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Chicago area, Illinois, United States
I'm a self taught Mixed Media Artist, I Love to take various art classes. I enjoy being with my friends and family. I'm retired and loving every minute of it

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I bought the book "Mixed Media Self-Portraits" by Cate Coulacos Prato.
I'm really enjoying it. I even tried some digital portraits as seen above.
I call them "The Young and Old of Me!" In a way, I find this to be self-healing and at the same time a bit self centered. I guess it's just another art form. I'm planning to use other techniques in the book, but with other people. Enough of me!!!!
This week has been a roller coaster ride as far as my financial life is concerned. I keep forgetting I AM retirement age and the small amount of money I do have invested is dwindeling away. I normally don't put any energy or worries into my financial state, but this time I am concerned about what will be left. This is the first time in my life I have to set up a budget and adhere to it.
The Crisis we are all experiencing is no thanks to our current administration and I hope the new president will bring a turn to our economy. GO OBAMA!
I got together with my art friends yesterday. Actually, I'm so glad we are all on the same page as far as our art interests and politics go. I didn't get
much accomplished , we were too busy talking and eating. I believe the socializing is just as important as our art.
It's a beautiful sunny and crisp autumn day. I want to get out and enjoy all the wonderful colors before winter sets in .
I'm beginning to nest and my mind is on warm comforting things.
I'm even making beef stew today in the slow cooker. (It smells so good)
Hot chocolate is even sounding good to me!