Thursday, December 8, 2016


Deck the halls with boughs of Holly... fa la la la la... 
tis the season to be Jolly fa la la la... 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dec07Art - 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

A day that will live in infamy,  a pivotal day in the history of the United States and the world.  Certainly, an event my father, wanted to make sure his children remembered... and I do, watching the documentaries today still bring tears to my eyes, especially watching the old men who are still alive who survived the attack.

Monday, December 5, 2016


Happy Birthday to my Forty Something daughter :-)  Hope it isn't too cold in Chicago today.  Raining here, and we're glad for the free water.

Sunday, December 4, 2016


It is NOT snowing in Charleston, SC, in fact my roses are blooming.  Lots of new buds ready to bloom, more roses now than it ever had this Summer.  Go figure.

Saturday, December 3, 2016


Haven't had a real tree in years, but I do love the smell of a real Christmas tree.  Headed out to dinner with friends at our favorite Italian restaurant.

Friday, December 2, 2016


Found out today, that the site I use to store all my scanned artwork and photos is going to close down the end of January.  I looked at 'smugmug' today, it isn't exactly what I need but it might work for me.  Google photos and 500px are the other options I'm looking at.  Does anyone have a favorite they'd recommend?

Thursday, December 1, 2016


As in years past, December 1 thru 25 will be all Christmas every day. Thought I'd give a Santa Hat a try.  I signed up for yet another online drawing class with Danny Gregory's  Sketchbook Skool,  I really enjoy them, and once I retire I plan to watch them all again.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


I drink my one cup of coffee a day from a china tea cup, I like it because it loses heat very quickly.  I don't like super hot coffee, and I also drink tea from this cup in the Winter.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Tonight I tried to combine two creative things at the same time, watching Jennifer Edwards Kitterly Arts Video Podcast and doing a drawing in my sketchbook.  Jennifer Edwards is a beautiful woman, with peaches and creme skin, she is not jaundiced as my painting of her might indicate sigh.  I enjoy her podcasts because like me she loves to knit and also draws,  I've followed her blog for years and it is so cool to finally here her sweet voice. Check her out at

Monday, November 28, 2016


Amazon delivered the rest of my angel tree gifts today, so I met Karen for lunch and turned them over, they'll be giving them to the Salvation Army this coming Friday.   Flute lesson tonight, didn't get fussed at too much for not practicing a lot over the holiday.

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Busy weekend, Ron and I spent Friday morning at the doctor's office (along with lots of sick people) we just needed refills on prescriptions.  Afterwards, we took the motorcycles out to Folly Beach, had dinner out there, at a little place called Island Grill, fresh shrimp so good.  

Saturday we shopped till we dropped for our angel tree boy, and I got myself some new boots.  Went to a hockey game Saturday night after 2 periods with no scoring on either side, the Rays scored 5 goals in the 3rd period to win the game 5 to 1.

Today we participated in the 39th annual Abate Toy Run to benefit the Salvation Army.  I found these two patches to add to my biker vest.

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Ron and I went over to his brother Tony's house for Thanksgiving, Kathleen outdid herself.  We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed the visit very much.  We have so much to be thankful for, I hope everyone had a great day today.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Yesterday was our 13th Anniversary,  I met the love of my life late in life, but I'm so thankful for him every day.

I didn't know what day it was this morning, when I filled out the weather and date on my page today.  As soon as I finished writing Tuesday, I knew I'd made an error, and the Chicago song came to mind.  That song has been bouncing around in my head all day long.  Plucked a couple of leaves off the crepe myrtle to color today.