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



    January 7, 2022 by

    October 23rd is Michelle’s birthday so we decided to plant ourselves in her most favorite place for her special day…ORVIETO, ITALY! We arrived the day before her COMPLEANNO and stayed at the HOTEL PALAZZO PICCOLOMINI (that offered us the most wonderful views of Orvieto rooftops…sunset to sunrise) Happily walking through the town we know so… Read more


    November 13, 2021 by

    THE STOLEN LADY by LAURA MORELLI Books have the power to transport us, to allow us to escape to another time and place just through the written word. That’s the closest thing to magic I know! THE STOLEN LADY by Laura Morelli is a historical fiction novel that has as many layers as a beautiful… Read more


    October 8, 2021 by

    “THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS” by Kristin Harmel Kidnapped from her German parents and raised in the forest, Yona was trained to survive in the most difficult of environments. Destined to become a hero as she moved from childhood to adulthood, survival training proved valuable in her saving many innocent lives…lives of those she met… Read more


    August 17, 2021 by

    This has been a perfect week to jump back into digital challenges issued by my favorite online groups! It’s been a while since I’ve done so many at once. Sunday Postcard Art (https://sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com) asked for art depicting old age…I used an ancient fresco as my base and added an old lady to the mix. This… Read more


    August 9, 2021 by

    LEMONADE and POPCORN STAND…the first EVER on our street!!! Has a new, annual tradition been born? Many thanks to the grandparents…Stephanie and Brian De Joseph, Gretchen and Dean Burns…to all 6 grands and to all the lovely people who stopped by to offer support. Perhaps this will be an annual event as such a good… Read more


    August 1, 2021 by

    Blown in with the wind Dancing in a ray of light A hummingbird feeds… A quiet month, July. Lot’s of rain, verdant green everywhere, flowers blooming larger and more glorious… a charm of hummingbirds right outside my office window at my feeder… ….and a great deal of inspiration from the beauty surrounding me…inspiration to create… Read more


    June 27, 2021 by

    WEST WITH GIRAFFES by LYNDA RUTLEDGE …and so, the journey continues, in the Fall of 1938, for Wild Boy and Wild Girl, two East African giraffes who miraculously survived a killer hurricane on their sea voyage to New York. They traveled aboard a freighter from (present day) Kenya, arriving in New York harbor in a… Read more


    June 7, 2021 by

    In view of the historically, unspeakably tragic depopulation of our First Nation men, women and children that unfolded after 1492, the survival of Indigenous people is truly extraordinary and speaks loudly to their strengths and innate knowledge of the land and meaning of community. However, even today the legacy of invasion, conquest, inhumanity and colonialism… Read more


    May 17, 2021 by

    THE MAGDALENE DECEPTION by Gary McAvoy A mythical legend, the resurrection of Jesus, Holocaust Jewish gold, the French Resistance, Nazis, Croatian fascists/terrorists (the Ustasha,) Vatican intrigue, high tech, action…and possible romance…what more could you ask for in a novel? THE MAGDALENE DECEPTION has it all in a masterful blend of real history and ‘what if’… Read more

  • My 10 MOST Exciting Travel Moments

    April 30, 2021 by

    Sunset and the plane Sandwiched between cloud layers… Orange, up and down Traveling is one of the best ways to enhance personal growth and broaden your horizons. It enables you to do things different from your routine activities. When you travel, you step out of your comfort zone to a different environment that urges you… Read more

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