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"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."

Peonies in  Glass,  Oil on 6"x8" Linen Panel
I hope your Autumn has been a lovely one and that winter plans are going smoothly.
As most likely it is for you, things have been busy and just when I am ready for a break something happens that puts a wrench in my plans. This time it was a strange damage to my wrist along bruising to my arm, which I am still not sure how I did it, but my thoughts are that it was all due to my raging war on the squirrels. I've been waiting to plant Rembrandt tulips, but every time I plant them, the bulbs are enjoyed instead by the squirrels. So, I purchase metal netting that was denser and stronger than chicken wire. So, I had to cut out the pieces, pull wire out in some places to form holes, so the plants would peak out of them and fold them down on the sides. I remember my hand hurting then, but I finished the job. A couple of days later, I started to feel the pain and the bruises started moving along the side of my arm. YUCK! It feels much better now and I am able to sit and paint without much pain. Arg those squirrels. :)

This wrench to my plans made me slow down and take a much needed break- a time to reflect, read, enjoy a few movies and just be. It was lovely.
I am so thankful for all your support and encouragement. You've helped made my year feel very successful.
I am starting a few paintings at $25.99 as my late "Black Friday".
Bittersweet with Chestnut,  Oil on 4"x6" Linen Panel
Click here to bid.
Hero in Black,  Oil on 4"x6" Linen Panel


  1. Bonsoir,

    Merci pour l'ensemble de ces belles oeuvres... Très joli travail.
    Gros bisous ♡

    1. Thank you for such wonderful words and for the kind visit to my blog. I hope you will visit again. Hugs. Carolina

  2. Replies
    1. Oh, thank you, and many wonderful wishes to you and yours. XXXXXX Carolina

  3. Your language is beautiful and your words so kind. Thank you for sharing both with me. Hugs, Carolina


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