Monthly Archives June 2011

Day 273 – Getting There Is Half The Fun

Who cares what happens when we get there, when the getting there has been so much fun? – Will Schuester Today was wonderful but if I told you the details you’d be bored to tears so I’ll refrain – well sort of. To sum it all up as succinctly as possible, we arrived  in Rockland to […]

Day 272 – Love and Vinalhaven

I love Maine and – oh how I love the island of Vinalhaven! To get to Vinalhaven or (VH) for short – you must take an hour and fifteen minute ferry ride from Rockland harbor, with views of Isleboro (where John Travolta flies in and out), North Haven, Cedar, Hurricane, and Greenes island, through The […]

Day 271 – Caution Wet Paint

We all have the family stories we tell over and over again. Usually they involve Murphy’s Law, a fit of hysterics, or childhood antics. I guess this story involves all three of those! When I was around six we lived on a farm outside of Montpelier, Vermont. It was somewhat isolated up a hill off […]

Day 270 – The First Wealth is Health

The first wealth is health. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Doug and I are headed to Maine for the Fourth of July holiday. I’ve been furiously working to make sure I have everything in order… Shorts, flip-flops, and fleece (it is summer in Maine) Art supplies – check. Someone to house sit and take care of […]

Day 269 – Miscellany

“Arrange whatever pieces come your way” – Virginia Wolfe Take the miscellany of life and put it together into something interesting. I can’t decide my favorite way to talk about the conglomeration of the pieces of my life.  Bits and bobs, hodgepodge, and Doug’s favorite (he’s a crossword buff) – olio! Collage your miscellany together – […]

Day 268 – Acceptance Of The Soul

A new friend told me that true love is “acceptance of the soul.” I thought that was lovely so I googled it – lol! We all have a tendency these days to think there is nothing left in this world that is original especially when we can check! But, guess what – nothing came up […]

Day 267 – Letting go

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. – Henry Ellis When people suffer from a chronic disease that causes pain like Ankylosing Spondylitis, we are very often given advice from people about how we can be cured. I can’t even begin to explain how frustrating this […]

Day 266 – Turn the Blue Apple GREEN!

I’ve been making apples for 9 months now. I’ve learned so much about so much. What a crazy wonderful ride it has been so far and I love every day I can say I’m an artist, a blogger, and I want to tell the world about Autoimmune Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Some may ask why […]

Day 265 – Sweet Doodle No. 2

I decided to just doodle today. I’ve doodled in margins of notebooks, on phonebook covers… on receipts. Anywhere there was a piece of paper while I held a pen in my hand was destined for a doodle. Sometimes doodles are just what the doctor ordered because they are simple, unfocused and require no deep thought. […]

Day 264 – New Friends

I am constantly amazed at the new friends I meet through twitter, facebook, and my blog. I love meeting and connecting with new people. Yesterday I met a fellow artist and blogger who has created an amazing book using his art and his thoughts about dealing with life with AS – talk about a fellow […]