Posted in January 2016

An Angel by my side

I will always remember this young chap named Dinky. He had the knack of creating magic with his rubbery little paws. Dinky loved the baths he got from my husband, Joe. He came from Panama (as a gift from my stepdaughter when she was stationed overseas), with his sweetheart, Sweetie, a cocker spaniel. When Sweetie was … Continue reading

‘Personality of the Month’

There was a time in my life when things were easier to overcome. I had faith to keep me from going overboard, and encouragement and love from my teachers and school friends to help me stay on the right track. I was a little bit ‘older’ and ‘wiser’ and capable of handling what I had … Continue reading

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

When my sister, Diana, and I were young, we performed a routine on rollerskates called “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” at a downtown roller rink in Salt Lake City. I remember my sister and I, walking to the rink from our house with the shoe laces of our white leather boots strapped around our shoulders, and our toe … Continue reading

Healing- ‘A Flare of Remembrance’

Painting Healing- ‘ A Flare of Remembrance.’ The photo is of me beside this healing rose that I oil painted. I called it ‘A Flare of Remembrance.’ It was once on exhibition at the Oregon Society of Artists in Portland, Oregon, and the painting brought me good luck. I hung in NAMI Multnomah’s office for … Continue reading

Joe’s Parent’s Celebration of Life

My husband Joe’s parents. Virginia passed away when she was 96 in 2011, and her husband, Vivian passed when he was 72, Christmas morning, 1984. A very giving and striking couple. Every Christmas we say our good -byes to Joe’s father, Vivian, and wish his mother, Virginia, and him peace and happiness.  

Painting of Joelle

Painting during the Holidays, I did an oil portrait I named, ‘Joelle,’ a Brazilian child. Please visit the Homepage of this website to see a preview of the ‘Live’ presentation I gave to the Humanists of Greater Portland in November. Enjoy!  

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and Feliz Ano Novo to my family in Brazil. My New Year’s Resolution- I will swim at least once a week, visit the ocean 2 times a year, and be kind and forgiving to myself and everyone. The photo is of me on the beach at Natal, Brazil- 2004. The city of Natal, … Continue reading