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Yes, I’ve been very busy again. My Mom turned 100 so my family and I had two birthday parities, one at my home and one in a private movie theater. Thank you to my daughter Mary for organizing this event. Wow, it’s tough to get a woman who is healthy and strong but stubborn into a car on a mystery journey to downtown St.

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My Latest Inspiration

InspiredI’ve  found a passion that’s consumed much of my summer and Florida fall. It all started with a Mom’s Day gift from my son, Michael. He loves the outdoors like his grandfather, my Dad did. As a little girl I would follow Dad around our big yard as he cared for his roses,

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Posted in Artists, Inspiration, Painting


St. Petersburg: Bay and Banyans

I took a walk in Straub Park this past August Sunday. The City of St. Petersburg is so beautiful and alive. Not only does it rate high as a walking-friendly city, but St. Petersburg is also protective of its lovely Bayfront parks. These banyan trees, a good example, are well maintained and loved by the residents and visitors alike.

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Posted in Photography


At Peace

At PeaceHere is my latest painting. It’s an acrylic and measures 16″ x 20″. I am happy with it because it brings me peace. But my narrative today is about the frame. On Saturdays my mother’s VA caregiver visits with her, gives her a shower, washes her hair,

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Posted in Designers


Rosagena

Here is another example of “found art”.

This block of maple sanded wood came from Dick Blick art supplies when I ordered some painting supplies. I decided to paint a path of trees with beautiful white lights adorning each tree. It was to be a night scene, festive and colorful.

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Posted in Found Art


Fine Crafts

I love crafting. Few several years I was obsessed with making cool things out of natural materials. Examples: hard shelled gourds – wood burned and stained or painted with tops woven from pines needles, jasmine vines, and leaves bonded to the gourds with waxed linen. And rainsticks from all sizes of bamboo.

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Changes…

Yes, I keep changing my artwork.

Here is my original peacock. Perhaps you like it better than the next incarnation. That’s OK. I needed to paint through a challenging time in my life. I was “low energy” so it was easier to mess with this perfectly fine bird rather than buy and prep some more canvas.

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Posted in Found Art


Using Color

Peacock in a Rainbow Eucalyptic Tree

Did you ever paint a really nice piece of artwork but the background is just wrong? This is what I faced as I worked on this colorful handsome peacock painting. The original background was Golden Magenta mixed with Titanium White. In other words, it was a rich pink.

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Unplanned, “Found” Art

First You Take A Deep Breath

I teach yoga. I encourage quieting the mind during final relaxation (Savasana). Get really comfortable.  Close your eyes. Focus on your breath. Your mind wants to wander. It wants to take you to the past or foresee the future. That’s what minds do. They wander and drag us away from the present moment.

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Working With New Themes

I am using a new wonderful theme for a client, Virtue Theme by Kadence Themes.. WordPress is so great and its exciting, mind blowing flexibility keeps me awake at night!

How to learn the seemingly infinite possibilities of WordPress? I find Tyler Moore and Katrinah invaluable teachers.

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