Tuesday, February 14, 2017



On Friday Nicolas was released from LeBonheur Children's Hospital. Antibiotics had cleared an infection that was located in a vertebra of his back.  Prayers had been answered.

This morning as Corkey and I were having coffee and reading the newspaper, we had a lovely surprise. Three boys wearing smiles came by before school - Gunner, Nicolas, and Lucas. They had tulips for me and candy for Corkey. They also gave us the best hugs.

Corkey liked the simple homemade valentine I had placed on his desk. It was two red hearts glued together with a message in the center. The words I had cut  from a recent cartoon strip.

your heart and my heart
are very, very old friends

We are thankful and happy to be together. In spite of aches and pains we have, we count our blessings that we also have each other.

Hope your day is filled with



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hoping and Praying

Our sweet grandson Nicolas was taken to LeBonheur yesterday. He has been running a fever for five days. He is having tests to determine the reason for his pain.
His beautiful smile

Nicolas is high up on the top floor.

Memphis is blessed to have LeBonheur and St. Jude.

When you have a loved one sick, your world changes fast.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Yipes, it's February!


 A little borrowed sketch by me
The real artist had drawn the cutest side ponytail on the girl with sunglasses.  

This bookmark was included in a card.
I have many bookmarks that were lovely gifts from students and friends.
They are made from different materials - 
 paper, leather, needlework, fabric, and metal.


It was good to be back in my favorite space today.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Staying in the Moment

Doing art is one of my favorite ways to accomplish that.
It allows you to forget about the past and not think of the future.
You just paint and forget your troubles.



I've even found a few places for my abstract art inside the house.

Maybe one day I will get the nerve to put a price on pieces and try to sell them.
Meanwhile I just enjoy them myself.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Relaxing time in the "studio" gave me a chance to finish tag sets.

A visit to Plantation Antiques allowed me to check on my booth and others.
I found two brass objects.


I liked the little brass frog because it opens up. He's the newest member of the windowsill group.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Out of Practice

Creating is something that should be done every day. My attempts were feeble today, but it felt good to work with paint, paper, and scissors.

May use those letters yet in a piece of art.
ART is a way to unwind.

This is a copy of an illustration I saw somewhere.
Sending LOVE out into the world is a good thing.
Such a simple drawing that speaks volumes.

I enjoyed doodling on the last page of my art journal notebook.
Titled "Dreamland 2017"

When three-year-old Chloe was here at Christmas, 
she said, "Grams, this is you." Glad she drew me smiling.

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Maybe now that snow and bitter cold are gone, I can get back to a regular routine. I have put off exercising, decluttering, organizing, and lots more. My energy has been low, and my moods have been melancholy. In other words, I have become lazy.

The interiors of our house are back to normal. Figurines are once again on the top of the bookcase.

Every day look of the mantel and hearth is back.

The hutch has its usual appearance. 

This is our favorite area in the evening. 

My plan is to maintain a better schedule in the weeks ahead.

Easier said than done.


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