Sounds like a Wounded Buffalo


Memphis Reflections Original 12″ x 9″ Acrylic Painting $246

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I can’t believe the weird noises my new washer makes. I don’t really know what a wounded buffalo slogging through water sounds like but it is probably like these sounds.

I have never heard a washing machine sound like water is sloshing back and forth. The little song at the end is cute but I wish it were quieter when it is working.

That sloshing water reminds me that I am not going to get a chance to go to the lake today. Too much to do and my arm hurts from a Covid booster.

Oh well. Maybe tomorrow or Sunday.

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Don’t see a difference in the two positions


Lighting the Way Original Tempera Painting NFS

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On Facebook I keep seeing posts about the right way to hang toilet paper on the dispenser. Some of the people that put up these posts are outraged that people would hang it with the paper coming from underneath the roll.

I never have paid any attention to which way I hang it. Doesn’t matter to me. I decided to hang it the so called “right way” and I just don’t see the advantage at all.

Wow. You know I am really desperate for something to say here when I talk about toilet paper.

On well. Onward and upward to all my computer work. Hope everyone has a great dispute free day.

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The Recycling Bin is in for a Shock


Radford Library Butterfly Garden Original 15″ x 25″ Tempera Painting $952

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I have two huge garbage bags full of plastic bags. Why do I have two huge garbage bags full of plastic bags? Years ago I was faithfully recycling them at the grocery store then one day a young neighbor told me the manager always told him to take them out back and put them in the dumpster.

Well, that store is no longer around. Yesterday when I said I didn’t want a plastic bag for a couple of items I mentioned the problem with collecting too many. The cashier said she would show me where I can recycle them in the store. I politely asked her is she was sure they would be recycled and told her about my young friend.

She was sure and asked another employee if they were indeed recycled. He said a truck comes and picks them up. Well, I am tired of all these bags so I am going to trust this store to do the right thing.

Those recycle bins will not know what hit them. I guess I better not take them all in at once.

Cheers on a beautiful Wednesday and please check out my latest painting demo below.

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Even a Baboon needs a trim Sometimes


Bisset Park Original Soft Pastel Painting

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Hubby is definitely doing better. I have been trimming his hair and beard. He was going to try to go to church so I wanted to trim him Saturday.

He said you don’t want me to look like a baboon in front of others. I told him that even a baboon needs a trim sometimes. Ask Mrs. Baboon.

He didn’t make it to church after all and he does not look like a baboon. He is very handsome.

Cheers on another beautiful day. Clyde is getting outside to check out the insects on some native plants nearby. The naturalist is back to work.

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Monday, Monday – What a Stinker


View From Bridge at Wildwood Park 40″ x 30″ Oil Painting $2480

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I work every day of the week at making and promoting my artwork. I also have a lot of housework, piano practice, and care giver work for an ailing husband who is definitely on the mend.

One day is the same as the next to me but today sure had a bad start. I won’t go over the first problem since it involves someone that would rather not be mentioned here but the second one was a doozy.

I decided to stock up on all the heavy drinks that I buy so my cart won’t feel like a boulder as I push it up the parking lot hill on Wednesday. All of them are in plastic except for one juice bottle that decided to sneak out of the bag and come crashing down onto the garage floor.

It is amazing how long it takes to get broken glass up. So many big pieces, little slivers, and tiny slivers. Hoping the rest of the day will not be like the Monday Garfield tried to escape.

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Jumping Through Hoops


Sunset on the New River Original 9″ x 7″ Oil Painting $250

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I am determined to get Clyde out to the river but I have so much to do first, so I will get to all of that and just say Cheers on a beautiful Sunday!

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Such a Great Time!


Osprey Evening 10″ x 8″ Oil Painting $168

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I had such a nice time at the lake yesterday. The water was not very cold at all and it was not crowded. I like to go in the mornings. The crowds tend to show up later.

I swam for a while and then just sat in the shallow water and let the tiny waves push me around. I would say I am in my second childhood but I don’t think I ever left the first one.

Probably said that before. The mind has definitely aged. I better get to reading some Spanish and playing that piano. Those activities help to keep the mind going.

Another beautiful Saturday!

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To the Beach!


Claytor Lake Memory 14″ x 11″ Oil Painting $338

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Okay, no ocean but there is sand and a gorgeous lake.

Love swimming there and the great thing about lakes is you never have to worry about sharks so I am on my way in a little while.

My poor hubby is not up to it yet but he will be soon.

Cheers on a beautiful Friday!

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Missing the Beach


Pawleys Pier 14″ x 11″ Acrylic Painting $338

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So glad my husband continues to improve. He did a little too much yesterday and is under strict orders to rest more today. In cases like this I pull rank, old lady in charge.

Anyway, I am determined to get to the lake tomorrow morning. I don’t care how much work I have to do. I will get there and swim in what should be very warm water.

These hot days remind me of former beach days that I cherish. If it weren’t for the extreme shore weather I would love to live near the beach. The mountains are great but I think I could get into some shore life now.

Oh well, back to work so I can get to the lake beach. Cheers on a Friday!

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Flashing Before My Eyes


Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter 24″ x 18″ Acrylic Painting $894

My husband is doing better but is still recovering from his 5.5 month ordeal. So glad he is improving.

Last night I saw a firefly outside our window and it reminded me of how we liked looking at then when we were little. I loved walking barefoot but my Dad insisted we wear shoes to keep from injuring our feet on glass or getting stung, etc.

I remember one time when we visited our grandmother and Dad was not with us. I yanked those shoes off and had a great time running around and looking at fireflies.

Lots of times in movies or TV shows a character will talk about their life flashing before their eyes right before a time when they thought they were going to die.

For some reason my life is always flashing before my eyes, like a photo album on steroids. I don’t know why that is but there are a lot of good memories that I enjoy.

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