Gabrielle’s Belt

“Tampa’s Comic-Con Is More Than Meets The Eye”
(excerpt from last year’s coverage of this HUGE event:
Harry Potter, Elsa and Star Wars, Oh My!

The 2016 Tampa Comic-Con kicked off with a “nerdtastic” start on day one of the three- day convention.

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I Live in St. Petersburg

Since I’ve been moving, I have not been on my site. I apologize and will have lots to say once I am settled and designing/painting again. Right now I’m painting the walls of my past house which I’m keeping for income production. It’s a great house with almost an acre of land,

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Think Like Buddha

Inspiration: Positive Thoughts

When  I was attending the Center for Conscious Living I learned to say what I wanted as if it had already happened. For example, “I am buying a wonderful home at XYZ St, Certain City, FL. It is a perfect home for me.” That’s also what they teach Olympic athletes.

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Design Inspiration from Glorious Nature

A green, black and yellow milkweed-chomping caterpillar-turned-chrysalis produced a butterfly today. It’s a boy! You can tell because the outer wings of a male butterfly bear black dots, which he has. Butterfly design adds such beauty and richness to nature. Nature soothes and brings our focus to the breathtaking colors,

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Back to Blogging!

Yes, I’ve been very busy again. My Mom turned 100 so my family and I had two birthday parties, 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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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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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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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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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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