It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Friday, September 29, 2017


Recently I have had fun pulling out old paintings from the "file" under the bed,
and reworking them or giving them a full gesso treatment so they can bcome something
entirely new.

The one one the left was too bright for
me so I gave it a glase and was very
happy with the results

This one was ok but after a few months under the bed, I pulled it out
and gave it a bit of a face lift.

I am much happier with it now.  For whatever reason the fact that the flowers
didn't have stems drove me crazy.
Am I the only one that entertains myself with old paintings?
Let me hear!
Wishing all a Happy PPF

Friday, September 15, 2017


I live in Florida
The last 11 days have been a whirlwind
and a hurricane named Irma.
We watched the TV reports and decided that we should evacuate.
The storm was a big one and was headed right up the Florida peninsula.
So in two hours we loaded ourselves and our dog and headed out.
We drove and drove...and drove north and west until we arrived at our former home in Denver, CO
Along the way there were issues because we had 15 lb Harley.
Never mind that my children have (in the past) caused more damage than this dog could ever think of doing, at the Fairfield Inn in Milledgeville, Georgia with a reservation at 11:30 at night,
we were NOT welcome.
Thankfully we were welcome elsewhere.
After that we researched carefully on the internet where we could stay.
And we ended up at the Brown Palace in Downtown Denver.
It is a grand old lady of the hotels in Denver and they treated us, and our dog like royalty.
Harley watching the news of Irma  from the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO

We got to catch up with old friends, all the while monitoring the progress of Irma up
our home state.  Luckily for us, the news was good and on Tuesday morning we
set out for home.  The first day we drove 800 miles, the second 650 and the last day 
we drove 400.  Now that is haulin'.
We are home,  and it is intact!
We are so thankful!

Before we left I was working on this 

The idea came from a wire sculpture in one of the homes I sold this last year.

We will get back to normal today.
Wishing you all a happy PPF!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Collage play

The past few weeks I have been playing with collage.
I was delighted to find that my road map book had so many different colors of maps
for this family out enjoying the beach.

After lunch with art friends, we decided we should all pursue our own peace
in our artwork.  This is "the same...but different"   My take on our world population.

This is another take on the same theme.
I must say I wish each of us could somehow make a difference.  It seems
that our environment is so angry and hostile.  The press contributes to it all.
I don't know anyone in the press but wonder if they are as nasty and mean spirited as they sound.
That is my rant for the day.
Have a good one and Happy PPF