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Western Adventure – Day 9

It’s a pretty, boring post today. It was the first day of the Peggy Judy workshop and I forgot to take pictures of the paintings I worked on. You’ll have to settle for a few photos of the scenery nearby. I’ve all but decided to skip the Moab/Arches/Canyonland leg of the journey. Word is that there isn’t a lot of…

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Prepped, prepared, and pending

I’m on the verge (four sleeps, but who’s counting) of leaving on vacation. I’ve spend the weekend cleaning the car out and re-setting for “trip mode.” I’ve made lists and begun to pack what I can. I’ve been browsing sites to see if something better could be along the route. And frankly, I’ve driven myself nuts. I’m thoroughly sick of…

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Health, Painting

Some days you gotta rest

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I am not having the best health season. Tuesday I broke down and WENT to see the doctor. While he was very sympathetic and listened to my concerns, the diagnosis is a severe asthma flare up. I don’t know, and it doesn’t matter, if it was allergies, the COVID shots, a sinus…

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Preparing for “there”

You know how they say that bad things happen in threes? Let me tell you a story and you can tell me if you think I’m done. Monday I received a notice from the Oregon Unemployment Department (more about this later) that I had an unemployment claim in. Someone is using my information to try to scan unemployment. Much form…

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I feel ya’

I had a pretty productive week on the painting front. Not because I was disciplined or anything like that. But I did get a little surge of inspiration. Inspiration 1 On Tuesday, a work friend (I work with awesome people) put on Facebook that she had to say good bye to her heart horse, Smoke, at 32 years old (this…

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Overloaded with thoughts

I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up. ~ Erma Bombeck As you might infer from the title, I have a lot on my mind. Some of it is relevant, most is not. But I…

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A smorgasbord of art

A few of you may have noticed that I didn’t post last week. My intentions were good, and it certainly wasn’t from any lack of inspiration. Time was the limiting factor. Today, I still have a lot to do, so this post will have a random flavor that’s necessary to recap that last two weeks. Thursday – April 8 After…

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No story

I have done many things this weekend, some productive, some less so. Early into the weekend, I figured out that creating a complicated painting was not going to be one of them. I just didn’t have it in me to tell a big story. Fortunately, I was able to use some of my Roaring 20’s challenges for April to get…

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foozled

Foozle: [ foo-zuhl ] verb (used with or without object) – to bungle; play clumsily. Trying to come up with a way to start this blog post, I was looking at the various dictionary/thesaurus sites and came across this word in a prior “word of the day” entry. Not only is it a good word, fun to say, I think it’s…

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