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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I'm so happy Spring is here!

Many of us are so happy to see warm weather after the severe cold we had here on the East Coast. Living up here in the mountains of VA we saw more snow than those living in the City.  Shoveling is something I can't do anymore, and it's difficult for Dewey to do now days.  Sure would be great if our grandsons would come help once in awhile.  Seems they are always too busy, so we just don't ask...and it's not as if we don't offer to pay them...heheh  
Ok I've been having a problem with my balance and little mini strokes....so driving and walking around is really difficult.  So sitting and working at the computer and painting is what I do most...those little dust bunnies are running all over the house these days, course Dewey tries to help.  Poor guy is such a great helper...always remembers to help me out of the car, and hold my hand when crossing the street...gets the heavy stuff out of the car after he takes me to the grocery store.  Sigh!!  I hate to be such a bother, but he assures me he doesn't mind...Could I be more blessed, NO. We have gotten closer as time goes by...I can't believe we've been married almost 31 years.  

Just a couple photos of some recent paintings and zens...Blessing to all my friends who find time to stop by. 
Peace and grace!




some painting for sale at a 
recent Bazzar

Sold some jewelry too

a large painting for sale

sold many of those scarves

One of my Black & White 
Zentangles on 9x12 paper



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

God took our mom home today!!!

This is Mom with my daughter Missy I took when visiting her in Winchester Hospital...Today we have said our goodbyes for a brief time for we know we will see her again in all her Glory when we step over into heaven.  My brother Bill, called all of us to say she was struggling and her time might be near.  About an hour later Dewey and I got to Greenfield home where she's been living for the past few years.  She was a little disoriented, but was still able take sips of water...a little later, that wasn't the case so I knew her time was near...her breathing was labored, but she said she was fine.   At 3 am today our Lord came to take her home. We are praising HIM the ease in which she passed...we will mourn her loss, but knowing in our hearts she's with God, and we will see her again.
I hold all my family close as we go through the coming days...God will give us strength and peace through it all...
I want to take all those who have giving such thoughtful comments on FB...you are true friends indeed...Blessings to all.


This was taken here at home during Christmas 2 yrs ago.


Bill, Linda, Mom holding Mary
then the twins Bevie and Tom


My twin, Tom, Mom and Bill
Lots of HAIR
I have so many old photos and in time I will share more of them...for now,
Blessings to all and thanks for stopping by!!!

A Splendid Adventure Studio: Lent

A Splendid Adventure Studio: Lent

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 Diabetic...so 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 this...here'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.

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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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