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



    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


    July 24, 2020 by

    Through the inky night A peaceful, star-filled, dark sky Envelops my heart For this week, Sunday Postcard Art (sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com) has asked artists to create a piece with the night sky in mind. This gave me the opportunity to recall when my husband and I traveled far up in northern Canada to experience the Aurora Borealis.… Read more

  • ARTFUL READERS CLUB “The Black Swan of Paris” by Karen Robards

    July 21, 2020 by

    “…A world at war. A beautiful young star. A mission no one expected.” Paris, 1944*** Internationally celebrated songstress, Genevieve Dumont, is both a star and a smokescreen. An active, though unwilling member of an underground French Resistance cell as well as a reluctant darling to the Nazis in occupied France, Mademoiselle Dumont’s position of privilege… Read more


    July 18, 2020 by

    Who am I really? Who am I in others’ eyes? I DO see myself… This week’s task set up by art challenge group SUNDAY POSTCARD ART (sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com) is to create art including a mirror or mirrors. It was a fun challenge… There’s been so much in the news about the horrors of racism…I guess I… Read more


    July 15, 2020 by

    Summer branches yawn breezes tickle my toes… snowfall sky ahead 🙂 I don’t know if THE THREE MUSES (thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com) was thinking SUMMER when they called for artists to create a masculine themed piece of art, but I took it that way and ran with it. Hope you’re enjoying YOUR summer in safety and in good… Read more


    July 12, 2020 by

    Middle Ages doesn’t refer to my age, as I guess I’m considered elderly by today’s standards. I certainly don’t feel it!! It seems that SUNDAY POSTCARD ART (sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com) has requested art with a Middle Ages or medieval theme. Since I’m in the process of creating a Middle Ages-themed deck of cards, this fits right into… Read more

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