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Friday, July 16, 2010


A new piece I'm working on, "In Full Bloom".
I dedicate this post to all who are blooming.
Or have bloomers...
Or are wearing bloomers...
Or not.. [just sayin'...

"In everyone's life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle our inner spirit."
~Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)~

I'm grateful every day, in every way, for all
that I'm blessed with.
I have a loving family,
Superman as a body guard & protector,
and amazing friends like each of you
who inspire me to keep
pushing through PTSD
and to run the race of life with joy.

We have some new kids on the block.
Opie's Rainbow Ant Farm.
The sand is layered in bright colors
so we can watch them mix it up
like paint on a palette
as they tunnel to China.
You can see Barney's [the beta] cool house
in the shot above this one.
He's always ready t0 lend a helping paw
and some creative brain waves
even when he's cat napping.

Some visual inspiration in my studio.

"Count your blessings not your troubles."

~Lille Diane~
[yes, you may quote me...]


  1. Beautiful art; keep going.
    Give Opie a hug for me.

  2. You are amazing! I am thankful that we met.

  3. that lady in the painting has hair like me!

  4. Opie looks pretty content to be participating in the artwork.

  5. Hi my wee friend just thought you would like to see the first dartf Highland Rainbow with you singing Somewhere i hope you like it

    love and many hugs from us all here in the wee tin can in scotland xx

  6. As a florist, I really appreciate the new art piece! So colorful!

  7. I love the new piece you're working on - it's bright, cheery, and of course, really well done! nancy

  8. I love the new piece you're working on - it's bright, cheery, and of course, really well done! nancy

  9. Oh loving your artwork and your blog!!! Wow! What fun! Will go off and listen to you sing in a minute..but right now I am enjoying your art and your sweet kit! Thank you for popping by my blog! Namaste, Sarah

  10. Hello! I tried to comment yesterday but something went wrong with your comment box so here I am again....finally! Thank you for becoming one of my newest followers! You may not know this but for the past 2 Thursdays I do a Thankful FUR 3 Thursday where I honor 3 of my newest followers by recommending that my followers follow my newbies soooo you are one of the newest so guess what? You will be at the place of honor tomorrow! So stay tuned!
    You are quite the accomplished lady and you are quite talented, that's for sure! My computer wouldn't allow me to listen to you sing but tomorrow I will do so!
    I love your cat, Opie, and I can see why he's such an inspiration!


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