It has been a long 8 months but the house is finally almost done. We have been working hard on the house. The next step is the studio. It looks like the yard and the studio are finally becoming a priority. The inside of the house only requires vanities and to finish the flooring. There… Continue reading The house is almost finished and soon the studio will be to.
My husband has been transferred and so the next adventure will be packing the house, storing the stuff for the house and the studio until we find the perfect place. So in January we began. After four weeks of packing both the house and the RV, we moved into the RV and headed for Louisiana,… Continue reading The Studio and my home have moved.
This morning I went to Mass just like every Sunday morning but today was an anniversary. An anniversary of an attack on America; 9-11. My memories of that day are not as dramatic as many but I do have them. I left my home before the first plane hit and got to work just before… Continue reading 9-11 Fifteen years
Four months ago, my husband was transferred from Georgia to Louisiana and we began a new adventure in house hunting. And today we finally signed the paperwork for the loan and the new house. We purchased a Creole French Acadian house built in 1945 in South Louisiana. I love old houses for several reasons. First of… Continue reading WE’RE HOME, well almost.
The traveling art studio’s first journey as an art studio began Monday. We traveled to Louisiana to bring paintings to sell in a gallery and to bring my mother in law back to the house for pecan season. My mother in law’s favorite thing to do in the fall is to pick pecans. And there are… Continue reading Artists’ Galleries de Juneau
Today is the first day of Spring and I am so glad it is here. I just finished planting 3 more thornless blackberry bushes. I spent the week weeding and working my herb garden. I planted some thyme, Mexican tarragon and peppermint plants. I also planted quite a few seeds. Playing in the dirt is… Continue reading Happy gardening and Happy Spring!!!
One of the pitfalls and blessings of being an artist is zero to little money coming in. I am very blessed. My husband is employed and despite having an art degree and several years experience of graphic design, I haven’t been continually employed over the last 5 years. So celebrations are usually limited to food… Continue reading How to make a free(almost) advent wreath
I am sitting here in the middle of North Carolina in a town that has one stop light and one blinking light and wishing that this cafe was in my present town. I am over a thousand miles from Moultrie and am on WI-FI, eating a monster piece of carrot cake, very good carrot cake… Continue reading The Bailey Cafe
Just spent a wonderful weekend at the Thomasville, Ga Rose Festival painting in a Plein Air Paint Out. The Wiregrass Gallery in Thomasville, GA and The Accidental Gallery in Boston, GA sponsored a three day, four site plein air competition with 20 artists. I participated in it mostly for the night painting session and this… Continue reading Rose Festival Paint Out
Good News: Day is home, he went fishing today. Bad news: He is furloughed. We officially have NO INCOME. After 5 years of partial employment for me and presently I am unemployed. I cannot collect unemployment insurance, been unemployed too long. I cannot find a job, not even part time, so I have no income. … Continue reading Good news, bad news