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The simple things I’m thankful for…

So many things to complain about lately. The weather, not enough money, the ex-husband ... you know this story as well as I do. We all do it. Every one of us gets wrapped up in the┬áminor speed bumps in life however, if we are not careful, we could be consumed by it. I have… Continue reading The simple things I’m thankful for…

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The Puppetress is currently being created at the studio

Here is my current paint concoction (or however you spell that) being worked on at the new art studio. I haven't been there much because of getting the kids ready to go back to school and all but I am inching along. Unfortunately, I have been told that I will be needing surgery ASAP for… Continue reading The Puppetress is currently being created at the studio

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Sitting Idle and Reflecting

Sitting idle frustrates me. I have been sitting idle for two years now because of my disabling spinal condition and now it has traveled to my RIGHT arm ... my drawing arm, uggghhh. VERY tough just to complete one painting or to even type for any decent length of time. I am actually looking into… Continue reading Sitting Idle and Reflecting

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Update On Studio Space

The studio space is still in the future, just not April. Don't worry, I will be sure to tell you when it all happens. I continue to add to my mailing list daily so if you are interested in getting a snail mail notice from me please give me an email and ask to be… Continue reading Update On Studio Space

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Opening Public Studio Space in April!!!

I am very excited to announce that I will be moving my art supplies, drawing board, painting table, and all of the stuff I use to create my books and illustrations to a public studio. My plan is to work there daily and I encourage everyone to come and visit me while I produce my… Continue reading Opening Public Studio Space in April!!!

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Worked all weekend…

Any artist will tell you there is no better place to be than the ZONE. This weekend I worked all sorts of hours and it felt like no time at all. I have been in the zone before but never this deep. Once out of it, I was confused and dazed. It was almost a… Continue reading Worked all weekend…

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I LOVE the artist village!

Ok, I went, I saw, and I LOVED!!! The Hope Artist Village is where I want to spend my days painting and weekends selling. The energy there is amazing. I am going to continue to create enough paintings to fill the walls in the studio so when I do move in, it will be beaming… Continue reading I LOVE the artist village!

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Nor-Easter

Okay, its ccc-old out there! Wild winds are pushing around snow that is supposed to get above a foot! Yippee! That's what most of my friends are saying. Why? Well because we are New Englanders and that is what we look forward to. I am sitting here in my fluffy jammies with fingerless gloves typing… Continue reading Nor-Easter

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Frustrated with disability

Good morning - Today I begin with my frustration. Let me begin by saying I am and always have been an optimist but since 2009 of May this wonderful characteristic of mine has declined greatly and unfortunately it still declines daily. I never mentioned this on my blog because I didn't think it needed to… Continue reading Frustrated with disability

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Sunday dinner with loved ones

Today was absolutely perfect. Sure I was exhausted from staying up all night with my little girl and her earache. Sure I was exhausted from having to run her to the doctor's office on Sunday all while cooking a chicken. However, I find exhaustion is best tolerated when shared with loved ones. As a matter… Continue reading Sunday dinner with loved ones