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Congratulations, LizzieWhisler!

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Keep Walking! Thanks Improvingme

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Incredible! I am so pleased you met a goal.

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My art exhibit is up at the DeWitt, Iowa Operahouse Theater and Central Art Gallery - will be up until 11/22--My art - in the same room as the work of John Bloom! My biggest goal for this year accomplished! emoticon

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How fun is that! Woodless pencils. My artist and I had a totally marvelous time at the annual photographers convention this weekend. I cannot wait to get home and try some of the stuff I learned! Also, great to see old friends and make some new ones.

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emoticon off to use woodless pencils...good luck everyone!

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yes and it was a long commute with an accident today-not us but made the traffic was backed up for some time but also today a nice lunch with a dear friend who bought me some woodless pencils and I looking forward to using them

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Sounds like you are one busy lady.

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been trying to catch a breath this week. Seems a bit chaotic.
Will be having lunch with a friend who is very supportive of my either writing or drawing but not dropping the ball on either- and he is a project manager so it really will be helpful.
Family is just first but kind of in the way too.
Anyhow am going to organize my stuff and clear a workspace. Have plenty of projects. I am studying Morning Glories and hope to study thigmotropism. My ultimate goal is to illustrate for science but actually everything as it is all worth a closer look.
I have had gallery showings of my photos way back in the day and do not care for going that route again. Working alone and then with a team of experts or just curious people trying to find out how it all works would be heaven...
ok enough rambling just got back from taking DS back from school- well actually he drve as he has his learners permit...why did I give up drinking???oh right ...calories...
made a curry dish for supper- emoticon
where do the days go?

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9/26/14 7:27 P

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Hey Meg good to see you again. I agree with Lizzie your avatar is so great. emoticon

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9/26/14 9:58 A

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Love your avatar!

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Just me, trying to get back in the grove!

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Yup my DH and I wanted to share our adventures and aren't really interested in making this a business. I just have so much going on right now!

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I found that the most useful thing about a website was just to be able to give people a place to go and see your work. I have sold lots of paintings--but not a single one from the website directly. I've never tried Etsy though- that will definitely have to wait until I retire from the day job!

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I put mine on Art America but I got very few hits (35 dollars a year.) I have a go-daddy account but I'm waiting for winter to work on it. Like you I am too busy with other things right now. Making art for one.

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Yeah - they went down in July - I'm really going to miss that site - only $25 a year and you could google my name and it would pop up as the first listing. I'll have to take that address off my info. Thanks for reminding me. I'm thinking I'll put an album on my FB page with my art on it - I'm not ambitious enough to open an Etsy shop

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Hey Liz that sounds great. BTW I went t the website listed on your comments and it says it has been shut down. (The whole artroof community is gone.)



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I'm starting an oil painting --still hammering out the possible color schemes...


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I am working on a free form quilt out of some pieces of fabric I picked up a while back. I spent most of today, however, rearranging and cleaning the studio.

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What's everyone working on these days--artwise?

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Hey Meg! So glad you are back. I don't understand the whole muscle thing it seems counter intuitive. I know how hard it can be to try and stay positive when it seems everything is working against you. Glad you are off the prednisone (I hate that stuff makes me feel insane) and that getting of it has helped you get the weight down. Please don't give up. You have so much life to give.

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hi F8......

long time no see....

just got off the prednisone completely.....
lost 12 pounds immediately...
now to lose the rest I gained while on it...

need positive motivation here....
things are going well....on third med to control myasthenia....
keep having problems with meds....
and my muscles....
very odd now...the more I use a muscle the weaker it gets...

I am trying very hard right now to develope a better attitude...
positive remarks welcome...

I cannot take the hot and humid days....I melt like a candle....'
makes the muscles weaker....amazing....I never thought I would
be sick like this....

back tomorrow...! Meg

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The humidity here is awful LOL. It rained last night and that makes for a very hot day. I want to go shopping in air conditioning and maybe browse some casinos.

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I went to the Coquille Celebration last month with my granddaughter. She seemed very impressed. I treated her to her first fry bread. Yummy stuff I'd forgotten how good it is. She also met a friend of mine who is a tribal member.

Got the kids back to Vegas today and am enjoying relaxing. They were glad to get home as they have been gone for 7 weeks. Their papa was glad to have them back.

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Got to the gym again today. Now working on hair & head band for Pow Wow!

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Thanks!

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My grandkids are here until Sunday and I've been doing ok with the eating. Exercise has been easy because I have been working at the fair and our exhibit is upstairs. I've put on a lot of miles on my feet so far. LOL

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Boys say they are coming back in two weeks, oh Lordy!
Trying to get back on track & get some more weight off before the 22 of Aug.

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I worked graveyard at a factory many years ago that had a potluck weekly. I'm sure between the lack of exercise and the excessive eating my bad habits got a good start. Two more potlucks this month. Yow


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2 of my boys are coming in to help me get rid of crap! I will be very busy. I'm pretty sure we won't get it all done but will have made a good dent!

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When I worked on the floor (in the hospital) we always had what we called 'Fat Friday'--a potluck every week! It was themed, too. A great way to boost morale, but it was also served as a vehicle to eat my way through the shift. I could do without potlucks ;-).

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I don't do well at Pot Luck's either. Every month our Master Gardener's group has a Pot Luck at our general meeting. I tend to eat the brownies first.
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Yes, me too! Pot luck 2 days in row & a BBQ on the 3rd day. Next weekend Pot luck Sat. & Sun. Pray for me! emoticon

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I have a real hard time being good at potlucks. I love too many of the dishes.

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Pot luck today!

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How fun and what a great idea to redo an eyesore.

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I stopped by one of those Wine and Canvas type businesses a couple of weeks ago, and it really looked like fun. That night they were going to put a local twist on their canvases by painting the Van Gogh "Starry Night" over the famous dance hall that's in our town. Clever!

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Painting with a new medium sounds like fun. I am going to have my grandsons paint with me when they get here. Should be fun! emoticon

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Attended a 'Wine and Canvas' session at a local restaurant on Sunday. Using acrylic paint--something I'm totally unfamiliar with, lol--we painted Van Gogh's Sunflowers, or a version of them anyway. There's nothing like painting to understand you have no idea of perspective! Something to keep working on, but it was a fun time.

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Yes! Hope the dentist visit isn't too bad this time.
Best wishes.

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Going to Eugene again tomorrow (2 dentist) Hope I can stay cool !

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How fun.

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I saw two Matisse exhibitions last week, so I've been copying Matisse paintings in my art journal. Will do some cut-outs next week when my 11-year-old granddaughter comes for Summer Nonna Camp. I'll take her to see the exhibits, too, so we'll be working with a lot of color next week with our crafts!

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I'm going to a pow wow Sunday I think!

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I get my art work stolen so I don't even take the time to show...I just paint and give away anymore.
Is that a Pow Wow you are going to this weekend?

Going to Eugene to help daughter tomorrow!

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All I can say is do not devalue your art ,it is part of you ,your heart, and soul , went into it . They are not only purchasing your art but a part of you. Good luck in showing and selling your work . Have a great Day and paint ,paint, paint !!!!! emoticon

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