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We had an unexpected detour due to a missed plane... we totally made the best of it! NYC at Christmas ...
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We had an unexpected detour due to a missed plane... we totally made the best of it! NYC at Christmas is magical! Katz’s deli? Dear lord, it’s heaven! And I don’t even like pastrami! #whenlifegivesyoulemons #christmasmagic We had an unexpected detour due to a missed plane... we totally made the best of it! NYC at Christmas is magical! Katz’s deli? Dear lord, it’s heaven! And I don’t even like pastrami! 😂 #whenlifegivesyoulemons #christmasmagic
Life has been so incredibly challenging and unpredictable lately... I’ve learned to not fight ...
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Life has been so incredibly challenging and unpredictable lately... I’ve learned to not fight it, be your best, and let it shift. Walking on a beach (that wasn’t in our original plan) with my son, we came upon this~The proverbial message in a bottle, with no actual message... We still enjoyed ... Life has been so incredibly challenging and unpredictable lately... I’ve learned to not fight it, be your best, and let it shift. Walking on a beach (that wasn’t in our original plan) with my son, we came upon this~The proverbial message in a bottle, with no actual message... We still enjoyed it, threw it back in and used our imaginations~ make the best out of whatever you get, it’s always the best choice!
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Here they are as promised! 7 framed oil studies ready to go! If you are interested in giving one as ...
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Here they are as promised! 7 framed oil studies ready to go! If you are interested in giving one as a gift dm me ;) there are another handful at Nashes in Auburn if you don’t see something that grabs you;) Here they are as promised! 7 framed oil studies ready to go! If you are interested in giving one as a gift dm me ;) there are another handful at Nashes in Auburn if you don’t see something that grabs you;)
When you miss your kids and they are not home yet... you make cookies for your sons BFF... sigh... ...
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When you miss your kids and they are not home yet... you make cookies for your sons BFF... sigh... Sorry Boys! *These aren’t for you! (Don’t worry, I’m making more and bringing them when I see you!)big shout-out to my brother for bringing me eggs from his chickens! #emptynest #makingthebestofit ... When you miss your kids and they are not home yet... you make cookies for your sons BFF... sigh... Sorry Boys! *These aren’t for you! (Don’t worry, I’m making more and bringing them when I see you!)big shout-out to my brother for bringing me eggs from his chickens!
#emptynest #makingthebestofit #love #farmeggs #tradition
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Simpler times~Strasbourg Christmas Market. My better half and son were a few minutes away, they ...
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Simpler times~Strasbourg Christmas Market. My better half and son were a few minutes away, they were very lucky. It happened in front of our grocery store around the corner...Hold your loved ones tight...We live by faith not by sight~ Simpler times~Strasbourg Christmas Market. My better half and son were a few minutes away, they were very lucky. It happened in front of our grocery store around the corner...Hold your loved ones tight...We live by faith not by sight~
A little study of Carps~ the frame is a dark brown soft and rustic. Its ready to go with special holiday ...
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A little study of Carps~ the frame is a dark brown soft and rustic. Its ready to go with special holiday pricing! Pm me if interested~ A little study of Carps~ the frame is a dark brown soft and rustic. Its ready to go with special holiday pricing! Pm me if interested~
The faces of my sweet Mimi waiting for her turn outside the vets office this morning.... she cannot ...
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The faces of my sweet Mimi waiting for her turn outside the vets office this morning.... she cannot wait inside as she is a tad... dramatic...Poor Doc Nichols-gets such a bad rap! The faces of my sweet Mimi waiting for her turn outside the vets office this morning.... she cannot wait inside as she is a tad... dramatic...Poor Doc Nichols-gets such a bad rap! 😂
A 1/2hr warm up for my demo tonight~ not a great likeness but it got the job done;)
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A 1/2hr warm up for my demo tonight~ not a great likeness but it got the job done;) A 1/2hr warm up for my demo tonight~ not a great likeness but it got the job done;)
Took the dogs for a hike in one of our favorite spots-the flooding was insane-I had never seen it this ...
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Took the dogs for a hike in one of our favorite spots-the flooding was insane-I had never seen it this bad! The beaver dam is now flush with the surface of the water! Grateful for muck boots and dog towels! #hiking #upstateny #beaverdam #flooding #snowmelt #seasons #nature #coolcolors #winterwonderland ... Took the dogs for a hike in one of our favorite spots-the flooding was insane-I had never seen it this bad! The beaver dam is now flush with the surface of the water! Grateful for muck boots and dog towels! #hiking #upstateny #beaverdam #flooding #snowmelt #seasons #nature #coolcolors #winterwonderland #muckboots #swamp
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Snow and trees two of my favorite things~ #bearswamp #statepark #ilovenewyork #newyorkparks ...
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Snow and trees two of my favorite things~ #bearswamp #statepark #ilovenewyork #newyorkparks #nystateparks #fingerlakes #aquarelle #watercolor Snow and trees two of my favorite things~ #bearswamp #statepark #ilovenewyork #newyorkparks #nystateparks #fingerlakes #aquarelle #watercolor
Breakfast of champions! There is so much Grand Marnier in this it might qualify as day drinking.... ...
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Breakfast of champions! There is so much Grand Marnier in this it might qualify as day drinking.... #breakfastofchampions #coldstuffing #bestintheworld #myfavoritemeal Breakfast of champions! There is so much Grand Marnier in this it might qualify as day drinking.... #breakfastofchampions #coldstuffing #bestintheworld #myfavoritemeal
So much to be grateful for~Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 🥂<span class="emoji emoji1f339"></span>🥧🦃
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So much to be grateful for~Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 🥂🥧🦃 So much to be grateful for~Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 🥂🌹🥧🦃
Palette pileup. You know you are hitting a productive cycle when the coffee and tea cups start piling ...
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Palette pileup. You know you are hitting a productive cycle when the coffee and tea cups start piling up next to the turp... #messystudio #artistslife #pileup #reallife #productive #goodsign Palette pileup. You know you are hitting a productive cycle when the coffee and tea cups start piling up next to the turp... #messystudio #artistslife #pileup #reallife #productive #goodsign
This is an oil sketch of my darling french goddaughter~Aglae~ she was sketching me as I was sketching ...
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This is an oil sketch of my darling french goddaughter~Aglae~ she was sketching me as I was sketching her! (Swipe to see my sketch of her) I’m inspired by children doing things, reading, drawing, playing...it just felt right to work this up into an oil sketch. It’s classic her~Fashion magazine, ... This is an oil sketch of my darling french goddaughter~Aglae~ she was sketching me as I was sketching her! (Swipe to see my sketch of her) I’m inspired by children doing things, reading, drawing, playing...it just felt right to work this up into an oil sketch. It’s classic her~Fashion magazine, drawing and oh my~ her outfit! I love this kiddo so much!
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I’m calling it done. I just spent two hours “fixing” all the things I started to “fix” in 15 minutes ...
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I’m calling it done. I just spent two hours “fixing” all the things I started to “fix” in 15 minutes today. Really. It’s craziness here in my head... I tell my students-don’t fuss you’ll make it worse...Only correct 3 things then leave it alone... blah blah blah. If i would only listen to myself... ... I’m calling it done. I just spent two hours “fixing” all the things I started to “fix” in 15 minutes today. Really. It’s craziness here in my head... I tell my students-don’t fuss you’ll make it worse...Only correct 3 things then leave it alone... blah blah blah. If i would only listen to myself... #oilsketch #littlegirls #play #limitedpalette #zornpalette #towhead #play #clay #makingstuff #kidsplay #adultgoals #naturallight #contemporaryart #contemporaryrealism #portraitsketch
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Every artist has a selection of pieces that signify changes in their life and career~Yesterdays ...
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Every artist has a selection of pieces that signify changes in their life and career~Yesterdays painting was one of them~it reminded me of this one~my first large scale landscape (still one of my largest to date) it was from my parents farm~it was when I had made huge changes and had huge changes ... Every artist has a selection of pieces that signify changes in their life and career~Yesterdays painting was one of them~it reminded me of this one~my first large scale landscape (still one of my largest to date) it was from my parents farm~it was when I had made huge changes and had huge changes forced upon me... I used plein air sketches and memory to make it-It was a big step for me, i remember feeling like I had no net in every level~it was the same time of year it is now~
I’m leaving the “mistakes” and resisting the urge to touch it up
Transforming Grace is the only word to describe it... #transforminggrace #art #oilpainting #landscape #memory #contemporaryart
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Trying something new... a Zorn palette-it’s a very limited selection of colors that the Andres ...
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Trying something new... a Zorn palette-it’s a very limited selection of colors that the Andres Zorn painted with~It contains black-something i very rarely use! It was a challenge to control values and temperatures with just cad red, ochre, viridian, Black and white. I kept getting lost ... Trying something new... a Zorn palette-it’s a very limited selection of colors that the Andres Zorn painted with~It contains black-something i very rarely use! It was a challenge to control values and temperatures with just cad red, ochre, viridian, Black and white. I kept getting lost while trying to capture a likeness to the model... my brain is fried...I’m going to have a lunch/laundry/schlep kids break. Then... #backatit
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What the actual . #spring #upstateny #imdone #itwassunnyanhourago What the actual 👹. #spring #upstateny #imdone #itwassunnyanhourago
The irony was not lost on me. I was baking my sons birthday quiches and needed more room on the counter... ...
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The irony was not lost on me. I was baking my sons birthday quiches and needed more room on the counter... I scooped up this pile and moved it... the cookbook was my Nanas, the binding is falling off-I still use it and love it. I was listening to NPR.. about “deep thinking” and how distracted we ... The irony was not lost on me. I was baking my sons birthday quiches and needed more room on the counter... I scooped up this pile and moved it... the cookbook was my Nanas, the binding is falling off-I still use it and love it. I was listening to NPR.. about “deep thinking” and how distracted we are...my phone was dinging and dinging to signify texts...I just let it-ignoring it... enjoying that I actually had control and could!! LOL... I had a new use for my phone, it has joined the Monopoly money as a bookmark!
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Happy Birthday to my dear sweet son! I cannot believe you are 20! I texted Grammie this morning, and ...
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Happy Birthday to my dear sweet son! I cannot believe you are 20! I texted Grammie this morning, and she said “How do you think I feel?!?!” She’s right, life just flys by... Henry, I love you more than words can describe~ I love this watercolor because it captures your love of nature and your pure ... Happy Birthday to my dear sweet son! I cannot believe you are 20! I texted Grammie this morning, and she said “How do you think I feel?!?!” She’s right, life just flys by... Henry, I love you more than words can describe~ I love this watercolor because it captures your love of nature and your pure heart~you still have this look! Part mischievous prank, part angel~ HBD Henry! 😘😘 This is a detail of an unfinished watercolor~ although it was started many-many-years ago and the frisket has dried to an unremovable ochre, it’s still one of my favorite watercolors ever. It’s hard to balance painting and kids, in the beginning it was much harder...It was a beautiful moment when I decided to never finish this and just let it be~as a testament to motherhood and being a surviver~
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It's my fabulous nieces birthday~ HBD my sweet girl! Love you to pieces! *this is a reminder also ...
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It's my fabulous nieces birthday~ HBD my sweet girl! Love you to pieces! *this is a reminder also to your parents that South Africa does NOT make REAL champagne, it's only made in France! We will toast when we see each other next! #veuveclicquot #veuveclicquotrose #happybirthday #birthdaycard ... It's my fabulous nieces birthday~ HBD my sweet girl! Love you to pieces! *this is a reminder also to your parents that South Africa does NOT make REAL champagne, it's only made in France! We will toast when we see each other next! #veuveclicquot #veuveclicquotrose #happybirthday #birthdaycard #cheers #myniece #realchampagne
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I haven't gotten outside to paint since January 31st according to IG...I'm starting to sink in a ...
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I haven't gotten outside to paint since January 31st according to IG...I'm starting to sink in a pit from not working-in all senses of the word...It was hard today, im still sore from my fall, but i made myself get out in the backyard at least. My tiny spark of inspiration was the snow on the beginnings ... I haven't gotten outside to paint since January 31st according to IG...I'm starting to sink in a pit from not working-in all senses of the word...It was hard today, im still sore from my fall, but i made myself get out in the backyard at least. My tiny spark of inspiration was the snow on the beginnings of my darling daffodils~the defiance of spring. When I saw this I realized I needed to defy "the pit" just as this spring will defy the winter...The painting isn't great-I don't like it. I felt horribly rusty, I will probably scrape it out later, but it's ok, I did it, i got outside and did "something"~My prayer is tomorrow will be a tiny bit easier and better~
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I thought I'd work off some of the black angels from yesterday, try to clear my head and prepare for ...
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I thought I'd work off some of the black angels from yesterday, try to clear my head and prepare for my day better, and walk the dogs before the rain, I was all proud of myself for this *kill3birdswithonestone* plan (~which should be the first clue that it's going to go south! ) Well...they saw ... I thought I'd work off some of the black angels from yesterday, try to clear my head and prepare for my day better, and walk the dogs before the rain, I was all proud of myself for this *kill3birdswithonestone* plan (~which should be the first clue that it's going to go south! ) Well...they saw a squirrel and it started sprinkling at the same time. The rope tangled around my legs and feet and I was dragged practically hog tied down the gravel road. (Imagine an old fashioned cartoon😂) I called my son to come pick me up, he came and got the dogs...I walked back alone in the rain so I wouldn't seize up... Lordy those dogs!!! I'm fine, bruised up, achey, bewildered and bemused~that my good-efficient plan went so bad... but then I have to laugh... because really-at this point in MY life, this should not be a surprise!
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So in case anyone is wondering if there is any truth to the urban myth of two different Girl Scout factories. ...
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So in case anyone is wondering if there is any truth to the urban myth of two different Girl Scout factories. I'm here to tell you. There is. The black angel on the left was in a foil sleeve, there are dimples on top, it's crisper and seems to have less chocolate. The right side is in a plastic sleeve, ... So in case anyone is wondering if there is any truth to the urban myth of two different Girl Scout factories. I'm here to tell you. There is. The black angel on the left was in a foil sleeve, there are dimples on top, it's crisper and seems to have less chocolate. The right side is in a plastic sleeve, the cookie has a slightly thicker chocolate coating and a lovely texture...I prefer~the one on the right, the plastic sleeved thin mint! You're welcome folks!! Someone had to test and retest this, I did this all for you~ my scientific contribution to society~ #thinmints #girlscoutcookies #tastetest #communityservice #yourewelcome #ijustgained10lbs
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