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Garage to art studio project. And we have a studio!

There was a little sun this morning and the day promised to be not so bad, so I decided to do that one last push of work in the studio so I can actually get some work done and paint there. I gathered the…

February 20, 2017

Garage to art studio project. Almost there.

Hi everyone, It all feels like it might be coming together after all! Here is the progress over these last three days. Chloe gave me a few hours on Wednesday, I drove my sports car out of the space and we put everything not…

February 17, 2017

Garage to art studio project update…still a big mess

Oh boy. I really thought I would have all of it sorted by the end of this long weekend,but it would seem that my project is a bigger mess than I thought. The good news is that the painting’s done. All the walls are…

February 13, 2017

‘Tis the night before Christmas

I’m sitting in front of an open fire here in my peaceful and quiet living room this night before Christmas thinking what a whirl-wind day this has been. I got the house ready last night and waited (a little anxiously) for my children to…

December 24, 2016

A small tradition: baking Czech Christmas cookies

I’m so excited to have my older children and their families here for the Christmas holidays, and, since I don’t usually have such a large crowd I rarely bake the kinds of traditional Czech Christmas cookies my grandmother (babi in Czech) used to bake.…

December 21, 2016

All is calm

Hi everyone, This post is long in coming and I’ve been looking at it for several days now, but the truth is that I’m finding Christmas very hard this year. Ok, I’m just going to stop writing about that now because it’s been two…

December 19, 2016

A morning in Puerto Vallarta town…and straight back out again.

OK, we’ve been putting this off and putting it off, but today we relented and headed into Puerto Vallarta town to do some shopping. This was torture for poor Robbie who just wants to blast into town to get whatever it is bought, and…

November 30, 2016

Art challenge: Sanctuary

Well my dearest darlings, I harnessed all in my heart, but completely failed to paint myself a new sanctuary. Some days…eh? I wished I had taken photos along the way of the put together, painted, then ripped apart, then put together, then ripped apart…

November 18, 2016