Category Archives: AS Awareness Projects

Day 342 – Anything Can Be

Listen to the Mustn’ts, child, Listen to the Don’ts Listen to the Shouldn’ts The Impossibles, the Won’ts Listen to the Never Haves, Then listen close to me — Anything can happen, child, Anything can be. – Shel Silverstein I’m being drawn to the words and images of the great children’s writers. I wish we could […]

Day 335 – Rules? What Rules?

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.  Katharine Hepburn I set some rules upon myself on Day One of Art Apple A Day. They were: A 5” x 5” image – no other restrictions except that it could not be photographs or digital art. It had to be done by hand. […]

Day 318 – How Does It Felt?

I bought the supplies to attempt my first ever felted art piece. Two months ago! Yup, I’m a procrastinator extraordinaire which might make you laugh considering that at this point making an apple everyday has become such a habit that when October rolls around I’m afraid I won’t adjust too well. I can feel it […]

Day 316 – An Apple Carriage Awaits Midnight!

About a month ago I posed a question on my Facebook page asking people what their favorite fairy tale was because I was looking for ideas for The Daily Apple and I received some amazing suggestions. Initially I was thinking of doing a week of Fairy Tale Apples but I decided that I would go […]

Day 312 – When To Kvetch

I grew up learning to gut through difficult situations. No Kvetching allowed. But my friend Michael of Spondyville started a topic today on one of the support groups for AS. He posed the following: In accepting having AS, and learning to cope, have you gone too far? By that, I mean, are you TOO good […]

Day 309 – Nolo Contendere

I am guilty of wanting to get something big to happen in the world of spondylitis awareness. It has been my whole mission and constant and full time work for over 10 months – many days working 10-12 hours much to the dismay of my husband and family. I have had a single mindedness and […]

Day 307 – Holy Apple, Batman!

I’m a bit slap-happy tonight but I couldn’t resist. Lots of wonderful things going on here in the world of Apples! Stay tuned and if you haven’t *liked* me on my Facebook page or signed up for The Daily Apple to get the latest updates – please do. We’re in countdown mode and things are […]

Day 304 – A Saturday Apple-A-Thon For A Sunday

I didn’t do a Saturday apple yesterday. So since I had a very long day I decided to do it today – but with a twist… This apple is representative of the apples I will be doing for the Apple-A-Thon. How many of these do you think I can paint in 24 hours? Closest guess […]

Day 298 – Split In Two

I’ve been sitting here trying to come to grips with what I’m feeling. I’m tired – but that isn’t a feeling. I’m tired – of making apples. As much as I love what I’m doing – and I do love it… I’m tired of so much of all of this. Is it ok that I […]

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 […]