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From the Blog

100 Books in 2022

If you know me, especially if you followed my 5 Before 50 posts, you know I’m a reader. I read...
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Banish Boring: How to Ice Tie-Dye

I bought a cheap sundress at Target. I loved the feel of it but it looked a bit like a...
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Five Before Fifty – The End

I'm Glad I Did It But I'm Glad It's Over Today I’ve lived half a century on this Earth. After...
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5B450 – The Scrapbooks

Whose Story is it Anyway? Of the five goals I created for myself, this one is the complete and total...
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5B450 – The Miles

Obsessions, Knees and Spinning - Why I Probably Won’t Hit 500 Miles Of the 5 goals I truly thought this...
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What’s With All the Strange Art?

If you are an Instagram follower you may have noticed I’ve been posting daily on my feed this month. It’s...
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5B450: The Books

I have just over a month left on my 5 Before 50 Challenge and the most surprising challenge has been...
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The Process of Art – Resin

In Virginia I started experimenting with adding more texture in my paintings. At some point I had the idea of...
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The Process of Art – Watercolor

Watercolor paintings take the least amount of prep work before the actual painting. One of the main aspects is the...
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The Process of Art – Ideas

Artists work in a lot of different methods or processes. Some are exact and meticulous, planning every step of the...
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5 Before 50

Belleair Coffee Company & Roastery, Belleair Bluffs I had an early appointment for a lab draw this cold Valentine morning....
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Family, Food and Fighting

With a title like that you know I’m talking about Thanksgiving.  I have a big Southern family. My amazing grandmother...
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Why not now?

Bucket you have one? I think everyone has some sort of vague idea of things they’d like to do...
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Not Lacking, Just Impatient

The Coffee Mill, Largo, FL This little gem is tucked away off the main roads at the edge of Largo....
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48 not 38

Sharing the crumbs of my muffin with a house sparrow. Indian Shores Coffee, Indian Shores, Florida This is my first...
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Update During the Shutdown

Front Porch, Largo, FL When I wrote my first  Coffee House Conversation almost 2 months ago, I envisioned visiting a...
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Taking Advantage of a Quick Stop

Coffee and baklava at Astoria Pastry Shop in Belleair Bluff, Florida Astoria Pastry Shop, Belleair Bluffs, FL I decided I...
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I’m a Writer

Barnie's Coffee & Tea Co., Winter Park, FL This was always the image I had in my head when I...
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5 Ways Show Your Love With Art

February is the month of love or the month of proving you love someone by spending a ton of money...
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Even Artists Have to do Inventory

One of my goals this year is to complete a total inventory of my artwork. That may sound easy to...
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