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Perfect “keep going” message

Perfect “keep going” message

KEEP GOING This is the message I received when I queried my cards regarding my current work strategy. I use the Mystical Cats deck for my readings. I love the deck for the messages the writer gave in the guide book. They are positive and easily applicable to your life. I also use the Deck of 1000 spreads. It is well designed to help you clarify your question and understand the answer. This deck can be used with any tarot…

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Blueberry picking and birthday parties

Blueberry picking and birthday parties

This morning we went blueberry picking at a local farm. Early season so they weren’t all ready yet but the color range is cool.  I’m thinking of arting the colors.  I love supporting my local farms. Food is so much better when we can shrink the food to table time. From here the blueberries get eaten fresh, flash frozen for meals, and freeze dried for long term storage and smoothies or whatever else we need dried blueberries for.   My…

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Daniel Smith watercolors and a huge swatch session

Daniel Smith watercolors and a huge swatch session

I recently decided it was time to get serious about watercolor and learn how to use this media better. I tried the mighty convenient waterbrush and painting….not bad. But certainly not as beautiful as that wet on wet technique I just could not achieve. It sounds so stupid…add a lot of water. Add paint. Instant painting. Nope. That’s just not true. There is a finesse to it. A time for water and a time for not. It took me a…

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Missed day 11 makeup

Missed day 11 makeup

I’m sure it’s cheating to squeeze in day 11’s post early on day 12. But maybe this just extends my challenge by 1 day. Or maybe the challenge fades and it has the effect of creating a habit and I still keep posting. Because posting takes practice and time. But time shrinks the more practice you get. So all in all I come out ahead. Even if I’m a day behind. Sensical? Ha For day 11 it was all paying…

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Resistance Is futile, painting in diamonds….and a cat

Resistance Is futile, painting in diamonds….and a cat

Tonight I have to push back against my resistance to write my blog challenge post.  It reared up and said…oh go paint. It’s just one day. But I know me and if I did just one day it would then be two and then a week and….you get the point. so tonight I bring three things: 1) that I learned I had a solid connection to my root chakra already and I have been grounding with smoky quartz for years….

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Road trip! Cheating on my fur babes….

Road trip! Cheating on my fur babes….

Road trip and fur babes it’s always nerve wracking to leave the house on a road trip.  Line up the house sitter for the cats, dog in the kennel, check the car, pack the things, don’t forget the people…and the snacks. Pile into the car and kiss the next several hours of your life away as you travel to your destination…hopeful the entire way for no mishaps. We did that yesterday. Almost 9 hours on the road to visit family….

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Learning to record art videos

Learning to record art videos

Over the years I have watched so many YouTube videos. Good, bad, bad but still educational, and well made that don’t have a good purpose. I’ve logged many hours watching things and learning what I do and don’t like about recording art videos. I always thought…I want to do that! And I have in the past and they were terrible. That’s when I learned I had a good idea and a terrible plan.  I started watching videos of people showing…

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Artfully Wild Blog Challenge – Meet Jen and Welcome

Artfully Wild Blog Challenge – Meet Jen and Welcome

April is here!  My birth month, my favorite season.  Everything is coming to life!  Including my blog! Just keeping in mind that this is a challenge and challenges are designed to push you.  In the case of my blog its a big push.  I figure this is likely the first time I will have readers outside of the obligatory family and friends so I decided to start with a bit about me. I have been the owner of my website…

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Art class junkie!! A list of my top 5 favorite art classes.

Art class junkie!! A list of my top 5 favorite art classes.

I am a lifelong student and because I am an adult that means I can take classes I am interested in.  So I take art classes.  Lots and lots of art classes… Below are my all time favorites: Lifebook – this is a fantastic art class for anyone who would like exposure to a variety of styles and who is at any point in their artistic path.  Beginners and advanced artists are all welcome.  Tamara Laporte is the host of…

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Encaustic, decluttering, and painting bathrooms

Encaustic, decluttering, and painting bathrooms

Decluttering commences!!!   Weekends go by so fast that you really need to wring out all the time you can during them.  I remember back when I was in my 20s it was so much fun to go out to clubs, stay up until the wee hours of the morning and then sleep half the day away.  Over the years I have become much more focused on the day light hours.  This includes getting up drinking much less, going to…

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