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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

Friday, June 05, 2009


Miranda , my grandaughter,
graduated from 8th grade yesterday. The short lady
next to her is me. I think
I'm shrinking.
Anyway, it was a nice day.
We went out for lunch after the ceremony and then she opened presents.
Both grandchildren graduated this year.
This is it for four more years.
Nothing else is going on at the moment.
I'm creating more ATC'S for the swap tomorrow...

Monday, June 01, 2009


On Saturday, Shari, Lynne and I took a road trip to Milwaukee for an ATC swap. (are we crazy or devoted to our art?) The entire day
was filled with fun and something different to do. The swap was held in a very organized fashion and I managed to get 20 new pieces of little art work.
After the swap we stopped to eat, browse a used book store (of course I bought some books to cut up for images) and indulged in some frozen custard. YUM!
Got home about 8:30 and began thinking about
the final things I had to get ready for the art retreat on Sunday.
We made tin dolls (the photo on the left). I only finished one and started one more.
I really enjoyed the day. I met new people and
found the experience to be totally relaxing.
The gathering was held in a log cabin at THE CENTER in Palos Hills. It's a non-denominational spiritual center to promote healing and enrichment thru the arts. They also have a chapel to hold services. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. There are log cabins all over and an abundance of old trees and flowers. It was so peaceful, I didn't want to leave. It was like an "oasis of calm in the middle of chaos". I'm so glad I had the experience.
I definitely will go back.