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The Power of The Doodle

We have all been stuck in a traffic jam at one time or another.  And we have all experienced the boredom and the frustration of going nowhere while being stuck in that traffic jam.  Being an artist, it seems as though I frequently run into creative traffic jams in my mind where I am stuck and I seem to be going nowhere.  As boring and frustrating as creative traffic jams […]

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Hotter Than A Firecracker

The dog days of summer are upon us and (like most places) it is hot outside!  Here in the desert our days are all in the hundred and teens.  Conversations all consist of the word hot.  Somewhere around midnight the temperature might drop to a two-digit number.  Summer is great and I love it!  Of course I spend most of my day inside under the AC, so I am not […]

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Welcome Home

When Tim and I lived in Las Vegas before, there was this little pizza restaurant that we loved, it is called Sunset Pizzeria.  It was a little restaurant in the middle of a strip mall with only about four or five tables inside and they were packed pretty close together.  About every week or two we would order a pizza, go pick it up, and then take it home to […]

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Going Home

After living for five years in Las Vegas, in June of 2011, unable to deal with the downturn in the economy and not being able to find jobs, Tim and I packed up all our belongs and left Las Vegas to go to Texas to look for jobs while staying with family.  After a solid year of living with family in Texas, having everything we own in storage in Texas […]

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3 Cats, 2 Dogs and A Bird

Tim and I have been cohabitating with 3 cats, 2 dogs and a bird (none of which belong to us).  It has been strange for me living with so many animals.  During our stay I have been swatted at by the cats, barked at by the dogs and flat out attacked by the bird.  It seems as though we have lived in a constant fog of pet hair that is […]

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The Journey

The past three years have been an incredible journey for my husband Tim and me.  We have gone from living the life of our dreams to being homeless and having nothing.  Many times Tim and I have asked ourselves “what happened”?  “Where did we go wrong?”  We couldn’t figure it out.  Last night with some alone time by myself I sat quietly to try to figure it out.  I thought […]

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