Posted in January 2015

Aquarius, My Hippie Years

In my hippie years, I was a rising star of the Zodiac sign, Aquarius. It began when I went to Southern Oregon College, now Southern Oregon University in Ashland, 67′-69′, and someone coined me with the term, Aquarius. My birthday is in February. I could have settled for the titles of Miss Universe or Miss … Continue reading


For his birthday a few years ago, I made Dr. Ward T. Smith, my psychiatrist, a ‘Dr. Smith Fix It Bag.’ The ingredients of the bag were: a toy stethoscope, phony eye glasses, a small bottle of colored watered iodine, a small bottle of mercurochrome, a bandage, two Healing Gardens relax therapy lotions, a bottle of Tylenol, a bottle of pink colored … Continue reading


Oil Painting Schizoaffective and Bipolar Disorder   I received a gift- a beautiful ‘Flowers and Blooms’ painting book from my sweet dear friend, Susan Williams Hammer. I painted the ‘Red Rose.’ Over Christmas time, I found a painting of a ‘red rose’ catching my eye. I carefully tore the picture of the flower from the … Continue reading

A visit with my Brazilian Aunt Deanna

Going to visit my beautiful Aunt Deanna from Brazil this week. She is in her 90’s and is still as young as ever. She is my mom’s sister. She is a beautiful woman of many talents, sewing, swimming, caring for people, and raising a family of six. She shares her sweet self in everything she does. Her … Continue reading

A Gift From Africa

A beautiful surprise I received in the mail yesterday. A Pay it Forward gift from Judy Fardig. It is an apron made in Africa in honor of President Obama. I will cherish it forever. Thank you, Judy!

OSA Volunteer Show

My oil painting of “Just Being There,” 21×27 will be displayed at the Oregon Society of Artists Volunteer Show. The gallery is located at 2185 SW Park Place, Portland, Oregon. My painting will be exhibited with two of my other pieces, January 11- January 30, 1-4 pm. The gallery is closed Sundays. Please come to the … Continue reading