Saturday, February 18, 2017

Lost in the 50s Tonight

Life was simple, music was romantic, thoughts of the future were exciting.  Sit back, relax, and take a trip back.
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Lost in the 50s Tonight

Friday, February 17, 2017

Something to Think About

Valentine Giveaway Winner

Today's mail brought me these lovely notecards made from original paintings by the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge.  I won them during their Valentine Giveaway.  A BIG thank you to these talented ladies.  Visit them here:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day

Spread some love today!

Monday, February 13, 2017

God Remains in Control

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
~Colossians 1:17

There are times when it seems as if everything is going wrong. Throughout history, nations and individuals have struggled through disasters, hardships, dangers, sorrow and adversity.
Before becoming despondent, however, acknowledge the greatness, glory and constancy of God.  He called the world into existence, He created man and has kept vigil over His creation, caring for us through the ages and sheltering us in every disaster.
He is the Creator God who will never abandon His workmanship. Hold onto His promises; place your entire trust and faith in the living Christ and through Him you will survive all dangers and diversities.

~Grace for Today, One Minute Devotions

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Beautiful Winter Day

WOW!  What a beautiful day.  It is in the high 70s and the sun is shining.  It's windy, but warm, and outside is where I should be.  But I am in my studio cleaning, purging, and rearranging ~ it has needed a makeover for a very long time!  I can already feel inspiration filling my soul!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

February SNOW MOON

 Our February SNOW MOON just as it was coming up from behind the trees early in the evening.
 I took photos throughout the evening from about 6:45 till 10:00.  We had 3 celestial events ~ a penumbral lunar eclipse, a "snow moon", and a comet all on the same night.
 The SNOW MOON was named by early native American tribes because the heaviest snows usually fell during this time.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Sold some furniture, so rearranged my booths and added some new!  #2173 at Buy The Season.

On My Mantel

On my mantel right now ~ John Reburn's Year of the Rooster print (silkscreen and letterpress on wood veneer), moon art by Kristen Powers, a large painting by Gwenda Kellett, a paper mache doll (hanging) by Mariette Hebert, a small tree painting by Mary Bullington, and a moon mixed media piece by Audrey.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Light

We are the light of the world
We are the city on a hill
We are the light of the world
We gotta, we gotta, we gotta let the light shine.
(2011 Dayspring Music, LLC)

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Another shot of the beautiful sky last evening.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Outside Right Now


Living the Creative Life

Our Living the Creative Life group met at Taaza in Grandin Village this evening.  We had good food, great conversation, shared some art works in progress, and set our project for this month ~ be creative with a cigar box. Eager to see what everyone does!

Thursday, February 2, 2017


There's a big celebration going on in Heaven today!  Mom's 100th Birthday!!  We were blessed to have her here on earth till she was 96.
It's been 4 years, Mom.  Patty is here visiting and we'll be going to the cemetery to put some flowers on your grave in a little while. We miss you and love you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, beautiful Mother!  ♥ 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Special Gift

One of my birthday gifts from my sister is this painting by Judy Hertzi.  I worked for Judy's husband, Joe, at the Canton Art Institute when I was a young girl.  Judy and Joe were both artists.  I also babysat their two little girls for a number of years.  I am thrilled to have this painting, "Thistles".

Saturday, January 28, 2017

You must be feeling all grown up ~ being 12 is a big deal!!  Sending wishes for a fun day filled with gifts, cake, and all that goes along with a birthday celebration.  Happy Birthday, great-nephew!

Friday, January 27, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Constanza !!
My dear sweet California friend, I send wishes that will bring you joy deep down into your soul.  Your beautiful self, your beautiful nature, your ability to find beauty in simple stitches, your kindness, and your friendly heart, all make you SO very special to many.  I find happiness in knowing I have such a friend on the other side of this country.
Happy Day!!   ♥

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Remembering those good old days when blogging was popular and the comments flew back and forth almost every day.  Those were fun times, Mita.  I hope that life is being good to you, that you are very happy, and that art is still your passion and has taken you on a wonderful journey.


Mary Tyler Moore
1936 ~ 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Valentine Boppers

I put a few Valentine decorations out ~ we could all use a little extra love.  I find comfort in the little "click" sound that these solar boppers make.  It sounds like a ticking clock, only faster.

Friday, January 20, 2017

45th President of USA

Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America
God, please help this man lead our country to the best of his ability.  Give him the strength he will need to lead us down the right path to make our country the great land that it can be, the great land that other countries can look up to, the great land that will help all mankind in their time of need both here at home and all over the world.  Please help this man keep peace.
God Bless America

A Lovely Birthday

 My birthday yesterday was made extra special by Casey surprising me and flying here to join us for lunch.  With Mr. Magic, Sister, Brother-in-law, and Casey ~ a fun meal was enjoyed at one of my favorite restaurants.  Then to the airport to see Casey fly off back to South Carolina.

When we arrived home from lunch, my sister and brother-in-law had the table set with gifts and a beautiful cake that they had special ordered and brought all the way from Ohio.  They are great!!  It was a fun and special birthday.
I am grateful to have had another year on this earth and I pray I will have many more.  There is still so much to see and do, new friendships to make and old ones to nurture.  Life is wonderful!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Consignment Booths

 Monday and Tuesday, my sister and I spent 1/2 days in my consignment booths cleaning, rearranging, and adding new.  We were beat.  It is going to take us a few days to recover from all the work, but the booths look good.  In May, I will celebrate being at Buy The Season for 7 years.     

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Oh Sweet Baby!!

View out my back window on Thursday evening.  SO beautiful.  The sky out back often gives me gifts of beauty.

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Crazy weather ~ 70* outside today!  
I had a dentist appointment this morning and errands to run.  What a pleasure to wear no coat and be able to have the car window down.  I'm sure it won't last, but I'm enjoying it while I can.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January 2017 Full Moon

Here she is!!  The Full Wolf Moon ~ she's a beauty!!