Elece Hollis and her husband Ron met in Texas where they attended LeTourneau College. Ron became a pilot and aircraft mechanic and still considered the guru of airplane engines. Elece studied child evangelism and started writing. They married and moved to Oklahoma in 1974. They raised seven children four daughters, (three moms (two teachers and one a cook), one ranch-hand and horse-trainer)) and three sons––(one an aspiring mechanical engineer, a computer expert, and a Marine retired after 14 years service and in the a/c heat business). They now enjoy twenty-four grandchildren. The farm produces hay for cows, a vegetable garden, and pecans.
Elece loves painting, drawing, reading, and sewing and she cans jams, jellies, pickles, and pears in the fall. She also loves collecting––dishes are her favorite collectable––diner dishes are the favorite items.
Elece loves to write and likes prose and poetry. She has published over four hundred articles for online and print magazines on subjects as diverse as birdwatching, cooking, baking, child safety, homeschooling, creative writing, history, and caregiving. Elece has also worked with a freelance company producing twenty-five books for Christian publishers. These are all gift books and devotional books.
Elece loves to go places camera in hand. Her favorite work of all is macro and floral photos. She doesn’t do wedding or studio work, but enjoys the craft and sells greeting cards and framable photo art.
A visit to the Hollis farm might get a ride to the back forty to see the bee hives, a trip out to the garden to gather cucumbers, a walk to the coral to feed cows and check the watering troughs, a swim in the family pool, a meal around the big dining table pinto beans and ham, cornbread and sweet pickles, washed down with iced tea, a chance to help gather pecans, or chop firewood, or mow an acre. It might get you a cup of strong coffee to drink by the wood stove or on the porch swing, or a chance to paint something in Elece’s little art studio.