Our daughter, Justine was killed in a car accident nearly seven years ago. It’s hard to believe we’ve lived this long without her but her memory keeps us going. I started this blog shortly after the accident because I was writing a memoir about her life. Blogging seemed to be the best place to find… Read More Today Justine Would’ve Been 36
I’ve moved to an adult community. You can read more about that here. Each month there is a printed newsletter that arrives at our door. It’s not what I would call a newsletter, however. It’s a full sized magazine. There are thirty-two pages of content and thirty-two pages of advertising. They asked for people to… Read More I’m Joining The Newsletter Team in My New Community
Today was the day I was supposed to be taking my first helicopter ride and starting my yearly trek to Florida. It didn’t turn out quite the way I planned. I’m sitting in my house, in my pyjamas looking out at the dreary Canadian winter. We bought a place in Florida 2 years ago. We… Read More We’re Halfway Through January
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. COVID had stolen my concentration, my initiative and my imagination. I found myself watching way too many home decorating shows and playing games on my iPad. Writing had taken a back seat. Since I was wasting away, I decided to it was time to move. Our house was… Read More My Husband, Greg and I Have Downsized
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I’ve participated in a couple of open art sessions and finished two paintings. The watercolour is from a photograph of my grandson, Oliver when he was two. The day was a special memory because we had a small gathering to spread Justine’s ashes in the memorial garden. The name painting is done in acrylic paint… Read More Painting in Florida
I’m learning some new techniques in my art class. If you’d like to see some of my other paintings you will find them here.
I’m close to publication with my new novel, Rose Coloured Houses. Im editing and revising. If you’d like to beta read it, I’d appreciate feedback.
Last night my friend, Anne and I went to a fun night called “Paint and Palate. The dinner was bistro style, interestingly different and delicious. Afterward we went into a classroom to paint. Here’s my work of art.
I’ve been taking painting classes. You can see more about that here. My latest painting is here.