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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LIFE and mental issues...Time to catch up ..it has been a while!!!!

In a few days, I will be going to visit these special people...my daughter and her four children!!!!



 


 





 



I can hardly wait, of course! But I have been pretty busy and creative the last couple of months!
I support the resistance to 45, who is not a legitimate President, in my opinion....I haven't marched, but hope to.

 


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Here is a double self-portrait in watercolor (not finished)  which I felt captured my feeling is anger verses desire to escape...wanting to run away to Prince Edward Island...(re-reading Anne of Green Gables!).....or.....stay home and lash out at a certain party whose political views are opposite to mine!

 



I did escape to a few days with a friend in a Victorian B&B...my friend Liz, and her husband David,
in Carthage, MO. What a treat, a dear friend and days of peace and quiet!

 

 

Above, the parlor!

 

 

Luke, the golden retriever! Below my bedroom for the visit!

 

 

Selfie of me and Lizzie...yes, we are right at the table ( where we had been doing art), leaning into the range of the camera lense (iPad)...clowning around!

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I was trying to go gray (hair color) ...but with the depression and stress of this time, I relented and headed to see Dawn, my hairdresser...I call her "Miss Magic Fingers"!

 

Love how she does my hair! That is a spirit lifter for sure!

Another resource is Angela, my therapist. She has worked for hospice too, so understands some of the issues that I am dealing with ( aging, retired husband, crappy political times...) I saw this art work in her office last week...a collage / watercolor by Lisa Krannichfeld....This print is called, "Undomesticated Interior".....perfect!
more from Lisa



 

The indigo contrasts with its compliment, orange! And a tiger lurks behind her! At first I thought she might be knitting...but more like she is making a fist and hitting it into her other hand!

Another beautiful friend is artist/quilter, Paula Mariedaughter.....sitting by a spring on her mountaintop near here....

 

....a warm Ozark, February day.....but then we have had no winter this year! Paula has been my sounding board for many years and always gives me gentle, wise feedback....if I want it!
I think that is plenty for this post....more soon! (I haven't told you about my chair, and upholstery club...)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gray days, painting sunshine!

This is a dark week in our country's history.....he is not worthy of the office to which he will be instated tomorrw!

To counteract the anxiety and depression this has brought on, I bought flowers on Saturday.
Now, I will just post lots of photos of the flowers and the paintings in various stages!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

These flowers have lasted! I put them out on the unheated but glassed in porch at night....
Here is the beginning of today's painting....

 

Working loosely and into wet paper, causing the paints to flow. That's good for now, will work on crisper edges later....watercolor, it's all about the flow and the edges! 

 






Monday, December 05, 2016

Early Christmas for us!

We had our family together so it was good, after Thanksgiving, to go ahead and put up the tree!


 
 
The grands were so excited to help!
First the ornaments.....

 

 

This is Nina's "area".......love how she groups the pinks!!! 


 



Then running to put presents under the tree!!!

 

The next day, after breakfast, opening and playing with the presents!

 

Art supplies and troll dolls. 
Here is the art work....in the sketch book!

 

That afternoon we baked and decorated cookies! Tasha Tudor sugar cookies!
Here is the recipe!

 

 

 
 

 


Then to make a great moment, we took the little ones downtown to see the Lights of the Ozarks!..

 
 
Happy girls riding ponies!

 

Steve and Laura share a hug!

 

Then bedtime, and a bedtime story!

 

Happy times for us!





Sunday, December 04, 2016

Will the Third time be the charm?? Maybe I am getting this!!!???

A painting given to raise money at a silent auction....

 

Now let's try the new app....

Here goes! I did the post about a week ago...it was good, but would not publish...so now I am choosing photos and just saying a little about each!
My daughter and her children were here when some of us came home from the community meal at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She had driven 12 hours from Georgia to spend a few days with us!!!
 

This little granddaughter loves art and drawing!

 

Grandson, just had a birthday, so more nerf toys were unwrapped!

 

We created a target for him down in the basement!
 
While sister Nina found delight in my bag of scraps!

 

More art time!

 

The other young Granddaughter loves to help...in the kitchen ......

 

Then Laura, Lilia and Bindley cooked Thanksgiving dinner for us!

 

The table runner was from the church sewing group! A find for sure! Complete with turkeys!

 

I am going to post this before I lose or mess it up....still learning this app!

One last photo of 3 of the grandkids hanging out at bedtime! Sweet and cute! Even the 17 year-old!

 

Under a quilt made by my grandmother, my mom and myself! Life is good!

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