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



    June 30, 2020 by

    July 4th marks the birth of American independence. Traditionally a time for family gatherings, barbeques and fireworks, let’s give a thought to those who fought…and continue to do so…for our independence and freedoms. Forever grateful… I created this piece in their honor . This week, I participated in three online art challenges… for TAKE A… Read more


    June 26, 2020 by

    If you’re feeling particularly nostalgic, then this week’s art challenge at TAKE A WORD (takeaword.blogspot.com) is for you. Their theme for the week is “hearts and flowers.” Those words direct my thoughts to LOVE! Here’s the piece of art I created for the occasion… Wishing you a week filled with love…hearts and flowers. Stay safe!… Read more


    June 24, 2020 by

    The online art challenge blog, TAKE A WORD (takeaword.blogspot.com) has asked participating artists to build on the theme “sheet music.” My piece of art is based on one of my favorite times in the cultural history of our country…The Harlem Renaissance. An intellectual, social and artistic explosion spanning the 1920’s centered in Harlem, New York… Read more

  • ARTFUL READERS CLUB “The Bear and the Nightingale” by Katherine Arden

    June 21, 2020 by

    THE BEAR and the NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden is a book I never thought I’d read. My “extended family” grandson, Alex, recommended it to me. (It’s part of the WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY.) A gorgeous Russian medieval fairy tale that blossoms slowly into a thoughtful, emotionally complex story, with witchcraft, magic and history, Arden weaves together a… Read more


    June 21, 2020 by

    I feel equally blessed, grateful and thankful…today and every day as we walk this earth together.


    June 20, 2020 by

    This week SUNDAY POSTCARD ART (sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com) has a gypsy soul…I can identify! We went to Romania specifically to see the Romani gypsies (or “travelers” as they’re called.) They’ve always been fascinating to me…their art, their very secretive culture, their stories and their way of life. We only saw a bit of their closed communities, but… Read more


    June 18, 2020 by

    Hi Dear Family and Friends, It seems as though our world is opening like the buds on flowers and trees all around us. It’s our summer and there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel. This week, in my online art groups, it’s all about the ladies…in one way or another. For SUNDAY… Read more


    June 13, 2020 by

    Wheels and Silhouettes are the keywords for my art this week…challenge group TAKE A WORD (takeaword.blogspot.com) was interested in wheels of any kind and THE THREE MUSES (thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com) asked to see silhouettes. I combined both in my two pieces. Here they are… Again…short and sweet. Wishing you a joyful, healthy week ahead. Hoping to see… Read more


    June 11, 2020 by

    Anahata Katkin is an Alaskan-born, Atlanta based mixed media artist and business owner. She’s DIGITALMANIA’s “in-residence” artist for this week. (https://www.flickr.com/groups/digitalmania/) Her art is varied and interesting. Here are a couple of her creations… …and here are my creations, inspired by Anahata… More and more, the world around us is blooming with the flowers of… Read more


    June 6, 2020 by

    Dr. Seuss said…“The more you read, the more things you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” This quote was in my thoughts when I created this old woman reading by candlelight for art challenge group, TAKE A WORD (takeaword.blogspot.com). Their theme wasn’t READING…it was CANDLELIGHT. Let it be said that… Read more

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