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I am always impressed by the rows of rolled hay stacked on farmland. Typically the rolls (bales?) seem to go on forever. I’ve never seen anyone actually rolling the hay to create the orderly storage, nor do I know what that shape is best used for. Maybe…

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Well, it’s a few days late but I am determined to catch up. I grabbed a few minutes outside the other day and enjoyed the opportunity to be out in the fresh air. Since the prompt for the day was “fresh,” I did a quick sketch with the intention to ink and…

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Awesome Autumn Day 2: It’s no secret that summer champions fall for me in no uncertain terms. The taste of a honeycrisp apple almost makes up for the drop in temps and the need to switch from flip flops to closed-toed shoes. At once tart and sweet, they…

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When I am fortunate enough to visit Santa Teresa I try to start each day with a long walk on the beach. Since my first visit, a favorite destination has been a place called suck rock, just pastthe jetty at Rocamar, one of my favorite beachfront resting…

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Most of the flowers in our garden are purple. I’m told they serve two purposes: being my favorite color and attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. All I know is that they are pretty.

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I know many people might not agree, but there’s nothing I love more than going out for a walk in super humid warm weather. Yes, I do constantly ask myself why I still live in New England.  On today’s walk I snapped some photos as I walked along the road…

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We arrived in Belize yesterday, and I’ve been inspired by the scenery. It’s much more tropical than the area of Costa Rica that we visit, and that’s made me think again about wanting to see more of my favorite country. It will have to be a trip that’s…

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This is where I always get caught up! As I began filling paint pans, I realized I had some “close” colors all ready to go. I swapped quite a few in, then removed the ones I felt weren’t quite close enough in color, transparency, or granulation. Now,…

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Occasionally, I will return from a trip inspired to recreate a recipe I have had the fortune to experience while traveling. Most recently, those inspirations were pil-pil shrimp and homemade yogurt…not in the same meal.  
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