Category Archives: Holidays

America’s Presidents

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it in this blog, but presidential history is another of my interests. In the past, I’ve referred to it as a hobby, but in some ways that trivializes our nation’s history a bit,

America’s Presidents

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it in this blog, but presidential history is another of my interests. In the past, I’ve referred to it as a hobby, but in some ways that trivializes our nation’s history a bit,

To Have and To Hold

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day today, I thought it would be fun to look at love and romance in the world of art. There have been many famous couples who’ve shared not only a passion for art, but also for

To Have and To Hold

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day today, I thought it would be fun to look at love and romance in the world of art. There have been many famous couples who’ve shared not only a passion for art, but also for

Merry Christmas 2019

I will be taking my usual “holiday hiatus” beginning today. Although I won’t be here blogging each day, I will be painting. When I return I hope I’ll have lots of paintings to show. I hadn’t expected to take my

Merry Christmas 2019

I will be taking my usual “holiday hiatus” beginning today. Although I won’t be here blogging each day, I will be painting. When I return I hope I’ll have lots of paintings to show. I hadn’t expected to take my

We Gather Together

With the Thanksgiving holidays right around the corner, I’ll be taking a short break from blogging. We will be spending time with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as visiting with my older sister. The holidays will entail a little

We Gather Together

With the Thanksgiving holidays right around the corner, I’ll be taking a short break from blogging. We will be spending time with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as visiting with my older sister. The holidays will entail a little

Travels with Woof-Woof

In 1960, author John Steinbeck set off with his dog, Charley, on a 10,000 mile jaunt around America. Two years later, his account was published as Travels with Charley. Our recent trip to Tennessee covered far fewer miles, but we,

Travels with Woof-Woof

In 1960, author John Steinbeck set off with his dog, Charley, on a 10,000 mile jaunt around America. Two years later, his account was published as Travels with Charley. Our recent trip to Tennessee covered far fewer miles, but we,

All the NEWS that’s Fit to PRINT

I recently purchased a 14″ x 17″ newsprint pad, and I’ve been having so much fun with it! I bought it to use as practice paper for both my sumi-e lessons and for learning more about color theory. It wasn’t

All the NEWS that’s Fit to PRINT

I recently purchased a 14″ x 17″ newsprint pad, and I’ve been having so much fun with it! I bought it to use as practice paper for both my sumi-e lessons and for learning more about color theory. It wasn’t

A Craft That Worked — Almost!

Those of you who’ve followed this blog for a while already know that while I might talk about craft projects and even get excited about them, the plain and simple truth is that I’m not a crafty¬†sort of person, and

A Craft That Worked — Almost!

Those of you who’ve followed this blog for a while already know that while I might talk about craft projects and even get excited about them, the plain and simple truth is that I’m not a crafty¬†sort of person, and