Lettuce Leaves on a Previously Dirty Plate
Rap Brown, Or Was it Stokely?
Nobody Wants to Be Stereotyped. Not Blacks. Not Women. Not Gays. Not Church People. Not Anybody.
Let's Go Speed, Dad!
A Heavy Burden
Lady with Quill Pen Ventures into Cyberspace - 12/24/07
The Content of His Character, or how a honky from Swayzee learned about scat - 12/29/08
Press Release from Nellie Bly re RHV art show and insights into the kinds of people who read this newsletter - 4/2/10
Another Sunrise and the News at Noon, one man's tenacity - 4/30/11