Hi! My name is Abby. I’m

a wife, mom & “Doodleloo”

to my grandkids, & a TV

documentary and feature

producer professionally,

(now retired.) I love art,

music, reading, photography,

adventure travel & creating

digital art. Married to my

best friend for 55 years, our

adventures continue as we

walk this earth living our best


  • ARTFUL READERS CLUB: A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

    September 29, 2020 by

    Maurice Swift is one of THE most devious protagonists I can ever remember in my readings. His goal is to be a great writer…to win the most prestigious literary prize. Unfortunately, he has no imagination, can’t decide on a theme or plot, and he’s unable to create interesting, believable characters. So, he uses his charm… Read more


    September 25, 2020 by

    DIGITAL WHISPER’s art challenge group (digitalwhisper.blogspot.com) is hooked on a DANCE theme for this week’s task. Here is my work for art-in-motion…DANCE. Nick Bantock, this week’s inspirational artist at Flicker’s DIGITALMANIA art challenge group (https://www.flicker.com/groups/digitalmania) began his career as a 23 year old freelance artist, producing 300 book covers in 16 years. Schooled in England,… Read more


    September 4, 2020 by

    So many of us have been missing our dear ones because of COVID-19. We can’t travel to where they are, nor can they come to us. In my case, we have our most dear ones in Canada and the Canadian border is closed. But, since our daughter has dual citizenship, she finally felt safe enough… Read more


    August 25, 2020 by

    EDUARDO RECIFE, this week’s inspiring artist for art challenge group, DIGITALMANIA, (https://www.flicker.com/groups/digitlmania,) is an artist, illustrator and typographer from Brazil known for his distinct collage style combining vintage imagery, magazine cuts, textures,, stains and many details and symbols…very interesting art. He’s actually one of my favorites. I had fun trying to emulate his style. Here… Read more


    August 19, 2020 by

    POST SECRET is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren in 2005. People anonymously mailed in their secrets, written and illustrated on a homemade postcard. It’s a fun idea that DIGITALMANIA’s challenge group (https://www.flicker.com/groups/digitlmania) has decided to make their theme this week. Loved doing this… SUNDAY POSTCARD ART’s art challenge blog (sundaypostcardart.wordpress,com,)… Read more


    August 13, 2020 by

    Buddha was a philosopher, spiritual teacher and religious leader who lived in ancient India 2,600 years ago. Not a God, he’s revered as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism. Buddha is not a name…his name was Siddhartha Gautama. Buddha is a title. It’s a Sanscrit word that means “a person who is awake.”… Read more


    August 5, 2020 by

    Hi Folks, I hope this posting finds you well and enjoying the season as best you can. I’m still staying pretty close to home, however I do spend some time working out to try to get back in shape as well as visiting with friends on a limited basis. Life is beginning to open up,… Read more

  • ARTFUL READERS CLUB “WENCH” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

    August 2, 2020 by

    Here’s MY cover for this book…different from the book’s real cover. THIS cover tells you, immediately, the theme and genre of “WENCH…” historical fiction about our pre-Civil War period…a period that history books cover only so far. It takes place, primarily, at an American resort in Ohio…a northern state where our protagonists, who are slaves,… Read more


    July 30, 2020 by

    Hi Dear Ones, It’s almost the weekend , RELAX time…not that my life is particularly hectic. But, I’ve started working out again and am thrilled to be slowly creeping out of my bubble. Hard to imagine it’s August already and summer fun here in New York is just beginning. Mask wearing and hand washing is… Read more

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