Wow, Just Wow!

I cannot believe I have not posted since April! What!? Well, no wonder I don’t have any followers. I said when I started this (new) blog that I am a terrible blogger. I guess I’ve proved myself right. What can I say? Life is crazy, these times we live in are crazy, I am crazy, yeah all of that.

Anyway… I am here now and I’ll get ya caught up if I can. This blog isn’t the only thing that has suffered, although not as badly, my YouTube channel has been waiting for a new post for about a month now, which is really something new for me. I usually post a couple times a week! I think Covid-19 has finally gotten to my depression nerve! I am pretty unmotivated EXCEPT for one thing.

I have taken two classes with the incomparable Deb Weiers over the last couple of months. I am totally and utterly obsessed with painting faces in her style – quirky, abstract, unproportional and FUN! Take a look (I have painted one almost every day for a couple of months now, so I’ll just show you some highlights.)

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Let’s see, besides painting wonky faces, what have I been doing? I am the copy editor for Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine, and we have puiblished two of our quarterly issues while this virus has been around. It takes a lot of time and effort, but our subscribers love the projects and we are happy to provide them a high-quality publication. Check us out at pnpsmagazine.com (we have a digital version, too.)

What else? Not much, really. Buying a lot of art supplies from Amazon that I have yet to use. Trying to keep up with the lawn and flower beds – the weeds are winning there. The usual summer chores you know?

I miss seeing my family in Cinncinati (youngest daughter’s family) — I’m a little leary of traveling down there (about 4 1/2 hours for me.) Even though Ohio hasn’t reported a ton of cases of Covid, I still am scared that on one of my many pee stops along the way, I could pick it up unknowingly and transmit it to the kids when I get there. They all say I am too paranoid about this thing, but I don’t think that’s possible. Am I overly cautious? Maybe, but I’d rather be that than risk it, for me and for them. But boy, I sure do miss those babies!

Brooks Archer & Reid Mathew

They are growing like crazy (17 months already!) They are IVF twins that we are so very blessed to have. Ain’t they cute?!

So there you go — that’s been my summer with Covid so far. I hope this virus settles down quickly so we can have some semblance of normalcy (whatever that might end up being.) I hope you are all safe and healthy. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. We are in this together and we will come out the other side.

And, in the meantime,

Go Make Some Art!

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