Happy Halloween

Guess it's getting near dark on the right coast. Hope everyone is ready for the trick or treaters. We don't get them at our house because we live out from the city proper. The first Halloween in this house we got one kid who came up on an ATV with his dad. So I'm not a big Halloween person. I might carve the pumpkin I bought, or not.
My son Shawn is going to a party tonight, dressed as Frankenstein. I get to do his make up. Then hubby and I will go to our church to help with the "Harvest Festival". Games and candy for the kids. It's always a big turnout.
Have fun everyone. Be safe.



Something different from me.

This is really not my style, but I had fun making it. People were so stern back then. Guess life was so difficult that they didn't have much to smile about. I'm sure glad somethings have gotten easier.

Yesterday my hubby and I went for a bike ride down by the beach. A place called Morro Bay. We rode about 10 miles. I couldn't make it up 2 hills, and had to get off and push. But we had a great time, and the weather was gorgeous.

Hope you all had a good week end.
ps please read the post below.

A very lovely gift

On Wed. I recieved a package in the mail from Sandy at "Bits and Pieces". Sandy
celebrated her 200th post with a give away that I was fortunate enough to win. These are the treasures she sent me.
Beautiful handmade tags, a really sweet gilded frame with the message: "Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly."
And this little gold stand that holds a postcard size picture. I've never seen one like it. A candle, an leaf dish, some Martha Steward ribbon, and some cardstock. A little birds nest and a glass flower vase.
Thank you so much Sandy. You are very generous. Keep blogging.

Many blessing


I can create

There is too much stress in the world. I want to retire and play in my studio ALL DAY LONG. I agree with Susan, to be able to do art "uninterrupted." How fun would that be.
But not today. Although I did manage to finish these two pieces. In between laundry grocery shopping, and therapy. This was my day off.
I know I'm not alone. I hear it in so many blogs. We are just too busy. But thank God for art. The ability to create. There is nothing so satisfying to me.

My sweet husband bought me a bicycle. It's awesome. We rode together last weekend. I haven't been on a bike in (well we won't say how many years). I was a little wobbly, but managed to finish the ride with no broken bones. I'll be out this week end as well. It's good for the spirit.

Have a good one you lovely ladies.



mixed bag

Today has been a mixed bag of ups and downs. I won a blog give away from Sandy at
"Bits and Pieces". Thank you Sandy, I'm very excited about this. Sandy is a very sweet lady living in Tenn. Her blog is from the heart. A genuine person.

We have had some good rain the last couple of days, record levels to be sure. So needed here. But it's moving on, and we will be back to 80's next week. I'm sad to see it go, I so love the sound, and the smell of rain.

I have a request. I hope it's not too much to ask. My sister Renee has been diagnosed with a brain mass. She needs prayer. So if you pray, could you send one out for her, and for me. Renee is my only sister. Our hearts are heavy tonight.
I know that it's a risk sharing personal things on a blog, but I like to keep things real. That's all I will say.



It snowed on my summer vacation,hahhahahaha, you laugh. This was Mt. Hood. No kidding,there was at least four inches. We drove up there from Bend. We lasted 3 nights in the tent, then it turned cold and rainy. We are not as tough as we thought we were. The rest of the trip was awesome. Portland is great, went to the Japanese Garden, awesome. Saw a play, awesome. Shopped, ate, and did the tourist thing.
Hope you all are well. I see you all have stayed busy. I didn't get any painting or collaging done, but that's ok. It was a good time. It's nice to be home.


Garden angel

Garden angel