The Making of a Puzzle

I finished my West Virginia map painting yesterday, and this week, I’ll be sending a digital image of it to a puzzle manufacturer in Kansas City, MO. So far, this project has taken me two months… and with a gigantic smile on my face, I’ll share what that has looked

My Political Activism… Step #1 Beans

Dragon tongue and red swan green beans are part of my political activism. Here’s how: Everyone knows that people in political office are sometimes influenced by money & power to do the wrong thing. When I started studying how pervasive and destructive this practice is I decided to take action.

Thank you’s & Results of My Summer Art Auction

I am beyond grateful to everyone who supported my Summer Art Show 2020… my neighbor, Connie, for helping me set up (twice), the friends and art lovers who came, Kim and Vicki for the gorgeous photos, my hubby, Rick, and the Herald Dispatch. Kim created this amazing video: And a

Instagram helped, too.

As you know I give credit to Pinterest for making my Summer Art Show 2020 possible, however, Instagram helped, too. I follow TextureFlorals; Nicole’s a floral designer in Philly. I watched a video of stunningly gorgeous flowers she had just received and would be arranging in “French buckets”. Feverishly I

I’m having a rough day

California is on fire, 57% of Iowa’s crops were damaged by a derecho this  month, two hurricanes are pummeling the gulf states, and the Arctic recorded a record high of 100°. The climate crisis is rearing its ugly head. West Virginia is not in the path of a devastating storm,

Another Inspiration Photo and a Gardening Surprise…

If you’ve been following my Summer Art Show 2020 updates, then you probably recognize this image… by seeing this photo of my… “Red Geraniums” painting. Since you’re here, let me show you what I found this morning:

With a Little Help from my Friend…

…my friend being Pinterest. My painting: My Summer Art Auction is going on now! You can get to it here: The ACTUAL AUCTION If you want to see the paintings before you bid… (the auction ends next Sunday at 6:00) or just to see them… I’m showing all 30 paintings

A New Time for the Summer Art Show 2020

My Summer Art Show 2020 is today BUT I changed the time due to the rain forecast. The new time is 12:00-3:00 TODAY as long as it’s not raining!! It’s an opportunity to see 30 original acrylic paintings. If you want to buy a painting, you may bid on it

Pinterest, thanks again.

Two months ago I committed to painting 30 original paintings!! for My Summer Art Show 2020. Now… looking back… I think that was pretty crazy, but I did it… (Here are all 30!) with help (lots of help!) from Pinterest. Examples: Pinterest inspiration photo: My painting: Pinterest photo: My painting:

Gardening Stuff and a Rain Date

Today we pulled out the old garden vines, and harvested some winter squash, green beans, kale, etc. Canning green beans and freezing tomatoes takes a little time, but I love it. The bare areas in the garden will be filled in the following days; for the first time ever, I

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