Sunday, November 15, 2015


Time is something I never seem to have enough of in my life.
Sad to say there seems to be less as I age. So why does it go so fast as I get older??
Guess if I knew the answer to that question I would have more time,wouldn't I !!

So life has been busy and here it is almost winter,or should be. Oddly it was 62 degrees today
here in Northern Michigan and I still have Geraniums blooming. OK, I'm not complaining but am in awe of this rare event !

We just had our Christmas Open House at The Red Dresser yesterday November 15th. It was a huge
and fun event for all of us.
Here are some photo's.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Michigan's ever changing weather

Just when you think it's safe to plant things here and get brave enough to do it,frost is predicted.
Yesterday was 81 degrees ,muggy and rain. Today it's 48,rain and feels very cold !
This is the north country. Living here most of my almost 70 years has taught me to never try to
plan to far ahead.
So I will get a few sheets out to cover things and hope it doesn't last too long.
For now I'll find things to do in the studio and wait for another warm up !!Our backyard and Willy.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Blogging? Do you?

I have a great blog that I've neglected for awhile, health issues and other stuff.
Then there is Facebook that made it easier to stay in touch. So not many people blog anymore.

When I finally took a look, it was not working as I assume many aren't these days. Rather than put it aside,I did put alot into it, I decided to see if it could be fixed.
Well ! At almost 70 some of this stuff is just beyond me. Help was needed. So back to my awesome and  up to date friend Sharon at  She was the terrific gal who designed my blog to begin with and I still have it. Beautiful birds, flowers and all.
For a reasonable fee Sharon can fix those things we can't figure out and make it all look awesome again.
Thanks Sharon for being a great friend, Love you, still love my blog too.
Need help? Now you know where to get it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Esme` Iris

Our priceless Granddaughter. She rules the roost and we love her dearly.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Some fun Collages

I had such fun doing these I called it a play day. Fun to sit in the studio and just create for the fun of it. I think it's a true dose of good medicine.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Almost a year !

It will be a year in April when I found out I had Colon Cancer. It is a devastating thing to hear.
The surgery was May 21st and my surgeon said all the Cancer was removed. There was however 3 of 16 lymph nodes that showed some Cancer cells. I might want to do Adjuvant Chemo or I might not was what he had to say. I am Stage 3 B. To make a long story short I decided with my families blessing not to have Chemo. I truly feel at almost 70 I am more concerned with the quality of life and have decided to think positive,continue to eat healthy and enjoy life.
I feel wonderful, my CEA test is very good as is my physical. I will have the 1 year Colonoscopy in April. Which by the way is not at all difficult other than the prep you have to go through. I always had mine on a regular basis and there was no history of Cancer in my family.
I urge everyone to get one ,it could save your life.

I am still painting and still at :The Red Dresser here in Traverse City. Our beautiful and precious Granddaughter Esme` fills our live's with joy and love.She will be 2 in June.
I will keep up much better with my poor neglected Blog this year.
Wishing happiness and sending love to all of you.