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Flippin’ Friday


Things are about to get crazy, we talked about it…  Holidays are right around the corner,  there is no way out!

I’m happy, Christmas has always been my favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.  The decorations, the lights,  the joy that is in the air, and from now on nothing but Christmas music (to get me in the mood, and keep me there).

There are so many other religions, I don’t even know how many.  By no means am I leaving out people who celebrate differently,  it ‘s just that Christmas is the only reference I have.  I have only ever smelled the freshness of pine, and I love it!  Since my family have all grown up, I rely on Holiday music, and my grandchildren to keep me in the mood!  Just finding things on their lists is a project.  Fortunately, the little ones are under control.  It’s the big ones that I need to pay attention to.

There are times I have  difficulty  writing my blog, and times when it just spills out onto the keyboard, and into the computer.  Those are my favorite times.   I’m afraid this isn’t one on them.   With all the busy-ness going on right now, you really can’t depend on me for anything.  I laugh, but it’s true!  Right now I’d forget my head if it weren’t attached.

I hope this video is something you might be interested in…..

Have a great weekend, see you next week!

Thursday Time Out For Art


I found this YouTube video, and you may or may not like the abstract, but the materials used are worth looking at.    I thought you might like a little  demo on how to put together a faux floating frame.  For some reason it looks easier than the real way to make floaters.

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New Way To Clean Oil Brushes


I always wonder if I have cleaned my oil color brushes enough.  So far I’ve been ok, but knowing how to prevent the loss of a good brush is important to me!

This short video is done by Darrell Crow from YouTube.  I never tried cleaning my oil brushes in baby oil, I use Murphy’s Oil Soap.

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Thursday Time Out for Art

Part of my studio, the organized part!

Part of my studio, the organized part!

Is there anything you just can’t live without……..Concerning your craft.  It may be writing, or music, or painting, or cooking.  Each of us has something that they are passionate about.  For me, it’s my art!  And the very thing I love is the very thing that gives me grief.  Do I need to come outside the box more? Probably!

What I can’t live without….. is my art!


Within the thing I love, I have a few things I can’t live without.  An artist  might say it’s gesso, or a particular color. A musician might say, it’s their chosen instrument, or a particular piece of music.  They might even say it’s their creativity that makes them stand out in a crowd.  It really is our own individual creativity that makes us stand out!

I think we could all say, when their muse takes a vacation, they are on vacation also.


IMG_0703What would you say is the one or two things they can’t live without?  Your piano, your journals,  that luscious shade on Indian yellow, or even Marigold?   Marigold is one of my favorites, along with Quinacridone Purple.  Gorgeous!

And still I struggle….

Isn't this color gorgeous?

Isn’t this color gorgeous?

Recently I’ve noticed that I’m all backed up……creatively speaking that is.  I go through this a lot, and I don’t like it, not one little bit!  Maybe I need to go to some galleries, or take a walk on the beach.  We all need energy, and creativity flowing in and out all the time.  I’ve been lazy this summer.  The heat and humidity really took its toll, and I have air conditioning.  Not a good excuse for the Goldie Locks Girl that I am.  Maybe I should say I have had things on my plate, and it wasn’t paint!What is it, and how obsessed are you?

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