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The Art of Making Others Happy

I haven’t had much sugar in the last few weeks and these look DELISH! This week’s color challenge was sponsored by Stamplorations and they are offering a $15 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner! The inspiration photo reminded me of the circus! Flashback to 1993…We were college students living in New Orleans and got… Continue reading The Art of Making Others Happy

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Ukulele Lady

I taught myself to play the ukulele a few years ago. Nothing fancy. I play songs that my family sang when I was growing up because those things need to be passed on, ya know?! A lot of my favorites are songs that my Grandma would sing…I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, My Blue Heaven,… Continue reading Ukulele Lady

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Dresses, Bathing Suits and Blue Panties

I rode my bike to my hair appointment at Ron’s Salon Saturday…in a dress! My windblown “do”! It was dry by the time I rode home. I was feeling so good, I went shopping at Dillard’s for makeup and came out with a new bathing suit, cover up, makeup, and shampoo (because I passed by… Continue reading Dresses, Bathing Suits and Blue Panties

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To Infinity and Beyond!

You never forget your first love. This was my fourth birthday. I loved that bike. I even remember the day I rode it without training wheels. My dad was running down the street holding the back of my bike and suddenly I was riding it all by myself! My dad re-gifted this bike to me… Continue reading To Infinity and Beyond!

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The Inky Art of Illusion

Illusory works of art have a curious fascination. They represent a triumph of art over reality. They are illogic masquerading as logic. These are some of the first optical illusion photos taken of and by my Dad in the 60’s. There were lots more taken of us over the years! We LOVED when he would… Continue reading The Inky Art of Illusion

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I Want S’more Watermelon Teeth!

My dad is a master at carving watermelon rind teeth.  When I was a kid, we’d line up after eating our watermelon slices to have dad carve us a set! We all got something different and would walk around with those in our mouths until they fell apart. Dad was accepted to dental school in 1974 when I was… Continue reading I Want S’more Watermelon Teeth!

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Summer in Paris

The summer of 1986… I was seventeen, the summer before my senior year in high school. My grandparents took me to Europe to visit my Aunt and Uncle in The Netherlands and my friend Birgit in Germany. I spent two months traveling through six different countries. It was the trip of a lifetime! At the… Continue reading Summer in Paris