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November Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

November 2014 Desktop Calendar

It’s a little late in the month but here’s the November Desktop Wallpaper Calendar for you to download. Click on the image below and then download the 1600 pxl x 900 pxl November Desktop Wallpaper Calendar for your desktop. Sharing is nice

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Jizo Mini Paintings for Sale

Jizos Under Prayer Flags

First, I’d like to thank Rita of Nurturing Art for suggesting I paint Jizo. Thank you Rita for your inspiration and being a supporter of my art. I love Jizo. He is so adorable with his child-like features. I love his sweet smile and the way he puts his face up to the sky, beaming his joy and gratitude. I didn’t know who Jizo was when I heard the name and so I Googled it. I read in Japan, “Jizo…

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Delicious Water Bagel Recipe

delicious water bagels

I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile. So I thought I’d post my yummy Water Bagel Recipe I got from my sister Sherri. I made them the other day and they are so delicious! Serves 8 1 Pkg Dry Yeast 1 Cup warm Water 2 Tablespoons Sugar 1-1/2 Teaspoons Salt 2-3/4 Cup Flour 2 Quarts Water For flavor you can add other ingredients. I added 1/3 cup chopped onion and 1 teaspoon powdered garlic. Here are directions and I’ll add…

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Photos from our trip up to Washington

belle-in-forest

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

walk-to-dos-mangas

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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