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Gift #1185: National Gallery of Art Part 2

Hello everyone!  How are you all doing?  Since we’re all at home and the museums are closed, I thought it would be an opportune time to share with you more pictures from our day at the National Gallery of Art.  … Continue reading

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Gift #1184: National Gallery of Art

Hello dear readers!  Welcome to March – I’m so delighted that we’ve had some sunshine and warmer temps here.  January and February are really hard on me and I feel great relief upon entering March.  Now there’s just the time … Continue reading

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Gift #1178: In the Lake District with Beatrix Potter

I hope you all had a wonderful week.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and one of the experiences of the year I was most thankful for was the opportunity to visit England with my mom.  Today on the blog we’re … Continue reading

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Gift #1167: Foliage

There will be a brief interruption in the British Travelogue as we pause for a moment to admire the beauties of foliage, courtesy of the Art Elements Blog challenge theme for September. fo·li·age:  the aggregate of leaves of one or … Continue reading

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Gift #1166: Kew Gardens

At the top of my list of places I wanted to visit while in London was Kew Gardens.  This formidable bastion of botany has long enchanted visitors with its beautiful gardens and intoxicated scientists with its enviable collections.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Gift #1162: Sea and Selkies

“Sea and Selkies” was the theme for June’s Art Elements blog challenge.  Selkies form an intrinsic part of the culture and mythology of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.  My introduction to selkies was from the movie “Secrets of Roan Inish”.  An … Continue reading

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Gift #1161: Nemophilia

I’m so excited to share with you this month’s theme for Art Elements blog.  Drumroll please… it’s “The Forest”!  Those who have followed my blog for any length of time will know of my deep and abiding love for the … Continue reading

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Gift #1154: Orchid Fever

My mood can best be summed up with the following quote:  “Now is the winter of our discontent.’  About the second week in February I start to lose it – I’ve had enough of winter and I can feel my … Continue reading

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Gift #1150: Of Moths and Moons – Part 1

Welcome to my first challenge reveal of the year!  One of the art blogs I follow, Art Elements, hosts monthly art challenges open to any medium to keep our creative energy flowing.  For January, our theme was the moon.  Right … Continue reading

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Gift #1138: Inspired by Nature Retreat

This October has flown by and it has been full of wonderful experiences which I’m hoping to share with you over the weeks ahead.  During the second weekend of the month, I was able to attend the Inspired by Nature … Continue reading

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