Good Afternoon….


Wow… between 30 Paintings in 30 Days and the hurricanes, I’ve lost track of what I’m supposed to be doing  Here are a couple more of my 30 in 30 paintings. We are now on Day 20… so heading toward the finish line. You can see more paintings in my Daily Paintworks Gallery…. click here.

Have a great day…



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30 in 30 2017 has started

If you’ve seen me on Facebook or Instagram this week, you may have noted that the September painting challenge has started.  Here’s Day Two… I call it, In The Meadow.


Before You Write

Well, I’ve pulled out the manuscript and am getting ready to work on it.  The book fair is coming up in November, so I’ll be working night and day on it. Hoping to meet my deadline.

Hope you are having a good Labor Day weekend..

We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog hop sponsored by The Cat on my Head blog. Join in…

It’s Knuckles… This is an old photo but a favorite… The tape measured is a bit tattered, but is still around.

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

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Feels so good to be painting full time….


In The Garden

In The Garden is an original acrylic painting.  It is painted on a  12″ x 12″ x  1/2″ gallery-wrapped canvas. It’s wired and ready to hang.  For more information you’ll find it under Florals in my Daily Paintworks Gallery.  Go to :  Click Here


I have been working on Before You Write : A guide to what you need to know Before You Write for several years now.  Ive gotten a little sidetracked by my passion for painting, but now am devoting time to both writing and painting.  I’ll finish the manuscript before your eyes here and will share some of the nuggets with you. So, if you’re interested in writing, stop by here for a dose of common sense how-to’s.


I’m not sure smallerism is a word… In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s not. But I’ve given minimalism a try …  in my mind… I just can’t seem to get a handle on getting rid of enough stuff to really embrace the full meaning of minimalism. So, now I’m shooting for smallerism.  I feel that’s a much friendlier word. The end goal may be the same and hopefully the result will be the same.  Sometimes we just have to trick ourselves into doing what’s best for us.

Increased motivation for smallerism came to light when I decided to convert my office/guest room into more studio space.  I’ll keep the bed… gotta have some place for guests… but most of the other big items in the room must go to make room for another easel.  It will be glorious to have more room to sling paint around.  Stay tuned.  This is gonna happen.


Bonanza for The Boys this week… No time for photos when I dropped the open plastic treat container on the floor. Bugsy and Knuckles immediately went into hoover mode, vacuuming up as many as they could before I could sweep the rest into the dust pan.  They were thrilled.

Today we are participating in the  Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog.  Please join in.

Here’s our selfie for the day…   It’s Bugsy..

Have a great day.


Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

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The Eclipse

Just a quick reminder. Be sure to wear the appropriate (correctly numbered) eyewear during the eclipse… Enjoy!!!

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Another busy week…

HH is working us to death over here with these thoughty photos for her Instagram page. We better get extra treats for all this posing…  Right? 

Here’s some of what we did this week…
This one ⬆ on Monday…and 

This one ⬇ on Tuesday…

…and this one later in the week..

And here is our selfie for the week… MOL…

We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat On My Head blog. Join in…

And, have a great day
Hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and Hi.

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Nose to the Grindstone…

Hello friends…. been working hard this week.  I’m taking a couple online classes and have been painting up a storm. And I’m trying to organize my computer.  That’s a whole other area that can get disorganized if you let it…. and unfortunately, I let it happen.  I have photos of this and that painting all over the place. So time to get rid of the ones that don’t and won’t ever work and organize the others into some sort of categories.

Also, I’ve been working on my Instagram account.  Trying to make it prettier and more inviting.  Bugsy has been helping with his comments…. Here’s one …

And, another…..

Always the nosey guy…. But he does love art and wants to see what everybuddy is doing.

Stop by Instagram or better yet follow me over there and you’ll see Knuckles and Bugsy throw in their comments once in a while.  CLICK HERE

We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat On My Head Blog.  Please join in.

Here’s the selfie for today.  It’s our pal THE GREAT NOODLES…. HH went by to visit and had him snap this great selfie…


Have a great day.

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles, and HH


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Flowers Everywhere

Here’s the painting that was on my easel when you all voted for what I would paint next. I just finished it yesterday morning.

It’s 24″ x 30″ acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas… And I’m happy to report that it sold yesterday afternoon… SOLD.

That’s what I’ve been working on for the last couple weeks…Now, I’m ready to start #4 (the winner of the vote). Will keep you posted on my progress.

Today, we are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat On My Head blog… Join in…

Knuckles is posing for the selfie this week. Have a great day…

Hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou.

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