When I read Oscar’s story I knew I had to paint him! Oscar is an American Bulldog. ” My American Bulldog Oscar, recently turned 9. I rescued Oscar through the Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk, Maine. They told me he was a stray. I really feel like I hit the jackpot. He’s such a… Read More DAY 27 – DOG-A-DAY – MEET “OSCAR”
TGIF – Lots happening today on the blog! I AM EXCITED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO “LIL CAVALIER” I AM A HUGE FAN OF CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS!!!! Everyone I know that has a Cavalier swears they are the BEST DOGS!!!! HERE ARE 5 FACTS I LEARNED ABOUT CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS 1.They are very good… Read More DAY 3 – DOG-A-DAY MEET “THE LIL CAVALIER”
I CRIED WHEN I HEARD THAT MY BELOVED MARY TYLER MOORE PASSED AWAY. There is No show I have adored more, actress I have loved or character (other than Scout from to kill a Mockingbird) that has touched my heart more. I found this BLOG post written almost exactly 4 years ago – that I… Read More FAREWELL MARY TYLER MOORE
I HAVE ALWAYS SHIED AWAY FROM POLITICAL DISCUSSIONS. Partly because I tend to shy away from conflict and hot button topics and partly because I felt uneducated on politics and truth be told do not like speaking about things I know nothing about. I have tried to educate myself over the years…but I think I… Read More MONDAY MORNING
THE #1 PAINT COLOR THAT PEOPLE AGONIZE OVER IS.. YOU GUESSED IT… WHITE THERE ARE SO MANY WHITES- AND ALL WHITES ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL…IN FACT THERE ARE HUGE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THEM THAT CAN THROW YOUR DECORATING ADVENTURES INTO A TAILSPIN!!!
We are back to the “NEW NORMAL”. The College kids are back to their College homes and their College lives and the youngest is once again – an “only”. The house is quiet, and it will take a week or so to find where I left off mid-December but it was all worth it. THE… Read More 15 Do’s & Don’ts of Texting- Unwritten Rules of New-Age Communication
I LOVE DOGS I LOVE PAINTING Last fall I made the VERY difficult decision to stop taking commission work. I have LOVED painting custom pet portraits and plan to return to them in the future but I need to devote my painting time to my original painting to continue growing as an ARTIST. **********************************************
YESTERDAY I EXPERIENCED SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES…SO, I spent all day…in between everything, having my hair highlighted, cleaning behind the dryer – THATS where all the socks go!) giving Bean a bath – In between I was trying to fix things…but it was tricky because I in no way remember messing them up. What happened was… Read More IMITATION GAME AND MY ENTRYWAY
THINGS HAVE GONE ALL WONKY! I made the mistake of “playing” around on the “customize” page last night. all of a sudden the top of my blog is all squished up into the header (top graphics) In trying to fix things…I have learned which buttons do what… but patience as I continue to try to… Read More TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES!
BEING OFF THE MARKET HAS BEEN NICE. Sometimes, when I am cozy on the sofa, under the big mirror, looking out across the expanse of room and the light is coming just right…I even think “Maybe we should stay”. But then I wake up from that dream and remember the 3 S’s…which are SIMPLIFY and… Read More TOP TEN FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE