Posted in November 2017


Coloring with pastels was one of the ways I dealt with stress during the holiday   Larry Miller, a friend and classmate, gave me two sets of pastels to explore with two summers ago. I vaguely remember coloring with pastels when I was in grade school and since I was released from Kishwaukee Hospital in … Continue reading

ABOUT Thanksgiving

Best Wishes for Thanksgiving Day   From my thankful heart, I am wishing you and yours, a fabulous Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving is my extra special time remembering brother who was born on this day. I am so grateful for my friends and relatives and their loving support during this time and throughout the years. This … Continue reading

ABOUT Portrait of Joe

Celebrating my husbands birthday with art   Yesterday, at Sweet Tomatoes with my husband, Joe, and my family, I bumped into an artist friend by coincidence from OSA. I hadn’t seen Dave in a long time. He had his tablet out, sketching portraits, and I asked him to do a portrait of my husband in … Continue reading


My guy’s birthday   Today, my dear, sweet, supportive, husband, Joe, turns 72. I love my man.

ABOUT Veterans Day

Celebrating the life of my father and other veterans who put their lives on the line to save our people and their country   My father, James Standing, an Army Sergeant during World War II who was stationed in Natal, Brazil. He was a pitcher back East for a baseball team named the “Darlings.”  

ABOUT Anniversary Luck

A Double Rainbow for me and my man   Joe and I celebrated our 29th, 41st anniversary the other night at Portland Seafood Company and were accompanied by a beautiful glowing double rainbow in the sky. This means “Good Luck!”

ABOUT Mom’s Tribute

Remembering my mother who decided to take her life and shut herself out away from the world   Celebrating my mom, Maria Bezerra’s birthday. November 2, 1921-February 24, 1989. A gifted Brazilian mother who went through so much in her life time and ended her life so tragically. Born to Joad Benvento Bezerra and Maria … Continue reading

ABOUT Joys of Halloween

Spent an exciting Holiday time visiting with my great friend Alice in Eugene and our art friends Jerry and Janice and my family in Ashland   Joe and I carved pumpkins with my sister and her family the other night, and we saw the “Rocky Horror Movie” play with my sister and her husband at … Continue reading