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Monday, February 17, 2014

Hello to all

It's still very cold here in Cross Junction VA...last snow fall measured 20 inches... some flurries fell over the weekend, but nothing that caused more problems on the road.  Since I'm unable to drive till I get my hip replaced, Dewey has been taking me where I need to go.  Visited my sweet doctor last week who has ordered me a lift-recliner...and a walker with wheels, brakes and seat...Now all I need is the strength to walk..ehehhe   Actually I'm getting around better than last week when I had another fall...these little mini strokes have caused me be unstable on my feet...I know once I get started on therapy I'll get stronger...Can't keep an old gal down for long...hehehe!!!  I continue to enjoy painting...just finished a small 8x10 Abstract this morning, and plan to do some more barns later on in the week...  Hope you all are having fun creating the kind of art you love.  For me it's been snowscapes and landscapes this winter...I haven't done Zentangles since I did the 9x12 ones that I framed...they are so much fun to do....I was wondering if many of you enjoy creating them too???  I pray for all you who have been dealing with harsh weather too...please stay safe and warm...Blessings to all my blogging friends out there~~
Winter Scene 

A cross I designed

Beautiful Cardinal

Ice covered trees out front of house

More ice covered tree branches

My Moon on 20x20 canvas

My beautiful violets

3 5x7 Zentangles

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I finally got on my blog....

Hello out there in Blog Land!  It's been way too long since I've posted on this blog...hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and your New Year is starting out find.  I know so many of us are dealing with sub-0 temps...we've gotten more snow than in past years, but the bitter cold and ice has caused so many problems.   For me, I'm not walking very well of late, so getting out by myself isn't happening.  Dewey does take me out so I don't feel like a complete shut in..heheheh   I have to admit I've had way too many falls, and am full of old and new bruises.  Last month I feel right into the dogs water bowl, and am just seeing the 8 inch in diameter bruise on my left hip and butt going away...then just the other day I was taking a shower, and wouldn't you know I feel out of the tub.  Hit the bad right knew on the floor, and the left leg behing the knee on the tub...2 beautiful blue and purple bruises slowly coming out..  Since having what the dr calls little mini strokes (where some veins in the back of the head has dried up because my blood was too thick)  Now that I'm on a baby aspirin daily I think it's better.  Well that's whats been going on in my life, it's a wonder my hubby hasn't suggested I be put in a nursing home..eheheh  I think he would be lonely tho...sure hope so. I'm on my way to bed now, do have a great evening at your home.  Blessings, as we believe in our Father to lead us as we go thru things in life...I do!!!

Dewey daugher, Lisa gave me 
this gorgeous necklace and earring set 
for Christmas...

Fun little 11x14 acrylic painting
did it in less than 1 hr.

Love this Fall acrylic painting
on 16x20 Canvas

This is called, beautiful ribbons

16x20 acrylic on canvas board.

Loved doing this 16x20 acrylic painting
on Canvas

I'm still working on this one
16x20 acrylic on canvas board

Acrylic painting 

The Wreath Artist: Decorative Mesh Wreaths - Quick, Easy and WOW factor for christmas

The Wreath Artist: Decorative Mesh Wreaths - Quick, Easy and WOW factor for christmas

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What a cold day we are having

Hello my dear friends!  I apologize for not being around much for the past couple weeks.  Way too many tests just to find out I'm getting old..eheheh!!!  First my Neurologist told me I had severe neuropathy in both feet and legs up to the knees after doing EEGs.  Then all the blood tests came in ruling out many things, and confirming others.  I do not have Lyme Disease like my sister, Mary and her daughter, Megan does.  The pain has been the Fibro that I've had for more than 30 yrs.  I am borderline have changed my diet drastically cutting back on carbos and just about cutting out all sugar.  I feel better, and have already seen a drop in weight... So many things are going to be better.  We won't be fixing Thanksgiving Dinner here at home Thursday because we have been invited out to a friends home.  Sharree and Ken usually invite us to a big Christmas bash, but this year they plan to be away so they are doing Thanksgiving instead.  They have an awesome home, absolutely gorgeous, and I love going there to see how she's decorated it each year.  She and her hubby own several Gyms... and are really fit, and gorgeous!!!
Well, I'm going to try to share some of my new paintings before I post's hoping each and everyone of you have a Blessed Thanksgiving and a wonderful Christmas Holiday remembering that Christ Jesus' Birth is the reason for the Season....What a wonderful Blessing He is to all of us who believe HE died for all of our sin on that old Cross so long ago at Calvary!!!  Hugs to all.  Sorry I haven't been able to add photos...don't know why...will check into it.

Monday, September 23, 2013

It's about time....

I say that because I haven't been able to get into my blog for weeks, don't know how I created the problem, but when I went to Google and changed my password I was able to sign in.  Will I ever understand how Google works.  Now when I click on my email it gives me my Pinterest mail...grrrrr  I think it has something to do with my two different emails.

Ok, I haven't been doing much in the way of painting lately as I've been dealing with this balance problem I've had for over 2 months now.  You may remember I fell and hit my face between the eyes. There's been several falls in the house where I was near a chair so it broke my fall.  The last fall was terrible, fell flat on my torso hitting my tummy and my left knee.  The knee swelled up immediately, and bruised from the top all the way down to the ankle...and boy did it that I can see the "replaced knee" has a huge knot on top...gotta go get an xray to make sure I haven't damaged it beyond repair.  My sister, Mary was talking about a Sanctuary within our hearts or a place we can go to be alone with God to pray and worship HIM.  I've found my sanctuary in my living room before anyone gets up, not even the dogs. I can read my Bible, them pray to God for guidance in all things, but most of to give thanks for our Heavenly Father who loves us unconditionally, and gives us the answers to many of our questions.  I think back at the times I was able to go visit my sister, and her family, and she would be up, and out on the back porch reading and praying before anyone was stirring around.  I feel so blessed to have my sister who encourages me with her awesome blog. My prayer life is thriving, and my soul sings with love for my Father!!!

I wanted to share with you all that my first daughter who wasn't in my life until she found me many years ago.  We did the visiting back and forth then she didn't contact me for more years than I care to count.  Just days ago I received a call from my beautiful daughter, Jenifer and you can only image how joyous it was to hear her voice.  Well she and her hubby, Kim have 4 boys, and 4 grandchildren, and in Jan she and Kim will be coming from AZ to visit us!!!  It's as tho all those years have dwindled away...we are keeping in touch and I'm thanking God for yet another miracle in my life.  

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Created for a Journey: Sunday Ponder#c4759646047271980512#c4759646047271980512

Friday, August 30, 2013

A Splendid Adventure Studio: More of little journal

A Splendid Adventure Studio: More of little journal

My sister continues to be a tool that God is using to reach other with HIS love.  I'm so proud of her...


Sorry  I haven't been around for some time, but we've put to rest two very dear friends just 2 weeks apart.  First Dewey's best friend of over 40 yrs passed after a long illness!  Then my dear from whom I worked with at Access Independence back in the late 1990s into the 2000s.  We remained good friend after I left and when we moved up to Cross Junction, VA 9 yrs ago we discovered she and Ronnie lived just across the Hwy from us.   I started going to her Church where we sat together every Sunday.   She'd suffered much in her 66 yrs, but never complained!!  A kidney transplant was her last surgery some years ago, but this Massive Heart attack she had took her from us.  My heart is so sad for her hubby, but know Diane wouldn't want to come back after going to Heaven to be with our Lord...she is without anymore pain!  I pray for all those who have lost dear friends and family members....getting up in years makes one take stock of their own demise.   The sad part is leaving those behind, but having confidence that we, Children of God, will all meet again makes my heart sing....blessings to all, and hope to be back soon.. 
I've been nursing a stomach virus the past 3 days, and today I'm beginning to feel human..eheheh


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Am married to a great guy and we've raised 5 of his and my children...they have blessed us with 14 grandchildren.  My passion is creating all forms of art, and handmade jewelry.  On the side I still make some bouquets for weddings and enjoy playing with our 3 pugs.  Living in the mountains gives us such a sense of freedom as we are on 5 acres filled with tall old trees surrounding our little home...we have all kinds of wildlife visiting us daily!!!

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