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Flanked by two of her watercolor paintings, Vera Rachuy holds her most recent barn drawing -- all entries in the Nobles County Art Center's annual Area Art Show.

Sketching memories: Retired teacher discovers talent for drawing, painting

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WORTHINGTON -- Vera Rachuy (pronounced rock-way) doesn't particularly like to draw animals, and she doesn't consider herself a dog lover.


But when the severity of the recently passed winter resulted in a prolonged stay at her daughter's house in Iowa, Vera took advantage of some captive subjects -- her daughter's canines.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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