Photos from our trip up to Washington


Here’s our plan – we want to move our home to Mexico for the winter and Washington in the summer. We want to be closer to family and friends near Seattle and Camano Island. So we traveled up to Washington to check out the communities between Camano Island and Bellingham to see where we might want to purchase property. We were gone for about 3 weeks. We did some camping and visited family and friends along the way. Here are…

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October Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

Owl painting

I skipped September’s Desktop Wallpaper Calendar because we were getting our house ready to sell and I got too busy! So here is Octobers. In honor of all those people who have October birthdays including my hubby Greg, here is an October Desktop Wallpaper Calendar using the art from my painting titled, “It was a Magical Night, said Mr. Owl.” Click on the image below and then download the 1600 pxl x 900 pxl October Desktop Wallpaper Calendar for your…

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Why I use Utrecht paints

Utrecht paints comparison

I’ve been meaning to write about this for awhile now. One day I bought some black acrylic paint to save $. It was a well known online brand but it wasn’t the usual brand I buy which is Utrecht. My lesson. Never do that! I like the paint by Utrecht and this is why. Utrecht paints are opaque! They cover superbly. They are smooth with brilliant color. This image shows one coat of the cheaper black paint on the left…

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A favorite spot is Sayulita Mexico

Sayulita Main Square

In recalling our recent trip through Mexico and Ecuador, I’m finding that my thoughts keep going back to Sayulita. It is one of my favorite spots from our travels. There is a lot to love about Sayulita Mexico. It has a cool main square. Lots of beautiful art. Great views for enjoying a margarita and a marvelous meal. Heard some rockin’ good music at Bar Don Pato. Found some happenin’ cool bars Met some nice people and had a lot…

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Traveling in Ecuador


We landed in Ecuador about 13 days ago. We took a bus ride from Guayaquil to Montanita and stayed in a small town nearby call Manglaralto. We stayed in a cool cabin on the property of Mercedes and George. They run an eco-lodge called La Factoría which is a center for the development of contemporary craft and design, and also offers eco-training programs. We enjoyed breakfast each morning with them which included locally sourced eggs, cheese, bread, honey, yogurt, and…

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April Desktop Wallpaper Calendar and New Painting

April 2014 desktop wallpaper

Click on the image below and then download the 1600 pxl x 900 pxl wallpaper for your desktop. It’s my birthday month so I’m celebrating! Have a terrific April! This wallpaper comes from my new painting titled “We Love Local Artists.” You can see the full painting below. It’s 40″ x 30″, acrylic on wood. I have an 8″ x 10″ print available in my Etsy Shop too. Sharing is nice

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New VW Flower Power Van painting

vw van painting with raven

This is a new painting titled “Flower Power. ” It’s 20″ x 20″, acrylic on wood. I’m loving how the flowers came out in the background and I love the color combination of purple and orange. The stenciled word “Flower” can be seen going up the side of the painting. I like putting semi-hidden words in my paintings. There is a print for sale of this painting in my Etsy Shop> Do you have a VW Van story to share?…

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