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Shooting for Fabric and Fun

It is a given I love the outdoors as well as trying my best to capture it in photos.  I will begin tomorrow trying to capture what I see with my watercolors.  I am hoping for loose works that are pleasing enough for the judges at NHAA here in Portsmouth who are holding a Paint Out this weekend.  Never having painted a scene from outside or photos well except for that one of my dog the border collie,  it has all poured out from within now some time for fun!  It will be in the 90’s so I will bring squirt bottles to keep my paper wet.  Some for me too.  I will probably find a garden with shade but paint the tree 🙂

Photography is another thing I challenge myself with like getting up close with a totally wrong lens and never using a tripod maybe I should start using one and work towards getting lenses to do what I want.

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Have a great weekend

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My Town Wants To Share My Watercolor

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Now to go through them and mat and frame a selection showing my take on this medium.
Scary but fun and so blessed they want to show off my pieces this one has yet to be done more to give you an idea as I am still learning as I enter my 3 rd year of Watercolor.

This is another I am working on

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Off to cut mats and fit paintings with particular frames.  I am excited but scared but so looking forward to demonstrating watercolor at my reception.

Have a great day everyone!

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We Laid Them To Rest

Yesterday we traveled through the snow to lay our parents to rest.  Dad gone since 2005 and Mom this past Thanksgiving it was time to join them just 5 days after what would have been their 64th wedding anniversary. They gave dad a service for the time he spent serving America during the Korean War.  Taps was performed beautifully on a snowy day on Cape Cod.  This National Cemetery is so beautiful and well taken care of. All men and woman who serve their country should be laid to rest in the same way.

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The Cape was beautiful yesterday but today you will see it buried on your local news stations.  We have about 2″ here in NH. and lots of ice underneath  as we have gravel driveways.

I also added a piece of artwork into the B&W Theme Show at #seacoastartistassociation in #exeternh

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Titled “Home”
Watercolor on 140cp

Have a great upcoming week and stay safe out there!

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Doing What Mom Asked

I have been painting and I helped the gallery decorate a tree for them that they gave to a local charity.

I want to call my mom many times during the day and remember there is no longer a reason to pick up my phone, I just look up instead.

Here it is the 12th of December and our first real snow is falling yes it looks pretty but it will be a mess to move to make it safe underfoot.  JT will love being out with me as I clear pathways and wait for me to throw her a snowball.

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The tree above was adorned with the members of the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter NH and sold for over $200.00 which went to the charity for children locally.

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I had a wonderful time at the 2 craft fairs I set upadobephotoshopexpress_15e2575b8e184cc480e64374f0804edb for and made so many sales I was shocked.
Really thought I was on Candid Camera lol
I offered cards like the scene above far from a traditional Christmas card but they loved them.

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My girl is hurting and getting old but I was determined to let her see her favorite spot before we were in the depths of winter, buried by snow.  She was so happy which filled our hearts as well.

Merry Christmas to you all and Happy Holidays to those who celebrate a different one.
Stay safe

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The Season Will End Soon

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The season will end soon enough for these beauties as the drought has been rough on the land and my well.

Mom started Chemo yesterday so far so good but I am just trying to keep the faith.

I was invited to show my Watercolors last Wednesday in Dover NH and will again this Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Myrtle Street Gallery on the sidewalk outside of the Chop House come by if you are in the area.  Mine is a starving artist sale very inexpensive art so I can continue to paint.

My town celebrated it’s 275th Birthday with a day long celebration so much fun after working on committee for almost 2 years.

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We even ended the night with our very own Fireworks show.

I am joining a friend on Tuesday and we will paint our dogs well I should say attempt to results here if it looks something like JT.

Hope you are all doing OK I will see if I can find you on my WP Reader.

Good night

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It Must Be Spring!

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The temps will soar today to 80 so getting out quickly to make the remaining boxes to be added to my garden so when I shop at Friday and Sat. plant sales I will have a place to add all my beauties.

Do you grow your own food?  I am so excited it has been three long years since we tilled the earth and dropped in a seed yes being organic is harder but what is the point of eating things not good for you.

I have spinach to go in as well as lettuce and swiss chard that are a month late along with peas due to all the frosts and freezes we had.  I will not complain about working out with black flies to get it in now as so many places right now have it so bad with our world’s weather.

After the work is complete today I will try to scrub my filthy hands and pop into the Seacoast Artist Association for a class Doris Rice is having on spring blossoms as the sit on branches.  I will take a Forsythia branch as well as a branch section with just opening Apple Blossoms on it and maybe a Lilac too, it should be fun last week it was beach with small shoreline birds.  I do love Watercolor and I will sleep like a baby after working hard all day with my boyfriend and then painting always drains me but in a good way.

Stay safe out there and find something you love doing and make time for YOU I love this new me 🙂

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Happy Mother’s Day

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Our area went from warm and wonderful to rainy and raw day after day but with Alberta CA sections burning up as well as other places here and abroad I have very little really to complain about.

This is my Bleeding Heart that sits facing the east in my yard wonder if she would like just a tad more light. 🙂  I know I would

I have still been at it with Watercolors but not at such a breakneck speed now I think and mix color with clear intent and try to catch a couple of lessons a month but with art gallery having their grand opening and a few shows I entered in their Theme Show format I am doing a little more photography infact joined a meetup group right above studio to join in on some challenges as it is a low key group that seems willing to share ideas on sharing your shot in a better light as well as places to meet up and shoot like they just had a meetup at a Steampunk gathering.  I have not done any of that yet but just entered my 3 shots for this month “Body Parts”  I will not bore you with photos but will tell you I had one of my bare foot in the freshly tilled soil of my organic garden yes my feet were clean but frozen by the time I was done working, JT my Border Collie most of you know from photos and stories of course had a spot this time a close of her beautiful eye how I love this dog now turning a year older today I swear I do not know where the time went.  The third shot I took was of my boyfriends 1950’s truck then I did some wild processing on photo just so they would be all different and not boring like my Birthday ride oceans scenes I shared with them last month for “Power”  has the sea has a hold on me, that lighthouse will be above where my ashes are spread and the force of a wave is anything but weak but you know where my head is at most days.

I will try to get more photography printed and hung in local shows and online they sell well enough to pay for my painting supplies so others must like the plain simple beauty of what is.

Hope you are all doing OK I am off to read some of your blogs have a wonderful week!

OH I forgot I took a night with a friend and tried Acrylic photo latter

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Wanting to Send Peace On Earth To You Please Spread it around.

I want to wish all of you who celebrate the birth of Christ at this time each year, a very Merry Christmas.  To all those who follow another religion may you find Peace On Earth in your daily travels.

Here is what I painted for my Mom, now today in between all the cooking I will try to mat it as well as frame it for her.

What are you doing to celebrate?
Can you believe here in New England we will be enjoying spring and even close to summertime temps.  You know each day winter stays away I am a happy lady not having to shovel the roof but reality shall arrive soon I am sure as you have all had some horrible weather to deal with.  Stay safe as you gather with loved ones and I will see you in the New Year!

Peace to all of you
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Making Christmas Cards

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Heading out for some inspiration but wanted to share what I have been working on while I await my boyfriends surgery on the 14th.  Please say a little prayer he will come out of this OK  He has blocked Corroded arteries(neck) he doesn’t smoke but has type 2 diabetes and loves French Fries 😦  I am hoping when he writes out his power of attorney to me as well as a will this week it becomes real and he changes his diet 🙂

So I paint now to de-stress

Hugs and Love

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First week of June is gone

Just finished catching up with over 300 more blog posts 🙂  I am trying but life seems to keep me from doing what I love to do a lot of the time so trying to relax and enjoy a nice Sunday night with all your pretty words and pictures.  WOW so many and I thought I was prolific 🙂

We are all fine yes even Mom though she is causing us to turn grey and I have none!  She is independent I know that doesn’t surprise any of you who know who I am.  She has a list though of things she can do and a bigger list of NO GO!  seems she has lost them in her hurry to get strong for us. 

Reality is no setting in watching my Mom age is not going to be easy for me not saying it should be but if only she would just kick back and relax so we can 😦  she says she will just scrape this one off really is that how cancer is remove last piece took 8 stitches 😦  Where your sunscreen!  I bought my first bottle in a lifetime and being blonde blue eyed you know I was looking for trouble maybe she can scrape away wrinkles too 🙂

I have painted and planted in between time with Mom some photos too if you follow me on Facebook or G+ I am sure you have seen them as I post easy from phone for family and friends to see but I will add a couple here for you to see 🙂

Hope you are all well

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Now the next one is of my cat who is 13 I think she is pretending to be TAKE OUT!  I brought this box home with some annuals and she sleeps in it all the time we are out side 🙂

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I will take her cat the same age as mine to the vet tomorrow after I take mine first thing in AM mine comes outside with us and hers got just Mother’s day on a leash though now he is always trying to get outside we created a MONSTER 🙂

JT hates summer being Black and all so we play in early morning outside and evening what’s one more bite mark on me.  I have had over 40 ticks and my man the same but the dog had one and the cat 4 looks like we should try Frontline too!  I even had to take a one time dose for tick bites.  The lawn has been mowed 5 times so far and really just to keep the Lyme carrying ticks at bay. 

I saw a few butterflies whip through the yard but not enough in bloom to keep them here lots of rain and cool temps till this week has stalled things a bit.

The yard is filling in nicely,  birds  are loving the place and all the food the bears have left for them to devour

They found more cancer on my face last week really I am the one finding them anyone need a free cancer screening for basil cell 😦

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May 16 Already

Hi everyone! Can you believe it is already mid May I want to stop the clock now days are going to fast! I have had so many things going on as you know so I wanted to let you know things truly are a little better. Mom was removed from hospital and they found a bed in a rehabilitation place for her to get help with horrid pain and get her on her feet to recovery. Pain is a life changer if you have dealt with it you know what I mean some days you just don’t think life is worth living and we are grateful she now does. I have not really been close to my brother since Dad died he went his way in sadness and me in mine but on Mother’s Day we had a great one! He even snuck in our Mom’s cat which I swear was the turn around in her sadness that and we laughed together for 4 hours it really is the best medicine isn’t it.
I did not ask if I could make them famous with adding their photos here so I won’t but they are just what my heart needed. I am so blessed and grateful for all the prayers said.

The yard is coming back slowly but surly after one nasty winter. I have mowed one section the part down alongside the river twice already. The bears are causing a ruckus up and down the roads in the area I call home. The birds are full of the sweetest sounds. You can not help but feel joy when sounds of nature fill you head from sun up till sun down.

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Why do I paint the house lol for them to move in I guess.  I am happy they love my place just wish they were not so messy 🙂

Yes I am still taking photos but I have been painting up a storm as well, no surprise for you all I am sure :).
I received a message from a friend that she wanted to commission me for a piece of Artwork. I laughed and said “I am no artist” I am just chilling 🙂 She insisted she wanted me to do a painting with just two trees with a lively background so I whipped out 2 watercolors for her to choose from. They are for her granddaughter’s 2 nd birthday she is creating an art collection for her. With each passing birthday she will acquire a work of art depicting the age she will be in the subject matter. This will not be an easy thing in my eyes to pull off after 5 🙂 so this year being 2 she wanted two trees from me. I did them on 11×15 in the vertical way on 140lb paper. I will let you see.

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Now for the finished products I think lol she better come quick!
It was stressful to make something for someone personal but I am sure in time I can relax more and just do my thing.

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I thank you for the follows and hope you have a wonderful weekend!  It will rain here damn I wish I could send it west to put out all the fires but since I can’t I will clean the house, paint and see Mom.