Wedding Bouquet Painting – A Unique Gift Idea

This bouquet was a table centerpiece for my daughter’s wedding.  Days after the wedding she had set this down on my dining room table one evening.  I had not yet drawn the blinds, and the blue dusk of the night was still visible.  Sitting directly under chandelier’s light, I was  moved by its illumination with […]

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A “December” Painting

I recently finished this painting of “fresh cut roses” from my yard. It was done in acrylics on canvas.  These flowers actually bloomed last August.  I took a reference photo of them at the time, and finally began painting them in early December. No winter wonderland scenes here. Mostly because it doesn’t snow where live. […]

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Creative Block

As I wrote in an earlier blog, October was an exhausting month for me. There were birthdays, my daughter’s bridal shower, followed by the death of grandmother, her funeral, and my daughter’s Halloween wedding. I celebrated, decorated, and mourned.  In November, I found myself drained on several levels…..and quite disturbed over the presidential election results. […]

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A Fall Bridal Shower

As a recent mother-of-the-bride that I am, I reflect on the joy it was to help plan and decorate a party for my oldest daughter.  It was not of the usual autumn theme that surrounds this type of  year.  It was actually like a transition from the movie, “A Nightmare Before Christmas” meets spring. After […]

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Yard Sale Score

We typically like to go “yard sailing” on Saturday mornings.  This year I’ll admit, we have been a little lazy by preferring to sleep in unless we spotted neon pink signs the day before in our neighborhood. Nevertheless, I found a this faded wooden-framed mirror a year ago for five dollars. I thought, if anything […]

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Meow Wolf

While we were in Santa Fe, one of the places we toured was “Meow Wolf.”  If you ever go to New Mexico, it is a place not to be missed especially if you like “funky.”  This gallery, which is staged like a home, is a front to a variety of other mini-worlds so it seems like […]

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