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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This is it!!!

The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps. --Proverbs 16:9

The Lord will guide you continually.-- Isaiah 58:11

I can't believe that this day is finally here and the grand adventure is about to begin!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

5 days left

This is a picture of me and my big brother. He is going with me to Maine next Thursday. It will be so much fun!!!
Many things were completed yesterday. My art website is well underway. Nathan got the domain name for Check out what he has up right now on the web. We have more to add and it should be completed by the end of the weekend. I spent some time writing an artist statement that will be on the site. I think this was a good exercise because it made me focus on my artistic goals. My business cards will look like the main page of the website.
Pray for us for safe travel and a month of artistic accomplishments!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

6 Days to go until Maine

There is less than one week now. Thank you to everyone for all of your well wishes and good cheer to send me off.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

7 Days to go --- A Time with Friends

Linda had a luncheon for me today. It was so nice!! Thanks to each one of you for coming today and making me feel so good. I am very blessed!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

8 to go

Meg--12 year old English Setter

I hope to get a lot of things accomplished today. The website is going to get worked on and I will finish some artwork. Now I'm off to walk the dog.

Monday, June 21, 2010

9 Days

oil on canvas-- "Vermont Sunset"

Why do people make art? For me it has something to do with spirituality. When you create you are close to the Creator. You are expressing beyond words part of what it means to be alive.---how warm sunshine feels or how color dances on a flowing stream. Art is a prayer of thanksgiving to the Creator.

...Only through ART can we get outside of ourselves and know another's view of the universe which is not the same as our own. Thanks to ART instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists.
---Marcel Proust

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday-- 10 Days Until Departure

The milkweed in my backyard is in full bloom and I have spotted monarchs several times. This photograph was taken from my patio recently. I hope to see a few caterpillars before I depart.

I'm working this afternoon on revising my landscape drawing handout that I will use for my public programs in Acadia. I discussed travel plans with family yesterday. On Monday I will be working at school on my web presence for my elementary science position that I will move into in August.

There is a great deal that remains to be done before I leave, but I am enjoying all of it. My Higher Power has brought me to this place and time. Thank You so much!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

11 Days to Go---oh my!!

11days to go--"To Do Lists"


Trim bushes

Fertilize garden

Arrange for plants to be watered

Decide on a day to take pets to sitters

Clean just before I leave

Pay bills

Clean out car


Finish small pastels and mat them

Practice with my plein air set up

Revise drawing handout for the public

Settle on materials that I will bring

Complete website and business cards


Decide on clothes, books

Make sure I have all phone numbers and email addresses

Friday, June 18, 2010


I dedicate my month in Maine to my mom.

12 Days to go!

Meg and Sesame will be staying with friends for the month. Meg is a 12 year old English Setter and Sesame is about one year old.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Where I Will be Located

Here's a pdf of Schoodic Peninsula with a nice map:

This is a brochure about the Schoodic Education and Research Center with great photographs of the area where I will be staying:

This is the Acadia NPS website:

Schoodic Peninsula Chamber of Commerce site:

13 Days to Go!!!!

This fell out of my pocket this morning. It says: "Live the Dream".

Wednesday, June 16, 2010