Friday, March 6, 2015


Stingrays beat the Gwinett, Ga. team tonight 5 to 1, for their 14th win in a row.  These boys are on fire. Back in January, I would not have given them a chance of making the play offs, today, if they stay healthy and keep playing like this they have the potential to go all the way.
I broke out some stencils I bought a while back and some liquid acrylic paint, the pink, blue and yellow on this page is that paint and stencil.  I used a Kuratake felt tip pen to do the letters and gouache for the white.  I believe this is my very first mixed media page whoo hoo.  It was fun.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Another great day today, raining started around 7pm, but up until then, it was a taste of Spring in Charleston today. Another lunch time outing for Gracie and I, I discovered my neighbors daffodils are in full bloom, wonder why mine aren't blooming yet?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Gracie and I took a walk to the park during lunch break today, just gorgeous weather here today.  My day lilies are peeking out of the ground about 1/4 inch, my daffodils are up but no buds yet.  The tulip trees at the park are covered in buds, and I saw one flower open.  Spring is coming folks, if we can just hang on a little longer Winter will be over.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


When I was a little girl we called these fish Carp, more colorful than catfish, and not edible like my favorite catfish.  As an adult I discovered that some people call these Koi and keep them in ponds in their gardens.  They are fun to draw and paint.  My stitches are scheduled to come out next Tuesday, 7 days from now.  This is what my hand looks like on Day 5, the swelling in my fingers has gone down a lot, and except for my little finger most are back to normal.  I haven't tried to put my wedding ring back on yet, maybe tomorrow. I think it looks better but it's still pretty ugly, guess my career as a hand model is over now LOL.

Monday, March 2, 2015


Just another thing I cannot do right now…so my knitting waits for two good hands, as does my flute.  I read somewhere that a fellow in the hospital, with broken arms and legs in traction requested a qwerty keyboard be displayed on the ceiling so that he could study typing as he lay there.  He imagined his hands on the keyboard and taught himself to type during the months he was in traction.  When his casts came off… he could indeed type over 90 words a minute just from imagining that he was typing.  Wonder if that would work on my flute practice?  Couldn't hurt, could it?

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Someone sent this 'Common Core Math' problem to me, I thought it was funny, and so… today just words, and math word problems. As long as I hold my hand very still and don't try to use it, it doesn't hurt.  I am discovering how hard it is to do anything with just one hand.  I'm feeling lucky that the hand I can use is my dominant right, but I still miss my left hand A LOT.  I can 'touch type' without looking at the keys, I've been able to do that for well over 50 years… but, when I have to type using just one hand, I must hunt and peck, it's like I don't know where the keys are if I can't use both hands.

Saturday, February 28, 2015


Gracie has been at my side for the last two days, she seems to know I don't feel good. Only seemed fitting to sketch my little dog while she napped this afternoon.

Friday, February 27, 2015


 Sad to hear this morning about the passing of Leonard Nimoy. I will always remember him as Spock. In spite of good pain drugs my hand hurt all day long. Changed the bandage tonight and Ron snapped a photo. This looks better than it did yesterday…but still pretty ugly.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Well I spent a very long day at the doctors office, getting skin cancer removed from my hand. It is still numb from the shots they gave me to do the surgery. Based on the way it looked before they bandaged it, it is going to hurt a lot very soon. The cancer is all gone, so for that I am grateful.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


The Fifth Dimension song was a favorite of mine… lo those many years ago.  For some reason it was bouncing around in my head tonight.  So a few balloons done in colored pencil.  Bad weather continues, it is pouring down rain and cold now yuk.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Rainy cold day, some freezing drizzle, but nothing of any consequence.  I planted a Carolina Jessamine, last Summer, it is covered in blooms now, I hope this cold snap doesn't kill them.  Come on Spring, I'm really tired of Winter.

Monday, February 23, 2015


Got Danny Gregory's book "Art before Breakfast" today, managed to read a few pages, and I particularly liked the little 'a' art.  Capital 'A' art hangs in museums and is sold in auctions, little 'a' art is a totally different animal… TOTALLY.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


We went to the Citadel for dinner, where our Senator Tim Scott spoke, along with Donald Trump and Senator Rick Santorum.  We had fun and the speeches were  interesting.  The dinner was a fund raiser for the young men to take a trip to the CPAC convention in March.  I do believe they raised quite a bit of money tonight for the trip.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Ron and I had looked at these 'smart' watches before Christmas, but nobody had any available.  Since then we've checked from time to time to see if they were in stock, today we scored Ron got a black one, mine is white.  It is a way cool gadget that I can text on, send and receive phone calls, and it tells time and has my calendar of meetings on it.  Met our friends Dave and Laura for dinner before the hockey game tonight, exciting game for 'Pink in the Rink' to benefit Breast Cancer patients.