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Friday, July 3, 2015

It's A Grand Old Flag, 8x6 inch Acrylic Painting by Kelley MacDonald

Happy Independence Day!  So much talk on the TV and Social Media about what divides us, about other flags, and other allegiances, religions and more.  But today, really, we can celebrate that we CAN have things that are different about us, but what is most important is that we are one.  One nation.  With lots of different people in it.  Here's a shout out to all my friends, all over this wonderful land (and beyond).  HAPPY 4th of July!

Last Fall I was lucky enough to spend time on beautiful Cuttyhunk Island.  This is what you see as you sail into their little harbor.  American flags waving, welcoming.  Long may they wave.  Enjoy your festivities today and hold your friends and families close.  How lucky are we?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Good Day Ahead,, 7x5 inch acrylic painting by Kelley MacDonald

Well, THIS month has certainly flown by!  Here we are, knee deep in Summer!  I've been cleaning out, packing and paring down, ready for a move.  But Girls Just Wanna Paint posts our new paintings today - and this month's topic was "Bathing Beauties".  Here are two iconic women of a 'certain age', with all the privileges that go with that age, meaning acceptance of who we are, and spending the occasional day as we see fit.  Two friends spending a day at the beach, with a good book, a cool drink and sunscreen - pretty perfect.  Goofy hats optional.

I've made new space in my house to paint - the living room option just wasn't cutting it for me - if you can believe it, too much light, coming in from all directions.  I have a small north-east facing room upstairs now that I have claimed while we are still here, and it feels wonderful.  So, as I tackle the attic, the basement and the mountains of accumulated things from 3 generations, I will be taking refreshing painting breaks here:

Why didn't I do this sooner?

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