Category Archives: mixed media

A whole lot of painting going on…

  Way back yonder I dragged this steal of a deal home from an antique store. It was painted a lemony yellow…not a color that will blend with my new decorating direction. First coat of the Annie Sloan chalk paint … Continue reading

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Online Classes

Sometimes I think about the impact of computers on our lives. Wow. Twenty-something years ago when working in corporate America, in a 75 story building, in the heart of a major city, our floor of maybe 50-60 people received "ONE" … Continue reading

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My dream job{{s}}…

Through the years I've worn a lot of different "work hats"…everything from retail to waitressing to elementary school teacher to corporate business woman to you name it…and I must say I've enjoyed all the varied experiences each had to offer. Some more than others… … Continue reading

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Lonely Girl: Art Journal Pages

{{{please feel free to use this image for your own personal use}}} This little photo tucked away in my stash has always intrigued me. Maybe it's those mothering instincts, but every time I see this photo I want to gather this little … Continue reading

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Free birdie images and we’re off to the beach….

How did it get to be so late, so soon? The calendar indicates that tomorrow we leave for the beach. You know what that means…a million little details to attend to before heading out. Well, a million little details if … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Art Challenge – “Outside the Box”

Ah-ha…now I know why she included the word "challenge"…. And a challenge it was on many different levels… The first challenge was getting out of Target without straying from my short, concise shopping list. Suffice it to say, I didn't pass … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

   (my mother taken in the 1940's)  Mother's Day is one of those days that can stir the emotions like no other day…At different times in my life, those emotions varied. During seven+ years of infertility, or following a miscarriage, the day stirred … Continue reading

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