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Janie Reading Her Favorite Book

The other day, I was driving in an area that wasn’t familiar to me.  I ended up driving down a street that dead ended through the gates and into a company parking lot.  Before I got that far, I was able to turn into an elementary school parking lot.  As I circled through the drive, I looked up and on …

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Friendship

Friends are hard to find. In a lifetime you get only a few. And when you find them, You always know them by sight and heart alone, You always grow a little bit taller in your soul, And you know you have been blessed just to know them. Ashley Rice   “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” …

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Smooth Sailing at Sunset…

  There is nothing more beautiful than the ocean as the sun begins to set.  Each sunset is a blessing to the eye and the sound of the waves a blessing to the ear. But, the sea is not always calm… nor are our lives… Who quiets the raging oceans? You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and …

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The Launch…

To launch… to start or set in motion…  In the case of a ship, it is a slow, steady, gentle rolling of a ship into the water.  It’s that same gentle rolling of this website that I am anticipating… thanks to Noelle Mena at Designing for the Creative. I can’t say enough about her sweet, creative spirit…. It has been a …

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A Christmas Wish…

A Christmas Wish… It was late at night and the sky was filled with stars. As the shepherds huddled together with their sheep trying to stay warm, an angel appeared to them… filling the sky with bright light. You could see them move even closer together as fear engulfed them. As the angel began to speak, he encouraged the shepherds …

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Beginnings…

2016 for me, will be the ending of a 40+ year chapter of my life and the beginning of a bright new chapter. April 1, I will retire from a 40+ year career as an IT professional. One of the beautiful things about this new beginning is that I will be continuing with my life as a mixed media artist – a label …

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Fearless

Fearless… As we are approaching the end of the year, I am looking back on 2015 as the year of living fearlessly. As 2015 began, I chose the word fearless as my word for the year. I had spent several years of taking art classes… both studio and online. And, I had become a “collector”… of art supplies. My decision …