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



    March 3, 2021 by

    TWO BOOK REVIEWS: THE EVENING and THE MORNING (Ken Follett) and SPY (Danielle Steel) Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published one of my MOST favorite novels (that blossomed into the KINGSBRIDGE series…) PILLARS OF THE EARTH. Now, a prequel to the Kingsbridge Trilogy, THE EVENING and THE MORNING, shows Kingsbridge’s humble origins and how it… Read more


    February 19, 2021 by

    Glorious snow and very cold temperatures have defined February’s days and nights. There’s been quite a bit “inside, admiring the outside” times to read, FaceTime with family and friends as well as time to create digital art. This is a short, catch up post to document some of the art I’ve created in the past… Read more


    February 7, 2021 by

    THE ICE CREAM QUEEN of ORCHARD STREET by Susan Jane Gilman Being a native New Yorker, I’ve always been interested in the history of this exciting, dynamic city…New York! I admit I’m a bit obsessed about the city’s Lower East Side in the early 1900’s when it was teeming with immigrants living in tenements…what their… Read more


    January 21, 2021 by

    Well, the Inauguration of our new President Biden and Vice President, Kamala Harris was accomplished smoothly. We’re ready to turn the page and find better, kinder times in future days. Our lives continue on…the clock keeps ticking…and I continue to enjoy creating bits and pieces of theme-based art for my online art challenge groups. This… Read more


    January 15, 2021 by

    A real quickie posting…to keep up with some of my art challenge groups. Here we go… For DIGITAL WHISPER, (digitalwhisper.blogspot.com) I created a JOURNEY on the subway… …and on a railroad train. For THE THREE MUSES, (https://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com) FAMILY is their subject. My family is the little girl reading to her doll in the library… Finally,… Read more


    January 9, 2021 by

    In two weeks, the REAL work will begin. We, the people, have a country to rebuild; respect to reclaim; COVID to fight and terminate; hatred, racism and prejudice to eradicate; a divided, violent country to bring together in peace. Can it be done? I believe in “we, the people” and our ability to accomplish these… Read more

  • Between Christmas and New Years

    December 30, 2020 by

    We’re well into the holiday season…Christmas has gone and New Years is on its way. I, for one, am looking forward to a bright, shiny 2021, with the promise of good health, through a vaccine, to chase away Covid-19! Wishing everyone the best in the year ahead. I’ve had some fun with my digital art… Read more


    December 8, 2020 by

    the true magic lies making holiday moments that last a life time As we head to the zenith of the holiday season, Covid rages on… worse than ever. Are you keeping safe…masked, washing hands and avoiding crowds? We’re taking it more seriously now as the numbers hit unimaginable heights…and are predicted to climb even further.… Read more


    December 2, 2020 by

    AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins From panic to peaceful…terror to tranquil- those are the feelings I experienced over the 400 pages of AMERICAN DIRT, but it started with the first paragraph! Forced to flee from Acapulco, Mexico after the massacre of their entire family, Lydia and her eight-year-old Luca become migrants. Fearing that she and… Read more


    November 19, 2020 by

    ‘Tis the beginning of the holiday season. It started (for me) with our first real snowfall… With Thanksgiving on its way, I’m starting to count my blessings yet again…or should I say “still?” In these very difficult and challenging times, it’s important to remember all the good in our lives. In addition to dear family… Read more

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