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Spotlighting my Whimsical Folk Art!

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Morning Ya'll,

I hope that this Hump Day h as started off just right for you. I'm up early as usual....enjoyed a wonderful cup of Java on the front porch in my rocking chair....and wondering what to do today...

As, most of you know, I recently moved into a wonderful new community....so, there has been unpacking boxes, hanging my art work, rearranging furniture to get it just right....and I now have the time to start on new paintings! Yea! So, I thought for some of my newest Followers I would go back and Spotlight some of my previous past whimsical folk art. 

I've stated before, that at first when I started painting, I didn't consider myself a artist. I mean I use to couldn't draw a straight line, but, then all of a sudden while looking for whimsical art work for my home....I thought, why not create my own...and 
Voila I did.....so, before I started on a new painting I thought I would share some from the past I had done. I hope you enjoy!













Living with Fibromyalgia

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Today is a "raining cats and dogs" kind of day here in rural Southern Georgia. It started raining during the night last night and hasn't stopped yet.....rain is supposed to fall for the next 24 hours. Flood watches are in effect from the Golden Isles of Georgia inland to, well, most of the state. As much as our land down here needs the rain for decreasing the high fire levels that we live with all the time, this rain has played havoc with my body.

Living with metal in my body and lot's of it isn't always fun. When the frigid winds of Winter come a blowing, I hurt. I can feel every screw, metal plate in my body. Feel like the Tin Man needing to carry a"oil can" around.....and when the rain comes for this amount of time, well, the same thing happens.

And, on top of everything else, I have Fibromyalgia! Wikipedia describes Fibromyalgia as:Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS) is a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain and allodynia (a heightened and p…

Queen of All She Surveys....Whimsy Folk Art!

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Greetings Everyone,

Well, it is a rainy night here in Southern Georgia....but, really nice at the same time. I have a wonderful little front porch at my new place and I love sitting outside watching it rain. But, I'm really excited about tomorrow. As, most of you that have been Following me for awhile know that my beloved Daddy is very sick and his health is getting worse every day....although he still knows who we all are, and can still make us laugh....watching our Mom try and take care of him every day breaks my heart.

We have lots of help...aids.....family members....but, seeing her as she watches her husband of almost 58 years slowly slip away...well, it is heart breaking....so, us girls...my sisters and I, with the help of brothers, brothers in law, and sons in laws....are kidnapping Mom tomorrow for a Girls Day....all the guys will watch Daddy while we the daughters,  take Mom, "junkin" and out to eat at Olive Garden....

So, in Honor of My Mom, who CAN DO ANYTHING...…

I Love Old Windows!

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I love old vintage wooden windows! Years ago, way before I even thought about making jewelry, crafting, or teaching myself how to paint, I would go to art shows, craft shows, and I was always drawn to the booths that had paintings on old, wooden, vintage windows. I would stand and look at them and think, Oh, I wish I could do that! Or, how talented that person was....or, how I wish I could afford to buy one.

Of course, the artist who had painted on these were true artists and their paintings were magnificent! But, then one day after my "crafting journey" had begun and I was slowly realizing that I did have a "talented bone in my body" I bought a old window. I had created a "cartoon character" of myself....a little short, chunky, red haired woman called Ms. Lucy....and yes, I'm short, chunky, red haired woman...lol

Anyway, I decided to draw her on a window, and it turned out pretty good, if I say so myself....and now almost two years later, I've pain…

Southerns know what a Grease Can is!!

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Good Saturday Morning everyone,

Well, I have no pretty crafts to show you, or a new whimsical painting...but, I do have a story of memories...

So, the other night my wonderful neighbor, Ms. Flo, and I were sitting on our shared porch talking and sharing stories from our past....now, you have to understand...Ms. Flo is an elderly African American woman, and I'm a middle aged White woman....and we are sitting out there in our rocking chairs...yes, I have a rocking chair....and we are laughing and giggling like we were both little girls....and I'm sure as our neighbors looked at us, we made an unusual sight! But, let me tell you, I have found a "kindred soul sister" with her....I just adore her!

Also, she was raised in an area of Florida that my Mother, Katy is from....I started out the conversation asking her if she remembered a place that my Mother had asked me to ask her about...so, she is telling me about how much the area had changed....and SOMEHOW, we got to talking …

Happy Valentine's To all my Followers

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Wow, first let me say again, how happy I am to still have my blog....first I thought I was hacked, and was trying to start another blog....and all I could think about was that I wouldn't be able to talk to you, my friends anymore....anyway, a fellow blogger helped me fix it....

So, today I just wanted to say a BIG HAPPY VALENTINES and thank you all for your love and kindness this past year...


Have a great day and blessings to you all,
Deborah

Look What You Can Do with a Drawer!!!

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Good Wednesday Evening Everyone,

First, I'm so excited that I have my Blog back!!!!! Yea......this is me doing my "happy dance"

So, while I was crushed and trying to work on my blog I finished working on a drawer from an old chest of drawers I had.....I had already done some work on it, but today I painted the pull on top and added another layer of mod podge, and also painted the some little wooden squares I had left over from another project.

Not sure where I'm going to put it in the new place , but I'm sure I will find a place. I hope you like it.


I think I might use it as a shelf in my bathroom.....I really like it.

Blessings,

Deborah

YEA.....MY BLOG IS SAVED!!!!

OMG.....A Big Shout Out and Thank You to Jamie from https://www.facebook.com/LoveBakesGoodCakes who told me what to do to fix my blog!!!! I have deleted the new blog and I'm SO HAPPY......I was working so hard to start a new blog and was pulling my hair out trying to transfer everything....but now I don't have to!!!

Okay, now I can take a breath!!!!

Blessing,
Deborah

My Beautiful 7 Week Old Grandson!

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Good Tuesday Morning,

Wow, what a wonderful weekend I had! As most of you know, I became a grandmother for the 2nd time in December when my oldest daughter, Brooke, had her first child and my first grandson. I was there when he was born and stayed with them for 17 days after he was born. Amazing!!

So, it was with much excitement for the entire family when my daughter and husband and son all came to our home town in Georgia for the first time. It was especially exciting for my Mom and Dad as they had not been able to see him since his birth. Both of my parents, Brooke's grand parents and baby Alan's great grandparents are elderly, but, my father is disabled and can not travel anymore....so, they were waiting to see this great grandson.

They arrived on Friday and stayed at my parents home until yesterday....my mother, who the great grandchildren call GG got lots of "sugar" and my father who is called GDaddy was enamoured with him. It was heart warming and sad at the same …

Meet Odawg the Widget!

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Good Sunday morning....

I decided to add some fun to my blog. Of course I do have 3 dogs, one of which lives with me and the other 2 live with my daughter. Odawg is my beloved "mutt puppy" whom I have loved for 10 years this March 15th. He is my constant companion who loves me unconditionally. So, while working on my blog I found this cute widget and customized it to look like Odawg....you can even give him a treat and he will play ball with you.

So, something to make me smile when I working on my blog....and he will love you also!

Happy Sunday everyone and may your day be blessed.

Deborah

My Valentine to Myself! New Painting!

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Happy Hump Day Everyone.....

So, have I told ya'll how much I love my new little place? I think I have....and those of you that read my story of how I got here....well, you know how grateful I am for being allowed to live here. I live in a building that has four other apartments and they are full of women!!! You should see and hear all of us in the morning when we are all out on the porch having our morning coffee...."a cackle of hens" lol!

I have also been having a great time decorating my new home with all my own artwork. What better way than being surrounded by my whimsical folk art? So, I wanted to share with you my newest folk art painting that I'm calling Speak the Truth.......and is my Valentine to myself! Hey, we should do that...right? We have to treat ourselves.....I took several ideas and made this painting my own....I hope you like it.

Blessings,
Deborah

Super Easy Peasy Super Bowl Brunswick Stew!

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Okay, my teams aren't playing in the Super Bowl today.....I love my Falcons....the "Dirty Birds" did real good this year.....and I can't help it....I love the Saints!!! Fell in love with them when they played in the Super Bowl right after Hurricane Katrina! But, I do love me some FOOTBALL....

Soooooo, as I was sitting here this morning thinking about what I could cook to enjoy in my new little place for my 1 Super Bowl....I decided on Katy's Easy Brunswick Stew! Katy, being my Mother is the Best Cook ever, but as she has gotten older and alot of her time is taken up caring for my Daddy...she has learned and taught us new easy recipes...and one of my Favs is her Brunswick Stew....

All you need is from the meat section of the store, the little containers of the already prepared barbecue chicken and pork....use both if you like both in your Brunswick Stew. Today I used the barbecue pork.
Dump that in a big pot on stove....then take one can of corn and one can of li…

I'm Back Online!!

Hi Ya'll....

Well, I'm in my wonderful new place and back online!! Most of the boxes are unpacked.....still trying to find where to put everything....hanging my artwork.....and have a great new crafting space and can't wait to start working on a new project.

Have wonderful new neighbors......all have welcomed me to the community and feel so blessed to have my new little home. I wanted to say thank you to all that had read my story about my new place and had wished me well. Hope to post some pics soon.

Blessings,
Deborah