Frankles Visits the Dragons

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 The Frankles spent a couple days with us and she wanted to spend some time visiting with the dragons.  I love watching her ‘interact’ with them.  Hahaha! Maleficent is a little taller! She wanted to play with the one that didn’t have sharp edges and she was very careful.  We visited with all the dragons – I just… Continue Reading


In Our Yard This Week

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 Since moving to Maine, we have found all sorts of wildlife in our yard. Moose, bears, deer, groundhogs, beavers, otter, raccoons, porcupines, coyotes, fox – perhaps others, those are what I recall.  We found this little guy yesterday. We believe he is some type of hawk. Too young to fly yet, still fluffy and fuzzy. And no mama… Continue Reading


Time With the Frankles

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 Started the morning off with breakfast at Grammy’s Country Inn. Training some new cooks – they need to learn a little quicker. But the whipped cream was awesome! The Frankles approved the cream for sure! Blueberry pancake with blueberries and cream on top! Yummy! No art today. We are busy being a kitty. Art again tomorrow. … Continue Reading


Hahnemühle Calendar Painting Competition 2019 is Open!

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Recently I’ve been using the beautiful papers from  Hahnemühle FineArt! They have such wonderful papers and I have been experimenting and putting the papers through their paces. Having a wonderful time! And now I have something new to focus on for a bit – Hahnemühle has announced their Calendar Painting Competition for 2019! The theme this year is… Continue Reading


Where is Stephen King?

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 Yesterday we expected it to snow all day. In fact, we expected it to snow through today. So what did we do? Mark decided we needed to go two hours away – to Bangor, Maine.  We started the morning off at our local diner. Grammy’s Country Inn is just a short drive from our house…. Continue Reading



Beautiful Mama Dragon!

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 If you have followed my work for any length of time, you already know that I love dragons! And mostly I want them all to live here at Storybrooke Manor  with Mark and me. Hahaha! Seriously, I do!  Ina Sonnenmoser is one of the friends I collaborated with on the Tangle It! Book Series. Well, she… Continue Reading


Still Snowing???

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 It has been a heck of a week in Maine. Well, all up and down the east side of the country really.  In the space of six hours we got right at two feet of snow. It was snowing so hard it was difficult to plow and stay ahead of it.  Then, just because it… Continue Reading


Christmas Gift Options From My Etsy Store

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 If you are interested in a giveaway for a copy of my book Tangle Starts, my friend Jennifer McLean is hosting a giveaway on her blog  Just Add Water Silly.  You can read the post and enter by going to this link.  There is one more day in the giveaway. You can read more about my… Continue Reading


Huge Christmas Sale in My Etsy Store

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 The Creator’s Leaf on Etsy  is where I am trying to make Christmas happen! (You can just click that pink link and go straight to the store, if you wish.) In fact, I just reduced the price on almost every item in the store, and I added about 10 more gift sets. Such as this one… Continue Reading