Category Archives: Lifestyle

Lifestyle relates to our way of life, choices we make, things we choose to do, and ideas we relate to that influence us

The Ocean

Although I live in and love the Midwest where big skies, wind and sun are abundant, a part of me seeks the salt spray and reflective beauty of being by the sea.  This pastel painting I recently completed is of … Continue reading

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Sedona Morning

This pastel painting came from memory and a photo I took last Spring when visiting the Sedona area for the first time. What a landscape. This particular view was early morning when the light is soft but brilliant with lots … Continue reading

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Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass or Jazz Oceans and Pegged Pants are Forever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_KDPUTyDyQ I just found this video of hot ’60’s jazz artist Herb Alpert and couldn’t stop smiling.  Wanted to share regardless whether the viewer/listener was around at that time, but just for the coolness, the pleasure, the feeling of the … Continue reading

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I “Got It”

I’ve continued with a multi media art class weekly for over a year, and just about a month ago had a breakthrough where I suddenly felt that I “got it.”  That did not mean anything rare but something in me suddenly … Continue reading

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Old Bridge in Ireland

Old Bridge in Ireland

Photo taken by my daughter and son in law while touring Ireland this winter. Although I have traveled England in the past couple years it has been over 25 years since I’ve seen Ireland! I remember the green and the beautiful rivers.

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Strength and Brilliance

  Some mornings I feel I could walk across America.  Rising sunlight filtering through tree branches, brisk dog walk, my full breath with lungs wide… Strength is being present and awake.  My lab gets it. This is “whispering” – no … Continue reading

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This Year, This Beauty

Bidding 2011 a satisfied farewell!  Thanks for the love, the health, the family blessings and inspirations…much culminated with beauty and grace.  Amen! Onto a new year, leave the door wide for inspiration, hope, wonder, and love.  It surrounds us, let … Continue reading

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