I wonder sometimes if this word may become worn out. Like taffy pulled too thin, or chocolate pie eaten too much, we hear this word bantered around in various ways and forms. It's always an exhortation, an encouragement, a command to be more thankful for what we have, where we are in life, even to consider … Continue reading Thankful

Book Readings & Winners!

My sweet sister coordinated some book reading events for me in Boone, NC. So on Tuesday of this week, I drove to my hometown where I grew up from age 5 through college. It was a delight to read Genevieve and the Kite to the children and moms who came for story time at the … Continue reading Book Readings & Winners!

Beyond Imagination

In the daze (days) following Saturday's Book Signing and Art Show, I haven't quite known how to blog about the event. From almost the moment I walked into Southwinds Gallery at 3:45 until I stepped out the door at 6:15, it was at the same time-- a blur AND a piercingly memorable evening. I had … Continue reading Beyond Imagination

A Grand Day for Walking

We awoke to 25 degree (Fahrenheit) weather...brrrrr! Maddie and I pulled on layers of clothing to stay warm outside for a morning Walk.  We picked up several of her friends on our way to the BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, NC and joined a throng of other winter-garbed folks for a brisk Walk for a worthy … Continue reading A Grand Day for Walking

Knitterly Notes

 Have I ever told you I love to knit?  And so I and here and here. The only thing better than knitting, is to draw or paint what I'm knitting or crocheting. I loved making this little painting of my hands knitting a scarf. Mind you, this lace scarf was begun several years ago...but … Continue reading Knitterly Notes

My Name Was Drawn!!

It is rare that my name is drawn for a giveaway! Partly due to the fact that I haven't entered my name in very many giveaways, but that's because I tell myself I would never win. I have proof in the pudding that I'm wrong!! I just won this awesome set of cards by some … Continue reading My Name Was Drawn!!

Out of the Garden Project’s Honor Card!

Once again, I am honored to have a piece of my artwork chosen (this one above) for this year's Out of the Garden Project Honor Card!! Beginning very soon, folks will be able to receive a beautifully printed card with the above painting on it as a way of saying thank you for your donations … Continue reading Out of the Garden Project’s Honor Card!

A Line for Maddie

Friends of ours who went to live overseas, said to those of us sending them off, that we were the ones holding the line on the other end for them.  I loved that thought! And, as an artist, the idea that I hold one end of the drawn line as they "draw" the lines of … Continue reading A Line for Maddie

Give and You will Receive!

As a special thank you to ALL who have already given and to any who might wish to make a donation to Maddie's Mission to Cure Diabetes...I will give you a Genevieve Print of your choice!! Just click on the highlighted words Maddie's Mission to Cure Diabetes and for any $15 donation or greater, I … Continue reading Give and You will Receive!