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Let us have a complete restoration of America!!
***PLEASE don't pave one more beautiful pasture,
***PLEASE don't cut down one more tree,
***PLEASE don't build another building,
S T O P . . . U R B A N . . . S P R A W L *** S A V E ... O U R ... L A N D ! !

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rocky Coast

This is REALLY different for me! I purchased a couple of 12"x12" Ampersand Pastelbords a last week because I've never tried a square format before. It was a bunch of fun!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Next Train to Georgia - Finished!

Here is the final of this painting. Hope you all like it!! This the frame that will be used.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Next Train to Georgia (WIP)

Definately not finished, as you can see by the sky. Just wanted to share.

8"x15" on Uart 500 bonded to gatorboard.

I was at the frame shop the other day and they have a gorgeous frame in the bargain bin. The moulding was made in Italy and because they only had a little bit left, they made this 8"x15" frame.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Our precious animals

Thank you all for your kind comments!
I have an update on Sally. Her blood work came back late this afternoon and she has diabetes. The reason she is having a hard time walking with her back legs is because she has diabetic neuropathy, a condition caused by the diabetes. After the ulcers in her mouth are cleared up with antibiotics, then she will be put on a special diet and will be given insulin, pill form, and she should be feeling better soon. I'm hoping also (through all the research I've been doing about this) that she will be walking better soon also. Though there is no way of knowing if getting the diabetes under control will help her back legs. She isn't in any pain, except for the ulcers in her mouth and that will be gone soon. All we can do now is pray and hope for the best.
Thank you for caring!

I'm so stressed! One of my cats (Sally, above) is very ill. It just came on suddenly and I'm scared to death. She's 11 and has never been sick a day in her life. We took her to the vet earlier in the week because she was having trouble walking on her hind legs. Instead of walking up on her toes, she is walking down on her elbows and hopping around like a rabbit. So, the vet checked her out and sent her home thinking it was just arthritis. She was eating and drinking fine so he didn't do any blood work.

Wednesday she started drooling and can't eat or drink, but she wants to. She started sitting in the shower after we took showers. And, there is a terrible smell coming from her mouth. He looked in her mouth and there are ulcers all over her tongue. He is doing the blood work now and will call me later with the results.

My cats are my babies. Our world revolves around our animals. I'm so scared. We lost 2 of our cats last year. One had hyperthyroidism and passed away and the other just disappeared one day.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Busy busy busy

It's been such a busy time. I had 2 workshops back to back and then this past Sunday Bob and I drove up to Port Clinton, Ohio to pick up a custom made trailer for the 1955 Lonestar boat Bob is restoring.

Time to get back to my studio! There is a painting I'm planning and it's going to be a big one 24"x36". The Ampersand Pastelbords are on their way from Dick Blick and should be here in a couple of days.

Headed to the Hays Frame Shop to pick up the frame and museum glass for Eastern Shore Marsh II tomorrow (after the dentist) and will get that framed and ready to go to the Lookout Mountain Gallery.

After that I'm headed to my studio Friday, Saturday is plein air painting with Linda Kerlin, Sunday will be back to my studio.

Busy busy busy!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Eastern Shore Marsh II

This is the 2nd version of this painting, by request (the first one sold).

11"x14" on Ampersand Pastelbord

Saturday, October 3, 2009


I just got back from my workshop in Paducah, KY and have to say it was absolutely wonderful. The students produced the most incredible landscapes!!