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Hi. My name is Robert (Bob) Buckner. I work and live the life of an artist. The material within this site is the doings of me, unless otherwise noted.

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New in 2016 - I Built a Snowman

Get your book before the snowflakes fall! A book of snowman Illustrations and poems for children this 32 page book includes a recipe for snowman cookies and powder sugar frosting, instructions for building your very own snowman and for those who purchase the print version use the Photo Album page layouts for pasting your own real snowman photos or drawing with room for a poem of your own. The book was the inspiration of Julane Severson. Julane, an experienced elementary school teacher specializes in reading programs developed for young people. Inspired by the work of artist Robert Buckner's series of Winterbutterfly snowman illustrations Julane began writing short poems for young readers.

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Red's Caboose - Authored and inspired by Julane Severson and illustrated by Robert Buckner - this book is scheduled to be published mid August of 2016....

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June 14, 2015 was the naming day and launch of a beautifully crafted boat by Denny Pease. Named Shamrock, the boat took many hours of work over a period of years to build. It was truly a labor of love by Denny. A number of family members and friends assisted Denny from time to time. I very happily provided assistance on numerous occasions.

The boat was built from plans purchased from...

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Nathanael Herreshoff designed Coquina for his own use in the winter of 1889, and used her for may years, perhaps longer that any other of his personal yachts.

Shamrock touched the water for the first time on its naming day as family and friends gathered at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, Minnesota on a beautiful June afternoon

Shamrock touches water

Shamrock sailing in a light summer breeze...

A New Edition

A New Edition of Little Whee is in the works for the fall of 2016. This NEW edition will be redesigned for the younger reader and listener... Meanwhile the original version is available for can purchase the 59 page book on Amazon or other on-line book sellers. The book is currently available among the many fine children's books at Red Balloon Bookshop located on Grand Ave. in St. Paul, MN On Sale NOW!


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For more on me click.Sail On, Little Whee

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Click the cover of I Built a Snowman  - you have the opportunity to purchase the complete Flip book of I built a snowman or just take a peak

I Built a Snowman