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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
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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. Olá amiga, hoje quero agradecer a Deus pelo dom da sua vida, e desejar a você e sua família
    um feliz e santo Natal, cheio de saúde e alegria!!!
    Que seu coração esteja preparado para receber o Menino Deus!!!
    Um grande abraço, Marie.

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

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


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