Saturday, December 3, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bye Tex

 
The old Ausable river channel,
Pinery Provincial Park, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada
 
Wishing TexWisGirl all the best. You will be missed.
 
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Cheers
 
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Take It, If You Need It




The holiday season is upon us...dare I say it- CHRISTMAS. Most of us are planning Christmas celebrations, dinners, and parties, mapping out our travel routes to be with family/friends, and shopping for gifts.
 
What so many of us don't understand, is that there are numerous people struggling to make ends meet, or just trying to survive during the holiday season (and the rest of the year).
 
Each year at this time I try to donate to charities that help the less fortunate. I don't have a lot of money, so this year I came up with the idea..."Take it, if you need it". I live in a cold country, freezing temps, high winds, ice and snow, (in winter), so I am knitting hats and scarves that I will leave in random locations around my city, for those in need. If you don't knit, you can buy hats, scarves and mittens at dollar stores, and randomly place them around your town. 
 
In a warm climate you can "donate" weather appropriate items.
 
Don't forget to add a note, "Take it if you need it".
 
Cheers
 
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Hope

Since antiquity, unicorns have symbolized purity, magic, healing, and the power to believe that anything is possible.
 
 

I painted this for my granddaughter "Beep" It's a Christmas present for her.
 
Her dad, my son-in-law has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
 
Beep needs a bit of magic, the hope of healing and reassurance that anything is possible, even a cure for MS. 
 
As someone who has been battling Multiple Sclerosis for many years, I know how important it is to hang on to that hope.
 
This painting is a gift of hope for a little girl that I love more than life itself.
 
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