I’ve started two personal challenges for myself for 2019. I want to get my balloon skills back in shape and much improved. I also want to get my face painting certification completed and build and improve those skills so I can start trying to volunteer and hopefully soon start making a bit of money out […]
I initially tried to retire in 2017. It was a misery. I had not planned well and, as life will do, unexpected emotional and difficult circumstances cropped up immediately. Even without retirement, those things were extremely difficult. But, along with not knowing what to do with myself, I went into a really deep depression. I’m […]
True story. Some years ago (a lot of years, actually), I began working in an organization that handled millions in donations. The person I was hired by was someone I had worked alongside in the past. She was high functioning but just a tad disorganized. While I, on the other hand, was very organized. I […]
Although I have learned to paint, oddly enough drawing is VERY intimidating to me. I don’t know why. It isn’t as if anything will blow up if you “get it wrong”. I have always been entranced by watching my husband and my son just sit and doodle the most amazing imagery. But when I try, […]
I am in the process of enabling my shop on my website. Once completed, I will close out my Etsy shop. Watch for a special sale when my new shop-activated site opens!
I don’t know about you, but I actually daydream about having a home that does not have stacks of paper, and several overflowing filing cabinets and boxes of “must keep” paperwork. At 65 and married over 40 years, just the “bare essentials” of warranties, deeds, education, health, social security, medicare, VA, and military paperwork would […]
I was saddened to hear about Tom Wolfe’s passing this week (May 14). The world has lost a uniquely insightful man. While Tom Wolfe’s fiction was wildly popular, and his many articles were amusing, frustrating, and thought-provoking (often all of these), it is his small tome “The Painted Word” that rocked my world the most. […]
I have been working on a series of “Romance Soaps”. These soaps come with a tag that contains a very short, romantic “tale”. I recently watched a YouTube video by Katie Carson of Royalty Soaps in which she demonstrated a “mermaid” design. If you haven’t watched Katie or visited any of her numerous social media sites, […]