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



    May 27, 2020 by

    This is an odd way to start a blog posting, I agree. But, the reason for the 6 words above is that I’ve just re-read UNCLE TOM’S CABIN by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, it had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the young United States. It’s actually believed… Read more


    May 24, 2020 by

    Happy Memorial Day, one and all. Coming up on my birthday, although I wouldn’t mind passing it by. 🙂 Hope you’re still healthy and virus-free. Praying we’ll be back to normal (whatever that will look like) soon. This week, at TAKE A WORD (takeaword.blogspot.com), the challenge is to illustrate a favorite quote. I chose one… Read more


    May 19, 2020 by

    CATRIN WELZ-STEIN is this week’s inspiration for our challenging DIGITALMANIA group (https://www.flickr.com/groups/digitalmania/.) Originally a graphic artist, she started to create digital images by collaging old illustrations and photographs. Here are two samples of her art… She’s a hard act to follow. Here are my attempts… That’s it for this week. Please continue to stay safe… Read more


    May 15, 2020 by

    It’s raining, 76 degrees and it SMELLS like spring rain. Take a breath! This week, Flicker’s DIGITALMANIA (https://flicker.com/groups/digitalmania) declared mixed media artist, BRANDIE BUTCHER-ISLEY to be our inspiration. Here are a couple of her pieces of art… …and here’s one of mine. That’s it for now. Stay safe. I’ll be watching for you in future… Read more


    May 13, 2020 by

    STONE ANGELS…yes, the ones you see in some cemeteries, quietly…majestically watching over our beloved family and friends once they’ve returned to Mother Earth- that’s this week’s theme for TAKE A WORD (takeaword.blogspot.com.) My beautiful angel has been awaiting placement for quite a while… THE THREE MUSES (thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com,) thinking of a theme less spiritual than stone… Read more


    May 6, 2020 by

    Austrian digital artist, CHRISTIAN SCHLOE, is this week’s inspiration at art challenge group, DIGITALMANIA (https://www.flicker.com/groups/digitalmania). He combines painting, illustration and photography to create a genre of art somewhere between reality and imagination…a kind of dream world. Here are a couple of SCHLOE’s creations… …and here are mine… Wishing all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day…especially THIS… Read more


    May 1, 2020 by

    Hello, dear ones. I hope you’re not cleaning footprints off your walls as we all become more anxious for that feeling of freedom! I guess the key for Michael and me is keeping busy… doing things we enjoy. How are you passing your time? My art challenge groups are as busy and demanding as ever…sometimes… Read more


    April 28, 2020 by

    Hope you’re all healthy and continuing to be safe. It looks like several places throughout the world are opening up…not fully, but at least it’s a hopeful start. My wish is that we won’t be far behind… Strange title for a blog posting…I know. But those two things are what the post is about. My… Read more


    April 18, 2020 by

    The days seem long and there’s little variation from one to the next. Is that how it is for you as well? For me, art heals all…as does getting lost in a good book, some good music, some conversation with my honey…the truth is I don’t mind being home as long as I can go… Read more

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