That guest room is starting to look real good


Hikers Boards Near Pandapas Original 40 x 30″ oil painting $2430

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Last night I woke up every hour. The bad thing is, I woke up every hour. The good thing is I went back to sleep right after waking up.

Hubby is having more digestive problems so he had to get up four times. Of course, I did not wake up four times between 11:00 and 7:00. I woke up eight times.

Not sure what the problem is but the guest room is starting to look good until Clyde gets better.

He is going to check with the doctor today to see if still needs to be on iron pills.

Oh well. Always a lot to be thankful for.

Please check out my latest short on Youtube! Lots of views.

Prints on Zazzle. Here is Fall on the New River on a magnet

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Amazing what you can get done if you just do it


Hikers Boards Near Pandapas Original 40 x 30″ oil painting $2430

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Wall Art Prints and prints on other items available with link

Finally organized my huge collection of VHS and DVD movies. As I have said before my tastes are not typical so a lot of my VHS movies are not available to stream or in DVD format. Many of my DVD movies are also not available.

My collection is very important to me. I love all the arts and get so much out of good productions. I have read many books after seeing the movie version which is a great experience.

I always think the book is better but I still like the movie and movies can offer a lot to the viewer that a book can’t offer so it is a win win to see the movie and read the book.

Anyway, I don’t have to look for any now that they are all in order on a shelf and in a cabinet that has the VHS TV on top.

Now on to another chore.

Prints on Zazzle. Here is Fall on the New River on a magnet

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New Painting will be started today!


View from Bridge at Wildwood Park Original 40″ x 30″ oil painting $2480

Kind of at a loss for words today but I will be starting my large painting today! Yea!

Finally have the board prepared and the file I want to work with. My files are my sketches. The paintings are a creative elaboration of them.

As I have said, Photorealism is not for me and I don’t like plein air. The light is constantly changing and well meaning people that are just interested in the process make it very difficult to concentrate.

Anyway, looking forward to getting my chores done and starting a new large work!

Prints on Zazzle. Here is Richmond on the James on a Ceramic ornament

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Lots of great files of the New River


Bisset Park Rapids Original acrylic painting SOLD

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So behind in my paintings but I will get to the Claytor lake ones soon. Yesterday I got a lot of great files of the New River with fall colors that I want to turn into expressive paintings after the Claytor lake ones.

I need to order more paint from Utrecht. I mostly order their Gamblin oil paint which is very expensive and a better grade than Utrecht. On my last order I thought I included the blue I use a lot of and the other day I saw that I had not ordered it so have to get some more.

Some days I wish I had stayed in the traditional very thin to thick handling of paint. The paint lasts such a long time but now I am not happy unless I paint thin to very thick impasto layers.

The one in the Youtube at the bottom has a strong visible topography. I am very pleased with it.

Prints on Zazzle. Here is Richmond on the James on a Ceramic ornament

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The New River is calling!


Fall on the New River Original soft pastel painting Sold

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Such a beautiful day so I am going to grab my hubby and walk on the trails at the gorgeous New River.

So great to live so close to such a beautiful sight. Cheers!

Prints on Zazzle. Here is Richmond on the James on a Ceramic ornament

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Glad I am not the only one


Morning Color Dance Original 24″ x 18″ oil pastel painting SOLD

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With age comes senior moments. I am amazed at how I can’t get a famous name out at times. I was talking with a friend at church about our representative in the House and could not remember his name. She couldn’t either!

We are close to the same age and we both were up against a senior moment wall. I will never forget talking to a Journalism Major at Radford University about William Randolph Hearst and could not for the life of me remember the movie that Orson Welles made about his life.

Citizen Kane is only one of the most famous movies ever. Oh well, I am fighting aging problems as best as I can so I just have to try to laugh over these moments.

The problem is they are not funny.

Prints on Zazzle. Here is Beach Houses at Pawleys Island on a Ceramic ornament

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Feeling Down Today


Sunset on the New River Original 9″ x 7″ oil painting $250.00

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We all get down at times and today is one of those days for me.

Not going to get into any details. Just going to get busy and appreciate all that I have and try not think about what is making me sad.

All anyone really has is a limited amount of time so I am going to try not to waste it.

Prints on Zazzle. Here is Beach Houses at Pawleys Island on a Ceramic ornament

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Selective Food Poisoning


Poppies and Lace Original 40″ x 30″ Oil painting $2480

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Last night I thought I was in trouble with my stomach. We all ate the same meal but one of my pieces of tomato tasted a little off.

I felt quite ill for hours but I guess my stomach acid took care of it. So glad! You never know about food.

One time I had a piece of cantaloupe that seemed fine but was quite sick an hour later. I never eat rare meat. I am probably too cautious but better safe than sorry.

Here’s to a feel good day!

Prints on Zazzle. Here is Richmond on the James on a Ceramic ornament

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It must be a practice session


White Pine Sunset Original 24″ x 18″ Oil painting $1296

My husband is still recovering from surgery even though it has been three months since the procedure. He is improving but still has to get up three to five times at night so he takes a nap in the afternoons.

There is so much work going on right now in our neighborhood. One neighbor is resurfacing his driveway and another is cutting down trees.

Today the noise started very early. I told Clyde they must be practicing for a real loud session when you try for a nap. LOL!

Cheers on a beautiful Tuesday. Please check out my latest Demo Youtube.

Prints on Zazzle. Here is Richmond on the James on a Ceramic ornament

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Messed up Messenger


New River Trestle Original 40″ x 30″ Oil painting $2480

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Don’t know if it is my computer or Facebook messenger but when I type out a message it stops at one point and the whole message sinks down so I can’t see it.

After a little while I can get it back. So easy to make errors when this happens.

We will be hooking up a new one soon and I hope it does not computer challenge me too much. Cheers on a pretty Monday!

Prints on Zazzle. Here is Richmond on the James on a Ceramic ornament

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