Studio Space

I have read before that white walls are ideal for creating in your studio space in nailing down true color effects in paintings.  I prefer my red walls to create in though. This color is vibrant and energizes me. There is something cha cha, happy, and passionate that I find in this color. It inspires […]

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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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Portion Control and the Holidays

      I have loosely followed the principles of the South Beach diet for the last few years, and it has helped me to lose 30 lbs.  I had 10 more pounds to lose, but I hit a plateau over the last year.  And then I gained ten pounds back too.  I admit that […]

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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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October – Beyond the Falling Leaves

For me, October has always been of month of drama, intrigue, turbulence and change.  It seems that it was the month where I had my first dance, had a first date, fallen in love, out of love, in some kind of twist because of it, or betrayed.  October is where things just happen.  October was […]

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Fairy Garden Creation

In the random piece of my backyard that is elevated and lacks grass between two palms, my daughter and I decided to make a fairy garden.  My husband and her bought and put together a solar windmill. It was added first. I then added my pink 1.00 elf from Target. Then we created a path […]

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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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