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Merry Christmas ~

My very best wishes to everyone for a beautiful and special Christmas and a wonderful new year ~ Thank you everyone for your visits and encouraging comments throughout the year, and mostly for your valued friendship.  See you in 2018! … Continue reading

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Daybreak – charcoal drawing

“Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence”  by Henri Matisse Not my usual subject, but when I saw a photograph online at pmp (paint-my-photograph) I was intrigued by the way the woman’s hair flowed down … Continue reading

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Photographs from New England, Fall of 2016

There is nothing more beautiful than Fall in New England – we had a great trip.  We couldn’t have planned it any better in timing, the leaves were a dazzling array of gorgeous colors – everywhere you looked reds, yellows … Continue reading

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Linwood Gardens is a Showplace for Peonies Trees – A Destination for Photographers, Painters and Lovers of Peonies

If you love Peonies, are a photographer, or a painter then you might want to consider putting Linwood Gardens in New York State on your go-to list of destinations.  Linwood Gardens is located in Pavilion, New York, 35 miles southwest of … Continue reading

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2016 Yellow Roses, from my garden – photography

Here in North Texas we have had the unfortunate experiencing of Rosette, a virus that has nearly wiped out all our roses.  Fortunately for us, we’ve been lucky to still have a couple of our bushes left.  This year both … Continue reading

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2016 Ennis, TX – Flower Power, photographs

Yesterday we took a trip down to Ennis, TX to see the annual Spring blossoms of Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes ~ everywhere you looked there was a spectacular showing of gorgeous flowers.  Here are a few shots for you to … Continue reading

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A Few Signs of Spring, photographs

Cleaning the flower beds this weekend and my husband happened to see a 13″ – 14″ Smooth Earth Snake (red, slender body) about a foot behind me.  Just hanging around, you might say!  Anyways I hope you enjoy a few … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Drawing Realistic Textures in Pencil, by J.D. Hillberry – a book review

UPDATE to original post:  I’ve been contacted by North Light Shop, an online artist resource site.  They are offering readers of my blog an additional 20% discount off their price of this book.  If you use the link provided herein … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings ~

Seasons greetings to all my blogging friends ~ wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year See you in 2016!

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Offline for several days

I’ll be offline for several days, have a wonderful weekend.

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