AMADOR 2017

  Last year I did a post on Amador County, where hubby and I live on an unpaved road, after having lived for  3 decades in Los Angeles’ suburbs. The reason for this culture shock was to have space to do bigger paintings. Still haven’t given up the specialty stores like Trader Joe,, Aaron Brothers,…

A DOOR IN ATHENS and JACKSON

        Do you have a preference in building styles? More important than the style is for me how the accessories “frame”  the building. With this church I like the arched windows and door and the round walls and bowl-like roof . At the same time, I like the pointed front, framing the door…

SUMMER IS COMING

    Surprise – am trying out blog themes and hope I will be done with it soon~ June, the beginning of many vacations and travel Summer is coming and lots of people will travel, also by plane.  The plane  just arrived. The carts for the baggage appear. When you look at the people in…

ALL SEASONS – END OF MAY

    Hello Seasons Bloggers By now I can say “Seasoned Bloggers,” for you  are! Loved all your posts of the last week! You are amazing:) Seasons is very much of a relaxing time with a cup of coffee or tea, reading and seeing, or gasping (a good one) what your season is like:) May…

A FAIRY TALE can happen at any time

  For Mackro Tex this week a Fairy Tale was asked … This gave me the idea  for this post. It is a retrospect, not a brag book, In all what happened I am very much aware I owe everything to my heavenly father. This post isn’t finished yet, but I’ll add to it during…

BROKEN AND BEAUTIFUL

shattered in pieces … when repaired there is always that line, scar, or hole A Japanese method is to repair with gold “Repair” becomes precious this way.   Tower of church in Wijk by Duurstede, province of Utrecht, Holland (Tue Treasure, Travel Tue., Travel Photo Thurs, Sky Watch) Trying to make sense of brokenness looking…

ALL SEASONS – FEBRUARY VALENTINE

    Hello ALL SEASONS bloggers, Sunday Feb. 12 – Wednesday  Feb. 15 Enjoyed your beautiful, witty, and amazing blog  posts last week! In the spirit of Valentine, who gave up his life for the people he loved, am sharing two virtually unknown “handmade” gifts -one to me, and one to the world. Next week…

ALL SEASONS – END OF JANUARY

Hello ALL SEASONS bloggers   Thank you for your beautiful and interesting posts last week! I get  a kick out of how you are doing and reading about the experiences important to you! Really didn’t mind the snow here for a week (in California!) – the beauty makes me forget the cold:) It has long…

WINTER IN AMADOR COUNTY

  Love where I live. In the city had never that much contact with neighbors, but here, people borrow tools from each other, or give things, or ask you to join for dinner.   Door blending into the wall of barn. What do ya know? Ended up with 3 doors in this post! Norm from…

FEELING AT HOME

  Where an artist feels at home. Probably not all artists, but this one! Even though I do not think twice about making a mess when I paint (stains on my clothes prove it:) ), but like objects to have a certain place. It borders somewhat on minimalism, but I do not mind having two…

A NEW BEGINNING

  A NEW BEGINNING Exciting Scary Hopeful Planning But first saying goodbye to the past (which is last week, lol)                   The Good: Afterglow of a surprise from a brother in Holland to his sis in the USA a week ago. This collage is from Smilebox –…

BETWEEN TWO HOLIDAYS

  Now Christmas passed, however it was, good or bad, today is another chance or opportunity, to live fully in the now. In need of blue skies, and hope your NEW YEAR will be filled with many of them!   The DOORS of the Holiday Express in Sacramento (Thurs. Doors)     * The Fun:  Ready…