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inspiration

Second Chances Some days it’s just one thing on top of another. I upgraded to a new “smart” phone, but the people who shipped it aren’t all that “smart” because they neglected to insert a SIM card. They apologized and promised to send a card. […]

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calendar by e

Twenty-seventeen is nearly upon us. That means a blank book; an empty calendar. Being a detail oriented organizer, this means I must have a new calendar before the New Year arrives. This afternoon it is complete so— I’m sharing it with you and wishing you […]

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studio time

I’ve been celebrating my studio since right after lunch. Today has been so much cooler and that means the studio is very comfortable. Finished a few pages of a new  project. some sketches of favorite Bible verses with cross-references and notes included. This project is teaching […]

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problem solved

Well…It’s taken all day, but the ridiculous communication problem between Windows 10 and my Canon Printer / Scanner is fixed! It works. Finally!  It works, and I’m back in business! Back to the studio…I’ll see y’all again in a little while. 

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painting a diary

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” _Pablo Picasso   In August of 2013 my life took a left turn down a new path. From Autumn of 2012, though the Holidays, and into the early summer of 2013, I invested myself completely in a “job” […]

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bookmarks

This has been an Art day here… been making bookmarks.  I know, I know—iPhone and iPad not books. Books are [ugh] old fashioned. Never mind…I’ll share my project with you anyway. First print out the five scans of my original watercolor paintings. Next, choose five […]

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March marches on…

The first week of March came…and went. No new posts on the blog.  I’ve been busy. I missed y’all though. Instead of writing posts I spent a lot of time in the studio working on memories, ideas and new art pieces. The weather has been very […]

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meet Lou

Frieda Louise 22″ OOAK Cloth Doll This fire-cracker is Frieda Louise. Her friends call her “Lou”. You, of course can call her anything you like. Standing about 22 inches tall, she has wired hands and arms allowing you to pose her as you please. Her […]

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meet Ami –

Ami 22″ OOAK Cloth Doll Ami is a good little girl, but her fashion idols are Kat Von D and Abby Sciuto from NCSI…so…her wardrobe makes a chic—goth—retro—punk statement. That makes her fashion sense every mother’s nightmare. Tats on neck and lower back and a belly-button ring […]

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timeless notions

Awhile back I shared that we were scanning all of our 35mm slides—bringing them up to digital date. Many of our photos go back to the early years of our marriage, starting in the late seventies. What I may not have mentioned are the hundreds […]

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b my valentine

Just two more weeks till Valentine’s Day!. I can hardly wait. I’m all about hearts and flowers don’t ya know.  February, too. February is the LOVE month for those of us who reside in the USA. By the second week in January retailers have packed […]

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meet Keesha

Keesha 22″ OOAK Cloth Doll Diva attitude and ready to par-tay! She’s all that. Twenty two inches tall and poseable, this beauty will add a little heat to any night on the town. Well…at least she’ll warm up any doll collection she becomes a part […]

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